Monday, November 19, 2018

Checking in with Darcy and her Darlings



Darcy still thinks I am kind of suspicious and is just waiting for me to do something to prove her right. The other day she came out of the cage while the bathroom door was open to eat something and I didn't realize so when I walked into the bathroom to get some water for Onyx she freaked and bolted back to the cage.

I know she isn't going to get used to me hiding in the cage covered by a sheet, so I have been pushing and pushing, trying to get her to realize that while I am an intrusion I am not a harm or a risk and that being scratched behind the ears is pretty nice. The other day I lifted the sheet so she had nowhere to hide in the cage so she had to look out at the world. Often I'll climb in the cage and pat her and she just balls her self up and endures it.

Food helps. When she is hungry she will come forward to get some food. I tried hand feeding her and that wasn't easy going but eventually, she started taking food from me. Yesterday I got her to come down to the bottom level to eat while the sheet was up and in full view of me, which was a major accomplishment. I doubt we'll be snuggling any time soon, but it made me happy.

Her kittens are doing very well. Onyx still doesn't like them and growls and hisses at them when she goes to investigate them. I am doing my best do desensitize her to their presence so that she will stop being so upset by them. I open the door to the bathroom and the kittens come bounding out and investigating the areas of the room that Onyx doesn't hang out in. I've probably got another week before they are too bored with the bathroom and start becoming destructive because they have no way to burn off their kitteny energy... but things are still working well so I'm just going to hope for the best.

Wyatt is becoming an absolute goofball. He was throwing himself down on my lap and showing off his belly yesterday. He is a bit of a ham.


Spottacus is also a bit of a ham. If I am cooing over Wyatt or Zephy he will come over and park himself nearby to soak up some attention.


Zephy is still forming her personality. She is beyond cute and I just can't capture her cartoon-like nature in a photo. She does toddle over to see me when I enter the room and likes sitting on my feet but she's not really a fan of my covering her with kisses.. we are totally working on that - well I am anyway


6 comments:

  1. It sounds like your work with the kittens is going well! I wish Darcy would come around already. But as a mom cat, I guess it's more difficult for her.

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  2. Lookit those little faces.

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  3. hopefully Onyx will be ok with the "other" kittens after a few days of constant exposure. hopefully Miss Darcy will also start to see you as a good thing soon too

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  4. Well, at least Darcy has cute kittens! We're sure she'll come around soon.

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  5. Slow work, but so worthwhile!

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  6. Totally adorable. Black and white kittens are totally great, as Lion says.

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