It’s Official!

Gwen was officially adopted yesterday! It’s taken some work, some scratches, and lots of hissing on her part, but she is finally settling in here.

Gwen condo

We call this our Cat Condo. There are three cubbyholes and an open space on top. This is the first place downstairs that she adopted. It’s not very big, but she feels safe and secure here. She is now spending every afternoon in the open space on top.

She has been hissing at Daisy every time she sees her – and growling. Daisy would get intimidated and walk away. But Daisy has not decided that two can play that game. If Gwen gets too close, Daisy is the one to hiss and growl – then Gwen is the one who walks away. They can now be in the same room without much fuss. If one of them starts to growl, we just take a few steps toward them, and they go their separate ways.

Gwen Laser

Trying to keep her mind off of Daisy, DH played laser with her. She was all over the place and had a ball. Once in a while, while she was running around, she would glance at Daisy, hiss, and then run after the laser again. She had us laughing too. Daisy is 16 years old and is wise to the laser trick. She’s keeping an eye on Gwen but won’t participate in the activity. Gwen looks a lot bigger than Daisy, but only weighs about a pound more than Daisy – she’s all fur.

She knows the feeding schedule too. First thing in the morning and after Jeopardy at night. One morning last week, I overslept and didn’t get up until 45 minutes later than usual. I heard her crying at the bedroom door. So cute!!


Quick Update

No photos today.

Persian Iris Mandala – it’s done – sort of. I ran into two glitches. I ran out of one thread, ordered more of it and it will be here today. I can finish the cross stitching in the morning. I was happily attaching beads yesterday morning and this morning and didn’t have enough of one of the crystals. I actually had enough but the last one I picked up didn’t have a hole through the middle. I contacted ECC and Cindy wrote right back. That crystal is no longer available, but she has some biscones that are a close match and wanted to know if I could take the others out easily and replace them. Of course, I said Yes! So waiting for new biscones. I’ll post photos next week after the new biscones are in place.

Gwen – She is thoroughly enjoying being in our home and being around DH and I. But she just isn’t getting along with Daisy. Every time she sees Daisy she hisses and has a low growl. Daisy has been so patient and is confused by this cat that won’t be her friend. She moves to a place where she is visible to Gwen and sits quietly. After a minute or two, she moves a little closer. I assume she is giving Gwen the slow blink to show she is a friend. Then she moves away and gets into my lap – her usual hangout. The last two nights, Gwen has gotten on the big scratching post and will settle down and stay with all of us for about a half hour before running back upstairs where she spends most of her time. I’ll post a photo of the two of them together – when that finally happens.