I’ll give Davout pride of place because he’s been hard to get a picture of recently. Even today I got a nice one on one session with him playing…but I didn’t have a camera. When I went to get one, he jumped down and went off.
I put flea treatment on everyone this month since I have such a huge supply. Rhea seems to have some sensitivity to it, since she was running around acting oddly. I’m pretty sure it must be the stuff the medicine is carried through the skin, since she started the instant I put it on, rather than after the medicine would have time to kick in. She seemed to squint and even drool some. Davout was pretty worried about her and kept following her around while she acted oddly. After a short while she only showed a few effects and was acting more normally.
And I did a little more desensitization by hanging out with Anna while the kittens – mostly Rhea – kept sneaking in to get hissed at. Once Rhea flopped down to play with a catnip toy in sight. Another time she jumped up on the sofa back so they were at the same height. The only major noise was when Rhea used the shelves to get within a few feet and Anna got pretty noisy and Rhea hissed a few times back.
I did try bribery while Rhea was on the chair back and gave all of them some treats. Both of them were willing to eat within sight of each other. Rhea doesn’t feel tense during this, but it sure seems that if not watched she would get right up in Anna’s face. She was more polite to the old boys when she was a kitten!
Anna didn’t show any odd effects to the flea meds.
She does like playing with this red string toy.
Rhea keeping an eye on things.
Davout was very hard to track down for his flea treatment. I had to resort to the expedient of shutting the door to a room and crawling around to get him into a corner.