Her nails aren't painted, they're acrylic caps. It's more humane than declawing and keeps her from scratching things.
|She's not really crazy about them, but I think they're great.|
In other news, she's kind of figured out how doors work. A few weeks ago, this was an insurmountable obstacle.
Her socialization is progressing, too.
At first, she wouldn't come down the stairs.
Then, she wouldn't come near Crooked or let Crooked come near her.
Then she was okay being in the same room for a few minutes.
Then they would sniff, although they still aren't really buddies.
One day, Kuro actually sat on my lap. She doesn't like being picked up and cuddled, so this was significant.
However, my desk is definitely Crooked territory, so when these happened at the same time, it was effectively the end of my work day.
Kuro is a 6-year-old spayed female, available for adoption through the Japan Cat Network. She is a little shy, but she is quiet and self-sufficient. She has lived in a family with middle-school-aged boys, but I think she would also be a great companion for a working professional, either as a single cat or in a multi-cat household. She doesn't need a lot of attention, but she appreciates it when she gets it. Because she is so quiet, she would do well in an apartment.
Kuro Gets Less Shy
Kuro Doesn't Understand Doors