Well, not much has been happening around here. Koyani is still bossy. He sometimes reminds me of one of those dogs who herds sheep or something. He tries to herd me if I am not going in the direction he wants me to go.
This is a photo of Koyani just sitting and watching me.
This is another photo of Koyani at his window.
And being cute.
I finally broke down and bought a small digital camera. My other one was so old and I could not find a replacement battery for it.
I missed being able to take pictures of my Koyani.
Well, Koyani has finally jumped from one side of the cupboard to the other. He is good! I have watched him and he has no problem. It makes sense that he wants to be on the other side. On one side when he looks out the window all he sees is the big tree blocking his way. On the other side he is able to look out the window and see the street and the front of the small yard. So he is able to watch the birds out there.
When I am able to get a new shade for the front window he will be able to look out and see more. Right now the shade is broken and can't be rolled up to open it. And he can't see too much from the window in his room, just a small area. He does enjoy looking out that window, though, to see "little squirrel" and the birds.
Just wish I knew how to control his bossiness. :) Things have to be his way or he gets frustrated with me.
In March the veterinarian came to give Koyani his shots. I ended up calling a new doctor, with an assistant to help her. The last doctor we had was good, Tiger and Thomas gave her no problems. But Koyani is too much for one person to handle. He does not like to be touched except when he wants to be petted, on his terms. He hates to be picked up or held, so it is not easy. The first visit did not go well so we had to reschedule. The second visit the doctor had to sedate him a bit so she was able to give him his shots, exam him, and microchip him.
Now my problem is getting his nails clipped. Since he hates to be handled it has not been easy to find someone to do it. I finally called the animal hospital and we have an appointment next month. They understand they will have to sedate him to be able to clip his nails.
I wish I understood what was going thru Koyani's mind. When he was a baby he loved to be held. He would fall asleep in my arms. After having him neutered his whole personality changed. I wish he was more cuddly but that is not how he is anymore. I accept that, but I wish he was easier to handle. I don't like having to have him sedated to have anything done.
Koyani is very skittish and will hide when anyone enters the house. Even people he knows. I always talk to him and tell him who is coming over so he is not surprised, but he still hides when they come in. If it is someone he knows well he will come out and be comfortable with them after a few minutes.
When I am waiting for my Peapod delivery I always let Koyani know ahead of time. I made up a little song while we are waiting for the truck. Koyani waits with me, until the driver walks up the steps, then he runs and hides and stays hidden until the driver leaves. Then he comes out and has to inspect what was delivered.
It's a good thing I love Koyani because who else would put up with his ways?
Koyani loves to be high. He likes to be up on the cupboards in the kitchen.
The only problem is that he seems to want to jump to the other side, which is past the window. As I'm sure you can see, the ceiling slants. So the ceiling is low on the other side. I'm not sure if Koyani would have enough room to jump without falling and I'm so afraid that he would not make it and fall into the sink. Since he is so high I can not reach him to stop him from jumping. So I fill a cup of water and with my fingers, sprinkle water up to him. Since Koyani does not like water, that does stop him for a time.
Koyani, knowing how I will react when he jumps up there, he will do it when I am busy doing something and he wants attention.
This is looking out the window of Koyani's room. (Can you see his ear at the bottom of photo?) It's looking toward the yard next door. The snow is almost to the top of the chain link fence between our properties.The top railing of my ramp can be seen, but I have not actually been able to see the ramp for a couple of weeks.
It has been almost a year since I updated this blog. My digital camera has been acting up and not working, so no new photos of my baby.
Several months ago my neighbor made a remark that Koyani is a good watch cat. He was correct. Two weeks ago, Koyani alerted me that something was wrong. When I followed him into the back room, there was someone trying to get into my house! As soon as the kid saw me, he ran. He almost had the window all the way open and I didn't even hear anything. Thank goodness for my brave Koyani!!
I took some shots of Koyani at play, or tried to, at least. He is so full of energy it is difficult to catch him at a still moment. But I got a few.
Here he is peeking at me thru the legs of the scratching post. We had gotten that scratching post after Thomas moved in with us, so it is about 14 or 15 years old. Originally each leg had a different covering on it, but Thomas got a lot of use out of it and it eventually had to be recovered. Koyani took to using this scratching post right away at 2 months old.
It took me forever to get this shot. Koyani loves to play in my walk-in tub. He gets on the seat and pops up at me. Actually, he loves to do that, no matter which room we are in. He jumps out to scare me. Of course, most of the time I can see what he is about to do so I can prepare myself to not get startled and fall. But once in a while he does catch me by surprise.
This next shot I could not resist. He knows not to get on the counter. But I had taken the curtain down to wash and he wanted to see something outside. Usually I open the door so he can look thru the screen door, but I was cleaning and wasn't able to watch him at the door. Yesterday someone told me I worry too much, but I am always afraid he will one day be able to push the screen door open and get out. Tiger was good at opening doors and Koyani is very smart like Tiger was. Some day Koyani will figure out how to open doors, I'm afraid.
I love this photo.
Well, Koyani is now 7 months old. He has grown so much from the tiny baby that came to me.
Well, Koyani made it thru his neutering. When I brought him home Friday afternoon he was just a bit groggy and spent his time walking around, sniffing everything. But he would not let me touch him. If I tried to talk to him, he would just walk away and ignore me. Not usual for him. I know he does not understand what happened and why Mommy let it be done to him. During the weekend he did eat and drink and was doing alright in those areas, so I knew there was nothing to worry about. By Sunday night Koyani was starting to be more himself, thank goodness. This morning my baby is back to his normal self. Yippee!!