Olympia’s Breakthrough

I’ve mentioned in the past how Olympia, who was a stray for 6 or 7 years before we adopted her, is an under cat. She normally likes to hang out under the love seat in the living room, or under the wingback chair next to the love seat, or under the china cabinet, or under the bed. I also mentioned that she’s becoming more confident as she grows to understand that she’s safe here, coming out from under things more often, letting us pet her, etc.

And then, just this week, this started happening:

This is Olympia on the wingback chair! Not under it, on it! (The wingback chair looks like that because it needs to be reupholstered, so right now it’s just basically a frame covered with an old afghan my grandmother made. The seat cushion is long gone and has been replaced under the afghan with a spare bed pillow.) (Also, look at Olympia’s sleepy face!)

And then, just this morning, I saw her sitting on top of the love seat, too. Not under it in her normal spot, but on top of it! Alas, she jumped off too quickly for me to snap a photo. She may feel comfortable enough to get on top of things now, but she still isn’t all that comfortable yet with being seen on top of things.

We’re definitely in the phase of constant breakthroughs with our little stray. I can’t wait to see what she does next!

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