On the Carpet

Grant likes to get as close to Rhea or Davout as he can, although he still can irritate them when he’s hungry and starts rubbing across their face with his body.  Rhea will knock him over for that.

Carpet matches the eyes.

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Red Fluff Toy

Davout spent the morning occupying the floof toy.

Grant on the prowl.

Claws out for the toy.

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Shuffled Up

Today was a cleanup day so the furniture is a bit shuffled up, leaving a different look to the room.  There was a big open space by the TV good for jumping after a wand toy.

There was also a new throw rug or so to lay claim to.

Others claimed old favorites instead.

Sherman is pretty good at leaping high, end over end after the wand.

Davout managed to catch it, though.

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Title Forgotten

Anna was hanging about waiting for a visitor, and I managed to ‘encourage’ Davout by bringing him in and plunking him down.  He wants to be friendly with her, but is too scared by her previous hissing to come into view of her on his own.

When I sat down and gave him some scratches, he relaxed a lot more.

He did get down, but stayed in view and even played with a toy a little while Anna watched.

He wants Anna to be happy too, but he’s not as brave as Sherman in facing her wrath.

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Side By Side

I brought out a wand toy and even sleepy Davout woke up to watch it.  He still has his bed-whiskers.

Rhea was a bit more active herself when it was her turn.

Sherman was in Anna’s room this morning and she was being very mild so I picked him up and put him on her safe shelf next to her….almost touching.  He gave a tiny hiss, she didn’t even do that and even sniffed at his side and tail.  They both did some turning about without touching, and finally Anna got tired of it and got down.

This is a hard test for even untroubled cats, as they like their space.  Rhea will swat at Grant when he tries to rub across her face at breakfast time.

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Resting Cats

Davout takes a little nap.

A loaf of Grant.

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Making the Move

Today Sherman jumped on top of the sofa, and Anna got down from her safe spot and jumped onto the sofa knowing he was there.  They didn’t quite get nose to nose today, but it is still great to see.

A tad blurred…

No tension here.

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Double Kisses and Hisses

Grant takes advantage of the extra bowls set out to encourage Davout to eat more rather than waiting for everyone to finish.

There was an interesting meeting in Anna’s room tonight.  Davout was hanging out nearby and I picked him up and set him up on the sofa back.  Anna was below and she was calm while he was up above her, and then Sherman came in and gave her a nose to nose touch.

Davout stepped down to the seat of the sofa, and Anna jumped up onto the back.  Then the two of them did a nose to nose of their own.  Davout was a little nervous, so he turned away and she sniffed his tail really close.  He turned and hissed at her for that, and they faced each other again.  She hissed at him and he jumped down and walked to the food near the door.

Even this his wasn’t her old super strong hisses, it was a more normal one that any cat gives one who crossed over the line.

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Anna Time

I went up to Anna’s room alone and she jumped down from her safe spot and jumped onto the sofa, looking down the hallway.

She got pretty interested when Davout and Grant came down the hall but for a change she didn’t get too worried about it.

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Back from the Vet

Big Yawn Girl

Davout did fine at the vets, losing a tooth on the way.  I don’t think it was his snaggle tooth, if you are worried.  He was a bit scared on the way out, so I opened up the carrier lid and stroked him on the ride home which made him feel somewhat better.

He was a bit out of sorts at home at first, startling Grant in particular by hissing at him when he did his annoying rubs into the big cat’s personal space as he does.  It kind of hurt Grant’s feelings, and made him puff up partly in response on the back and especially the tail, which was seriously cute.

Why Me

After Grant had been spooked away, Sherman the peacemaker did his magic again.  He soon was making his move to approach Davout without making him mad, moving forward slowly with his head down unaggressively, but coming on until he was within a few inches of Davout without triggering him.  When he was satisfied that peace was at hand, he went off satisfied.

Grant still is a bit wary of coming too close by accident.

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