See the yellow ball by her paw? She bats it one way and watches it go around (through an opening on the side), then she bats it the other way and watches it go around. Must be kind of like meditation. :)
We've been having some success with the clicker training -- kind of a hiatus while we were on vacation, but now we're starting again. She has so far learned that to get a treat, she touches her nose to the end of a chopstick, and when she does it, we click the clicker. She's really good at it. Next step: to get her to stand on something like a placemat -- basically, "stay." It's interesting how she really gets it. Who knew that cats were trainable?
We've started giving her the run of the house at night -- when she first came to us, she was so tiny that we were afraid to let her run around at night, so we kept her in the (pretty big) crate we've used when fostering small dogs. She seems to be fine now, except for the part where she comes in to snuggle up with me at 5 or 6 AM. She lies close to my head (or on it, sometimes), she purrs like a machine (very loud in your ear), and worst of all . . . she periodically farts. Seriously. But still, it's pretty sweet. Except for the part where I'm awakened at 5 AM . . . . But still, I love her.
Here are a couple more pictures from the vacation:
It's a little dark, but I like the tree silhouetted against the sunset. I like the way this one came out, too -- the light was nice.
These were processed with Nik Software, which I'll talk more about another day.
Hope you're having a nice weekend -- oh, and welcome, hoppers, from Say Hi Sunday!