In the last week or so the boys have been clustering around Anna’s room when I go there because I’ve been filling a plate from Anna’s dry food. The boys eat it just down the hall in the bathroom, and Anna has gotten in the habit of watching them.
Rhea hasn’t often come up for her share while Anna is watching.
To break the ice I have put Anna down near Grant a few times, since he’s the one of the boys she’s most nervous about. She’s handled it fairly well, not growling or hissing, although she did retreat fairly quickly.
Grant isn’t as brave as Sherman, and just leaves it as that.
Rhea sleeping on the carpet today.
I can actually tap the tummy and she just looks affronted.
Grant climbing onto the counter to finish the plate of cat food. He rotates from dish to dish.
I don’t know if he will ever get the heavy face of classic BSH cats, but he does seem to be getting more of a plush coat.
Sherman always had a plush coat. He’s smug about it.
I was lying down on the floor this evening and Grant carefully picked his way from the right and turned around in that tiny space to be as close to me as he could get while still protected by a little concealment.
Sherman just flops down wherever, although sometimes that is in a cupboard.
The Tooth Fairy care of Pilch from 15 and Meowing sent Davout some knitted catnip toys. He liked the ice cream cone one, but the Generals took over the other two, finding them perfect size for carrying around like a prize. An especial favorite with them is the fishy shaped one. Sherman started out by taking it from Davout’s stash and carrying it around. Grant got a turn later as well.
I’m not sure how long this fishy will last!
One thing about Grant’s relations with the older cats is clear – he’d like some cuddles but the way he goes about it tends to lead to rebuffs more than acceptance. Today I got a package from Amazon that was one of those pet-cameras. The cats were hanging around checking it out and napped there rather than the usual spots.
Grant was on the margins while the setup was going on but he found an opening afterwards.
It went on for quite some time.
Grant likes to get as close to Rhea or Davout as he can, although he still can irritate them when he’s hungry and starts rubbing across their face with his body. Rhea will knock him over for that.
Carpet matches the eyes.
Davout spent the morning occupying the floof toy.
Grant on the prowl.
Claws out for the toy.
Today was a cleanup day so the furniture is a bit shuffled up, leaving a different look to the room. There was a big open space by the TV good for jumping after a wand toy.
There was also a new throw rug or so to lay claim to.
Others claimed old favorites instead.
Sherman is pretty good at leaping high, end over end after the wand.
Davout managed to catch it, though.
Anna was hanging about waiting for a visitor, and I managed to ‘encourage’ Davout by bringing him in and plunking him down. He wants to be friendly with her, but is too scared by her previous hissing to come into view of her on his own.
When I sat down and gave him some scratches, he relaxed a lot more.
He did get down, but stayed in view and even played with a toy a little while Anna watched.
He wants Anna to be happy too, but he’s not as brave as Sherman in facing her wrath.