Much to my delight she has taken to the litter box right off the bat and hasn't had any accidents yet. She hasn't clawed the furniture, despite having ample opportunity to do so. We are keeping her separate from the other cats, just to make her life easier. Our dominant girl doesn't do well with newcomers, so for her own safety, Ditto won't be joining the rest of the house cats. We gave her a collar today. The kids found it in the cupboard. I'm pretty sure it was Henry's old collar. I'm glad it can find use again.
To anyone interested, little Ditto is available to an approved indoor home right now for $30. That price includes one round of de-wormer, one round of flea/tick prevention, her collar, her toy (unless she loses it before then), and a baggy of food to get her transitioned. As if mid-August she will be old enough for her rabies vaccination. At that point her fee will go up to $100. If she's still here when she's six months old we will get her spayed and microchipped. Then her fee will go up to $250 to cover expenses.
But seriously, someone please adopt her. She's the biggest cuddle bug with the wildest play drive I've seen in a long time. She plays until she's exhausted, then she naps hard until she's good and rested to do it all again. The one downside is that she is not bashful about using her claws. She does get startled sometimes, she's not fond of the dogs (especially the two pups who are huge to her and boisterous), and sometimes she mistakes fingers for toys and will pounce - with claws. I have not attempted to clip her claws yet, but plan to make that a project in the coming days. I did make a couple TikTok videos with her, so if you have the app, look us up (thatpetlady).