Things are still reasonably tranquil here with The Texas Love Cats. Rossie stands her ground when it’s called for, and I’m pleased to see that. Lady, for the most part, walks away when she’s told to do so. Mr. L returned home from San Antonio last night, so Ajax is calming down. He walked in the door, and Ajax dashed to meet him. Mr. L stepped outside for a minute to retrieve something from the truck and Ajax threw himself off the cat tower and scrambled into the kitchen. I’m sure he feared he’d lost his daddy again.
Remember the orange tabby? I’ve taken to calling him Scooter — he scoots whenever he sees me.
San Antonio House: Mr. L rebuilt the toilet and tackled the troublesome garage lighting problem. He also purchased fence pickets and is drying them.
The Ranch: Nothing new.
The Store: Nothing new.
The Detail Shop: Nothing new.
The Shop: Mr. L has been sorting and putting away parts and other things.
The Central TX House: The new dishwasher is installed and blissfully quiet. We can’t hear it running. It was worth replacing a working dishwasher for that feature alone. I cleared vines off the front porch. Mr. L got the living room ceiling fan and lights working. That fan looks marvelous in that room. Rossie’s cage has been disassembled and put away in the garage.
I’m cautiously optimistic. For the first time in years, we seem to be experiencing feline peace in the household. Everyone except Sneaky is moving freely through the areas of the house they have access to (Living room, Den, and Blue Bedroom are off-limits to all cats; the dining room and downstairs bathroom are Sneaky’s preferred domain and the other cats get restricted access).
During waking hours, Rossie chooses to remain in the parlor, but she’s still moving from place to place. Her favorite places are the window, the small hut on the cat tower, the rocking chair (on the seat and below), and behind the vacuum cleaner. When the cage was assembled, she would take refuge behind it, so when I removed the cage and vacuumed, I left the vacuum in front of the bench as a substitute for her to hide behind if she wished, and she does wish. I can pet her in the window, on the tower, and in the rocking chair. She is now beginning to purr as I reach for her. Rossie loves cat treats and will emerge from wherever she is to get some — even venturing from one side of the room to another.
Lady and Rossie seem to have agreed to ignore one another. I do have to watch Lady for that focused stare. When I see that, I know a distraction is in order. Daphne will give chase but she’s just being a pest. There is no malice in her movements.
Daisy and Sapphire have begun playing with each other. Since they are half-sisters and the youngest two, I’m pleased to see this. If I hear growling, I know Daphne is within sight of Daisy, and I need to distract her. They’ve never fought, but Daisy does not like Daphne.
I’m so proud of Rossie’s progress.
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Rossie’s cage has been down for a little over a week, and I’m pleased to report she’s still doing very well. She’s limiting her movements to downstairs (as far as I can tell), but I’m happy about that. She has a plethora of defensible positions down here to fend off … Continue reading →
We begin Scroll V today. “I live this day as if it is my last.” If you knew this was your last day on earth, would you do anything differently? What? To a certain extent, we can’t completely throw caution to the wind. Most of us, if we knew it … Continue reading →
Gray Socks Ghost stopped by yesterday afternoon when I was preparing a can for Zelda on the side porch. As an experiment, I placed the bowl with food on the heat pump ductwork and sat on the steps. That puts me close but out of reach. I waited. Zelda was … Continue reading →
For years I had the tagline “Writing: It’s All About the Numbers” on this blog. In the latest iteration, I changed it to “My Varied Interests.” Like all of us, I’m on a lifelong journey to be the best me I can be. For this reason, I think my recent … Continue reading →
Rossie isn’t very comfortable right now, but what recent graduate really is? I disassembled Rossie’s cage today. She hasn’t been in it for at least two months. I removed the box from the corner she has been hiding in and placed the rocking chair she hides under on the floor … Continue reading →
San Antonio House: No change for San Antonio The Ranch: Nothing new. The Store: Nothing new. The Detail Shop: Nothing new. The Shop: Mr. L has been sorting and putting away parts and other things. He’s been working on refurbishing the Ford 8 N Tractor. The Central TX House: Mr. … Continue reading →