My very delayed Sunday Salon post! Oh boy has it been a busy week...at least it feels that way! One little kitten demands a lot of time and attention. I’m still unsure what she’s going to be named. You've all had some great name ideas and I’m keeping all the names stored in a list of 'names for cats' I adore the name Gatsby but think it’s better for a male cat. I really like Scout. My only concern is we had a Scout until a few years ago so it may be too soon for another. Right now I’m calling the little one Rosie. My neighbor suggested Rose the first night I brought her home and I needed to call the kitten something for the veterinarian’s records I told them Rose. I’ll keep you updated on what she’s going to be named.
Rosie is adorable and loves to play. She seems to have endless amounts of energy and is always chasing a string or ball. Her favorite toys right now are the ones that have furry balls on the end of a long string! She’s on antibiotics for a respiratory tract infection and she has infections in both eyes. Her vet is pretty sure Rosie is going to lose one eye because it’s so riddled with infection it’s actually bulging. I’m just hoping and praying the other eye heals so she has at least one. I don’t know how well she can see if at all at the moment. She seems to see her toys when she’s playing in the middle of the bed or on the floor but when she’s exploring the rooms she runs into all the walls and doors, the large kitchen appliances and cabinets. Whether she can see or not doesn’t faze her. It’s pretty amazing to watch her.
The only real troubling issue is the other cats are very upset. They all actually left and went outside when they realized she was here, when they smelled her. This is the strongest reaction any of them have ever had to a new cats and I wonder if she smells especially different because of the infections and the medicine she’s taking. I want to keep her so I hope the other cats adjust soon. They’re are some signs a couple of them, Magoo and Lola, will be back to their old routines soon. But JoJo has refused to come inside since the kitten arrived.
I haven’t been able to get much reading done this week. I resceduled my review of The Girl Below by Bianca Zander, a really captivating read and I'm loving the Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter along with several other books. I just haven't been aable to get much time for reading. Rosie likes my books, though....she likes to sit on them when I’m reading them, chew on them, wrinkle the pages...she’s not too good at the reading thing mostly because she’d have to sit still. I’m hoping this week will be more stable and I’ll be able to read and finish some of these great books.
I hope you’ve been having a great weekend!