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At one point she decided to crawl on top of my back. I LOVE when my cats do this, and I like when kittens do it. Kittens do not give as good of a 'back massage' because they are so darn little, but having her run around on my back did feel good. After a few minutes of it, I was starting to nod off and I knew I had better make it up the stairs before I fell asleep right then and there, so I attempted to get her off my back. She was having nothing to do with that as she was having fun. After a few feeble attempts, I decided to slowly roll over, figuring she would jump off eventually.. nope, not Odilia.. she decided to follow the movement and moved up to my side, then over to my front as I rolled over.
I laughed so hard at her clever attempt to keep me there.. that she did get a few more minutes of love and attention before I called it a night.
She almost got some friends yesterday. I got a flurry of emails about one set of kittens and then another. By the time I got to the shelter all of them had been promised to other foster homes. As much as I would like to bring a friend home for her, I also worry about it. When she met Triscuit it went well enough, but Odilia couldn't read the signals that Triscuit was throwing off to play and it was just confusing for her. They stayed on their own sides of the hotel room when ever they were in it - which I have to say was pretty amazing. I am also a little fearful in that young orphans would not have been tested yet for Felv and there is always a risk when you mix litters of kittens that there is something being harbored that could be passed. I'm trying to decide if the benefit of a friend or two will outweigh the risks. I wasn't worried about her going to "R's" house since she had the mother cat who could be tested, and Triscuit was old enough as well. So I figured I'd play this one by ear. If it happens I'm offered and no one else swoops in to take, she'll get a friend. If not, she'll be an only..
Considering that she is *at least* seven weeks old (a guess of three at the time and I've had her for a month) but more likely 9 or 10, and she only weighs 1lb 3 oz.. I'm guessing I'm going to have her for a while.. Even if she did get friends, they would soon outgrow her..