We (Mom and D) couldn't bear the thought of sending her out into the big wide world again where she had lived alone with no mommy, no food, no water, no love. So we procrastinated having to wean her to live outside. It didn't help that the other kitty, Roxie, literally hated her guts, and the only thing that kept Ollie alive with Roxie stalking her was a glass door.
This is the straw that broke the camel's back. The male third of the family dropped the "GET OUT" bomb when a chair became the scratching post. Not a happy time in the household! So Poor Ollie went to meet the challenge of her life....Roxie and the World. She lived under the deck for weeks..alone and lonely. Roxie made it known that this was her domain and don't mess with her. And so now the two co exist...they don't curl up together and purr but I (The Loving Mother) have insisted they get along. They share a bedroom (the garage), they eat together, and they can be together on the deck and enjoy the sunshine.
She's still not on MY bad list, but it is a little calmer around here!!