The Taming of Chloe and other updates
I never could have dreamed or imagined that I would be able to pet, rub, massage, and play with Chloe...but I DO!!! I was petting her every day, but she never liked it. A couple of days ago I tried scratching her head. OH WHY DIDN'T I TRY THIS BEFORE!!! She just rolled her head into my hand and PURRED.
I have worked my way up to rubbing her body, again scratching her head, and even running my hand down her spine. I was afraid to do that because of her hip/femur but she would stick up her rear end in that coy way that cats do when they want their butt scratched! She is pushing against the rim of her kitty condo with both hind legs. I am so happy.
Julian, the gray cat, is so tickled to have Chloe here! He runs in to meet her in the morning and chat with her. She just chatters away at him. I have discovered a less than chivalrous side of him...he is thrilled to run into her crate when I open it to pet her, but not to say hi...to EAT HER FOOD!!! Little brat!!! Nonetheless, he is a good friend to her. We have decided to try out best to turn Chloe into an indoor kitty.
Tyner is finally starting to put on a little weight now that I am feeding her baby bird food. I was doing it via a syringe twice a day, buy Tyner really didn't like that. I ended up unloading the rest of the baby gruel onto the chick feed and Tyner went NUTS!!! I have never seen her little tongue work so quickly! Now I do a combination of just letting Tyner lick it out of a bowl and just dumping it on top of the chick food. I have to keep from laughing...just think about how much that little chicken tongue has to work to eat!
(This is Ling Ling)
Currently Broody and not leaving the Nesting Boxes:
Ling Ling the Chinese Langshan, and Elba, the bantam hen that is part of Napoleon Dynamite's harem.
We got 11 eggs today: 9 brown, 1 green, 1 bantam white
I picked the rest of the nectarines off of the tree before the birds or the dogs got them all. I must have picked about 25. Not bad for a 3 year old tree!
I will leave y'all with another picture of sweet Chloe!
(as you can see...we found the camera!)