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Relaxed

Only a half-day of jury duty and, not being selected, I was released.  Yesterday, I was gone all day and Woolly let me know she’d been very lonely.  Today was easier.

Dare was adopted today; Truth got a home last week, so all have homes now.

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2018 in 2018 Woolly Mammoth

 

Rare Belly View

The paperwork is done and Woolly is mine.  Even though I’m allowing supervised time in much of the upstairs space, she’s mostly staying in her room.  She watched Commodore on the bed, and Commodore gave her a death stare.  Woolly can’t yet jump or climb onto the bed.

Her belly spots under the fur are an interesting pattern.  I’m hoping I don’t see them after the hair grows back: hoping that she never needs any further surgery for anything.

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2018 in 2018 Woolly Mammoth

 

Free of The Collar

There’s more paperwork to fill out, but Woolly’s all fixed and I cut the collar off.  She’ll get to explore the upstairs more, when I’m home and supervising.  I heard she was grumpy after surgery at the shelter, but she’s happy now.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2018 in 2018 Woolly Mammoth

 

How To Make Friends

I don’t know why, but Woolly has gotten very shy of strangers.  Devon worked very hard to get her to accept him: wand, moose, hands, laser pointer, and bubbles.  Eventually, She decided he was okay, although he didn’t push his luck and try to hold her.  It doesn’t seem like she’s afraid of others, just that she doesn’t want them.

Another visitor was very patient but had less time with her: he’s just turned 4 and was remarkably patient.  I am guessing he knows what it’s like to be told, “Come meet your dear [insert relative name]!”.

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2018 in 2018 Woolly Mammoth

 

Ladder!

Suddenly, this evening, Woolly can climb the ladder.  She’s now about to fall asleep on the rung, and may tumble off. I may entice her down with bubbles….not the most graceful descent but she managed.

She weighs over 2 pounds now.

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2018 in 2018 Woolly Mammoth

 

Bubbles!

She is not only not afraid of them, she really enjoys them.  If she sees me open the bubble jar, she’s there and waiting.

The air has improved ahead of the rain–it’s only unhealthy for some groups.  Woolly’s eyes are still runny, but better since starting antibiotics.  Her snuffles have abated too.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2018 in 2018 Woolly Mammoth

 

Little Entertainments

I went out today and got more crickets–not quite cold enough for the frog to be sleeping.  I also picked up another antibiotic for Woolly: I think it’s the bad air, but she’s been sniffly and her eyes are watery or gunky still.  We got to use Rob’s air cleaner yesterday, and it maybe helped, but this is just so bad for so long. Rain is expected early Wednesday.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2018 in 2018 Woolly Mammoth

 

Belly Spots Of Doom

Actually, she has no trouble with belly rubs, just with rolling off the pillow.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2018 in 2018 Woolly Mammoth

 

How To Make A Chair Interesting

The trick is making it unattractive for peeing.  I used cloths that she has not peed upon and neither is horizontal.  She’s been very good about using the litterbox and not peeing on the pillow, but I want to keep her in good habits.

With the air quality here being the worst in the world (or close to it: Sacramento was worse) we have been feeling the effects.  Woolly is finally gaining weight and playing and all, but she has the snuffles.  No gunkiness in eyes or nose, but sniffles.  There’s a chance of rain Wednesday which might slow the fires and clean the air.  We’re hoping.

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2018 in 2018 Woolly Mammoth

 

Morning Warmup

After a little breakfast and racing around, it’s time for a cuddle.  This might be a cat who would appreciate wearing a sweater.

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2018 in 2018 Woolly Mammoth