Pika didn't share my enthusiasm, however, and when Tonks and Paralax arrived on the scene, he was really not pleased. The weather was extremely hot over the past two weeks and he refused to come in spending day and night out in 31 degrees weather. But eventually, he would come in to eat, then leave. Then in for a few minutes to walk around, check out their belongings, and head back out. Last weekend, the rains of Hurricaneless Bill arrived and Pika decided it was time to come in. He now spends his "sleeping" time inside, and then heads back out. Baby steps I guess.
Tonks... is Stephanie's first cat. Named after Nymphadora Tonks, a Metamorphmagus from the Harry Potter series. She is 5 now, but when she was just a kitten she took a mysterious fall and broke her jaw along with one fang. Stephanie was a big hearted university student and the vet took pity on her and did surgery and wired her jaw for a very minimal cost. She healed well, but I think she is extra small because of her hard start in life and it may have something to do with her shyness too. She has a goofy face and a soft meow, and stays hidden all day long, but when she comes out in the evenings, early mornings and through the night, she is full of spunk and so happy to see us. She loves to be pet, but don't pick her up.. that scares her.
Not afraid of heights I guess. Michelle gave me two pots of catnip to keep for the cats, and once I hung on a hanger in the kitchen over the sink. The other is up high on top of the air conditioner and safe from the cats - I thought.!