Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Hakuna On Alert
Hakuna keeps a watchful eye on Neighbor, the Dark Invader.

Neighbor and Hakuna have been together at Chez Elisson ever since the Mistress of Sarcasm, Gilad, and Hagar showed up Friday. And there seems almost to be an agreed-upon détente between them.

So far, there has been only one instance of snarling Kitty-Bitchiness, despite Neighbor having the run of the house. Even more remarkable, Hakuna has not hidden herself away under our bed. She has been uncharacteristically bold, coming downstairs now and again or hanging out in the computer room. She’ll keep her distance from the Dark Invader, but she seems to have accepted the presence of another cat in the house with at least a little equanimity.

The only thing that pissed Hakuna off today was when I had to chivvy her out from one of her Hidey-Holes in order to shove her in her carrier and take her to the vet for her annual checkup. This time I managed to escape unscathed...for once.

I am pleased to report that Hakuna passed her physical with flying colors. Not bad for a thirteen-year-old dowager-kitty. And who knows? Maybe one day we’ll come home to find her cuddled up with Neighbor just as she used to do with Matata (z"l).

But I won’t hold my breath. Peaceful coexistence is one thing. Love and kistence is another.

Neighbor and the Mistress
Neighbor gets a few skritches from her Human Mommy, the Mistress of Sarcasm.

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