08 December 2008
Meet Anya. She's making the transition to our place nicely. She must be glad to be out of the tiny little cage she was in at the pet store, and she's all sorts of excited about getting out of the music room! (We keep putting her back, cuz Rena's not quite ready, but it's getting closer.) Rena is adjusting nicely and things are looking good for the two of them getting along. Our vet recommended this website as a reliable source of information on cats, so we're following its advice about introducing a new cat to the family. It looks like it's going to go a bit quicker than the site indicates.
She loves my Monkey. When we went to the pet store we stayed and played with kitties for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, looking for one that was interested in spending time with Monkey. Two of them didn't mind playing with Monkey - Anya and her sister - but only Anya nuzzled him. So Anya was the one that we brought home. We visit her frequently in the music room. Monkey loves to play with her, though he hasn't quite got the hang of snuggling with her yet. Anya is a much more social kitty than Rena, and Monkey just doesn't know how to react when she nuzzles him and asks for pets & lovin's!
I've been doing scrapbooking the past couple of days. I seem to do that most when I'm sick, and I've been getting trounced by a nasty nasty cold. When I cut and glue, Monkey wants to do it too, so he spent some time playing with my square punch. Then we used some empty TP tubes to make binoculars and decorated them with markers. Then I showed him the wonders of glue. He took right to it.
Monkey also had some good fun with a ball of yarn that got separated from the shawl that I've been making. I've been learning to knit, and it's going well. The knitting part of the shawl is actually done, I just need to finish up the tassels. Monkey often plays with my string, but this was a better mess than usual.
Behind him, you can see our calendar. It's going pretty well. We started that in mid-October, and he's still interested, still wanting to do it. We keep it simple: put up today, sing a "Days of the Week" song, do something with letters & their sounds, then play at the map. All together it takes about 5 minutes. We didn't keep it up this weekend because I've been pretty sick & my voice has been sort of in and out. But we'll probably catch it up this evening before bed.