Friday, April 13, 2018

season of settling

Outside winter is becoming spring. The snow is nearly all melted away. Inside, we are still settling into the new space around us.

Pierre, like a good feral cat, continues to attempt to disappear when he sees a human noticing that he exists. We've spotted him hanging out in the window and enjoying various parts of the cat tree!! Don't tell him that we saw him in those places though.

Rose is coming out more and doing her Rose thing. Because she's Rose, she still steers clear of the evil humans, but otherwise enjoys her surroundings. Rose and Pierre spend most of the time when the humans are active, sleeping behind the couch. Hopefully they will become good friends.

photo courtesy of Laura
It just dawned on my this evening as I watched Rose roll around on the floor that she is our only cat right now with white furs. Willow had beautiful whites. I'm still getting my heart ready to write the Willow tribute post, I'm getting closer to being able to do that. I still think about her all the time and still can't believe she's not with us. It kind of feels like we somehow forgot her back in Washington. I miss her so much. 

The window overlooking the street is a popular perch for bird watching.

Oliver and Theo are working on their friendship.

Oliver's smell is quite different now that he's an inside only cat. He used to have a distinctive wood smoke smell but now that's no more. We will always wonder how he got that delicious odor! Everyday, I still take huge delight seeing Oliver enjoy his inside kitty status. I think back to how I used to worry about him so much, those summer nights when we refused to be locked safely on the back porch, I would awake in the night to the sound of him fighting other cats - oh the stress and worry. I spent a tremendous amount of energy worrying about him, so wanting him to be safe. Now, I hope to repurpose all that energy that was once spent worrying about Oliver and focus it on solving world hunger!


  1. It's so nice to see the settling in going on and boy, Oliver has made such amazing progress!

  2. It's great to see everyone settling in, each in their own way. I miss seeing photos of your Willow, I had a soft spot in my heart for her. I hope she's with you in spirit. :-)

  3. So happy to your furkids are settling in and getting along together.

  4. A different house in a different part of the world, but the cats become its soul and make it home! Good to hear everyone is settling in.

  5. Oliver becomes an indoor cat. It took a long time but he finally made it!

  6. I am glad things are working out.

  7. we moved on the one year anniversary of Kit's passing. It still feels like she should just be in the other room. We never could have moved if she was still with us as she traveled very poorly.

  8. Seems like everyone is getting along pretty well. I hope you and Laura are settling into your new life on the East Coast.

  9. What an adventure you have had. Glad to see things are settling down--give our love to Laura (and the kitties)!


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