Julius is not at all sorry for his part in it all
Today didn’t start out well for Gus. When I wake up he comes up and sits next to me for a while on the bed. When he leaves, Calla comes up herself. But today he tried coming back up himself, and came up the cat-stair to find himself face to face with her. He tried to defuse the situation, but he took one step too many and was subjected to a hissing swatting attack from Calla.
It was more a symbolic than actual attack, since she swatted about six inches away from where he was, but he beat a hasty retreat regardless.
Even more distressing was that it was time for him to have a haircut. He is getting pretty matted in spots and with the weather getting warmer, there’s no excuse not to try another cutting session.
The mats made it pretty dicey, and some parts are pretty bare now. I tried to thin out some of the areas as best as I could in the time available before Gus gets over-stressed with it all. The clippings made a pretty good pile, anyway.
So what did Julie do?
…he got the catnip bag open! Well, Gus needed some relaxation.
This is the second time the bag of catnip was opened up on Day 2…this time Julie managed to untie or loosen the drawstring rather than tear the material. Both boys had little catnip bits all over them from nose to tail.
Calla is still spending a lot of time in her little area by the bookshelves. I gave her two of the sachets to put around her area – the pink one everyone likes and one of the calmer ones. She has been a little reluctant to hang out near the catnip spill since the other cats are there.
But she is keeping busy. I saw here just now playing with the magnetic cat ladybug toy on her own. I think this is one of the few times I’ve seen it keeping anyone’s interest for very long.