last few days have been quite eventful. Apart from reading some
rather worrying things on the GPR
list about owners being attacked by their rats Kali has been
getting bolder and bolder during her playtime.
now she's managed to jump the barrier that I put up at the bottom
of the stairs. She climbed up my back and jumped off from my shoulder
to get over the barrier. As soon as she's over she races upstairs
and explores the landing. I was really scared for her because we've
got open banisters on the landing and a couple of times I thought
she was going to fall. Last night I put a load of cushions down
so that if she did fall she'd have a soft landing. Kali spent so
long exploring the cushions that she didn't even try to get up stairs.
was quite quiet during her playtime last night and didn't really
get up to much at all. She spent quite a lot of time just sitting
about. I did wonder if she was ill but she seemed OK and she ate
well. Perhaps it was just the arrival of the cushions.
also more active at breakfast time. Once I left the lid of her house
off while I went to the kitchen to clean her water bowl and when
I got back she was walking round the top of her house looking for
a way down. I still have to be a bit careful when I put her bowls
in as she pounces at the noise. Sometimes I think that she's just
eager to get her breakfast but I don't want to risk my fingers.
I've stopped using all the armour inside the rat
fighting glove. I think I may be able to get rid of the glove
completely soon because Kali's getting easier and easier to pick
up. She still doesn't like it but she puts up with it without too
much protest as long as it doesn't go on too long.
I've started building Kali's
new house. It's going to be about twice the size of her existing
one and will make quite a feature in the living room. It will give
her more room to run and jump about.