Esteban is officially a member of Gen Pop! Yesterday, while I was at work, Jay tried putting Esteban back into the foster closet just to see what would happen. Within minutes he heard Esteban jump the “door.” Jay said that there was no point in trying to keep him in there. Esteban sleeps with us in the bedroom at night, and gets to roam the apartment during the day. He’s clearly proud of himself for taking a stand!
Steve has accepted her foster brother as a member of the pack. She doesn’t hiss at him anymore. She kind of follows him around and keeps tabs on him. Earlier, he was laying on the sofa between Jay and I with his tail hanging over the edge, and she came over and swatted at it! He didn’t care at all. He’s so easy going! He will be so easy to adopt out!
Saxon still hisses at him, and Spyder is pretty indifferent. I think Spyder actually just noticed him for the first time today. Esteban was drinking from the community water bowl and Spyder went over to take a drink but stopped a few feet away when he saw the unfamiliar cat. Then he just turned around and went back to his bed. I don’t think Spyder cares.
Esteban is making himself right at home. He settles into the couch when I’m watching TV. He snuggles up between Jay and I when we’re both on the couch. He loves to lay on Jay’s lap! He’s found a safe spot inside the tunnel on the cat perch. He’s not afraid to check anything out. He’s such a talker, too! He’ll tell us everything that’s on his mind!!
Zissou has five more days in quarantine, then we’ll start to work on her socialization skills. She’s gonna get a rude awakening when she meets the rest of the pack!