Wednesday, May 21, 2008

13 weeks later...

... and we are officially a two-cat household.

penelope dining room

It's hard to get a good picture of Penelope because she's always moving. Also, because she's so tiny and light-footed, it's hard to know where she is until she's right up on you. That's not a problem for Mike or me, but it is a huge problem (still) for Chico... So, we put a pretty belled collar on Miss P. Now, every time the bell tinkles, Chico slinks away to hide.

Aside from the fact that the Little Girl wants to eat eat eat all the time, the only other problem we've experienced is, well, not really a problem so much as it is just typical cat behavior:

penelope laptop

It's been tough dealing with two cats, and we're still not 100% integrated - Chico continues to be thoroughly miffed that he has an intruder in his house. That intruder? She spent last night sleeping in-between us all night. For the most part, though, the fighting and attacking have stopped (also, the random "I'm scared shitless" literally has stopped. THAT'S good...). Penny recognizes Chico as top cat and the worst confrontations now involve him hissing at her and her tucking her tail down and backing away.

This weekend, we'll reclaim the study - that's where we've had Penelope set up the last few months. And once we've got the work on our bedroom completed (another few days!!!), we can make plans to update the electrical in the study. Progress, people! We have progress!!!


Jenny Girl said...

Congrats on the addition to your household. Hopefully she won't eat you out of house and home.

Amy (the sis) said...

Yeah, so i got an email from flckr saying your were my friend and i clicked the link, but i didn't realize it logged me in as you, since you were the last one on flckr on my computer, so i left some comments on some pictures, but they are going to show up as if you did it. my bad.

Anonymous said...

oh, and, damn you gots lots of yarn.