Once Again I Don't Do
I was going to work the Boys. Fail.
On Thursday, I took Peppercorn in to be neutered. That took time out of the morning. Then, I needed to call to check on him around noon, so I just kind of hung out and did computer things. Then, they said I could go pick him up around 2 PM. I had decided to take Misty back for a feline leukemia test to see if she could become a housecat, so that added to the trip back to the vet. By the time I was done with all that--and the wind--the day just slipped by and I was worn out.
Friday? Stunningly beautiful day. But, I had signed up for a Tack Swap at a local saddle store and needed to get all the extra tack and equipment I don't need together to see if I could sell it.
Needless to say, a number of leather goods, including two synthetic saddles, needed some serious cleaning. Collecting, cleaning, sorting, and packing the car took most of the day. And, oh, yes, I had to go on a little shopping trip to see what kind of labels or tags I could buy to put prices on the stuff I was selling. By the time I was done, it was feeding time, so one more day slipped by.
On the plus side, much to my surprise, Peppercorn is not at all upset with me. As a matter of fact, he is being decidedly friendly and kept me company the whole time I was doing the tack thing. He still wants me to pet him when I feed him and is hanging around closer to the house. I was not at all confident that he knew what a litter box was, so I did not even consider giving him the "in house" option. I'm not keen about outdoor kitties here with all the road traffic, but I had to make a decision.
Misty is indoors for now. There's been a lot of hissing and some growling, but generally things are pretty quiet. We'll just have to wait and see how she fits in. My kittyboys are a content, sociable pride and I don't want to disrupt that with a new cat--and a girl at that--but I think it will be OK. I do know she certainly likes the idea of being indoors.