Watch Her Watch the Morning

It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses at our house since the adorable kitten arrived. Sweetpea gazes off into the distance, so I am aware that she feels all tragic. I cleaned up protest poop right outside my bedroom door before my first cup of coffee this morning, so I know some of the people who are cats still have FEELINGS about this KITTEN SITUATION. But protest poop was not the development that tied me in knots. No, that was turning a corner and seeing Topaz stretched out on the porch with her fur a frizzy mess.

What's all this, then?

What’s all this, then?

Suddenly, Topaz, recently 6.3 lbs., was strangely thin and motley. I followed her around, holding bowls of food. I tried brushing her with Sweetpea’s brush, but Topaz squawked and stormed off to her room. Finally, desperate, I tried brushing her with one of my hairbrushes and she let me. It seemed to feel pretty good to her, so then I was following her around with the hairbrush and bowls of food. Topaz is still skinny, but her fur now looks mostly black again with a few thin patches. Pete remembered that when Sweetpea came to live with us Topaz looked like someone had plugged her electric rollers into a car battery.

So things are looking up, but I’m going to need more bowls.

2 responses to “Watch Her Watch the Morning

  1. Dahlink if you’re going to bring strange cats home, you have to learn how to introduce them to each other properly. Not to be critical, and I figured you knew this, but there are articles on this subject and Jackson Galaxy has done more than few shows on the topic. Do it right and the furry overlords’ stress levels will be greatly reduced.

  2. You’re so critical! We went to extreme lengths to introduce these cats properly, but it is also true that cats adapt differently. Topaz now sees Sweetpea as her ally, which was not the case before Darla arrived. That is progress.

    By the way, you should mail me a bagel.

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