Sunday, February 24, 2013
Karen Jo: My ribs are hardly ouchie any more, unless I try to lift something heavy. Luckily, Spyro isn't quite heavy enough to set off the pain. I still can't stay up all day without getting really achy. Every once in a while I have to get back on the bed and spend some time there to soothe the ache. I still haven't heard from my doctor what the damage was, so it wasn't severe. She thinks I may have cracked a rib or two and I think she's probably right. I should be back to normal in another week or two.
Karen Jo: I think Oja is losing in her bid to be Alpha cat. Whenever Austin or Rocio invite her to rassle, she declines by running away. I think it is Rocio who chases her down the hall, but it could be Austin as well. It usually happens when I am in bed and I can't see who is doing the chasing. I think Austin is going to be the Alpha. He is the one who starts most of the rasslin' matches, except the ones between Oja and Spyro. He is the one who won't put up with Oja's attempts to be bossy the most. Spyro doesn't care who is Alpha, as long as it isn't him. Rocio doesn't seem to care, either. Spyro and Rocio nap together, as do Austin and Rocio. Oja will now tolerate one of the boys napping near her and even touching most of the time.
Karen Jo: I thought of that when Oja was getting used to Herman and Spyro. It soon became obvious to me that Oja wasn't afraid of them, because she didn't run from them or cower before them, she just doesn't like mancats all that much. The growling and hissing incidents are getting fewer and fewer and may stop in a month or two.
Karen Jo: We were supposed to get a big snowstorm with up to a foot falling today and so far I haven't seen one flake. It has been very cloudy all day, but no snow. Darn it, there were things I would have gone out and done if it hadn't been for that forecast and the threatening, but apparently empty, clouds.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Karen Jo: I love having you lie beside me or on me and purr, Oja. I am just sighing because I miss Herman. He never got too much petting. None of the four of you really like to be petted much. All of you seem to like it for a little while, then wiggle or walk away from it. Would you believe it? One time I even had all four cats on the bed at once. It didn't last long, but it was great to see.
Karen Jo: I think having the boys around has gotten Oja to exercise more. I think she has lost some weight or gotten stronger or both. She is getting up into places that she never went before, like the window sills in my bedroom. It's a much bigger jump than getting up where Austin is in his picture. She has also been eyeing the kitchen counter and that is quite a jump for her. I will be adopting the boys. I got some of their paperwork today and will start the process tomorrow. Oja still growls at them occasionally, but she let Rocio groom her for a minute and let Austin lay his head on her for a while. Spyro loves being big brother to them and they all three have so much fun playing together that I couldn't stand the thought of breaking them up.
Austin: Hear that, Rocio? We get to stay!