House Guest – Welcome Xenia

Alec and I ended up with an unexpected house guest who will be staying for most of the year. Xenia is Shelley’s Himalayan cat who was in need of a temporary home while Shelley and Eric are off in the UK.

She arrived on Saturday and it has been an interesting transition period for all of us! Xenia is so sweet natured and affectionate, she is a great little friend to have in the apartment. She does however has a persistent meow that keep going after dark. The first two nights we got little-to-no sleep. We bought Feliway, a cat pheromone that is meant to calm down cats, and locked her in the kitchen out of desperation at night. We found one of these worked – not sure if it’s one or the other, but she is definitely calming down and settling in. Last night I was only woken once by some meowing that only lasted a few minutes. I count that as success! Hopefully she will continue to feel more at home and stop the night-time singing.
She has a thing for drinking water out of the basin. I caught her doing this last night …
Close-up – look at that tongue!
 
Dissatisfied I turned off the tap.
 
Slurping off excess that sprayed on her nose. Very tidy.
 

It’s really nice coming home to a little person at night, especially since I’m usually alone a lot while waiting for Alec to get home from work or wake up on weekends. Alec is really enjoying having a little friend while he is up late working as well.

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5 thoughts on “House Guest – Welcome Xenia

  1. Ha ha! She loves the taps. So glad you are all bonding so well. I understand how annoying the meowing at night can be. Eric used to ask if we could have her voice-box surgically removed. I smacked him of course! ๐Ÿ™‚

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