|Dorah's first annual check-up (2012)!|
My first mistake: bringing up the carriers and letting Dorah see them. She was in the window, quietly, calmly bird watching, and immediately took off down to the basement. I should have picked her up and popped her in right away. It was three quarters of an hour until our leaving time, but it would have been prudent.
Annabelle, whose one-year checkup is in December, was sitting beside the carriers on the floor: laughing, hands on hips.
OK, I put the crates on the chairs, up higher from her sightline.
Next, I grabbed a cat toy on a stick. Dorah loves those. She sat at the foot of the stairs, at first. Then a few minutes later, me madly flicking the toy, and up into the living room she came.
I pretended to reach for some fluff on the carpet, testing the waters, and she was gone, again. Another 10 minutes pass. Eventually, I grabbed her. Daisy hightailed it behind the couch.
We stuffed Dorah in backwards.
|This was in 2014!|
She jumped from the scale to my shoulder!
Downstairs, she ran into the furnace room, which has a door on either side. I trapped her in there and I chased her around the furnace for another 5 minutes. I threw a towel in front of her, she ran the other way towards me, then I grabbed her, too. SIGH.
We've all gained weight. Daisy, particularly, has been reticent to go long walkies with me. The wet snow isn't pleasing on her paw pads. Dorah has seldom ventured outside. We sort of throw her out on a warm sunny day.
All three were born in 2012. They are now on dental crunchies (lo-cal), and diet wet food!
Daisy 9.9 lbs. (from 7.7)
Dorah 17.7 lbs. (from 15)
Annabelle 11 lbs. (from 10.4)