The Here and Now

Peek-a-Boo Davout

In between the concentration on the past, the normal pattern has continued with Anna and the kittens.  I’ve been opening the door more, pulling her out every so often, and she’s reacted more or less the same as usual.  Some hissing, some growling, nothing major.

Now this was more surprising – Davout sticking his head up over the edge of the bed.  He didn’t come up any higher, even when I used a lure.

Partway Up

There are some stairstep bookshelves on that side set up to help Gus climb up easier when he wanted to.

Anna Belle

I went in to take pictures with Anna later and she soon caught sight of Rhea coming in…


Rhea got caught eating a treat!

Kitten Detector

Anna stares with some growling…

Eye Contact

Rhea stares back without growling…

Davout Has Better Things To Do

Meanwhile, Davout would rather play with a banana.  When Rhea turned and saw him doing it, he even raised his paw to defend the toy.

Eventually Rhea moved to the far side of that cardboard box, and then pounced over it to chase Davout away.

This is Mine

This gave her the banana as a prize.

Kitten Tongue

She got pretty goofy with it…

Anna Glare

Anna just kept glaring.

Situation normal.  In other news, yesterday’s post was number 1500.  As it happens, post 1000 was about a month after Calpurnia died.

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3 Responses to The Here and Now

  1. weggieboy says:

    That catnip banana is trouble! LOL!


  2. Debi says:

    I feel rather badly for Anna, then again, perhaps she is beginning to enjoy having them to growl and hiss at! Looks like another banana is in order, lol.

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    • Oldcat says:

      She’s got a strange attitude. Cats that are very scared avoid trouble by hiding or climbing out of reach. This might work. Other cats defend their turf and push the other cats away. Then, with this confidence they move out into the house and integrate. This works too. Anna doesn’t really defend her turf, but doesn’t avoid trouble either. This leaves her in a state that has been more or less unchanged for a while.

      On the other hand, I’m the one that wants Anna to mix (ok, the kittens want it too). Anna has shown no sign of feeling cramped in her room – quite the opposite. My ‘drag her out’ therapy makes her tense the whole time. She enjoys her space, greets me with affection moves when I go in there. Even the vet noted that she looks better and more healthy every time she sees her.

      And while there’s a little annoyance Anna gets when the kittens are about, it isn’t a lot and she recovers quickly. The hope is that she gets tired of all the drama and ignores the little brats.

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