Saturday, January 31, 2009
They are now roaming for the evening; hopefully they will settle down.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Then Noodle went just before midnight as we were retiring for the night. She pooped a clean one, and we thought we were done. But at 1230am, there she was again, scratching. And this time, she decided that she needed to clean her butt too, so she stepped in her poop and got it all over her rear paw and butt. That led to some fun times in the bathroom sink and alot of toweling. This is exactly what we want to do as we are groggy from sleep!
Dave petted her for awhile to let her know she wasn't in trouble while I cleaned up. The babies hung out in the living room after it was all over but after a few minutes, Bag came in and settled on the bed with us for the entire night. Noodle decided that might not be a bad idea, so she slept with us all night, too, on her pillow! It's rare that she sleeps throughout the night with us.
I knew we were forgiven for the bath when she gave me several facials this early morning. They got up with us and were all active already. Sadly, I had to leave them for the day. When I returned, there was only pee in the litterbox from both. They came out of the closet and picked up where they left off. They are so simple!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Speaking of sleep, she is in her cat condo now while Bag is supervising a bath. Bag is becoming more and more like his older brothers Tetley and Tigger ... constantly asking for food. Good thing he has his sister to chase and wrestle him - someone needs to keep him active to avoid any obesity issues. As it is, it is a workout to carry the big boy around.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Noodle has made this HER home and Bag has welcomed her nicely. Our lives and schedules revolve around them, as it should! They share toys although they will hunt and chase each other like no one's business. I'd like to think they watch out for each other - I mean, they haven't hurt one another.
Noodle has been pooping well. Since we have to be at work most of the time, we have had to hope she has healthy ones and so far, despite a few incidents, she has. Bag pooped this morning before I left, but it looked like she did during the day.
Noodle clawed her way up to the top condo and napped while Bag roamed around. They are now awake and beginning their evening activities.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
When I pulled into the garage, Bag was again meowing on the other side of the garage door. That seems to be his thing now. She was in the top condo and came down as I entered. I am so glad that she isn't afraid anymore, or at least, so far.
It looked like she had pooped and peed sometime during the day. But her butt wiped clean. Bag snuck in there and pee'd, and when I went to clean the litterbox, I found more evidence of Noodle poop and her pee. I wonder when she did that, since I hadn't been home long and I had her in my sight. Perhaps they are playing tricks on me?
At any rate, they both got their butts wiped and only Bag showed evidence of poop. I wonder if it was Bag who had pooped and not her?
Anyway afterwards, they wrestled and I tell you, this house is not large enough for the two of them. Bag almost ran into my legs as she was chasing him.
She now made her way up into the top condo and Bag is simply just waiting for treats.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Only Noodle had peed and pooped while we were gone, though Bag made a pee donation while I was cleaning the litterbox (thanks!). She had some residual on her butt which took a few wipings. She tolerated them mostly but started squirming when I used the second sheet. Dave finished cleaning her up and got the eye gunk out, when he got home. He definitely has the touch.
Bag got his dinner and they both got treats. I emptied some groceries and they decided playing with the plastic and paper bags was fun. They spent some time jumping on the other who was in the bag - very darling! They are now both resting in the hallway, to regain strength, I'm sure.
Dave set up a camera in the litter room to help us identify which baby is using it. We are not yet proficient in figuring out who scratches how. If it's Bag, he is usually pretty good about his litter and so needs less maintenance. Noodle, on the other hand, always keeps us on our toes.
This morning she has been busy hanging out on the window sill while Bag played with his hanging mouse and rested in the hallway. He has already had his breakfast but has been asking for treats. As I was clearing dishes, I did see her give the top of his head a bath. It was cute.
She got off the window sill and eventually found her way up on the cat tree. She almost made it up to the top perch on her own but decided now wasn't her moment, so she settled for the second to the top platform. Although I left her alone to try, after it was obvious that she was done, I went over and helped her up on the top condo, which she can do once she figures it out. From there, she made it up to the top perch and hung out for a few minutes. She got down wonderfully and safely on her own, using the ramps and platforms without suicide jumps. We are so proud of how she is using her surroundings to move around.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Bag got his breakfast while she scooted around the house, just generally being curious. She and Bag took turns watching the snow fall a bit but they weren't into it too much this time. There was some wrestling going on, but they look like they are settling down now.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
She sent us a text saying she had gotten a bag and was bringing it over - woohoo! The kids can eat again and Momma and Daddy don't have to worry about soft poop now, hopefully for awhile.
