I’ve felt unwell for several weeks, struggling to work full-time, manage my business, and deal with the family and holidays. I’ve been so tired that I can barely function some days. So, I look to my pets to cheer me up and see the wonder in the season.
Nami has been resistant to Gracie’s addition to the family, but she is not a vicious cat. There were a few skirmishes, nothing much, but the tension was palatable. It has been a relief to find signs of acceptance.
I’ve been concerned that shy little Gracie would be too scared to stand her ground, but she has been growing in confidence over the past few months. Nami will hiss or growl at her, maybe even swat her, and Gracie will wait for her to blow over, then shrug it off. You can practically see her roll her eyes, thinking, “Whatever!” Then she would continue doing as she pleased. I was so proud of her to see her shift from shy to confident and accepting her place in the family.
Every week we see a little progress. Now, we see our kitties napping in the same sunbeam, several feet away from each other. They both sleep in the bed with us, no longer fighting about it. We are finding peace in our household among the cats. The season is moving on and eventually, I will bounce back.