Laura (tavella) wrote,
Laura
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cats

The kitties seem to regard me changing the sheets as the most entertaining thing ever. They got to sit on the old sheets as I dragged them off, chase the flapping things as I put the new ones on, and get buried under the blanket. Which had the very entertaining effect of a Leonard-shaped white mound wrestling with Cinder who was on top of the blankets.

They've started to play together, which is making me very happy, especially since in a month they get to spend a week locked up with only each other for company. As Cinder started smelling less and less like kittens, Leonard warmed up more and more. For a while there he spent just about all his time in the apartment curled up on the chair in the living room, which was the only thing that smelled safe to him I guess. But he's back to sleeping on the bed with me and running all over the apartment.

The kittens were finally adopted by Ashton and Monica, which was a great relief. They were adorable, but four cats is a lot of cat in a one bedroom apartment. Leonard alone can be a lot of cat for a one bedroom apartment. However, since he spends most of the day outside, while Cinder is indoor only, it's about equal to two cats.

He's gotten a lot better about turning up promptly in the evenings, what with the early dark and the cold and the kitten-free apartment. Though half the time I end up walking up the block to get him from SJSU. He doesn't like cars, so he's learned that if he tries to go home and there's too much traffic for him (which is any), if he stands in front of the event center (about a block from my building) and sings a small operetta about the sad life of an Angora, not only will people pay attention to him and pet him, magically I'll appear shortly after. The wonder of collar tags and cell phones. He also likes Sweeney Hall, across the way. I think because it has a courtyard that has fine acoustics for his song. I don't mind fetching him, as I'd much rather do that then have him cross the street when there's traffic.

He's got a very active social life on the campus; when I was hauling him back a couple of nights ago, I heard a glad cry of 'Leonard!' from a random passerby who came over to say hello. He's the mascot for one of the dorms, makes regular stops at the fraternities and sororities, and even apparently visits the college president's office (or at least that of his secretary.)
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