Years ago, we dubbed the springy, sidewinding, arched-back kitten move the "Cornelius Shuffle". It was named after Cornelius Bouvier, a spry little fellow from one of our earliest litters. You can see a clip of Cornelius in action HERE.
Effie and Hazel are just starting to master the Shuffle (see the clip below) and a few new dance and wrestling moves, too. They're so much more active and agile now.
They still spend a fair amount of time in their big house, but we have increased their time in the exercise yard.
We're slowly beginning introductions with Wylla. She's been in the basement and has seen the kittens from a distance, but hasn't gone nose-to-nose with them yet. We're proceeding with caution and trying to be sensitive to all parties involved. We want to do this right, and keep stress to a minimum. She's been curious about the kittens, but very cautious and during once basement visit, she did get a little bit growly. This is a big change for our little girl.
Charlene got an up-close view yesterday. She was her usual nonchalant self. Effie got a little hissy, which is often the case with the little ones, but I'm sure she'll work past that once she realizes that Charlene is not a threat.