Noodle had been napping in the upper condo when AnnMarie arrived and sniffed her fingers. She was still skittish and came down by herself and retreated to the closet. We brought her out a little later but she retreated to the laundry room this time. As we headed out, we placed her back in her upper condo where she stayed until we returned after dinner.
Bag, however, just cared about getting some treats, which he did. He is great around people - not afraid as long as it's in his environment. He has been napping on my lap all night long while Noodle was in the condo but is now on the floor (after her pee trip).
They both wrestled around this morning with a few cat chases in between. We have been calling around for her feline caviar cat food. It's such a specialty that no one carries it so we have to special order it. In fact, the only place that carried it the last time we got it is near my office across the water, so we are having one of our friends stop by and check to see if they have it (they weren't answering). In the meantime, we had to order two bags and are now scrimping to see if the remaining food will last till the orders arrive.
We are absolutely hesitant to change her cat food, given the soft poop incident the last time. I don't know if they both like the caviar but I am always replenishing the bowls every day. There's a little bit of the Innova Evo in it too, which they don't seem to have a negative reaction to (but it's in such small quantities). Wouldn't it be great if she could eat food that was accessible??!!
Of course, we love them to death, so we'll do what it takes. They are so darling and precious, how can anyone NOT love them? Especially as they are napping away? She is getting more comfortable with navigating the cat tree, too, on her own. Love them kids!
Friday, January 23, 2009
I woke up to the sounds of Noodle eating, and then it was Bag's turn to get his breakfast. They wrestled and as I prepared for the day, she sat on the window sill in the bedroom as Bag monitored.
I was very anxious to see them (it was a full day again). There was Bag, meowing when I opened the garage, sitting curled up in the hallway. I called out for Noodle as I put my things down but she didn't respond or come out - that was because she was in her second condo atop the cat tree! That was so cute; I'm proud of her. How she came down, I don't know since she did that when my back was turned.
They were both very energetic - probably glad to have someone home to refill their food bowls. They wrestled all over the house, jumping on each other and rolling around. There was one time when they wrestled for at least two full minutes - the longest I had seen! They were really going at each other.
Bag later got his dinner and surprise surprise, a bath from Daddy! Noodle was on the other side of the bathroom door meowing (very cute!), so I let her in. I held her up to see what the fuss was all about and Dave even held her in the bath. She squirmed and kicked a bit and was glad to have been out of there. She was just slightly damp and although I had cracked the bathroom door to let her out, she hung around, now more curious about the smell of the shampoo than Bag's dire situation.
Bag didn't care for the bath, so he gave himself a cat bath while Noodle supervised. The bath doesn't hurt, especially since it'd been awhile. Plus, it was a good time to clean his butt.
Speaking of butt, they both peed today, and at the very least, Bag pooped. I think she did, too but I wouldn't be surprised if all the poop belonged to Bag. I hate missing her poop moment - it messes up my spreadsheet and I can't pinpoint a time!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
As I walked into the hallway, there was Noodle by the kitchen. Like yesterday, she came out from wherever she was, so I hope she continues to not be afraid when we come home. She was hesitant, though, when Dave came home, but didn't go running far. I guess he is a far bigger human being to her.
She has been active for most of tonight. There were times where it appeared she was about to nap but you can't keep an active Noodle down! She pooped at 830 - what a normal time for once!
Bag ate his dinner and napped a bit, and although he wasn't as active as her, they nevertheless hunted and wrestled with each other. They are so darling, both together and as individual kitties, that I just want to gobble them up! I believe they get cuter each day - is that possible?
She is showing signs that she clearly does not like to be cradled like a baby. I don't know why but it might have to do with her past life. At any rate, we don't want to startle, annoy or hurt her, so we will definitely listen to her!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
And then again, she gets out later and comes over to sit on my lap again. This time, I get a facial on my nose and lips while talking with Dave on the phone - kinda hard to do with your lips closed. She stayed for about 30 minutes this time around. She now joined her brother and me on the couch, and at one point, her head slowly fell to the couch as she napped. How darling is that??
They are so cute together, I can just wrap them as fruit roll ups and eat them!
Like a good girl, she peed and pooped at 11 last night. If only she would do that to end the night, that'd be great. She pee'd this morning and has been off running since. They both have been chasing and hunting each other ALOT this morning, and it's barely 7am. I bet they are wishing that we had a bigger house.
