Sophie and Zorie had their first weekend alone and there was an actual house when we returned, not just a smoking hole in the ground. I won't go so far as to say they missed us, but they did still recognize us.
This was Judy's first trip to the cabin as Primary (only) Dog and she didn't enjoy being left by herself when we went into BS, or when we went upstairs for the night. She was quite the needy pup, but we gave her lots of affection and that seemed to help.
We had a celebratory dinner at Lot 12... nom nom nom.
Evcelt is handling the sad business of clearing Molly's presence from the house - he took her crate apart and out of the living room, put away her bowls, put her collar on the Ghede altar, and found a shelter with a client who has Addison's Disease. We had just gotten a new shipment of Florinef when Molly died, so we were left with 5 unopened bottles of the (fairly expensive) pills. It's nice to think that Molly's pills will buy time for another dog, but it still makes me cry.
I've been reading enough about "Kitten Care" to put the fear into me. We will refill the bathroom litterbox with non-clumping litter tonight. S and Z have tested negative for FeLeuk and FIV, but I am still worried that they may have had False Negatives. And what about worms! (Yes, they've been wormed, and had their first set of vaccinations...) I need to stay away from helpful websites.
Seriously, we never had specific cat furniture during the long reign of Brutus and Shadow and I don't think they missed it, but authoritative (vet school) articles made it sound like you were abusing your cats if you didn't have a cat tree or other device that provides a place to climb, hide, sharpen claws, and pose prettily, all in one. I'm begging for reassurance here - if you are treeless and your cats seem well-adjusted anyway, please comment.
We do have one windowsill suitable for birdwatching (unless you are Mr. Brutus, who hasn't been up there since he lost his figure), a scratching post, and multiple places to hide under and behind furniture, but the climbing opportunities are very limited.
Post 3 things you've done in your lifetime that you don't think anybody else on your friends list has done.
See if anybody else responds with "I've done that." If they have, you need to add another!(2.b., 2.c., etc...)
Have your friends cut & paste this into their journal to see what unique things they've done in their life.
1. I spent four years in a plastic cast that covered my torso from just under the arms to just above my thighs (I could sit down, but it was close).
2. I have worn a corset and side hoops while commuting on Metro..
3. I have been picketed.