Hungry Kitty, Happy Sarah

We’ve had Katrina for a little over a week now. She stopped eating and was drinking very little for a few days so I had to take her to the vet both on Thursday and on Saturday. I think the shot they gave her helped because she started eating again on Saturday night and all day today–yay! Even though she wasn’t eating, she was still her sweet, playful self the whole time. She loves the scratching post I got her and she just loves to follow me around and be pet. It’s funny having both Damien and Katrina follow me from room to room 🙂

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She loves looking out the window.
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Chillin’ on my lap while we watch TV.
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She loves me 🙂

Damien still has to adjust to having a cat around. He just REALLY wants to play with her. He frequently places all her toys in front of her and can sometimes move too fast towards her and sometimes can be rough. He was in quite a few time-outs this weekend. He’ll learn.

Speaking of Damien, I think he’s fully adjusted to daycare and the new house. He’s even making great steps towards potty training. He’s now willingly sitting on the potty. Baby steps!

The Newest Whitehill

On Saturday Damien and I adopted a one-year old gray tabby named Lady Chatterly (because she talks a lot). I renamed her Katrina, or Kat for short. Damien usually calls her Jada, but sometimes says Kat or Trina. She’s about 7 lbs and is super sweet. She warmed up to the family quickly and has been sleeping with me at night. She also comes when I call her and follows me around sometimes when I’m doing chores. Damien has been good about petting her gently, but unfortunately, he also seems to enjoy seeing her run off scared so he intentionally scared her a few times on Sunday. This morning she didn’t even want anything to do with him. By the end of the day though, Damien was back to being calm and gentle around her and she sat on my lap this evening while we watched TV. I’ve been waiting to get a cat until I was back in the States and I think I found a really good one. I hope she is happy here with us!

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Katrina watching TV with me on her first evening in the house after Damien went to bed.
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Katrina’s first morning with us 🙂

 

Damien’s Return

It’s been almost a full week since my Grandma and Tom brought Damien to me in Virginia. We’ve been having a good time and he’s started his new daycare off-base on Monday. The first day he cried on and off a lot, but it’s been progressively getting better with each day. Today they told me that he sat on the potty TWICE. He’s eating well and sleeping well too. He had his 3-year Be Well appointment today at the clinic. He’s healthy and everything checked out great. He’s 36 pounds and over 3 feet tall. He’s over 80 in the percentile for weight which is fine because he’s in the 93rd percentile for height! Oh, and when the med technician called our name for the appointment, Damien kept saying over and over again “Whitehild…Whitehild…Whitehild” LOL

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Tired after his day of flying to Virginia
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The first thing he did when he entered the house was start playing with his toys.
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Meeting “Big Puppy” for the first time.
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Grandma, Tom, Damien, and I went out by the water near my house. Damien still loves to throw rocks in the water
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Damien and Tom!
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Damien running near the static plane displays.
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Grandma and Tom reading about each plane. You can see Damien off to the right…
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The Bubble Puppy after his bath!

I’ve been looking around for weekend activities for Damien and me. In Germany I had to deal with indoor activities because the winter was too cold for outdoor play. Here in Virginia it’s too hot to play outside. Plus, the bugs and critters are ridiculous. They’re just AWFUL! Anyways, when it gets cooler there’s a couple free parks nearby and one has animal exhibits. There’s also a kids gym I was interested in that have “classes” for his age group to do fun things like tumbling and they have a class each Saturday. This upcoming weekend, I’m taking Damien to the cat animal shelter to see if there are any cats suitable for our family for adoption.

Everything is slowly, but surely falling into place. I still feel like we’re all adjusting to the changes. I’m really looking forward to some cooler weather too!

 

Tired of Moving

My stuff was delivered on Friday and I’ve been working my butt off to get everything ready for Damien’s arrival. I’m not finished yet, but I decided to take some photos of my progress. I can’t decide where to put certain things or how to arrange the furniture, but it’s good enough for now. I don’t work tomorrow since it’s Labor Day which gives me one more full day to put stuff away. Everytime I move I always wish I could trash all my stuff and get nice, new things. It’s all a big mixture of junk I’ve accumulated over the years. I can’t ever seem to part with a functioning piece of furniture though…

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The spare bedroom for my scrapbooking and web surfing 🙂
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My desk
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The master bedroom
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The staircase
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Damien’s room. I’m not 100% happy with how it looks but it’ll be fine for right now. Damien only just sleeps in his room anyways.
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This is the view from Damien’s bedroom window. The garage is too small to fit a car which is lame. Oh, and look you can see the water!
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The living room. The left side of this space is what I’m using as the dining room.
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This is the formal dining room which I’ll be using as Damien’s playroom. I’m still working on it.

Yep, I’m tired lol.