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Table Topper

Another uneventful weekend.  The only notable event was Rhea getting up from across the room and determinedly getting up and climbing to the top of a bookcase to give Davout a lick on top of the head.

Handsome Fellow

He took it in good part.

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Good Evening

The kittens had a nice time outside in the back yard until dark.

A while later I brought Anna down to her safe house downstairs.  She calms down if the top is covered up to make a cave.  Rhea sat close a time or two, and got close enough for Anna to hiss, but was willing to back off and leave Anna be.

I managed to bring Davout close to Anna’s cave.  He got hissed at and flopped down to make her happy.  He lay like this for a few minutes about a foot and a half from her front gate.

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The Many Faces of Rhea

Early in the evening I spotted Rhea out the window on the steps and knocked on the window.  She seemed really mystified by me being up there.

A bit later, when she was a bit more tired.

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More Kitty Combat

The Guy looking like a magazine cover…

Then fighting the shoestring toy.

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Break in the Action

I gave everyone the night off, so Rhea slept in various boxes, Anna got some peace, and Davout got some shoe string action.  He looks smug about it.

He keeps an eye on it, it is a tricky opponent.

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Busy Night

Rhea had a busy night.  I brought Anna down but she was not liking being in the netting much, even with Rhea nowhere to be seen.  Finally I got set to let her out and she moved out without me carrying her.  She used the bannister to avoid Davout, squeezing through on the sofa back.  She made it all the way to her room where Rhea was hanging out in her stuff and there was a little explosion.

Anna has calmed down but a day or so off from the mixing program seems warranted.

Davout just wants to have fun.

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Sunday Hangout

The kittens were out back most of the day.  Davout has been getting braver in using more of the yard even when neighbors are in the pool next door or the A/C unit is running.

Rhea likes to chew on pine needles, but the choice of which to try seems to be overwhelming her.

While she seemed to watch the tree she uses to escape the yard wistfully at times, Rhea has been very good and not tried anything for some weeks now.

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Trial Two

One decent start deserves another.  I brought Anna down again to her tunnel.  Rhea hung around for a while but seemed more likely to just hang around the borders.

When I gave her and Davout and Anna some treats she soon came over to peer in the front gate.  Conflict of personalities or does Rhea just want those treats?  Hard to say.

After a little scuffle Rhea gave up and moved off, and I gave Anna a little break by partly covering the front with the blanket from the top.

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Anna Behind Bars

A while ago I tried using my Kittywalk cat cage to put Rhea in and bring Anna down.  This was foiled because Rhea went kinda zany pulling at the sides and Anna would just run upstairs even without Rhea doing anything.

I’ve been pulling Anna out of her room a little bit more before bedtime and letting her explore while trying to run interference with Rhea most days this week.   Anna has tended to go sprawl out on the tile floor of my bathroom.  When Rhea gets insistent I carry her towards Anna and we have some encounters involving quite a bit of hissing, sometimes on both sides.

The other day I flashed on the idea of putting Anna in the cage to keep her from hiding out while the netting keeps Rhea at a distance.

Since this was at the time of day where the kittens are out on the porch, when I brought Anna down I carried her outside and let her sniff a bit.  She kinda seemed to like it, although she hissed when she saw Davout.

I tucked the cage into the gap between a chair and the wall to make Anna feel a little bit safer, although having Rhea above didn’t thrill her.  I put a light cover blanket over the roof to give some separation, and even covered most of the front wall so Anna could feel more protected.

Rhea did get one little charge in, which led to them sitting about 6 inches apart hunkered down, but neither could hit the other.  There was a bit of growling and hissing, and baleful stares.  But with the blanked covering most of the front, Anna could almost relax and just growled a lot.

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Warm Stone

The kittens are spending a lot of time in the evenings on the patio, even Rhea.  They seem to like the residual heat from the day leaking out as the air cools off.

Rhea makes a funny face.

I’m not sure why Davout decided to sniff at Rhea’s side…and from the looks of it she’s not sure herself.

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