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 with a fresh sleeping pad. Rossie hasn’t been under there yet (but Lady and Tarzan have both investigated). In fact, I’m not certain where she is (she’s hiding behind the trunk to my left). Did I change too much at once for her world? I hope not. She’s been doing so well. Daisy (pictured) is a little confused, too. Ruby was down here a couple hours ago investigating the empty space. Sapphire is checking it out now. I’ve done some of the vacuuming, but need to finish the job. Mr. L processed the stuff in the box that was under the rocking chair, and you can see remnants scattered around the room. What do we have drawer rails for? We don’t remember. He found a handful of N-gauge railroad track and other goodies.
Mr. L came home, so Rossie has emerged from her hiding place and is hiding behind the vacuum cleaner, investigating the area. She looks a little shell-shocked. Daphne just got a little twittish, so Rossie took refuge under the chair. Good. It’s still a defensible position for her.
What do I mean by Daphne being “twittish”? If Rossie or Daisy are out, Daphne will make a run at them in a mock attack. If I ever hear Daisy growling, I know Daphne is nearby. Daphne will do that with Sneaky sometimes, too. Thankfully, Rossie’s confidence has increased to the point where she has a method for handling Daphne’s mock attacks. We’ll see how she handles this next phase in her development. I’m hopeful things remain positive.