With all the focus on Tucker, this week, I have been neglecting the other beasts on this blog. There isn’t really much going on with them, except coping with the lessened availability of hard-food while the roly poly one is unable to eat it. But life continues well with them - so I assume because they don’t complain all the time. Not quite all the time.
An interesting development, which has actually been going on since our arrival in the apartment, is the grudging permission of Cammie for other cats to come near her. Or nearer, rather. The proximity is relative.
She still hisses and growls at them when she believes they have entered her personal zone. Josie remains her bête noire (despite being mostly white), and Cammie will keep her at the greatest distance. Yet even this has narrowed. The princess growls, eyes little more than slits, ears flat back, if Renn approaches too closely, though often the big boy’s intentions are merely to walk by, especially if Cammie is sitting in a doorway. Watching Renn’s indecision over what to do in such dilemmas provides me with some amusement. Cammie’s reactions are frequently based on what she perceives is another cat’s purpose, or what she fears might happen. She is a bit of a pessimist.
But as may be seen from the photographs, she is acquiescing in her roommates’ propinquity from time to time. This is usually the case when all are occupied looking out windows. Tucker seems to be the one whose presence causes her the minimum distress. While Josie is still thought of as an enemy because of a scuffle from several years ago, and Renn’s size may be intimidating, the roly poly one doesn’t seem to project as menacing a figure to the princess, though I have seen him tease her now and then.
All right, for those who seem to like pictures of the sausage-shaped furry baby living in my house, I have included this one, taken early last evening. Tucker is recovering very well, though he is missing his hard-food. That will be remedied tonight, and then this image will really be one of complete contentment.