Noodle surprised me this morning by making her way up to the second condo on her own! There was alot of momentum going on in that little 5 pound body. She tried to make it to the top but didn't really get there so I helped a bit. She sure has fire (or is it stubbornness?) in her eyes when she struggles. It was a bummer to leave them both but the sooner I go, the sooner I return. She did manage to get down by herself, with Momma's supervision.
It was about a minute after I got home that someone came around the corner to greet me, and it wasn't Bag (usually is). What an accomplishment, for her to approach someone who just came in. She then went through my bags, probably looking for something for her. Bag, on the other hand, was napping on the couch and only got up when he heard the rustling of the snacks.
Only Bag had pee'd while we were gone, but after I cleaned it, she went ahead and pee'd. Hopefully she will poop tonight.
They are alert, but Noodle is way more active than Bag, who is now full from his early dinner. She is now resting on the window sill.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Then around 830, Noodle awoke and slowly came down the ramp, looked at us, and thought that we weren't such bad people. So she came over to the couch, climbed up the stairs, and sat with us for about an hour! Amazing! She napped on my lap with me holding her, thus ending my net-surfing for the evening.
They are now awake but not fully alert, I don't think. It may take them some time to really get energetic and stir things up, again ... right when we are headed to bed!
I hated having to get up but they both got up with us and were pretty energetic. So she didn't poop at all yesterday but she did this morning at 7am - just in time for me to head to work (thanks alot, Noodle!). It was sad to leave them with all of their antics.
When I did get home around 3, there was nothing in the litterbox but guess WHO was in the top condo of the cat tree? And the same guess WHO made her way down when I wasn't looking. I was so proud of her. I have no idea how she made it up there and would love to be around to see her do it again.
I also brought home a few small cat toys. One was a zig zag ball that no one paid attention to and another was a crinkle ball which Bag immediately made it his. Now that he is bored with it, Noodle doesn't care much for it since Bag's saliva is all over it. Well, that'll teach me to spend $5 randomly on them!
Around 330, somebody decided to poop and pee again. This time, I got to collect it in the tube (woohoo!). But I had some help from Bag, who decided that he needed to poop as well while I was trying to scoop up her poop. All this, and not wanting Bag to miss his chance to go, either. Sigh ... kids! They both had healthy poop (and the smell!) and their butts wiped. Bag definitely needed the wiping!
I ran her poop out to the vet and upon return, they were both staring at each other on the living room floor. I am so proud of her for not hiding in the closet this time around. Hopefully in time she'll be OK when we and our friends come and go. They are still romping and hunting each other, although Bag is intent on asking for more food. He'll have to wait till dinner time.
Monday, January 19, 2009
So we took down the entire garland to allow Hello Kitty to die with dignity. Bag seemed to play innocent by hanging out with me all morning in between his two pee trips.
Noodle came and went, but eventually settled down in bed to my right after eating breakfast. At one point, she even slept cradled in my arm. It is darling when she comes over for some loving, which she did again this morning on the couch, after disembarking from her first condo. I also got my nose bitten and licked.
Neither one has pooped yet - they have been busy napping all day. We are still anxiously awaiting hers so we can take it in for testing. And that is how we are spending our MLK, Jr holiday!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
This morning while Dave was out, Bag and Noodle hung out with me in the bedroom for a few - giving me one of several facials throughout the day. Then they tired of that and played in the living room. Since they ignored my calls to them, I eventually came out to the living room to find them romping around.
Noodle was the first to nap (in the closet) which gave us time with Bag. He chose to spend it lazing on the deck in the (cold) sun. It is nice to have that alone time with him. I don't think Noodle really got lost in her nap, because she came out on her own when I went to find her.
They were wrestling but then Noodle settled in the top condo of the cat tree with Bag in the closet. As Dave says, it's been a rough day for them so they need their rest.
Turns out Noodle spent hours sleeping in the top condo while we watched "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". Bag came out of the closet and chose to sleep on the black couch. It's great to have them both in the visible area nearby.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I went in to visit them and she gave me a facial, right on my eye. It was cute but scratchy.
They are now up and active, though I'm sure they will get all the more active as the night wears on. And of course, it's almost bedtime for us. It does seem that she has recovered from her vet visit well, too.
Noodle pooped just a few minutes earlier, and although it was a good poop, it nevertheless hung on her so Dave got the pleasure of pulling it out. Ah, the joys of parenthood.
