Hello... It's Ella here!
I've been with my new humans for six days and it's all going extremely well.
I love watching the world from my 'safe spot'... Jan's piano stool.
I enjoyed joining in with the Christmas meals and celebrations.
I know that I mustn't get on the table and start nibbling the cheese!
(Anyway, I'm a very well-behaved cat... and I want Jan and Mark to love me and keep me forever)
Jan has guessed lots of things about me by the way that I've settled in....
She's worked out that my previous home was pretty chaotic, with at least one dog and small children. When I first arrived I used to gobble all my food up as quickly as possible. Now I know that I can leave it and it will still be there when I get back. I also know that I've got regular meal-times, which is a lot less stressful. I was very upset on Christmas morning when I heard some small children's voices in a dark room. I now know it was something called a 'radio'.
She's also worked out that I was often left with the dog/dogs. I can spend hours lying quite still and watching the world. When people want to be with me I can take an unlimited amount of fuss. I haven't scratched Jan or Mark at all since I met them. I'm very proud of this.
The only things I'm struggling with at the moment is working out how to 'play' with Jan and Mark. My previous home didn't really give me the chance to play and I get in a muddle with it. I also find it difficult to work out when I can get on laps and have a cuddle. Each day I try to sit on some-ones lap for a little more time... it's nice but it just feels a bit weird.
Today Jan has played the harp and the piano AND used something called a sewing machine.
She was pleased that I didn't get upset with all these noises. I told her that they were nothing compared to my previous home!!
She tells me that I should wish everyone Happy New Year at the end of this post.
So.... hugs and purrs from Ella