Cleaning house physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Farewell 2012. As promised to Ellie’s previous family, here is a recent update on Ellie-chan, the Siamese princess.

These past few months have been great for Ellie (though I usually call her Ellie-chan or Ellie-belly). She has come a long way from her first month of adoption.

Socialization

Ellie and Sunni remain buddies. Although they don’t cuddle together as cats often do, they usually nap in close proximity.

Below is a series of pictures as Sunni tries to snuggle, but Ellie is too tired to put forth much of an effort.

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Games

Tag is definitely the game in this house. Poor Sunni has the handicap of a bell collar so Ellie usually knows her location, thus can tag Sunni easily. Down the hallway, up and down the stairs, full speed ahead in the living room race track, they sound like a herd of elephants.

Ellie plays by herself on the cat tree. She acts quite wacky and I wonder what she is thinking during this little game she plays.

MeiMei and Ellie tolerate each other and basically ignore the other’s presence.

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Unless that other cat grabs mom’s attention, then a bit of jealousy comes out. MeiMei is a bully and previously would simply glare at Ellie to retain territorial rights. Ellie has finally figured out that MeiMei is just a big cat with an attitude. When Ellie stands her ground, MeiMei usually gives up immediately. Sometimes Ellie resorts to a little paw swat to make sure MeiMei got the message. This interaction is so fun to watch because MeiMei is at least twice as big as Ellie.

Ellie and I play the tummy tickle or where’s your tail game on a daily basis.

Personal Ellie Issues

Ellie is an extremely picky eater. And still is. Right now she is finishing up (hopefully) a picky phase where she would not eat, not even her favorites. And she now tries to butt in and steal Sunni’s food.

The house now has 3 litter boxes and everyone has equal access. Ellie is using the Tidy Cats litter instead of the paper litter. Having all litter boxes the same makes it easier for me.

The princess Ellie-chan is no longer on any calming sedative medicine. By using the Feliway scent diffusers throughout the house, all kitties have calmed down.

Ellie is a talker! We often have lengthy conversations about local and world affairs. The unfortunate (or funny) side is that if I am on the phone, she insists on being part of the conversation.

Family

The bottom line is that Ellie-chan is very much a member of the family. She is definitely my cat as I cannot go anywhere in the house without her right there ready for a snuggle.

Love the princess! Big thanks to Alyssa and family for sharing this charming feline soul. Ellie sends her love to all, especially Sante.

Here’s to a wonderful 2013!!

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Comments on: "2012 – the Year of Ellie" (4)

  1. Those are the pictures of kitty contentment! 🙂

  2. Heh! Siamese cats are chatty, aren’t they? Especially at 4 in the morning. Hope you have a great New Year!

  3. Happy New Year! Love the videos and the photos. They never talk when you want them to do they?

  4. Wonderful photos and videos! It always makes me so happy to see an animal loved and cared for and at home! Hooray for all of you! 🙂

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