Friday, January 16, 2009
So now she's on top of the first condo. And she has two options down - one is to jump (which we hope she won't) or to go to the lower platform and down the steps. She was on the edge and voila! She turns around, goes down the platform, and down the steps. OMG! I was so happy for her, I am about to cry!
Bag for sure pooped during the day but I'm not sure Noodle did. Nevertheless, both of them got their butts wiped. They wrestled a little and I threw her milkring up the first condo to encourage her to climb up the ramp. We did this twice and she successfully manuevered up and down fine. I put her up on the second ramp but she wasn't sure what to do with it. I guess in time...
After sniffing around the back door and deciding not to go out on the deck, they are opting to hunt each other and sit on the window sill instead.
Bag spent about five long minutes up there, though I don't think he cares for the wobbliness. We'll have to see about that.
He did go out on the deck for a bit for fresh air. She seemed as if she was headed there, but he didn't stay long.
He is now watching her entertain herself with a bottle cap. She is active and he is alert - I hate that I have to leave soon and miss their antics. Whatever they do today, I hope they don't hurt themselves, especially Noodle on the cat tree.
Wow! Just as I closed out on this entry, she was entertaining herself and with momentum flowing, she ran right up the first ramp on her own with no problems! I didn't see how she got down, though (probably jumped) because now she is on the back platform. And she got there by climbing up on the water bottles. She looked at the second ramp and for a moment, I thought she was going to attempt it, but didn't. I am so proud of her!
She's still sitting on the back platform watching her brother play with his hanging mouse. She is headed to investigate.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Noodle hid under the couch while Dave was putting it together. Too much noise and movement for her, I guess. She is always skittish like that. But Dave got her out and helped her move around in it. She needs time on it but she took to it more than Bag has so far. Bag simply just jumps down after a few minutes. He is sleeping right now.
So far, she likes the little hanging cat toy. Once or twice she has made it up the first ramp but not from the ground, more like halfway up. We'll see what later tonight brings and tomorrow.
Bag came and joined us early this morning after his pee trip. She was active after hers (no poop yet). They romped around then he went to poop. I must have startled him because there wasn't anything in the litterbox but then he went back in after I left. Bag has settled down - probably due to his breakfast and some time out on the deck.
Noodle heard a dog barking somewhere out front and hid under the black couch, though she didn't run towards it. She came back out with a little coaxing, spent some time looking out the window, while Bag napped in his day bed.
She went to the litterbox twice late this morning. There was nothing in the first try (I wonder if I startled her) and then she peed and pooped (just one piece, tho) on the second try. I don't know if she's done or if she will attempt another.
Dave came home a bit for lunch - she didn't run away as much. But when the delivery guy knocked on the door, she bolted! Bag, on the other hand, was helpful. What added to this was I was on a conference call, too. But this was their cat tree that got delivered, so it was worth it. I found her hiding under the black couch but she came out just afterwards.
So while I worked, they played, ate, and rested. As I type this, she willingly came up to the couch and joined me. She sat on my lap for at least an hour! That was so amazing - I was SO afraid to move or even breathe. She gave me several facials and the honor of holding her the entire hour, which made typing with one hand a whole lot of fun. I was saddened that I had to get up to leave.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Bag realizes that he can get away from her if he jumps up high, so as long as I'm home, I help him down so he is fair game with her.
Thanks to the baby monitor, I heard one of them in the litterbox when I was in the middle of my shower. When I checked, I couldn't really tell who had gone to do what. The piece of poop looked like Bag's but the pee looked like Noodle's. I suspect that it was Bag because the litterbox scratching wasn't very long - Noodle takes forever in there.
Bag has been going out onto the deck, then immediately returning in. And then out again. And back in. Noodle can't seem to make sense of him. He even collided with her on one of his trips in.
She just finished eating and has come bounding out of the bathroom and right into her brother.
I sure am glad there are two of them to keep each other company, especially when we are gone though I don't know how much they interact then.
Bag greeted me at the door when I returned this afternoon but I found Noodle in the closet. She came out though after a few scratches. They resumed their playing, and Bag settled down on his bed, while Noodle is in the cat castle. They are so cute when they settle down together.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The trick is to keep Noodle company while getting Bag into the bathroom to eat. She is good natured about that, and not sure if she understands what's happeninig but once Baggie is eating, I get to spend some time with her. She had been in her newly arranged cat castle when I got in, so that was great that she wasn't hiding in the closet.
