Happy Cat

He started out as a pushy little fellow, but Grant has worn down the older kitties resistance.

One thing you can say, at least he shows his appreciation.

The Marshal doesn’t mind, although the invasion of his personal space throws him off sometimes.

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A Little Worry

Patting Sherman

I let the cats out back Saturday.  It was pretty warm and muggy, and Sherman was zooming around until I noticed him panting heavily.

Calmer Boy

Even when he stopped panting he was breathing quickly.  Might have just been excitement, but I brought everyone inside into the cooler and less humid air.  He was better quickly and has seemed normal since then.

Happy Davout

Davout didn’t have an issue but he wasn’t rushing about either.

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Big Bro

Despite it being a bit warm, Grant enjoys snuggling up to Davout.

Rhea had her first little spat with Anna in a long time the other night.  She came up to the room, Anna gave her something of a stare down, and she did a bit of stalking move.  Then she tried jumping up on the sofa again and swatting this time.  I pushed her down, and she jumped partway up and gave her a few more swats.

Rhea went off, and Anna retired to the window shelf after that.  Not overreacting to these things is a good step for Anna too.

Davout is a good sport about the cuddling.

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Encounters

Anna continues to be a good host to the pack of boys who show up at her door. She will even leap down into the middle of them which scares the timid a bit but isn’t hissing at them anymore.

The other day she was on the sofa like this and Rhea jumped up nose to nose with her and there was no explosion.  Maybe a little hiss, but very good to see.

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Girls Put to the Test

Anna has been almost normal in her safe room these last weeks, and has even gone beyond to exploring outside a little bit, even walking past the boys to do so.

This weekend I upped the pressure some by bringing Anna farther out and trying to gauge Rhea’s potential desire to skirmish with her.   Saturday I brought her out into my room with Sherman for a wander with the door closed.  Rhea was just outside the door.  Anna was a bit on edge but did relax at times, even when Rhea was just outside the door and she was sitting on the inside..

This afternoon Anna wanted to explore on her own.  Rhea was in my room, so I brought her to the doorway of the office Anna turned into to watch.  Grant was following Anna and got some hisses, but Rhea sat and just watched Anna move around without much excitement, even when Anna came out and passed within a few feet and hissed at her a little.

Grant gets some cleaning from the big bro.

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Anna’s Master Plan

When I went up to visit Anna I took a camera but nobody came up with me.  Anna decided to take matters into her hands and went out to explore the upstairs, even bypassing the office room to go all the way into my room.

She used to do this early on when Rhea and Davout were too unsure to come near.  She was a bit anxious as the boys came up then and hung out at the doorway watching.  She went into the bathroom and started rolling around rubbing on stuff.

Sherman came up and got a hiss, but a mild one which hardly put him off much. He would sit down right there and watch her.

She went into the walk in closet and rubbed around.  Sherman hung around out of direct sight and listened which she didn’t mind.

Eventually Grant came up to scope out the situation.

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Grant Birthday Weekend

I didn’t check my phone messages on Friday so I missed that the 14th is Grant’s birthday until later.  We had some good times playing on the tiles…

He’s getting a little plushy.

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Weekend Catchup

Catch Up Rhea

Not a lot of chatter today.  The boys were too tired to visit Anna and she didn’t feel like exploring.  Mostly a day of napping.

So time to catch up on pictures that got left out of previous posts.  Some as far back as May.

Catch Up Grant

Grant has that charming face.  I did lay down near him this evening and managed to get some petting in without him wanting to dash off.

Catch up Davout

Marshal D looking like a cloud.

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Anna Out Again

 

Earlier today Anna took a little stroll around part of the upstairs.  What made this a bit notable is that Rhea was sitting just around the corner from the door.  I was there to avoid any conflict.  Most of the time the two were either not aware or ignoring the other, but later on there was some sound and Rhea came around the corner just as Anna came out of the door.

Anna did give her a hiss, but a mild one and then both turned away and went on their way.

Both Grant and Sherman like this cool bit of tile near the fan base.

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Olive Branches

Ever since Anna decided to relax with the boys almost entirely, I’ve been pondering whether going to the next step is a good idea.

Anna is less and less worried about the boys, but she is less accepting of Rhea.  To her credit, Rhea hasn’t been pressing the issue herself, which is quite the change since the days when it was just her and Anna and Davout, who was too scared to do anything about an unstable, unreasonably behaving cat like Anna.

Anna watched the boys for a bit, and then got down…but not to run off, but instead…

She flopped down near the boys and lay down.

The boys were too cautious to move in more, and soon Anna retired to her safe shelf.  The boys went and explored the room and nibbled at her food.

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