Saturday, January 19:
First bit of news…”Kudo” was just a name that would not stick in our heads.
Without realizing it, we kind-of switched over to Kodi. So now he’s Kodi.
Hallie is still Hallie, although I pronounce it “Hal-ee” and Tim pronounces it
“Hay-lee”. No matter, most of the time she’s just “the little one” or “spaz”
Friday night, they stayed in
the downstairs bathroom. Tim didn’t sleep all night, listening for crying or
fighting, but I think they were pretty quiet. He got up early and opened
the bathroom door. She came busting out and he just stayed behind the
washer. Tim brought her up to bed with me and closed the door so that Kodi
could have some quiet time.
Saturday was a little
rough. Kodi really didn’t want anything to do with the house, and stayed
behind the washer most of the day. We closed the bathroom door and just left
him alone. If we went in and sat down, he would come out and let us pet him.
And he would purr like crazy. But he wouldn’t come out if the bathroom door
was open. When the two cats were together, there was a lot of hissing and
swatting. The problem seemed to be that he was just not comfortable with the
house yet (size, sounds, etc) and she, being the absolute spaz that she is,
was just adding to his confusion. Hallie, on the other hand, became
comfortable with the house and us in about six minutes flat. By 9am she was
sprawled out on Tim in his chair, fast asleep.
We were a little worried
about their compatibility and gave Tammy at the NHHS a call just to figure out
if we should be segregating them or forcing them together. She said not to
segregate them, so when we went to the movies at 2pm, we put her back into the
bathroom with him and closed it up. Surprisingly, to us, when we got home and
let them out, a treaty had apparently been signed. Both are a little wary of
the other, and give each other some space, but both also try to play with each
other… Hallie acts really scared of him, but then goes after his tail as soon
as he turns his back.
Last night, he finally came
out and did some exploring in the evening. We were both settled in watching
TV, and Hallie was crashed out on Tim. He did really well, and at the end of
the evening, they both went back into the bathroom for the night.