Meet Newkie, a stray my son Brian adopted ten years ago, and has been moving around with him to his many residences until the last three years when the whole troupe, Brian, Newkie and then Butters, the lab, moved into Brian's house and Brian's yard.
She is a pro in settling in. Even at motels, as we traveled back home to Oregon after the funeral and the garden project, she took the moving in stride, comforted by the fact that her humans were around, and food and necessities were exactly were she could find them, in the same configuration.
She's settled in, a week into this move, and soon, she will be exposed to the outdoors for a few minutes at a time, until she learns how to retreat back to the safety of our house.
Her best toy? Empty boxes!
Her favorite activity? Sleeping.
Her favorite hiding place? The very dark recesses of a big closet. We were relieved to find her after a long afternoon of calling and looking for her everywhere. So far, she seems content, curious and comfortable with the many nooks and crannies to explore in this new to her house.
In the evenings, she cuddles up willingly on our bed.
Just the way she did with her daddy!