First, peace at the Casa: By this morning all the hissing and growling and posturing was over and everyone was getting along as though Tang had been part of the bunch forever. Well, almost. Occasionally someone will look a bit wary, but no vocalizations and no action... just watchfulness. I'm thinking this is about as good as anyone could expect after adding a newly altered (and still stinky) mancat to the mix. Sophie, who likes boys, if you'll remember, will go right up to Tang now and put her nose in his face. We'll keep you posted on developments there.
Next, Mama relaxes: This morning I was petting a boatload of sleeping babies - they'd chosen the little red boat to curl up in - and who strolls out from under the bed and starts chowing down as if I wasn't there at all?? Why, yes! Mama Lucia! And when she was done she strolled back under the bed and settled down to watch me pet her children. The key word here - stroll - not snuck out, not slunk out... strolled out... leisurely! I am very encouraged by this behavior from our little mama. Meanwhile, her babies are as happy as can be:
And, lastly, a couple of days ago the magic confluence occurred. A sunny day, a relatively clean house (pay no attention to the clutter on the island) and enough time to film. So after all this time, I am pleased to present, the new and improved Casa Space Paws! Told you it's a little house!