We had a pretty quiet weekend. Ivy and Gracie are still getting to know one another.
Ivy is getting accustomed to having Gracie get closer to her. But she isn’t always happy about it. See the photo below to see what I mean.
Gracie Getting A Little Too Close For Comfort:
Ivy was not too happy about Gracie jumping up on the couch right in front of her. Ivy looks like she’s ready to give the kitten a good talking to about personal space, doesn’t she?
See that little red mark on Gracie to the far right below her neck? Yesterday morning when she was laying in bed with me and I was petting her I noticed a little bump. I figured I’d just keep an eye on it.
Then she came walking into the living room yesterday afternoon with the bump gone, but the area was a bit bloody. I think she’d scratched it off.
So the mobile vet is coming around noon to check it out. Just to play it safe. I’ll let you know what she thinks it is. I also wanted her to give Gracie a check-up and get to know her.
A Cactus Shaped Scratching Post:
Above is Ivy next to the couch. The green carpet-looking thing is actually a scratching post shaped like a cactus I ordered for Gracie that arrived yesterday. You can only see a tiny bit of it.
So far only Ivy has used it. I’m not sure Gracie has placed it yet. There are so many new things to see. Maybe I’ll rub a bit of catnip on it.
Ivy has her own tall scratching post made of wood. I learned early on that a big cat needs a big, sturdy scratching post. Ivy shredded the first couple of scratching posts I got for her within weeks. This one has lasted at least a year.
Ivy just jumped up on the cupboard in front of the window. I hear birds chirping out there and her tail is twitching. A sure sign that she’s seen the birds.
And here’s Gracie under the coffee table. Aren’t her blue eyes beautiful?
The orange/tan markings are faint in the light, except for around her tail. You can see them around her eyes and behind her ears. And a bit around her nose.
Well, as you can see I don’t have any other news except for the cats. They sure are fun and entertaining.
I will be creating an Ivy and Gracie Pinterest board.