It's been a quiet week around here. The cats are behaving, for the most part. Little Betsy is finally being accepted by the rest of the feline lovelies. She's very friendly and wants most of her new brothers and sisters to like her. She's full of energy and anything that moves makes her jump with excitement. Some of our cats, the older ones, aren't used to that. It took Huxley and Daisy a little while to trust her. And poor Magoo! Betsy decided early on that she was going to befriend him. She follows him everywhere! At first he would run from her, but that only made her chase him. He's finally calmed down and realized she's not trying to harm him. Now they're buddies! Betsy doesn't like Dopey. But Dopey is an acquired taste and he has a terrible habit of growling at and chasing the other cats when he is in a bad mood which is often. So Dopey isn't very popular in this house. Hopefully, Dopey will grow out of being a bully soon!
We haven't taken the calico who lost her tail to the vet yet. We wanted to build up trust with Belle first.(we are calling her Belle because she is so pretty). We feed her everyday, sometimes twice a day and that gives us the opportunity to check on her tail. It isn't infected and doesn't seem to bother her. But we don't want to wait too much longer. We're hoping to bring her to the vet this week.
We have become good friends with some neighbors who also rescue cats, give homes to many and find homes for others. They live about 4 doors down from us and have 12 cats. They also feed several other stray cats who don't want homes. After comparing notes, we discovered that we both feed many of the same strays! What a coinkydink that we live so close to each other! They own an on-line bookstore called Run for Cover that sells a variety of genres such as history, philosophy, economics and some fiction. Please feel free to check them out. They're very nice people.
I'm finishing The Possibility of Everything, a memoir by Hope Edelman and reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I saw the movie recently and it's wonderful but I'd forgotten how much better the book is because you're privy to the thoughts of the second Mrs. de Winter! I am also reading Confections of a Closet Master Baker by Gesine Bullock-Prado which makes me laugh and also makes me hungry for cake, cookies and all sorts of sweet goodies! Gesine Bullock -Prado also has a blog - Confections. I have several reviews to write this week including my review for The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan.
The JETS play Miami tomorrow night. It should be a good game. I hope Sanchez is on his game tomorrow! The Giants trounced the poor Raiders today (sorry Lisa!).
I hope you're having a great weekend!