Kali really does now wait for me to pick her up when its time for
her evening playtimes. She's still very tense when I'm holding her
and she gets down as soon as she can but I really hope that the
days of chasing her round her house to pick her up are over.
I've tried to make her playtime more interesting by making some
high level walkways out of large cardboard tubes (the tubes from
the middle of rolls of carpet are ideal). She can now climb through
the banisters at about waist height and crawl through a tube over
to the radiator on the opposite wall. There another tube goes down
onto a chair seat and from their she can climb down onto the floor.
She found the tubes and took the treats I'd hidden in them but she
lost interest once she'd found all the food.
Last night, when she was out playing, Kali was taking a piece of
walnut from me when she noticed a scratch on my arm. She sniffed
it and then a licked my arm a few times before wandering off. That's
the first time she's licked me and I was a bit worried that she'd
bite. She caused the scratch in the first place with her back claws
as she was jumping off me so perhaps she was saying sorry!