Gibbs sleeping in his box after his operation Well, it was all very exciting, although Gibbs didn’t seem to think so, now I look back on it.  Mum and Dad took him off in the basket and he was gone for a couple of hours.  When he came back he was a bit sleepy so he went into his box that he likes and hid there.  I think he thought he’d be safer in there.  He came out a bit later and had a wash and he kept looking for those things – you know, the things that kept flapping in my face when we had the wrestling matches – well, try hard as he could, he couldn’t find them anywhere.

‘Don’t look at me,’ I told him, in answer to his questioning look, ‘I don’t know where they are.’

He spent a lot of time on that Sunday washing that place and looking to see if they’d returned and by Monday, he’d given up. It was one of those mysteries that only Mums know the answer to.

Since he’s lost them he has spent more time at our house.  The first few days afterwards he did disappear for hours on end which worried Mum a lot. I think he’d been out looking for them up the back alleyway at the bottom of our garden or in the park.  He never did find them though and I think eventually he just gave up. To Mum’s delight he would greet her in the mornings when she got up.  I do it first, and then he says hello to Mum.  Then after breakfast he’d go in his box to sleep the morning away until lunch or a snack appeared.  Sometimes he’d go out for a few minutes, but he always came back.  He seems to be here most of the time now which is really great.  We don’t wrestle much anymore which is ok although I probably wouldn’t mind quite so much now that the dangly things have gone. 

Casey looking after Gibbs in his boxThe other bit of news is that the sun has started shining and all sorts of things are appearing in the garden.  I sit on the tower by the window in the dining room and look out.  I see all these things happening in my garden – which I share with Gibbs now – and it looks as though winter might have actually gone at last.  When it gets a bit warmer I’ll spend more time out there but sometimes Mum goes out there on a sunnyish day and does stuff which I have to supervise to make sure she’s doing it right.  You know how humans can be: give them a pair of secateurs and they decimate the garden.  

Yes, things are looking up at last.  The sun is shining and Gibbs has decided to stay. Officially, I have a new brother; it can’t get any better than that!

See you next time


Five Good Reasons for Having Your Cat Neutered

  • Reduces fighting, injury and noise
  • Reduces spraying and smelling
  • Much less likely to wander and get lost
  • Safer from diseases like feline AIDS, mammary tumours and feline leukaemia
  • Reduces the number of unwanted kittens