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Thursday, August 27, 2009

First day back to school

Today was William's first day back at school. He started grade 3 with a teacher who is new to the school and is in a grade 3/4 split. In the morning we all walked to school together, including the cat so his friends could see her. We have a leash and harness for the cat so she can go for walks with us. I think she's nervous about the outside so maybe she'll be more of an indoor cat. We got to the school a minute or two after the bell so most kids didn't see her, but we'll try again. William seems to have enjoyed his day.
I had a good meeting with Janine and reviewed the 9 short videos she has made that interconnect as her MFA project. Really starting to work. Strangely, she is pulling farther and farther away from the shockingly violent aspects of the stories and gravitating towards small anactotes.
The cat we got yesterday, Sylvie, is really small. She's apparently 5.5 months old but is not much bigger than a kitten and some people have pointed out that she should be bigger. She won't eat the dry cat food that they were giving her at the Humane Society but is really hungry. I am suspecting that she was surviving on the small amount of wet food they gave each cat as a treat in the morning. She ate a lot of raw beef and chicken today. Last night she slept with, and sometimes on top of, William. She is with him now.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I know Mr. Guy enjoyed lots of people food, but with a young cat you can avoid that and train her to eat cat food instead (generally better for your new cat). You may end up with a canned food eater, but that isn't so bad. She may yet get into some sort of dry food, just maybe not what you have tried so far. Sometimes it takes awhile for cats to adjust from being in a shelter to being in their new forever home. It is a good sign that she is taking to William. She sure seems sweet.