It is rain and shadows and rumbling thunder I’m hearing this morning here in my apartment.
The sound of thunder reverberates and is, for a time, nearly indistinct in the background. Then it grows louder and then louder still.
Morning Routine With The Cats:
First I feed the cats in the mornings. Ivy seems to have the skill of knowing what time it is. She doesn’t fuss, just jumps up on my bed and walks around me till I get up.
This morning when I fed them, Gracie tried to nudge her head into Ivy’s bowl.
Vickie, the woman who brought Gracie to me, told me what kind of wet cat food Gracie eats. So I ordered two boxes of it from Amazon. Ivy, on the other hand, likes the same brand of cat food but eats the adult version.
Then a week ago Ivy decided she didn’t like her food at all anymore. So I ordered gravy instead of pate for her. She’s gone back and forth in her likes and dislikes for the texture of her food.
Then Gracie decided she liked Ivy’s gravy version better. Oh my, the landmines I must walk getting these two cats fed and getting along with one another!
Gracie leaned in to Ivy’s bowl until I picked her up and took her back to the bedroom to eat her own food. I was very surprised that Ivy didn’t swipe at her when Gracie got so close to her food.
I’ve got everything for the two of them separated for now until they’re better accustomed to one another.
Actually that was only the second time I’ve been able to pick Gracie up. The first time was early on last week when she first got here. Right after I held her she proceeded to hide under the bed for the next 24 hours.
But that is common behavior for pets in new homes. They are frightened and confused and not sure which way the wind blows yet.
My Daughters & Lunch:
My daughters came over for lunch yesterday.
I ordered Chinese food and Kasi picked it up on her way over here.
We typically try to have lunch twice a month here, whereas before the pandemic we met at restaurants.
Kendra seems to be feeling better about her decision to get a loan for the duplex she just purchased. Before she fixes it up to rent, she’ll get a loan for the duplex. While at the same time she’ll also get a loan for her own house.
She’s still a little apprehensive about taking on two more loans, since she pays other mortgages. But she seems more comfortable with her decision now.
I would be terrified to take on such debt. But that’s how you make money. You have to be willing to take risks.
My son-in-law, who has several degrees in business, told her she was making good investments. Especially due to the location. They are in an excellent area and buyers in Tulsa always want to buy or rent there.
Kendra wanted more rental property. A duplex costs less than two separate houses. And the duplex will get her about the same amount of income. So it makes good business sense.
The Cats Seem More Playful With One Another:
Ivy and Gracie seem more playful with one another of late, which makes me quite happy. I think Ivy will enjoy having Gracie as a playmate as time goes on.
Gracie does something really cute. When I’m in bed reading at night, Gracie will often climb up on the bed and lay next to me. Then she puts her little head on my shoulder. It is so sweet!
Especially as Ivy is not a cuddle bug and doesn’t like to be that close to anyone.
I see that Ivy is asleep up on the tall cupboard in front of the living room window. Gracie is asleep somewhere in the bedroom.
Yesterday I noticed that Gracie, who can’t yet stretch herself up to the height of the cupboard, managed to jump up there a few times anyway.
The ceiling fan is on in the dining room because of the heightened humidity. Which makes the blue and green chimes tinkle and make their own kind of music.
I may just settle in for a rainy day and read a book. What do you have on your own agenda for the weekend?