Tuesday, July 28, 2009

2 steps forward 1 step back

The photos are of Vante, sitting on her bed, staring out at Amelia & Callie. Then there's Amelia (black shorthair) and Callie Mae (dilute calico) sitting outside Vante's room - staring inside at her. This happens at least once, if not several times a day.

Vante and her new sister, Amelia, don't seem to be getting along. Amelia is just fascinated by Vante and wants to be near her and explore her room - Vante on the other hand wants none of that.

Within one hour this morning I found Amelia in Vante's room twice! The second time Vante was under the bed growling, then she moved out from under the bed - louder growling. At this point I stepped in and picked up Vante so Amelia could get out of the room. Vante yelled like a banshee! (Nobody was hurt; well maybe Amelia's feelings.)

This afternoon Vante was helping me surf the internet and Amelia came in the room. More growling, a little hissing, same story second verse. I picked up Vante and took her to her room. I closed the door and low and behold Amelia was at my ankles trying to get in the room with Vante.

She just wants to be Vante's friend and sister - I've tried to tell Vante that but she just wants to be a grumpy old lady about it and be left alone. I'll keep telling Amelia that too. We'll just have to see how this plays out.


  1. Love the photos! They say it all.

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  3. Callie says, "No one messes with my sister!" Sound familiar?