For the first 5 years with us, Crazy Kitty lived in a room. No matter what I would do she would not leave that room. A number of times I would carry her out to other places in the house and she would end up being so scared that she would throw up or pee on me. Not pretty! She ate, slept, and pooped all in the same room. She would come as far as the door and then would run back to the safety of her fleece bed.
Then one day out of the blue Crazy Kitty just came out of the room into the kitchen. I was shocked and excited thinking she was finally coming around, but no matter what I did she would only go as far as the kitchen. So for another few years Kitty slept in a corner on a kitchen chair on her fleece bed until one day when I wanted to paint the kitchen, I moved her chair and bed into the living room. She decided she liked the living room so she started sleeping on a chair in the living room on her fleece bed.
Crazy Kitty is now 13 and has lived with us for 9 years. Kitty's world had expanded over time and she was now going from living room to kitchen to her old room and back but she still would not venture beyond those few rooms. Well 6 months ago I woke up in the middle of the night and found Kitty laying next to me sharing my pillow. Crazy Kitty had decided it was time to move from the living room to our upstairs bedroom and since it took her 9 years to get there she must have been exhausted and needed a little nap. Kitty sleeps with me every night now thankfully not on my pillow but curled up next to me.
|Poor Crazy Kitty's one ear is deformed from her untreated ear mites.|
Life with Kitty has had its ups and down and at this point I am not sure who is crazier me or her.