|Purred: Sat Aug 7, '10 12:16pm PST |
|i've thought about Undercover Mouse...fairly sure the younger two would go wild for it, pretty sure kaya would like it too, and it would help maybe get rid of her bit o' pudge. it's just that kaya and wes both like to pick up and carry away any favorite toys they can get their jaws around...i have a vision of UM tug of war, of one of them picking it up and getting WHACKED in the eye by the mouse, of...when you have strange cats, you have strange anxieties. especially when you have OCD.
look, we just got over the whole: wesley swallowed a polished rock deal...guess how we found out? (it was a gold heart, and yes, that's how he got his last name) when kaya was a kitten she ate a penny-found that out when she threw it up. i can't retell her kittenhood here (and beyond) or delve into wes that much, but trust me. they are FREAKS. and there's jadyn to consider, the problem with safety there is she's so teeny her paws will go places you don't think they will-between grilles of things, etc.
so pardon my paranoid visions...if i see UM on sale i'll grab it. i would like to get something that would get them moving. be great if they'd play together, wes is a recent addition and he and jadyn play-well, he's from a later litter, same momcat-but he and kaya play very little. and it's weird, it seems to be because he won't take her up on it. she's stopped running up and growling and slapping, that was months ago. these days she'll run up all tigger play bouncy and 'tag' him, then slowly bounce away...he just crouches there, looking like a bewildered grey bunny. while jadyn can dash up and WHAP him and he's off.
i seriously do think it makes kaya, if not sad, certainly confused and unsettled. it's just different worlds. none of them are 'normal'. she was a hoarder's kitten, removed from his home by his brother with her siblings...about two dozen kittens were growing up together with no adult cat context, because removing the kittens from his brother's house was the biggest thing he could immediately do. but they weren't weaned yet, and they weren't socialized, and kaya and her sis shyloh were some more strange when we got them-not to mention malnourished and flearidden. there were some cat things we had to teach them. they had no human fear, but they had no human focus. we were part of the furniture.
then we have wesley, the more classic sort of feral. walked into the house at about five months of age. long story. all i'm saying is, they don't speak each others body languages or tell each others...tails.
and i think if they could play together-which they won't do when i have a wand toy, Bast knows why-it could help. i suspect the inhibiting factor is me.
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