Dorothy and Alice have been allowed into 'population', with minimal supervision, for the past three days. They're getting used to having run of the house, and things are going as I expected. Maggie and Amy don't like it one bit, however. Whenever the babies invade one of the older cat's space, there's a lot of hissing and growling ... until one of them retreats. I still keep them in the guest room at night, so I don't have to worry about what they're getting into while we are asleep.
I think the baby sisters must be especially tough for Amy, since she's deaf. I try to keep watch for her, so the babies don't startle her too badly.
Having the kittens around has required quite a bit of an adjustment on my part. See what happens if I walk away and leave the laptop open? Alice is sitting on the keyboard, and Dorothy is waiting her turn.
Even when I remembered to close it this time, Dorothy was there waiting patiently to cause mayhem as soon as I return. (Mayhem is what kittens do best.)
On a completely different subject, this is the rug I scored on eBay over the weekend. I LOVE oriental rugs ... especially weird ones with mistakes or inconsistencies in them. Look at the two-headed whatever-those-animals-are!! How charming is this! I got it from the same dealer as most of the rest of my eBay rugs, and I can't wait till it gets here. After a quick vacuum and bath in the driveway, it should look great in the hall in front of our basement door. (speaking of eBay, my auctions are getting some decent traffic. I'm pleased so far.)
It's time for me to go outside and get some things accomplished. Today should be a good day to take cuttings to try to replenish my stock of next year's roses. Wish me luck.
Happy Labor Day, Everyone!
(written by Hartwood Roses. Hartwood Roses blog.)