Then later tonite, Bag is back at it, asking for treats and then sniffing my little corn niblets. That kid is going to get fat, I say! At least Noodle will chase him around and keep him slim.
His neediness and constant begging for food remind me of his brother Tigger. It's interesting to see how Noodle has taken on Bag's role who has taken on Tigger's role who had taken on Tetley's (his older brother) role. Kids!
I guess I better let Bag out of the bathroom now, assuming he has finished eating away from his sister, who is now on the window sill.
Oh, I forgot to mention that this past weekend, we dumped our box springs because the new mattress we got elevated the height tremendously, so poor Noodle had a hard time getting up, even with the stairs and add-ons. She certainly now rules the house. She is also great at self-entertainment - talented!
Monday, January 12, 2009
She pee'd just as I was finishing brushing my teeth, and was chased into the bathroom by her brother. Just a little after 7, I heard someone scratching the litterbox just as I shut down the shower water. And of course, Murphy's Law, it was her pooping. It was a good poop but sure made me rush around.
They resumed their chasing and wrestling, but seemed to have calmed down a little. At least I hope so - she is in the bedroom looking out the window and Bag is hanging here on the floor. I need to get going so I hope they are settling down.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
She slept all afternoon in their newly-rearranged castle condo. We finally got her out to play just before bedtime, although she still found time to nap some more. And at 11pm, she was back at the litterbox, peeing and pooping.
She's back in the castle and Bag is staring straight into the crinkle tunnel. Hopefully one of them will find their way to sleep with us tonite.
Noodle slept most of the day and Bag was off and on napping as well.
Mom and Dad watched Star Wars 4,5 & 6 and just relaxed and enjoyed what was left of the weekend.
After I recovered, it was his sister's turn to help me out by sitting on the paper as I tried to read it. What to do with these two...
Noodle has been trying to nap off and on now, and Bag is just roaming around. KIDS!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Dave moved some of their furniture around, and Bag hung out in the "new" castle condo for some time. Noodle chose to harass him when he did.
Most recently, they were both out on the deck. Noodle stayed out longer than Bag. She was checking out the deck chairs...we might have to do some rearranging.
Bag then jumped all the way to the top of the fridge, and of course, Noodle was curious. Dave let her up - supervised, of course. I wonder what must have been going through her mind. She certainly didn't meow at all.
This is a good sign for us because we just ordered a 74" cat tree for them. We had a hard time deciding, since they seem to play with the littlest things that we never would have thought of. But we hope that the height and coziness will be appealing to them. Otherwise, we'll be looking for a buyer!
They are now resting in between romps. The night is young at 1108 pm!
But she did settle down enough to poop last night at 10 and again this early morning at 6. She and Bag were wrestling and chasing all morning before we headed out. She was atop the black couch when we walked in - good that she didn't run because of the entry noises. They are now relaxing before the evening's activities, I'm sure.
Friday, January 9, 2009
I hate leaving them, especially when they are that playful. But the money to buy their food has to come from somewhere!
We stopped in tonight for just a few minutes before going out again. Dave checked the litterbox - apparently Noodle was busy! It appeared as if she had gone, at least twice. That's good but darn it! I was hoping that at least one of us would be home for her multiple poop trips. Her butt was clean and we checked the house (per usual) but it's that clean freak in me that wishes I had been home when she went. I just have to get used to this.
She was in the closet and came out to meet our friend again but she remains skittish around people, even with us when we first arrive home. Bag, on the other hand, was just waiting for his food, which he got.
We were out again for a couple of hours during which time Bag had peed. She is slowly waking up, hanging out in the living room and cat bathing. She just came down from the window sill. Let's see what these two have in mind.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
But how can anyone be upset at those darling little faces? Both of them are now on the window sill, Noodle in the living room and Bag in the bedroom. I'm sure this serenity won't last long.
Dave was the first to arrive home today and found no pee or poop, which means Noodle will probably poop when we are ready to go to sleep! They have been wrestling with Bag resting more than Noodle. They both like catching the bottle water caps and milk rings. It's funny when they both go for the same one. There will be plenty more opportunities to play!
And true to her schedule for the past few days, she peed and pooped at 1045pm. We had retired for the night but there she was, in the litterbox. Right now, they are just both hanging out in the living room ... rejuvenating, I'm sure.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
They played and Bag pooped. I didn't stay home long to wait for Noodle to do her thing - life can pass me by as I sit there and wait! I certainly didn't want to leave them again this morning but if I make it in early, I can get out early. I have no doubt that they will find things to busy themselves with.
