Getting by without Cagney
10 October 2015
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Things here have been a bit odd. We are still working out how to function without Cagney.
Bezukhov & Phineas on the window perch
Bezukhov & Phineas sleeping on the playgym
Phineas, it must be said, barely lost a beat with his regurgitating & jiggying. The only slight change in Phinny’s behaviour was first thing in the morning. When I uncover him he usually has his first morning regurgitation. For at least two weeks after Cagney’s passing, Phineas chatted to my finger, but did not regurgitate. However, he wanted his morning jiggy-jiggy as usual, & once he had that, regurgitation resumed as normal (near constant throughout the day!) Normal morning regurgitation returned on the 4th October.
Bezukhov has a harder road to travel & at times it shows. During the day he attempts to engage with Phineas (not always successfully). He has been sitting on my finger more. Normally he would just use my finger to either get to someplace else or to get closer to food, but he has been sitting quietly preening. He has also been spending more time on the window perch.
Despite Bezukhov’s best efforts, he & Phineas still operate separately. For example, they eat together but one in the Manor & one in the Ferplast.
On the subject of food, another change is that Bezukhov can now eat the oats in the seed mix – Cagney always ate them first…