I also think Yellow is going to be his friend. I have a picture I will upload tomorrow morning of Jimmy still on the window sill and Yellow sitting beside him.
Yellow likes him. And actually I think all the cats do. They have not followed him in curiosity or animosity. They are just taking him in stride.
Since Jimmy is exploring around the house now, he is more distant. It's going to take him time to really adjust to our life here. But he has made definite progress. The fact that he is able to move through the house with me in it as well is wonderful.
I don't know why all the cats love the laundry room. We are living in this little rent house and the laundry room used to be a porch and it is not as comfortable as other areas of the house, but the cats love hanging out in there. It might be because it is bright. I keep an old wooden ironing board in front of one of the windows covered in a blanket or a big towel so they can rest there and they adore it. Jimmy does too........
He stayed in the window till about 7 tonight and then went back to the bedroom and got in his crate and is asleep now for the night. He stays in there as far as I know during the night. Probably because the dogs are loose in here at night. He does not feel comfortable with them loose in the house yet but they just ignore him when he darts through. It's funny.
He'll get used to them. It took Star a while as well to get used to them as two of them are big and clumsy but they are very non agressive to the cats. I have introduced Cookie, Tink, Star and Socks to the dogs and it all worked. Jimmy will be the same. He is just adjusting in many ways right now. New cats, new home, new people and windows....... It's all an adventure and he will grow to love it.
Also, since he is loose in the house now, he doesn't want me bothering him with petting. So I am just leaving him be and talking to him when I see him. I don't want to pressure him. I am just thrilled he is moving through the house.
The only room he has not been in is our bedroom. It took Star months before she went in there....
p.s. I did pet Jimmy when he was on the sill today. He actually let me. He was not sure of it but it was ok. I figured he would dart to the bedroom but he didn't. That was the first time I have petted him 'out of his crate or hidy hole'. He was in the open so that is a good sign as well. And Eileen, the crate you sent Jimmy in, well that is his bed. He sleeps in there during the night. I have the door off so he can come and go and that has become his den. Thank you! He feels safe in there. I have it facing away from the door to the room so he feels comfortable in it and he thinks with it facing away that no one can see him. I have it covered as well with a towel. I keep his food and water in front of the door. So, in the future, when I take him to the vet, he knows his crate. It will be easy to crate him for the vet and I am very glad of that. I love the fact he loves his crate and enjoys it.
He might come out tonight however because I have the gate to the laundry room shut with the dogs in those two rooms. I shampooed the carpet today and it is not dry yet. The only dog able to fit through the gate is Muffin. The big dogs are back there and Jimmy knows when they are back there. I think he is used to Muffin who also darts around because he has been in his crate many times with her standing at the door of it eating his food. She is a riot. She thinks she is a cat. But anyway, it will be interesting to see what develops tonight with the big dogs put up. If I can stay awake that is....... Probably not..... I'm tired now and watching CSI..