Today was the last day in a while that the kittens will be out nearly full time, since I will leave them in their room while I am working next week again. Today soon after breakfast they were out and about.
At least I found that the feather toy does provide a more stress free way to herd Grant back to his room at night. Yesterday the feather toy got him up the stairs most of the way ahead of me before he noticed it — and then he skittered to his room for safety. Today it was almost as good, as when he seemed to want to dodge back down past me, I just carried him up a few steps before letting him down again, and he ran home.
Sherman is less interested in chasing the feather, but he is easy to catch. A complication is that Rhea is starting to chase the feather toy too.
With two growing cats I don’t care to monitor food intake too closely, as they are both growing. Rhea and Davout did eat most of their breakfast and some of their dinner before the kittens cleaned up after them. This is a third small can of Rhea’s favorite flavor. She ate some first before the youngsters had most of the rest.
I like to see them eating off one plate, it is a tradition here for decades. Upstairs they have a divided plate that makes it simpler for them to know their side, but here they at least shared.
Grant naps in some of the less accessible areas of the downstairs, but not that much worse than Sherman. His favorite is the corner under the cat tree that Calpurnia used to sleep in. He uses a small gap behind the sofa to get in, as the other direction is blocked by Anna’s enclosure.
He sometimes naps in there as well.
But when something is going on he’s usually out there mixing in or at least watching from the back. It’s nice that some old, old toys are favorites again. He was getting a little tired by the end of the night.
Rhea was interested enough in the play with the toys that she came in for a close look. Grant came up and did some nose to nose touching with her without any bad result.
I don’t know if the kittens knocked this little ball across the room to Davout, or if he chased it down when they knocked it in this direction. He had it and kept hold of it.
He has little chirrup sessions with both the young boys and sometimes follows them around but he isn’t really part of the games yet. He did have a chase game with Rhea today that the kittens watched, like the older cats watch when the kittens chase each other to and fro.