Introduction: Stage 8, the final stage
17 January 2013
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Previously I posted on stage 7.
Stage 8: Patience.
It is coming up to 3 months since Phineas was introduced to Cagney & Bezukhov. This particular introduction has been a perfect example of not rushing things! We are still taking it slowly. My actions on what to do & when have largely been dictated by the boys themselves. I am keen for them all to live happily together even if they do not become bosom buddies. However, they all appear to actually like each other & any upset is either due to “over-friendliness” or a slight confusion over boundaries.
There has been a tiny, tiny, tiny amount of progress in that Phineas is managing to take his eye off Cagney for more than a few seconds at a time. This opens up a new world for him, not least another friend in Bezukhov & another friend in me (or my hand as that is currently his preferred jiggy-jiggy location, & my thumb as that is his preferred object to regurgitate to).
So, the Introduction is on-going. I have chosen “Patience” as the name of stage 8, the final stage, as this seems to perfectly encapsulate what is needed. And, if truth be told, it is highly possible there will not actually be an end date for the use of Patience.