Originally Posted by melissaann
I just got her today! She is such a scaredy-cat! She's hiding in the back of my closet behind all the clothes. But when I climb back there to pet her, she is a purring machine! Sweet little girl. Any ideas for names? Her shelter name was Cookie, but I've been calling her Libby, Phoebe, Mimi, etc. Poor girl might have an identity crisis! Hee Hee. Thanks for all the advice!
I am sooooo happy you adopted her!
Hi, there little girl! And congratulations to you!
You need to describe to us what colors she has and what kind of cat she is, for example, a persian, a domestic short hair, etc. so we can help with some names.
I personally love that name that was given to her, but, let's see what we can come up with.
When they go to hide, let them. Purring could also signify nervousness as well as contentment, so when she's ready she'll come out. If you live in a big house, try to contain her to one or two rooms at a time, to let her get to know her surroundings. (Where her litter box is, her food bowls, and the noises and routine of the household.) If you have any questions about pretty much anything, here's the place to ask. The people on this site answer so fast with so much concern and if they don't know the answer they'll direct you to where you can know.
Show us some pictures and tell us more about her and her exploring details in her new home. Give her a nice quiet warm comfortable place to sleep where she'll feel safe. Love to you Cookie!