From not eating, Bandit starting sipping some water, and is now eating a bit of his food. Also, when we were there today, he was so scared that he was crouching when he walked, but now, he is walking normally already.
Ahh...these are little milestones. And I'm glad Bandit is settling in.
Bandit is a very shy and timid cat, and is very well-behaved. He would need time to adjust and be confident again. When I brought Teddybear home, it took him a week before he started playing with Teddybear. It would probably take a week or more now for him to adjust since it's a totally new environment for him. But Joned (Wani's cat) is friendly. So, that's a great help.
I'm really thankful to Wani for being so loving and caring towards Bandit. Wani is heaven-sent. She said Bandit was panting heavily after I left today, but she held him close and he settled down.
The vet had told me that some animals react very sensitively to any change in their environment. It's the animal's personality. Some get very stressed.
When I brought the PBJ gang back, both Bandit and Xiao Li reacted by migrating out to the backyard. Teddybear was ok. So, it's all about individual personality.
Over on the homefront, Teddybear and Xiao Li clearly miss Bandit. Teddy was sitting on top of their play-boxes looking very forlorn, while Xiao Li kept mewing at me, as though asking me something. My heart went out to them. They too refused to eat their kibbles.
So i bribed them with raw chicken (which is usually only for breakfast). They both ate it all up.
Now, they are playing again. I'm glad.
At least Teddybear still has his mission - to look after the PBJs.
I don't know how Teddybear will take it when the PBJs go back to the vet's for adoption.
One step at a time, I suppose. I am still trying to find adopters for Xiao Li and Teddybear.
I can handle the many sufferings that come my way, especially when it concerns humans, but when it comes to animals, I'm a clear-cut "gone case". The "mistake", my vet keeps telling me is that I anthromorphise (did I get the spelling right?) the animals. He says I should not.
Maybe he's right, but I can't help it...