Sammie’s Tail Part 26
Enjoy these early pictures of Bettinna, first in the cage to socialize her for first 4 days, and this was her home to feel safe if need be once we opened it for her.
And more early pictures of Bettinna in our home the first 4 weeks. Enjoy!
We really enjoyed the service at North Shore Animal League. They are on our Favorite things as they are the largest no kill shelter. To continue to treat her infected ears was to me, not a great start for our relationship. We kept Bettinna in the basement for 4 weeks before introducing her to Sammie. We would bring blankets and beds from Bettinna upstairs and Sammie’s downstairs so they could both smell each other and not be shocked. I was hoping they would like each other. Bettinna was doing really well.
She did not mind the large TV so I could pet her and watch TV at the same time. Sammie was scared of the TV and did not want to go into the room or area of the room with the TV on. Nothing seemed to bother Bettinna. She is very pretty and seems very smart. We started to use treats to see what she would do. I asked her to kiss me on the nose for a treat, and she did. She even sat for me when asking her to sit. Wow! She is incredible. Sammie is incredible in a different way. People tend to like animals that interact with them, but I love them both the same.
We were definitely falling in love with Bettinna too. At first, I was going to socialize her to have her adopted as I felt she was young enough. I think she is under a year, but we did put her age at about a year. The vet said she was full grown, but she was the same size as Sammie, and later on grew to be a bit bigger. Yet both of them are small female cats.