January 8 2022
Basil has been with us a month now. I finally got to take my own photo of him last night.
He’s making great progress. He actually lets me see him now, will play with his favorite toy with me, has smelled my fingers and toes, and doesn’t run when he hears my voice.
He’s getting more comfortable with Thomas, letting Thomas touch him, and coming out from under the bed more often.
He’s also getting more brave, and mischievous. He’s been exploring the house in the middle of the night, leaving bits of his findings on the living room floor.
Look who came into the living room last night, while I was still awake! 🥰🥰🥰 I think he would have stayed longer, but he heard voices coming from outside, and got spooked.
December 21 2021
Isn’t he the cutest??!! Basil has finally started to venture from under Thomas’s bed. I told Thomas he has to take a photo of him every day until I can see him in person. 🤣😂🤣
Basil has been with us for one week now. He’s finally relaxing a little, not yet ready to leave Thomas’s room. I love his little white mustache and white toes. His full name is Chad Basil the First. 😂 We call him Basil.
You wouldn’t dare to think that he yowled for 3 nights straight in a row with that cute lil face, would you?? No, not him! Thank goodness we figured out the issue …. He wanted under Thomas’s bed.
December 10 2021
Thomas found his new companion. A sweet, mellow boy. Thomas has been in need of an emotional support pet, having been diagnosed with depression. I’m so happy we are finally making this happen. ❤️❤️❤️
This is an incredibly delicate situation. Lillian has a fear of cats and is not at all pleased with this decision.
I spent hours talking with her last night, and about an hour just now. Which is actually an improvement. We talked about it rather than her having a full blown meltdown; which is what happened when I told her about a month ago! I feel in the end this is a positive as it helps her to confront her fear.
This is why I have been distracted for the past month. Times like this are what make parenting heart achingly difficult. Needing to do something beneficial for one child, that is something the other child is against. My brain and heart have been in a vice. ❤️💔❤️