Da Genj: Mee-Yow, everyone! Genji here. I need to start by apologising for the continuing intermittence of our posting. Welcoming a new puppy has proved rather more complicated and time-consuming than we expected, and #1 has not had the energy.
The big issue is that Ollie had never seen a cat before he got here. He also had never really lived inside a house, so he ended up being over-stimulated, and he would yap and yap every time he saw one of us. Tama, being Queen, just looked him up and down and stayed put, but Da Beebs and I were pretty stressed out by it. #1 had made the whole study area inaccessible to Ollie so we went up there to hide, and we ate very little for the first couple of days. #1 was pretty worried about Beebs because he needs to take medication at the moment, and eat to put weight back on. Anyway, it looks like little Ollie is a real sweetheart and a very fast learner. #1 believes that the breakthrough came a couple of evenings ago when he went with her to visit our friends Ms. C and Ms. S, and he met Sophie kitten. She is the same age as him and they figured each other out pretty quickly:
And then yesterday afternoon, this happened:
He has been busy being cute:
We are thankful that we have a little brother who is so quick to learn!
Here is a photo of me when I still wasn't too sure about him:
Last but not least on today's thankful list is Da Beebs' vet visit on Monday. As #1 was also taking Ollie, Mr. G and Ms. N also came with us. After the blood was drawn from Bibi to try and figure out his weight loss, he explored Dr. C's office (photos by Mr.G):
We were very thankful that the results showed no sign of any kidney problems or diabetes, but they did show an infection and liver issues. So, Da Beebs is on antibiotics for six days and must return next Monday for a second blood test. Dr. C is optimistic that it can be cleared up. And talking of clearing up, I am happy to say that "output" issues have also cleared up for all of us!
So, there you have it. A long post to catch up a little. We hope to return to more regular posting soonest. The Vs will catch you up on their news tomorrow.