Whenever I look at things in a museum I always ask, “Could I knit that?” (<–shallow. Whatever.) That shawl on the cat on the left looks easy enough. The cat on the right?
Actually Gypsy and Edward are doing pretty well together. Gypsy has no truck with Edward’s RUN AND JUMP style of play, and there’s a bit of hissing when personal spaces intersect, but this morning Gypsy was on the couch and Edward was in my lap, so that was nice.
I brought Edward into Gypsystan. I left the door open all night but there didn’t seem to be any osmosis between the worlds.
Everything went well until I accidentally pinched Gypsy’s paw in the lid of the cedar chest when I was looking for a sweater. I am revealed as an ogre and her only hope is to be taken quickly when the eatings begin.
Thank you for all your kind words about Sukey: I miss her dreadfully. I miss her curled up on the back of the couch, I miss her on the sink demanding drinks, I miss the feel of her bunny-fur.
Apparently, though, I need to be a two-cat household. This sweet creature was at my vet, needing a new home: I just brought her in Friday. Her name is Gypsy and she’s 8 years old, slightly older than Edward.
She likes to talk and while she’s crawled into my lap a couple of times she’s not relaxed enough that I can report on the color of her toebeans yet.
In her first house there were other animals who kept picking on her, and in her second house someone developed an allergy–she has very soft, very fine, floofy floofy fur. When she first came home I put her in the front room, and while she’s ventured out of it a bit, it’s definitely Gypsystan and the rest of the house is Edwardia. There’s been hissing but no poofy tails. I haven’t left them alone with the doors open yet.
The vet said I was doing the right thing–he said she had no more than a month or two, and her bowel troubles would just get worse.
Edward’s on my lap purring right now.
Why wouldn’t a hawk want to be on campus? He’s the apex predator with the endless supply of hand-fed squirrels! He’s called Law Hawk because the law school people named him.