Dave stopped by the house around lunchtime and Noodle had pooped and peed. Her butt was clean but she got the wipe anyway. When I got home this afternoon, Bag came out to greet me but I think it was for food. I went to find Noodle in the closet. They played a bit, but Bag was primarily focused on getting some food. He sure gets needy.
We ran out on errands tonite and Noodle settled down into the closet, where we retrieved her. Bag asked for food again (it's almost like he doesn't eat, geez!) but has settled down to nap next to her. I'm sure they'll be back at it soon.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Bag had a mellow morning, eating and peeing. He is just hanging out now, but anything can happen.
I got home around 515 and was pleasantly surprised to see Noodle had peed and pooped (at least the evidence pointed to her) sometime during the day and even more so, that there weren't any accidents or trails of poop. Her butt was clean when I checked and wiped.
After checking the litterbox, I rounded the corner and there they both were, just hanging out. I don't know how long they had been there or if they just emerged from the closet, but they are a sight for sore eyes.
They were clearly energetic - they have taken turns chasing each other, loudly around the house, too. I have to be sure to get out of their way!
Bag and Noodle went out on the deck a bit but the wind is blowing nicely and loudly which scared her then him back in. After some more repeated requests for food, Bag gave up and chose to nap in the bedroom while Noodle hung out here with us.
After his nap, the two wrestled off and on, and as we retired for the night, they were doing their own thing ... Bag roaming the house and Noodle on the window sill. But at 1045, Noodle went to poop - it was a small poop so I don't know if I interrupted her or if she'll go again soon. Bag got off his cat castle to wrestle with her but she is now back on the window sill, which is usually a safe time to close out for the night, except that as I closed out this entry, here she is ... the huntress!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Bag chased her back in but they went back out again later ... and again. It's now 1015 pm and although WE are ready for bed, they apparently are not.
That is absolutely great that she went out on the deck on her own. We never figured it would be so soon. She sure works on Noodle time. We are now trying to figure out a way to make the window sill grip better for her to climb up. We hope the material we laid out will work for her.
At 11pm, she went to pee but not poop (bummer) although Bag did. She went on her way to doing her usual non-sleep Noodle activities.
We played for a bit but Bag sure was needy with his requests for food, so he was sequestered in the bathroom eating while she played paws under the door. I feel for her, withholding her soft food but it's clear that her little tummy and butt can't handle it.
Dave came home a short time later and put together the "thing in a bag" toy that I had picked up. While the motor wasn't very loud and while Bag moved towards it with alot of caution (he later was trying to open the bag), Noodle was not having it. Although she didn't run away, she was not keen about being placed near it. Dave cuddled with her, and when he put her down, she found her way towards the hallway and bedroom. I guess that toy is going back!
She didn't even play with the blue feather stick that I also got ... and not even the green stick which she usually plays with.
To add to this commotion, the Comcast guy came knocking on the door, which sent her straight to the bedroom closet. After he left, I hung out with her and she did purr (eventually). And then Dave had left and returned with dinner. Too many things were going on for her to take! It took a whole lot of coaxing tonight by the two of us to get her out. She helped me put water in the fridge and eventually played with her green stick and crinkle tunnel.
She is now napping under the pub table like yesterday while Bag is roaming around. Bag is, by the way, breaking into his other mouse toy.
We are learning that while she likes toys, she only likes what she can control. She likes the laser pointer alright because it doesn't make any noise and too small of a dot to be intimidating. I think we'll stick with the green feather stick and crinkle tunnel for now.
Unfortunately I have to get to work (holiday vacation is over - sad!) and I'm already looking forward to coming home.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
At 630am, she is at it again and this time, it's the real deal. She pees and poops a good one, and although she is brought to bed, she is energetic and quickly scampers away. Bag is with me and sleeps right through her activities.
At 7am, we hear her again. What gives? Visions of a stomachache and diarrhea go through my head, but apparently she had forgotten to poop one more poop. Again, she is playful and shows no signs of letting up, though she is more apt to hang out in bed now.
All morning they have taken turns being energetic and playful. They romped around again, picking up where they left off but as I type this, Bag is resting in his cardboard box and she is guarding her crinkle tunnel ... which she has successfully flattened. Alas, it's only 1pm so we'll see what the rest of the day holds.
