I do have a “Writing Glitch”-type post for you today, but first, I’m sure you all want to know how the new housecats Smudge and Logan are doing, so…
The “thistle cats” are doing quite well. Logan has decided he likes “killing” shoe laces, dust bunnies, and pieces of paper. (He’s very good at it, too. No dust bunny is safe!) A few days ago, both new cats were introduced to… the shiny bug (laser pointer), and Logan learned how to attack “rabits” (feet) under a blanket. Catnip mousies have been found inside Paul’s boots, and we’re fairly sure it wasn’t IttyBitty (no longer the smallest cat in the house) who left ’em this time.
Smudge still wanders the house at night (and often during the day), burbling (like a Jabberwock, Paul says, and she does not use her “inside cat” voice) and calling to her kitten, because she doesn’t like letting him out of her sight. Logan, on the other hand, is eight or nine weeks old and has recently realized (as most cats do at this age) that he is, in fact, a fearsome tiger, so he wants to play, explore, and kill dust bunnies and shoe laces. Much to his annoyance, he’s too big to hide in any of Grace’s shoes.
As for how the other cats are taking all this… Well, it varies. Doodlecat has decided he’s okay, mostly, with having new cats in the house; he was the first to accept Stony (the Narrow Cat) when we were cat-sitting, so that’s no suprise. Calliope doesn’t care, because she can just jump up on furniture where Logan can’t follow. Ashley seems to have appointed herself the guardian of the little cat and the even-littler cat; for a couple of days she followed them around and kept watch over them. Floofycat doesn’t like the new cats, but then, Floofycat doesn’t like her own littermates, and she’s known them for nearly nine years.
I think some cats need to watch the Dear Kitten videos soon. 🙂
Speaking of dear kittens, here are a couple of photographs Grace took of Logan: