A lot has happened since our last post. Dora has been travelling on her first long journey. Having never been out of North London in her little life, she has now travelled down to Devon to meet her Devon Grandma and then on to Cornwall to my sister’s house, where we are spending Christmas. She was extremely good and quiet on the journey, not sleeping but watching the snowy scenery pass with big wide eyes. Eric, who always ran when he saw the Evil Cat Carrier coming out, would have been appalled to witness a cat who not only voluntarily walks into the ECC at the start of the journey, but is happily using it as her sleeping place for several hours each day here!
Dora enjoyed her overnight stay at Devon Grandma’s (where it was very snowy and we had to dig a path to the door…) and thankfully did not chew any wires or lay a paw on the Christmas tree, which was the first one she had ever seen. She is being watched closely here in Cornwall to make sure that she doesn’t wreak too much havoc. She has developed a fascination for the bathtub in my sister’s beautiful new bathroom and has been playing tub hockey for hours, chasing a pink ball round the tub. She is also very interested in the views from the windows here, which are very different views from the “kitty TV” she has at home. She opened one of her Christmas presents early on Christmas Eve, some jingly feathers on a string to replace the ones she recently destroyed at home, and she likes her present very much. *jingle jingle jingle*
Tomorrow is her first Christmas and also she will be 5 months old tomorrow. She lost her first baby tooth yesterday – maybe if she puts it under her pillow there is a kitty equivalent of the Tooth Fairy who will bring treats?? It will be fun to watch her playing with her presents although we will be missing Fat Eric at Christmas too.
I won’t be able to upload any of my “Dora’s Christmas travels” photos until we get back to London, but here are a couple of older ones – Dora helping with blogging. Hope everyone has a great Christmas and that Santa brings feather toys, treats and catnip all round…
Dora likes helping on the computer…
But she says, stop typing now and pay attention to the kitty! Happy Christmas!