It's now 830pm and both have napped most of the afternoon, with a few awake moments here and there. Noodle has decided to sleep under our pub table now, which is great for us because it's in the living room but surprising because it affords no intimate closure (we are also in the midst of selling it so if anyone's interested, let us know). They are, however, fully awake now and chasing the laser pointer in between sniffing each other. I'm sure they will wait till it's our bedtime before they start getting really active! Noodle started making these "excited" type of sounds - a crossover between a squeak, pip, and meow, as she used all of her energy to chase that darn laser pointer. We have never heard that sound from her before.
Bag was biting and pawing Dave as he laid in his cardboard box with Noodle focusing on them - so cute!
Bag is now thinking about jumping on the window sill but Noodle is hunting him from atop the couch. Tonite we padded the back end of the futon, in the event she loses her balance and falls back there. For such a little 5 pounder, she sure is feisty. In true Noodle form, she just chased him off!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
She didn't sleep much yesterday so I was hoping she would sleep in last night but didn't - she and Bag were active off and on while we tried to get some sleep. She was atop the black couch again. We saw her climb up there a couple of times. I stayed up with them for about an hour at 330 just playing - too bad we don't have a nanny cam set up (yet) to see what they do when we aren't watching.
They napped when we were out and it takes her awhile to get going again. Although I tried to keep her interest with the green feather stick, in the end, she migrated back to the closet, but not before hunting Bag a real good one where he jumped about a foot high and back! It was hilarious.
Dave brought them both out and both are hanging out in the living room as I type this. We'll see what the evening brings.
We soon found out what the evening brought, for sure. They must have stored up tons of energy because they were chasing and hunting each other without barely a moment's rest. First it was in the living room then in the hallway. First it was Noodle then Bag instigating. They played right up into 11pm when we retired for the night, but not them! They continued on and we could hear some shuffling still. Bag eventually made his way to bed while Noodle settled atop the black couch again.
Another fun-filled day with the kids!
Friday, January 2, 2009
I am home again with them and they have kept me going. This morning it was cute to watch them both sleep then when it was time to wake, Noodle gave Bag a cat bath atop his head. Bag didn't flinch ... more like he was tolerating it.
I perhaps only got 2 pages read in my book. When my tea and toast were done, she decided I needed to take care of her litterbox needs. So I waited for her to finish her "thang". One of her poop had fallen off but the second one was still hanging. It eventually fell off when she moved around, thank goodness in the litterbox, though.
I moved in to pet her but she turned around and went back to the litterbox to do more digging. I petted her afterwards and picked her up for her butt wipe. She was not happy, of course, but I got in a couple of wipes. Her butt hair is growing back too, which made it difficult to check. She squirmed and meowed, while I got some claw marks to remind myself of today.
After she was done, she waited in the hallway while her brother pee'd. I guess if the litterbox needs cleaning, why not get it all in, huh? All that was missing was Bag's poop.
Bag has been asking for food alot today. He acts as if he is going to starve to death. I hope he understands that he gets the wet food and kitty treats too, and she doesn't. He jumped up on the island counter to join me in my toast but was quickly helped down. On his second try, he misjudged and slipped on the napkin, and fell back down. It wasn't very graceful and I shouldn't laugh, but it's another of Bag's antics.
They continued to wrestle, in between some Bag naps, though Noodle was clearly more energetic. Noodle and I played with her ball chaser and her crinkle tunnel (which she is playing with more, but not the cuddle coil yet) for a good half hour, too.
Bag went outside on the deck once but as it was cold, so he didn't stay very long. She continues to hunt him, and earlier, she had swiped his tail when he was sitting on the window sill and she atop the couch. That startled him, which startled her and she moved like lightning off the couch.
They were eyeing each other on the black couch on top of the couch now watching the rain. She has since climbed down and sat in front of the fireplace. She came over after a few minutes for some petting and purring and cat bathed my hand. She now seems engrossed in her own cat bath.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
She pooped a good, hard, quality-poop at 11am again. Let's hope this pattern continues, although normally, we both would be at work so if she had poop stuck to her butt or a runny poop, we would be SOL!
When she and Bag wrestle, she does this cute little thing where her mouth is left hanging. I think given the size and the battle, she pants more than he does, so her hanging mouth is a pretty cute sight. We are trying to capture that on photo. We're learning that Noodle tends to hang out in the living room when we are sitting on the floor with her. Otherwise, she gives up and goes to the bedroom closet.