15 cats were found in a house – unneutered, interbred and un-socialised. C.L.A.W.S. was asked to help and that is when ANGELINA came into our lives.
We called her Angie. She is a tiny little tot, still under a year old, but with a BIG personality. She was a "force to be reckoned with”, squaring up to cats twice her size. Her mood was not improved because she was on a diet which she considered the ultimate insult.
Fleur, who had been fostered by Sue for the last year, was also on a diet.
Therefore it seemed logical for them to be together so in a moment of madness Sue asked Beverley what she thought of Angie coming to live with her and Fleur. She said YES and the rest is history.
Sue takes up the tale : -
I had arranged for a "screen door” to be installed between the kitchen and the lounge which meant that they were secure when people came and went via the back door and it gave me peace of mind.
I took her carrying basket into the lounge and released her – and waited with bated breath ! Nothing daunted she marched round the lounge to see what was going on. Fleur’s face was a picture – what was this little whipper snapper doing on her territory? I had already explained to her that Angie was only a little girl that had had a rough start in life so she had to be kind to her – umm !!!
Of course, we have had a number of spats (and spits !!) but on the whole the transition has gone much more smoothly than expected (Beverley and I knew it was a "high risk strategy” but thought that the benefits of success far outweighed the possibility of failure)
Fleur likes to sit on the back of the sofa so she can look out of the window. The sight of her tail gently waving is too much for Angie – she just has to jump up and catch it. On one occasion she leapt so high she knocked Fleur off – what a kerfuffle !!
She also lies in wait behind the curtains and leaps out at Fleur as she passes by. She has so much energy !
She knows when she has pushed her luck and rushes to the far end of the lounge and leaps on a chair, out of harm’s way ! We now call this the "naughty corner” !
There is still a long way to go but the prospects are looking good. Angie has been good for Fleur who is learning to "stand her corner” and Angie is becoming less combative as she realises she is safe.
A tiny little tot with the heart of a lion – you just have to love her !