Thursday, October 06, 2011

A Room with a View

I do understand your concerns for Beau, as mine are One Hundredfold that he acclimate to his new environment and Momma Barb who in NO WAY can mean or take the place of Cathy in Beau's precious furry heart.
I apologise as I take my own turn with illness, beginning Tuesday afternoon and still am unwell.

What I can tell you is that Beau seems to be playing "hard to get" with his new Lady Barbara.
Whilst she was out yesterday morning, she knew he'd been about the room exploring for the things left in different places: ex: her spider plant.
In our building, Management doesn't allow us to hang anything from the ceilings, and that would be the ideal home for a spider plant.
So as second best, Barbara has been keeping hers on the windowsill.
We are fortunate in this building to have oversized windowsills.
Windowsills big enough for a 21 lb. Texas ManCat with NO "spillage" over the side.
Barbara's flat faces the South, and has sun all day.
Beau didn't need a compass to find the sunpuddle.
I imagined in my mind a most stressed Gentlemancat finally finding a source of warmth and sunshine, stretching out to full length, plant be damned and having a snooze.
His appetite is still good.  I had given Barbara a little 4 oz cup and asked her to place just that amount of kibble in to see if Beau was getting his nutrition in, and she later reported she needed to refill the bowl.
He also utilized the -eh- Gentleman's facilities.
Yes, Mama Barb had poop to scoop.
Another interesting point I will share with you, and that was my perhaps mistaken notion that Beau was strictly a "Lady's Gentleman Cat".
Well, Beau and Barbara's brother Jerome
are "Bro's".
Jerome does a great deal for Barbara in and out of her apartment, he's a Godsend of a brother.
Beau liked that about him.
Even afterwards, while he plays hide and seek with Barbara, the day when Jerome was making room for Beau's kennel (which to my eye is too wide open, and I have plans for) Beau came out and sat just a few feet away from Jerome, watching intently.  When Jerome started a new task, Beau stayed out, watching him.  Finally, Jerome put some food down for Beau, and Beau had a nosh, of course ears in all directions and still cautious.
Jerome is now a fan of Beau's.
I can almost see the two of them "taking in a game" on the weekend, together.

Barbara ( and this is between us ) I think is afraid of my camera, for as long as she had it she didn't capture any pictures.
I did the first night when I went to check on him.
A trunk of arts and crafts supplies under a table is a small favourite hidey-hole of his.
Very Bad angle and too bright a flash, but the best I could do given the spot he's found for now.

Now, Beau has been out and about, the other night (forgive me, the past three days have merged in together, since my Migraine began, so bear with me)
Barbara did say one evening he spent the time out in the open, but not yet jumping on her bed and such.
I've received the package from Aunt Teresa, Peggy McNamara and Oui Oui and family Tuesday.
I will again ask your forgiveness as I am currently having the type of migraine that makes my pillows feel like boulders and every little noise cacophonous.
I do not get them nearly as often as Our ML does, but nevertheless on my own level, they are incapacitating.

It simply means the beans surrounding Beau are  themselves feeling poorly.

This is all I have for you today about Beau.

Would anyone like to know how My Royals are doing??
"Anyone?? Bueller? Bueller?"

I take my responsibility to heart and with every ounce of duty that Beau has been re homed in what I believe is a good mission for him, because his new Lady needs him in so very many ways.

Thank you for your patience, and prayers for Beau.
But of course, that goes without saying.

QM Rose


ML said...

That is very true, no news is good news.
Hope QM Rose's migraine goes away, those things are so bad.
Thanks for the update on Beau.
It is just going to take time.
Time for all of Beau's new reality to "soak in".
He is surrounded by love, he just needs some time to deal with the happenings of the past few weeks.
He has had so many major changes in his life.
We continue to send him purrs and purrayers.
Love & Purrs,
Mom ML & KC

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We would love to hear how the Royals are doing. We thinks Beau is adjusting nicely even if it is as his own pace which Mommy says sounds like a snails pace to you silly humans but sound pretty fast to us cats. We didn't even consult Fenris as doggies just LOVE new experiences at least Fenny does.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Thanks so much for updating us on how Beau is doing. Sounds like he is setteling in nicely. Thank you so much for giving such a wonderful loving home. Glad that he was able to find a sunny spot and also that spot to hide in when he feels the need to do so.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Beau has food, water, a place to hide, and a sun puddle. All that is left is for him to realize this is his new home, not just another rest stop. That will come with time and patience.

