Many of you have asked me about what happened with the cat family outside my apartment. Well, I can report that the story got a happy ending!
I put up posts online and around the neighborhood to see if anyone was missing or would take care of the cats, much like I did in Gothenburg last summer.
As I told you, these cats were very apprehensive about coming inside, even though it was at least minus ten degrees outside. During the night I let the balcony door stand open and placed some food and water to lure the cats inside.
And it worked! When I woke up next morning, the cats were lying together by a radiator. As soon as the cats saw me, however, they ran away and hid, hissing and spitting at me. I knew that nobody would be interested in taking care of such a non-social family of cats, so I skipped school to stay with them all day and teach them how to get along with people. I let them eat food from my hand and sat patiently, waiting for them to come to me themselves. It got better and better, and when Hannes came home that evening, the cats were unrecognizable – cute and cuddly instead of scary and terrified. He brought good news as well: he had found someone who wanted to take care of the cats. I had been worried about having to split the family up, but this guy wanted all three. He came to get them that evening. He e-mailed me yesterday, saying that they had settled in nicely at his place. I’m so relieved.