Big Delivery

There was a big package on the front patio, so the kitties got an outside visit while it got brought in.

Grant loves to do ground wrigging before me at dinner time, and apparently on the concrete outside too.

I think a bird went by here.

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Generals Tussle

Furious fight on the stairs!!

Lots of wiggling and pawing, finally Sherman’s bigger size won out.

The winner!

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Late Night Visit

Had a bit of an interesting time during last night’s late visit with Anna.  My Anna patrol buddy Sherman was right there and jumped up onto the sofa while Anna stayed on the shelf.

This time, uncommonly, Rhea came up fairly early and came into the room.  She started trying to determine if the cat on the sofa was Anna or not.  She peered up, peeked at the tail, stood up like a meercat for a while.  I was wondering if she would swarm up and beat him up by mistake, but she did not.  She did jump up and see who it was, but then went down to the food bowl.

Look at the little tongue tip!

When Rhea went down the sofa to the food bowl she was just a few feet from Anna, just below and to the side.  But rather than glare, Rhea snuck some food from the bowl, which Anna never seems to mind at all.

I figured I’d try and take advantage of this different reaction from Rhea.

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Wild Things

Rhea keeps finding new and interesting nesting spots for herself.

It has been an interesting evening with a lot of cats rushing around chasing each other and being chased.  Mostly the Generals, much of the time with Davout, but Rhea got her licks in too.

Grant is a majestic little fellow.

So’s his brother!

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Eerie Cat

Goofy Guy

Sherman was weirding me out.  He was sleeping with his eyes wide open, but his inner white lids closed.  Spooky.

Messy Whiskers

Lookit those whiskers!

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Guys and Dolls

Anna had a little “encouraged” meeting with Grant, which only lasted a little time before she became to agitated to face him and so retired to the sofa seat.  That’s at least better than the window seat, and she didn’t hiss at him.

This time Rhea was second on the scene, and she finally tried a bit of a charge to find Anna but I caught her and generated a little hissing on all sides.

It has been interesting how uniform the reaction of the male cats have been to Anna and her issues.  There have been four so far, with actually quite diverse personalities.  Davout is quite fearful in many ways, Harrison and now Sherman seem to fear nothing, Grant seems of only be wary of me.  Yet all of them are driven to come and follow me into Anna’s room whenever it is open and do the same thing.  They need get as close as they can and face her, no matter if she spits at them or not.

But none of them has tried to fight her or drive her off at all..  Davout is so anxious about her hissing that he tends to avoid going into her sight, and even will bite and hold back all the others from going in to her room and riling her up.  He’s willing to have a physical fight with the other cats for this, but he’s not willing to avoid her and her room in the first place.

Rhea’s attitude is at least understandable.  Anna is crazy.  When she was out and about, she would at a minimum upset Davout if he cut her off from her room with her posturing.  But this has never been her motivation for chasing Anna – she’s usually doing this when nobody’s around but her.

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Little Charmers

Sherman continues to want to come into Anna’s room, and I put her down next to him when I can.  Yesterday she pointedly turned around from him on the back of the sofa, but soon she stretched so that she was within a few inches of him.  She was rubbing on a towel near him.

She then did turn her head around and hiss at him.  But he wasn’t bothered.

Grant isn’t as interested about Anna, but he does often roll around on the floor near me when he wants to be charming.  It started for food, but has spread to just being friendly.  He does rush off if I grab for him, but if he is up on a shelf or high place I usually can pet him without stress.

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Date with Anna

Rhea was napping downstairs so I took the camera up to see Anna.  Sherman was elsewhere but Davout came right up with me.

Anna took some pets in her safe spot, then she noticed Davout in the open doorway and decided to hide in a favorite nook.  But when she saw it was Davout she stopped and lay down and just watched him.

Sherman had arrived but didn’t want to risk a bite from Davout by going by him towards Anna’s room.

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Playtime

Handsome Davout waiting for a turn with the toys.

….and so does General Grant.

Lovely Rhea and the shoestring….

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String Thing

Sherman gets in his fun playing with a shoestring….I love it when they stand up on 2 legs.

Davout was a little less flamboyant when it was his turn.

Grant chilling on the cat tree.

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