Both Jim and I are on vacation this week. We scheduled this long ago, but it is perfect timing and a big help with the cats.
Lucy is doing well. She loves being in the house, and is exploring everything. She loves to play, and follows me from room to room in the house. She's eating well, gaining weight, and chasing the other cats less. Her one ear still has something going on, as she's been scratching it, so I'm continuing the drops in that ear for a while.
My new crafting assistant:
Ringo is getting more curious about Lucy. He'll still hiss at her sometimes, but can be in the same room with her when we play.
Benny dislikes Lucy and hisses her away. Thankfully, she knows to just walk away.
Sadie has been the most upset with the changes in the household. She's been hiding, mostly in the basement. We've moved her into our bedroom for the long term. She often sleeps under the bed, and this way, we'll know she is safe and undisturbed. I bought a new cat tree and put it near by window, and put her favorite bed in there, along with a litter box.
We'll let the boys in during the night if they are interested, but the room is off-limits to Lucy.
We hope, in time, she'll want to join the rest of the house, but for now, we understand that she needs her space. We learned long ago that she's a stubborn girl and needs to decide things on her own terms.