Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Huffing and Puffing and Hissing and Kissing
Yesterday was the two week mark for the little Lamms so the quarantine has been lifted. They're still too small to explore the rest of the house, so I let Charlene come into their world to mingle with them.
Well, Charlene was her usual cool self. She chirped a little hello when she entered their space but the wee ones weren't nearly as friendly. Her greeting was returned with some puffing and hissing.
Charlene remained calm and just hung back and let them take her in. The kittens carefully observed Charlene from the safety of their basket.
After a few minutes the kittens relaxed a bit and Baxter and Edna climbed out and toddled over to take a closer look at Bean. In both cases, their fear got the best of them, their ears went flat, and they puffed up again.
Charlene waited patiently, and eventually she was able to move a little closer for a proper hello - a smooch on the nose. Well, not an actual kiss, but noses were bumped.
See, there's no need to fear her, kittens. Charlene is your friend.
She doesn't want to hurt you. She wants to lick you.