With an eye toward eventually letting the Weeds girls out into Gen Pop, I decided to let a Pickle in to visit with them, and see how it went. Since Polly was hanging around outside the foster room when I made this decision, I picked her up and took her into the room with me.
So all in all, the visit went fine. She was in there for about 20 minutes – I supervised – and there was only one hiss the entire time. Dandelion couldn’t quite figure out whether the Stranger Danger Floof suit was called for or not, but she was definitely interested in Polly.
Over the weekend, we let the Weeds out for some supervised play time, and it was pretty relaxed. No hissing or growling on anyone’s part. Dandelion would do the Halloween-cat arch and floof up slightly when she saw another cat (ANY other cat – even if it was one of her sisters.) We’ll continue with the supervised play time for the time being. Though I’m certain that the girls will end up ultimately FIV negative, and it takes a pretty deep puncture wound to transfer FIV, kittens can get pretty mean when they’re playing (Tony Rocky Magoo, I am LOOKING at you), and I would hate to have them turn up positive when all is said and done, and to have passed it to the Pickles. I don’t think it would happen, but it’s certainly better to be safe than sorry.
Abuse of Power.
2011: No entry.
2010: What cracked me up is that Maxi didn’t even stick her paw through the fence to smack Corby, and he still fell over like she’d made contact.
2009: Obviously the only way to get a decent shot of all six of them, they need to be drugged and very, very sleepy.
2007: Y’all KNOW I wasn’t going to turn down the chance to bring them home for a few days, so Saturday morning I went and got them.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.