While Parker was feeling rather good this weekend, Raleigh was not. Fortunately, it was not what I would call a serious problem, though it is undoubtedly annoying.
Peachy’s left eye has for long given him trouble. It continues to run but at a diminished rate and frequency. This weekend, his right eye was red and sore. It was troubling him to the point of him rubbing it often. I have a small vial of drops that I have used for his left eye, and am now applying it to his right. I hope to see some improvement in it over the next few days.
Raleigh is an interesting fellow, and seems never completely cowed by his bodily misfortunes. To illustrate this, I can point to this weekend’s further progress in his socialisation.
I usually play with all the cats at once (though, to be honest, most of them are lazy dogs and don’t exert themselves much). Tucker enjoys a game where by he tries to grab a stick that I thrust toward him underneath the nylon tunnel. (I have to be careful I don’t poke the roly poly in doing so.) He can be quite energetic in this activity. Raleigh has been watching this. Not only will he now try to seize a stick when it shows itself around the corner of the couch, but, finding himself on the side of the nylon tunnel opposite to the stick, Raleigh emulated Tucker and tried to hold the stick as it came and went on his side.
With his intense timidity, Peachy doesn’t always put himself in a position from which such a game can be played. But he now knows it can be fun; he now knows that he can play it. I don’t think this will be the last time he will be going after that stick.
As a bonus, I caught the two boys in such proximity that they had not before allowed themselves to experience. Despite Raleigh’s eye, his time during the play-session, as well as Parker’s appetite and outdoor adventures, all made this a memorable weekend.