It's been a long time, way overdue for a post - yikes!
I'll try to update you on all our happenings - one cat at a time.
A dog?? Yes, my 84 year old father and his large dog, Nikki, moved in with us at the end of August. Dad and Nikki live downstairs and all the cats are sequestered upstairs. Occasionally a cat gets to go on a supervised walkabout downstairs. After a very slow introduction, we learned that Nikki is curious about the cats, and very cautious around them. The cats pretty much ignore her unless she pokes her nose towards them, then she gets lots of hisses and she backs away. I love seeing the cats put her in her place! We don't let the cats roam freely as they could easily trip dad up.
This past spring and summer was basically completely occupied with getting dad's house ready to sell and then moving his stuff out. It was a tremendous amount of work and I'm very thankful that work is done.