My kitties are bundled up here and there trying to keep warm. I don't know where Chip was on this day but the other kitties were making friends with this great stuffed cat one of the kindergarten teachers gave me. (She said her sister made it!)
Calico Quilter asked a couple of weeks back where Velvet was. Well, Velvet is the hermit of the bunch and rarely makes an appearance. I feel very sorry for him because he has always been such a even tempered cat and tended to go along with whatever anyone wanted from him. Up until Toi and Chip came. Their entry into our home messed up the former cat hierarchy and Vel got pushed to the bottom of the ladder (even though he's the oldest!) He spends all his days under an armchair in a cave he's made for himself. I put in a heated cushion and he seems very content but he is afraid to come out of the cave and sometimes we have puddles down there.
Recently I bought a book called Cat vs. Cat recommended by a fellow blogger, and while I realized most of what is going on in my cat family, it is interesting nonetheless. I have been spraying Feliway, a cat pheromone, in some of the places where Vel camps out. It is supposed to give cats a feeling of security.
And I also went out and bought a cat toy though Tetsu thought with all the yarn and threads I have around that I hardly needed to be buying toys. But I got a good one and Chip and Toi love it! The other cats are much too sedate to be playing with any toy...
Anyway, Vel has been showing slight signs of returning to society. He is sitting on my lap now (granted I had to pull him out of his cave but he is staying with me). He seems to be able to tolerate Toi and Toi wants to cuddle with everyone! I was surprised Vel would allow himself to be used as a cushion but the two of them stayed on my lap for the longest time. I didn't get any handwork done!
Toi is such a lovable cat and he loves everyone. He always looks like he is smiling at you! And I love his toes! He just sits there so proper with his sweet white toes and that tail tucked around them so nicely! Just looking at him makes me smile!