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Learning to Live with Frankie

post #1 of 13
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I've been meaning to post an update, and got a nudge to post about her
Living with a young adult rescue really is a journey of discovery.

Frankie has worked SO hard to teach me what was obviously once her routine before she was on her own for a year (our estimate). She wants to go to bed by 11 pm, Midnight at the latest - and tells me so with meows, heading to the door, and general encouragement for me to get up and take her to the bedroom NOW--meroww!

She would really, really like it if I gave her wet food in the morning, first thing please. In that, she's disappointed, I'm afraid to say.

She has been engaged in a silent war with Alix and Ophelia...having taken over Alix's spot at my feet, another night, she will take Ophelias spot next to my pillow! The girls have tried to be friendly (and when no one is watching, so Frankie thinks) Frankie has actually giving Alix a little face wash, but for the most part, stays a bit distant.

I did however today, see the power of confidence. Alix had wandered behind my woodstove and was coming out around on the cobblestone platform, when she encountered Frankie sitting there...staring. Frankie raised a paw...Alix backed back behind the stove! I doubt Frankie has even touched Alix with that paw, if she had, Alix would realize Frankie came to us declawed and can't hurt her!

Frankie has tricks...I swear she was raised with a poodle or someother little dog that liked to dance. She will wait until she sees us watching, do a flop, roll onto her back and stretch both front legs out and kind of wave with her paws. It is hysterical, and she will do it again, and again, and again.

She gives kisses, stands up to put her paws on my leg when I'm paying too much attention to the computer instead of her, and she has a voice that she's not afraid to use

She is incredibly bright. It took Alix weeks to figure out how to open the spring door in our kitchen. It took Frankie just one day.

and that is an update on Miss Frankie, who is now a very special member of our family.
post #2 of 13
Sounds like she's found just the right place in her, erm, I mean your home. What a little doll!
post #3 of 13
I must have missed it, I thought Frankie was going to live with Jennifer?
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
I must have missed it, I thought Frankie was going to live with Jennifer?
Originally, when we took her in that was the plan. But during her recovery time with us, as we watched her learn to trust not all cats would go for her thanks to sweet Patrick, to giving him baths and sleeping near him in his last months, to her surgery and finding out she may have early kidney disease..well...over the 3 months, we fell deeply in love, and she made it clear she had had a pretty bad time of it, real trust issues. She began to trust us...I couldn't uproot her again.
post #5 of 13
I am so glad she is adjusting well.//// or is it You doing the adjusting
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by sharky
I am so glad she is adjusting well.//// or is it You doing the adjusting
Hah..at this point she has total domination of the house plans, it is clear
post #7 of 13
Well, that's great. I'm glad to hear she's in a happy forever home.
post #8 of 13
I was reading this wondering the same thing, I though Frankie was going to live with Jennifer. It makes sense for her to stay with you, though. Poor girl. It must be rough to own the house & all living creatures in it.
post #9 of 13
Oh wow what a little cutie Frankie sounds like! I'd love to see that 'trick', I think I'd melt!!! ***Love***
post #10 of 13
It certainly sounds like Frankie has made your home hers! She certainly sounds like a character!
post #11 of 13
Frankie seems like a wonderful addition to your fur family Pat!!!
post #12 of 13
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She most definately is a character...more unique things about her...she gets onto my lap and then watches the tv with me...her head is up, focused on the screen and she is intent while watching!

It has been wonderful to see her learn that we do silly things..like play "monsters approaching"..used to be any loud voice and she'd bolt under the dining room table, or if you dropped something or came by her too quickly, she'd cower...now, she's very cool, calm & collected and understands the concept of being teased and played with.

She makes mean biscuits too
She's just a happy, affectionate, secure girl, and it's wonderful to see.
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
She gives kisses, stands up to put her paws on my leg when I'm paying too much attention to the computer instead of her, and she has a voice that she's not afraid to use
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