I finally got Kali's new
house finished last weekend. She was introduced to it after
her Sunday evening play time. She was very surprised and took a
long time to settle down. She stormed about the new house testing
all the edges, pulling on the wire and, literally, climbing the
walls. We had a very disturbed night with Kali crashing around and
no-one got much sleep. She didn't really settle down 'til monday
managed to push past me when I was feeding her through the open
door. She was very pleased to escape and was quite a job to catch.
She didn't get aggressive when I tried to steer her back into her
house but she knew what I was trying to do and she was far too quick
for me. I hearded her into her plastic tank in the same way I do
when at the end of her play time. She's beginning to understand
what this means and seems quite happy to go along with it. I always
say "Kali go home' when I want her to go into the tank and she seesm
to understand this too.
Her house is now big enough for her to have her
potty in with her. She's very good about using it and while
she does still wee round her bed sometimes everything else goes
in the potty and she's stopped weeing in her water bowl. I've not
yet seen her use her water bottle, but I hardly ever see her drinking
from her water bowl either. Her potty has made keeper her house
clean much easier.
Kali's play area has also been extended. I've
given up trying to keep her from going upstairs. She loves going
up and down the stairs and it must be good exercise for her. She
also seems more relaxed when she's upstairs and she jumps about
and runs around for the sheer joy of it. She's more approchable
and more ready to climb onto me and interact with me. I'm still
worried that she's going to fall through the open banister but I
keep a close eye on her when she's up there.