Plumber’s Helper

Rhea continues to be amazingly friendly with repairmen in the house that she’s never met. I’ve seen her sit in the hall watching the furnace men, even peeking in the toolbags when he’s off somewhere, but this is a new level.

She sat like this for a while until he got up a time or so, and only moved to the living room when the loud power tools were on.  She was so brave even Davout came down and watched from halfway up the first stair rather than hide under the bed.

I’ve started to see Davout hanging out at the point on the flooring.  You might remember that this was a favorite spot for the old guard cats – Julie, Gus and even Calla could be found on this point all the time, sometimes more than one at a time.

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Lack of Appetite

Greetings

Yesterday I got home a bit late and found that Davout had been, and was throwing up a lot of stomach juice.  He was a little sluggish, but not a lot, and seemed alert and not too feverish.

He sometimes went off to another room but did come down to spit up in the kitchen.  What a nice kitty.

Naps

In the morning he was still a little tired, and not eager to eat.  In fact, it took me a long time to find him – Rhea finally went to near where he was resting under a desk on the far side of the living room.  He didn’t get up to eat before I left for work.

I came home from work early to see if he was still the same and he seemed better, so I didn’t take him to the vet this afternoon.

Looking Better

Both this morning, and evening, the two of the kittens ate a normal amount of wet food, even though I didn’t see Davout eat any.  He hasn’t spit up all afternoon like he was yesterday, and he’s more sociable like normal today.  If I saw him tuck in and eat a bunch I’d feel better, but he seems to be on the mend.

I have a repair appointment tomorrow afternoon so I will get another look at him then. Here’s hoping his appetite comes back where I can see it.

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Fun and Games

Time for some play before bedtime.

Follow the birdie!

Rhea has her turn….

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Sunday Bath

A dapper gentleman like the Marshal needs to keep his coat fluffy and clean

With a little bit of designer curl at the end.

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Saturday Mischief

Wandering Girl

Rhea went over the wall into the pool area Saturday.  I went out and she was working her way back.

Not Ashamed

When she wants to disarm reproof, she arches her back and curls up her tail like raising a flag.

It works.

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Another Visit

I brought Anna down for a little visit today.  I brought Davout down for some up close looks and she sadly hissed at him.  He hissed back in his unthreatening way.

The ruckus brought Rhea down for a check.  When Davout was clear she took a chance and went to the enclosure.  There was a bit of noise, but wonders of wonders Rhea backed off and hid behind the television.   I had to use some treats to entice her out and away.

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Mixing it Up

Rhea decided to change things up.  She played with the mesh on the enclosure instead of sleeping in it.  She slept up on the cat tree by the stairs instead.

Davout kept an eye on me taking her picture, just in case.

Some things never change, she went back to her favorite bed.

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Two Girls

I brought Anna down for a visit.  I had to roust Rhea out of the cage, where she was napping.  Rhea stood by while I put Anna in without incident, and took her growling with some patience.  She went off without any more skulking.

Anna felt game enough to do a little playing.   I brought poor Davout up close where he got a few hisses.  He gave one to me, or her, or to the air generally.

I put Rhea in the bathroom for safety and opened up the cage.  Anna peered out, then thought better of things and went back in.  I had to sort of encourage her to run back to her room.

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Follow the Rainbow

Rhea chasing the catnip toy.  When it is sitting on the floor, nobody cares.  Put it right on the netting and it’s go time for play.

Pretty lady.

Big Eyes.  Watching TV.

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Anna Checkup

Anna had a quick vet visit to check on her wound.  No sign of infection, and it is quite a bit smaller.  She licked off the original scab over the weekend and a smaller one formed again.

She had a visit downstairs in the evening and Rhea pretty much left her alone.

She checked on Anna a time or so but didn’t charge up close.

I have no idea why her face is looking like that.

But she kept it up for a while.

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