Sunday, November 18, 2007
Life with a kitten continues to be an adventure. Harley is still quarantined to the basement bathroom. He came to us with a few minor medical issues. He was adopted from a wonderful rescue shelter but the number of cats there made it nearly impossible for them to treat his problems effectively. Now that we have him home, he won't be re-exposed to all the bugs and critters that were affecting him. His respiratory condition is responding to antibiotics (thanks for being so observant, Holly - you were right on the nose in diagnosing his problem - pun intended) and the ear mites and worms are being treated appropriately as well. His energy level is steadily increasing, which I take as a good sign of his ongoing recovery.
Koda is not at all resigned to sharing her kingdom with an interloper. First she was very disturbed at having to be dosed with some preventative medications to protect her from Harley's crud. Then she totally freaked when she first saw Harley. So far, they've only seen each other through glass and her reactions was surprisingly hostile. But her reaction to Rocky was the same and she came around after a week or so. We have the space and time to be patient, after all. They look so much alike, you'd think she was his mother and I'm hoping that's the attitude she'll finally take.
In knitting news, Christmas gift knitting is progressing rapidly. The Wash Cloth 2007 marathon is whipping along at record pace, with six done so far. I also found some information on making scrubbers with nylon netting and I'm busy experimenting with making those as well.
The large stealth project is on hold until we are on the road to a family gathering this Thanksgiving. It is the ideal project for working on in the car because it is at the mindless/boring stage and I can chat with DH and listen to talk radio while working on it. Between the 3 hour trip Thursday and the commuting to and from the hockey tournament next weekend, I should make tremendous progress on it.
Beyond that, not much that is blog worthy around here. Just bonding with kitties and repetitive, boring knitting projects. But who can resist such a cute face?
I suspect many of you will be returning just for Harley updates. And who would blame you.
All together now, "Awwwwww!"