Crellie went through the house several times looking for Princess and watches the basement door like she is expecting Princess to push it open.
I do believe animals understand. When I bought Elle's body to the house after she was found dead and frozen in a neighbor's garage, Cinnamon poked her with her nose and when Elle didn't respond, she sniffed her all over. We took Elle to the animal hospital for cremation since it was in January when she was found. Cinnamon would lie around and sigh.
I think Crellie will soon feel the freedom that she didn't have with Princess around. I just want her to be upstairs with us but her food, water and litter box are in the basement. She is messy with her kibble food and litter.
I was surprised that she didn't come out of hiding last night when my husband went to the basement looking for her. He picked her up and held her for awhile. She and Princess would meet him at the door when he came in from work.
We called our daughter that lives in Wyoming. She used to work at the animal hospital where we take our pets. She said the same thing about it might be a sprain, but the way the cat is behaving, I want to be sure she is okay. She didn't come upstairs when my husband came home and she hid under the stairway back in under the steps.
I brought up the cat carrier and she was hiding in the corner of the basement under some hanging clothes. I put her cat treats down there for her to eat. She pesters us if they are not on the floor where she can get to them or if she can see the bottom of the bowl. She weighs 12 pounds.
She keeps looking at the basement door because when Princess was out (before she got so sick), she would open the door with her nose and come inside. We just pushed it shut. It wasn't latched so the doorknob mechanism wasn't engaged. All we had to do was go downstairs and shut the door and Princess could enjoy as much time as she wanted outside. She would come right up the stairs. As she became sick, she would lie on the basement floor and I wouldn't know that she was inside.
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