Just a quick note as it's another busy week at our house!
Sarah stayed home yesterday with a bad headache and was alternately comforted by Mira, Eddie pawing at her face and purring, and Horatio napping by her on her bed.
Eddie has gotten used to the basement stairs and now goes down alone, staying close to the wall side. Natasha spent the first few days making sure he visited the litterbox often, leading him to the top of the stairs and prompting him to go a little further, keeping him away from the open side.
He is also very affectionate. He loves to nuzzle right in our faces and purrs and trills nonstop for a good 10 minutes. I think we've all been claimed!
Though he hadn't been taken upstairs during the day, he managed to find his way up the dark stairs in the middle of the night and was wandering around, meowing and calling questions. He followed my voice and was incredibly pleased with himself when I lifted him up on the bed. He purred and kneaded my face & neck for a good 20 minutes before settling down to sleep. I've since trimmed his nails just a tad so they are not so sharp! Every night since he has come up and climbed on the bed on his own, purring like mad. Tonight he fell asleep between me and the arm of the couch, on his back - I think he feels comfortable here!
Being a kitten, he loves to play, and especially loves the girls long hair! He has also discovered the crows nest on the cat tree, and it's become his favorite place to nap when no laps are available. He climbs down one level at a time, backwards, while hanging onto the carpet. Silvara is NOT pleased as that is her spot, but she takes it over when he vacates. She has let him come near enough to touch with his nose, then she dashes off. Horatio has eaten side by side with Eddie a few times, but otherwise is spending his days as usual, sleeping on the sunroom couch or Sarah's bed. They'll come around.