Purrrrrrring that QM Rose's migraine goes away soon. (and the sooner, the better)

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Oh Rose my heart goes out to you. I get horrible migraines too! The kind that only strong medication, a dark room and an icebag on my neck will help. Sometimes they last 4 days.

How wonderful he is allowing Jerome into the apartment! He senses a good soul I think.

Prayers and healing thoughts to Barbara. Those window ledges sound made to order for a cat!

The Island Cats said...

It sounds like Beau is doing pretty good so far! How nice that he has a sunny window to sit in!!

We're sorry your head hurts, Rose...we're purring that it feels better soon. And yeah...we wanna know how those Royals are doing!!

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Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope your migraine gets better soon! And that Barbara is doing okay.

Glad Barbara is giving Beau time to adjust. Sounds like he's doing as well as could be expected after what he's been through.

Yes, how are the Royals?

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Thanks for the update on Beau & Barbara! And we are praying for your Migraine to go away QM Rose and yes we would love to hear about the Royals!
Your TX furiends,

ML said...

Also, we are concerned about The Royals as well.
I am very worried that Master Brutus continues to cough. We are going to have to get the vet out to look at him soon.
But right now QM Rose needs to rest and have quiet to get rid of that horrid migraine.
Mom ML

Laila and Minchie said...

Mom suffered from the nasty migraines for years, so she knows what you are going through, Rose. They finally stopped a few years ago. Thank cod!

Keeping Mom Barbara in our prayers as she faces her surgery. The plane ride alone would stress any kitty out majorly! Hang in there, Beau, it will get much better!

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy (McNamara)

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh we know that it will take beau quite some time to adjust. we know that momcathy was very concerned about that herself during long talks with the mom. we know that beau is well loved and he will come around.

we is purrraying that your headache goes away soon QM. And how are the Royals????

Cory said...

Thank you for the Beau update! We are purring for him and I know he hears takes kitties at least 2 weeks to adjust to new surroundings... unless you are like my sister Bennette who needed NO time and my brother Nigel who took 4 months! ha!

We think Beau is going to adore that window seat sun puddle!

Marg said...

It sounds like things are progressing if Beau is coming out more and more. He will feel more comfortable really soon. And the fact that he is eating is excellent. Thanks for all your effort to help Beau out. Take care of yourself.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in. Purrrrrrring that QM Rose's migrain is starting to fade a little.

Anonymous said...

First and foremost, I hope you're feeling better!!! One of my best friends got terrible migraines for years & they were absolutely NO FUN! My sympathies are with both you & ML on that one! Next, I definitely want to hear about your kitties. How is Miss Emily - and that TX handful, too? You're the best writer - your descriptions paint pictures every time! Next: Beau's progress sounds wonderful & perfect, particularly for one as smart as he is. You'll have to tell Barbara & Jerome that Cathy's neighbor will be jealous. She had a male neighbor that was very sweet & wonderful to both of them, but Beau would still hiss on occasion. I don't think I'll tell him about this news! :-) You all take very good care of yourselves. I'm blessed to be getting to know you. With much love, purrs, & many headbutts, Aunt T.

Father Tom said...

So good to see a pic of Beau and get an update on how he's doing. He seems to be settling quite well and making friends, too!

Sending good thoughts your way for better days and better health.

Tom & Julie

Brian said...

I know that eventually Beau will be just fine. That poor guy has been through a lot and just needs to wrap his mind around everything. We are all sending loving purrs to Brutus!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Thank you for sharing updates on beau. We are so happy he is settling in now.

meowmeowmans said...

We agree, no news is NOT bad news! :)

Thank you for the update on Beau and Barbara. These things take time, and it sounds like progress is being made. :)

And to answer your question: We do! We want to hear about the Royals!!! :)

Hope you feel better soon.

TK and Squashies said...

We sure hope and pray that you are feeling better soon! You are so very dear to keep us in the know, regardless of your own pain.
We do want to know how your dear kitties are doing as well. I think we all know that they are in good hands and truly loved.

Love, TK