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Friday, June 15, 2012

OK so this is me coaxing Jenny out on to our roof deck (fully enclosed for safety) where I'm trying to get her to come through the crack in the hanging screen curtain.  The results were a bit unexpected!  Please excuse the baby voice!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

This is Jenny listening for flies, pawing the air hoping to get one.  It has its slightly heart breaking moments but she's a happy girl!  At the end she jumps off the table (she does this all the time) and then you get treated to a shot of my moccasins. :-)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Jenny Destroys Cleaning Pads

Jenny took out this role of facial cleaning pads, pranced out into the kitchen with it, and then took it back to the bathroom to destroy it. Very Naughty!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jenny chases plastic bag ball :-)

Here is jenny after a little absence from the blog chasing her newest favorite toy, a balled up plastic bag.  And yes we are careful she doesn't eat it or get stuck in the handles!  She is now 5 1/2 months old! She and Simon continue to show slow improvement, basically he is ok with her when she isn't pestering him.

You'll notice that she's leading me at times and that's because she likes it when i throw the ball on a sofa, and she's anticipating that I will do that!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Another Breakthrough, Jenny Grooms Simon!

It was short but sweet.  Jenny lays next to Simon and grooms him :)  It warmed our heart (if you can't tell by my mushy happy voice)!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Breakthru! Jenny and Simon Together Again

You can't hear what i'm saying because i'm whispering so i don't wake them up, but basically i'm really excited that they are sleeping so close together and Simon is ok with it.  She must have crawled up after Simon got in position and he just accepted her.  Until after dinner when they had a little spat ;)

Jenny Bites Her Tail

And while she's biting her tail, she seems to fall asleep for a minute, but since only one eye can open and close it's a bit hard to tell sometimes.

Tail Biting

OK this is just cute!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Jenny circles towards her prey!

In this amazing video (haha j/k) Jenny does do this interesting thing.  I toss the paperball for her behind the cushion and instead of directly attacking it, she actually circles around towards it.  It's well understood that cats will often do this, predicting where their prey will be in the future, but who knew a blind kitten can do the exact same thing!?!?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Jenny Sleeps with Her Head Resting on Simon

Jenny got sleepy on my legs so i placed her next to Simon and for a few minutes she slept next to him touching, and he was ok with it!  Then she woke up and left.

Jenny Steals Daddy's Tie

I was in our bedroom when I saw Jenny dragging my tie across the bedroom floor.  This means she walked into our closet, went to the (low hanging) tie rack and pulled out a tie. Naughty Girl! :-)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jenny Carries a New Toy

What a trooper!  What news...?  Well we're kind of at a somewhat static point in terms of her making friends with Simon - in other words he is wary of her and continues to show displeasure, although they can eat and sleep near each other, Simon is still reactive to her in other situations and makes angry noises and swats.  We remain hopeful and are trying our best to foster good relations!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jenny Plays Hide and Seek!

We've discovered that when Jenny stalks us, she'll hide behind things....very if there is an instinctual need to hide that is separate from sight.  In this award winning (haha) video Jenny plays Hide and Seek.  Forgive my gravely voice, i have a cold.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Can Jenny Perceive Motion

In this experiment it appears that Jenny might have some ability to discern motion.  This came about this morning when i saw her focus in on Simon's tail which was barely twitching and she jumped on it.  Now in the past we thought what appeared to be some sight (despite lack of response to the laser) was just reacting to air currents.

So in the Video i show her my hand, not moving and she walks right past it.  But from several feet away i start wagging my fingers and (after a delay while she scratches herself) she homes in on it and pounces.  I'm very dubious that these are air currents on her whiskers, but might that be possible? Will talk to her Vet today, Dr. Jenn.  And yes, in case you forgot or didn't know, Jenny is named after our Vet. :)

Jenny and an Icecube!

The cameraman's perspective is a little off but oh well!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Jenny - the Music Video!

The end of Brahms's Academic Festival Overture

Jenny and Her New Toy

She's been playing with this for at least a half hour, finally tired.

Jenny Wins Again

Jenny and Simon are genuinely doing better each day.  I think Simon is just giving up.  She can now push him away from his food bowl without him hissing. Will love follow?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Simon climbs a ladder

This can't all be about Jenny, and Simon deserves some recognition especially for being so patient (or not) with her.  So here is a short video of Simon climbing a ladder to a loft bed at the cottage we stay at in Maine.  I only had to boost him up twice before he learned how to do this on his own.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jenny with her new scratching post!

Jenny with her new scratching post!

Jenny Eats Next to Simon

Even though we continue to make progress, it seems to be incremental.  Like we're in a phase where he will hiss at her if she annoys him, but he is generally getting slowly more tolerant.  Simon's also learned he can get away from her by climbing something as she can't really climb after him (yet). 

Thank you all for visiting and please leave comments, i like knowing who's watching!  We've had people visit from all the following countries:
United States - 429

Canada - 21

United Kingdom - 12

Russia - 9

Germany - 4

Ukraine - 2

Chile - 1 (Susan??)

Colombia - 1

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Special Jenny Update!

In her 3d day released from Office Isolation Jenny had a brief nap with Simon.  Well she napped and he watched and it didn't last very long but it was real progress.  Jenny doesn't like being carried places, its disorienting so we usually need to lead her to a place if we want to move her.  Also, while she physically adapted to the apt fairly quickly, we're noticing that she's still getting increasingly comfortable with her surroundings.  And she is incredibly sound connected, if she even hear me walking she will follow me.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Jenny Plays

All day Jenny has been exploring the apt, chasing paper balls and generally having a great time!

Jenny Explores

All day Jenny has been exploring the apt.,  chasing paper balls and generally having a great time!

Jenny Meets Simon

Here is where she meets Simon.  Please forgive all my humiliating cooing noises, yummy noise, and play-by-play commentary.  Jenny did great being generally deferential and Simon wasn't mean but was asserting his dominance.
Here is where she meets Simon.  Please forgive all my humiliating cooing noises, yummy noise, and play-by-play commentary.  Jenny did great being generally deferential and Simon wasn't mean but was asserting his dominance.

Jenny Comes Out of the Office

Jan 1st, 2012 we let Jenny out of my office for the first time.  She did amazingly well and by later in the day she is exploring all over the apt on her own but under supervision. In the next video she will meet Simon

New Adventures Coming Soon!

A big update is coming soon, Jenny meets the rest of the apt and Simon! Stay tuned and Happy New Year!