Monday, September 24, 2007

Cats, etc.

Well, there have been changes in the cat dynamics around here. Monica has now fully accepted Joey. She grooms him and lets him snuggle with her. He has tried to play with her, but she won't participate. She very rarely hisses at him and it's when he tries to play.

Phoebe is still a bit miffed with him. He keeps trying to make friends with her, approaching her and following her around. Sometimes she allows it and will sniff him and be in close proximity. Other times she will hiss and smack him or growl. She's acting kind of like Monica did in the first couple of days where you can't predict what her response will be at any given time. But I think she's softening.

In other news, the rental house is almost ready to be rented. The contracted work is done and Denis is just finishing up odds and ends. My mom and I have done some cleaning. We'll have to get all our fix-it stuff out of there. We also have to go to the property management office and sign our contract so that they can advertise it and get some people in there. It's looking really good, but it has definitely been a lot of work for my honey. It'll be nice to get it off our plates.

Right now I'm feeling really tired and air-headed because I took an antihistamine. Denis and I have allergies that go on year round. I usually take a Claritin in the morning which helps a bit. But my nose is often plugged up in the evening. Denis has a fancy-shmancy nasal spray that has really been helping his allergies since he started taking it. I'm thinking of seeing if I can get me some of that stuff. Since my cold two weeks ago, my nose has been a constant source of grief. anyway, I've been taking a stronger antihistamine hoping that my nose won't be so stuffy at night. Sorry, I'm rambling... Tracy signing off.

8 comments:

Nixter said...

I love that pic - too cute. Sorry to hear about your nose - get some of that smancy pancy fancy stuff Denis has for sure..

Glad the ladies are coming around with JT...

Rachel said...

I'm glad to hear that your older cats are softening toward Joey. The pic is adorable! I'm sure Joey is starting to feel much more comfortable in his new home since he's not getting yelled at so often by his older siblings. Keep us posted!

Heather said...

I am glad your cats are all getting used to each other. I do hope you feel better. That stinks to have allergies all year long!

kristina said...

I am happy that the cats are getting along better too.

fancy-shmancy nasal spray
too funny!

Rachel said...

Hope you feel better soon. We're getting your colds here now. Everyone here has had a cold except for me. Yesterday I gave Dave a big smooch on the lips and then later remembered that he has a cold...UGH! I better take lots of vitamin C!

Martha said...

Good news for Joey! We have one little cat, Bo, who never softens to anyone. She rules the house and there is no room for the others!

gmj said...

I can hardly wait for Joey to get big! Dynamics will change constantly, just like real life :)

joeks said...

Monica looks like an older sister who would like to play, but thinks she might be too old.

Definitely go with the nose spray. I'd never survive August until the ragweed freezes without it.