Re: Housecleaning and cats
I think it helps that:
- they have each other to console/play with (Bella's bravery wears off on Cricket, Cricket's neverending desire to play distracts Bella)
- We're only moving stuff around a few hours a day about 6 (the other 18 hours it's pretty peaceful around here)
- They're relatively new to the household so haven't gotten too attached to the way things are (the areas they are attached to have pretty much remained the same)
- And I spend most of my time herding them, reassuring them, watching over them. (They know their human friend/guardian is there to protect them.)
I'm trying to keep them on their regular routine. Dinner is still served in the kitchen at 6:30-7pm. I still stay up nights and offer frequent playing and petting as desired. Cricket has taken up residence in the comfy chair beside me. She also figured out she likes my petting. Needy little bugger too. She mews at me every hour to let me know she wants a rubdown. Then she rolls over, tries to crawl into my lap and makes sure I get just that right spot on her head or under her chin.
The ones most upset about all this clutter removal are the humans. It never seems to end. And just when you go to the trouble of getting a pile of stuff together for the charity pickup, the charity stands you up. Call and they apologize offering to come back next MONTH (?!!!), could you please have it outside by the curb waiting for us then?