The installation of the new A/C compressor went swimmingly and the unit was running in the afternoon…colder than I’d like. They nudged the unit a bit sideways and had to take out the lesser two of the three bushes that were around it when I moved in 15 years ago. I told them which two to prefer if they needed to. The edging is now a lot more apparent than when it is buried under that English Ivy.
It has a fancy new thermostat that you can even access with your cell phone. You can also put pictures on its screen.
There’s still a lot of scattered plant stuff and the bushes I have to dispense with, but I made a good start after work. Harrison didn’t seem disturbed that his rocks have a bunch of leaf litter on them.
Davout was less sure and stayed away aside from a look or two. Partly that’s because I was moving back and forth and he likes to keep clear of all that.
Harrison does some communing with nature.
When I started to shoo them back in – I was a bit worried that the unit would start up and startle them all – Harrison saw the other two kitties along the path and took this alternate route in order to not disturb them.
Harrison was a bit off this morning – didn’t eat and threw up – then slept through most of the installation of the unit just outside where he was sleeping. His appetite was back in the evening, and he also ate part of the kitten’s wet food that they left behind.
It doesn’t seem like the probiotics and fiber are doing much, but they don’t seem to be hurting anything either.
I went up to visit Anna after all the visitors just outside her door – the furnace unit is just outside her door – and she seemed more relaxed than usual.
I was a bit worried when I saw Davout coming up…and then I saw Rhea.
She found an old treat as she snuck up on Anna.
Eventually Anna figured out they were there. I chased them out and closed the gate.
A while later Rhea was pounced on by Davout and chased upstairs and just after that I heard a spat in the room. Rhea had showed again that if she wants to get through the gate, she will. I still need to fortify that wall some, but it isn’t ever going to be impenetrable. I still think that Anna’s hostility and then running triggers the scraps, and if she just was more mild Rhea would give her as much slack as she gives Harrison. Ironically if she was a bully and smacked Rhea around I think it would also be better. Making a challenge and then bolting for cover is the worst strategy of all.