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Xena’s Log: March 2013

Published / by Kim / 1 Comment on Xena’s Log: March 2013

The light lasts longer in the day now, which means I have an extra hour or two that I can stay awake and observe the humans. The female’s resolve is breaking at last, as I knew it would. This morning when I jumped on her desk on my way to the window she offered a half-hearted, “Xena…” while barely raising her voice. My plan to slowly break her down is working.

My studies have shown that this is the best way to train a human: steadfastly ignore all their protests and continue doing as I please. Eventually their will breaksĀ and the only thing left is the desire to shut me up as quickly as possible. The male is usually the first to give up his will. The female still has stubborn streaks of determination to not submit, but with enough repetition, even she gives in at last. I predict another week before the female begins sighing resignedly when I jump on her desk. This is a vast improvement over the shrieking she did when I beganĀ this experiment.

I’ll update again when I can.

Happy New Year From the Butterfly Family

Published / by Kim

Last night I tried to get everyone to line up under the tree for a new year’s eve photo so they could all say “happy new year” together. Scott was happy to oblige:

When we tied to put the cats into the mix, things got a little messy:

Happy new year!

Goblin couldn’t be bothered to get anywhere near the tree, but at least he stayed still:

When I finally managed to get all three cats into the frame together, albeit not anywhere near each other, Scott was nowhere to be found:

So we’ll just wish you a happy new year without a photo. May the best thing that happened to you in 2010 be the worst thing that happens in 2011.