Thursday, May 14, 2009
We have been spending more time with Illyana. Kirby is learning how to play with her. He does have a male dominance complex and wants to play 'house' , but she is fast and so tiny that she gets away from him. I am not comfortable turning her loose yet.
Kirby: She is fun. I know I got to share her toys. But that purple feather is the best! I can't resist! Mom keeps an eye on me and doesn't let me get too aggressive. Mom lets me have a turn playing too.
Angel: I am still undecided about the little thing. She looks like she would be fun to chase! But I can't get over hissing and growling at her. Mom opens the door and lets us have access if we want it, but I am still setting at the door and watching. The purple feather does look fun!
Mom: She escaped last night and ran up and down the hall. She went into a different bedroom to explore. She would run back to her room and then down the hall again. Angel guarded the open end of the hall to make sure she did not get too far away. Kirby followed her to see what she was up too.
So far so good. After only 3 days we are getting along better than I thought. I feel sorry for Illyana cause she will have to readjust to a whole new family and house, soon.
Last night we played feather chase with Kirby and Angel. Two feathers so they did not have to share. They ran and jumped for thirty minutes. Both went to bed and slept all night. No jumping on each other or fussing. I have a calming spray , not Feliway - I could not find any of it locally- that I have sprayed on the Green quilt and on the door to Illyana's room. Can't tell if it helps, but I will continue trying it. I have decided it is Male mating instinct that is the problem.