She has made a new friend in Lily and sleeps very close to her beside the wood-stove. Mr. Ed has all but abandoned her since she became ill. That is the way of the cat.
I expect it is because of the 'smell of illness' that cats can detect. In the wild, a sick cat would be run off by the others as it would no longer be of any use to the pride. It will be interesting to see what follows since Lily is now feeling somewhat better. I think Annie, having had kittens only 6 months ago, is still very nurturing and is not bothered in the same way as the others. (If you are new to this blog, I fostered Annie and 3 kittens six months ago for our local shelter. Annie and her kitten, Audrey remain in our home.)
I'd love to hear comments on this behaviour if you have ever experienced this with cats. I'm not surprised by it although I do hope the 'love affair' between Lily & Ed will be reconciled. I miss seeing them together.
I started my morning with whole wheat toast and maple syrup today.
Hilary's blog and all of a sudden I had a craving for that delightful syrup of the gods. Have you met Hilary? If you have not read her blog you are in for a treat. She's a mom, grandma, daughter, wife and 'momma' to Roy, the dog. She's also owned by a few spoiled kitties. How I love those cats. She's a dedicated weaver and owns Crazy as a Loom studio. I love her 'dry humour' and laugh at every post. Go visit, you'll be glad you did. http://crazyasaloom.blogspot.com/
Now, I'm off for my extra walk each day now that winter is slipping away. I plan to walk 2 km in the morning without the dog so I can walk faster and also walk my dog each afternoon for 45 minutes. I did this last spring and lost 5 pounds by the summer. Sounds good to me.