Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pushpa vs the great outdoors

Pushpa (Molly) has just returned from her first venture into the outside. After four weeks she and kiwi have settled into a detente, not exactly friends, but accepting of each other's presence in the house. 

Pushpa has decided that the back of my loom is her spot in the living room as it has many advantages: it's on the opposite side of the room from kiwi's beanbag, is elevated and when the curtains are pulled has a great view out the bay window. I've put the dining room table insert across the warps at the back so that that's is a solid platform for her and no pressure on the warp itself.

She's had her last anti-feline aids shot so now she's allowed outside and has just spent a couple of hours exploring before returning for a late breakfast. Now we just have to get the cat door installed and we're pretty much sorted.

Kiwi also has just finished her course of shots for arthritis and they seem to have been effective.

Monday, November 03, 2014

A new tail

It's been a lovely spring and made that much nicer by a new arrival in the house. For several years now I've been talking about getting a cat, but a bit of an issue how Kiwi would deal with it. My plan was to get a cat at the beginning of a holiday period so that we'd be home to supervise their integration. But the opportunity just never seemed to arrive, until it did.

A bit out of the blue a friend offered us a cat. Molly is a seven year old Bengal, used to living with a dog, but not really getting on with the other cats at home. She's been with us for three weeks now and while she and Kiwi are not exactly matey matey they are getting used to each other's presence.

She's a real character, quite likes water, at least she's very interested in the bath, sinks and dishwasher! She's found a few good hiding spots including our wardrobe, and more recently on the beam side of my loom. I have had to place a board there so she isn't stretching my warps. So long as she doesn't try to get up there while I am weaving that's ok.