Kitty On the Window
Short report now, more later as the day goes on.
Patches is not happy in the sunroom. The vet suggested I keep him confined for about ten days. So he's in the sunroom for now--hiding under the couch. When I first let him out of the cat carrier, he lept up on the back of the couch and proceeded to climb up one of the windows--not good for the woodwork. I plucked him off and cuddled him for a while. He was fine for that, but as soon as I let him go again, he started prowling for a hidey hole.
That was the last I've seen of him without kneeling down myself to peer under the sofa.
However, in the middle of the night, there was a lot of noise from the room which again sounded as if Patches was attempting once more to climb the windows to get out. Thunks, scratches, clawing noises, etc. I got up too late to see him, as by then the poor little guy had given up.
I guess ten days will be enough to see if he is going to adjust to being indoors. When I had Mommycat spayed a couple years ago, I thought she might decide that inside was nice. It was a very cold winter, so I kept her in longer than needed for full recovery, but she never did acclimate. I'm not keen about keeping any outdoor cats here as the road is SO dangerous, but if being in is too stressful, then outdoors it is. Mommy is living down at my next door neighbor's house and she shows up here once in a while. If Patches decides he wants to be outside, I will honor his needs.
It's not the best place for him to be, but I won't torture him with confinement if he can't tolerate it.