Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Well, peace is restored to the Kranki Krash Pad as Lulu went home last night. I had every plan to video Yoshi moaning and groaning every time the dog came into her field of vision but within a day or so things settled down and that behavior stopped for the most part. Or at least wasn’t prolonged enough to catch on camera. By no means was a truce called but an uneasy tolerance was achieved and outbursts of serious drama were sporadic at best.

Yoshi ate fairly normally once I put her food in my bedroom which was a strict ‘No Dog Zone’ and when Lulu was crated at night Yoshi did some reconnaissance of the apartment including dropping some bombs and burying some mines in the litter box. There was also some serious feline gloating from my bed which made Lulu whimper. For the most part the cat stayed exclusively in my bedroom occasionally vying for sunshine spots when the temptation became too great.

Now she is back to playing and shedding fur over every available surface like nothing happened.

She purred like crazy this morning but her motor was rusty from disuse so it came out with squeaks and phlegmy rattles. I asked her if she needed to go to the shop for an oil change but things lubed up over a few minutes and she was running smoothly soon enough.

I had a great time with Lulu including some fabulous nature walks in the local park. These are places I don’t normally go on my own so it was nice to see these open spaces. I learned a lot about human nature as well when one time it became obvious that a man walking directly behind me on a nature path was clearly making arrangements with a call girl/escort on his cell phone.

Yes, I can hear you now.

The Beach Bum Theory - getting along because the sun has turned off their brains.


alan said...

I am glad they finally began to make peace...perhaps Yoshi will eventually forgive you if Lulu doesn't go home!

Thank you for the update... I had been checking for one!


here today, gone tomorrow said...

I have been waiting with bated breath to find out how it played out! Thank you!

Candy said...

Maybe if you could get Yoshi a puppy to raise she'd be more tolerant. But then again, maybe not.

lawyerchik said...

SO glad things are calmer!!

Maybe (and I realize this is just a whisper of a possibility), just maybe, Yoshi might accommodate Lulu on a more permanent basis now that turf has been established????

Glad everything has settled down!!

candy said...

uh oh... there's a second candy here? that's not good. anyway, i'm glad yoshi is feeling less stressed. stressed kitty is not fun to deal with.

Sharkey said...

I'm glad they were able to work things out to some degree. I bet if you gave it another week they'd be cuddled up together. (Okay, maybe not!)

HAR said...

Yoshi has her life back. Yeah Yoshi and mom too!

kalki said...

There is nothing like the cat purr. Nothing.

Squirl said...

How nice that Yoshi figured out how to tolerate Lulu. Of course, she somehow knew this time that Lulu was going to leave.

That's funny how her purr didn't work right at first. Kalki's right, there's nothing like a cat's purr.