Many of you have asked how Lola is doing. She's settling in just fine. She and Cadbury still haven't really met, but they look at each other through the cage and through the fireplace screen. They don't seem particularly interested in each other, and that's fine.
Lola can be quite a handful. One of the reasons Dan picked her out was because we wanted a sedate, older cat who wouldn't be much trouble. We thought we were getting someone who would do a lot of this:
As it turns out, she's more like this:
Always playing, running about, stalking things (both real and imaginary), and getting into places she's got no business being. She chews puzzle pieces and knocked my nearly-complete puzzle onto the floor. She gets in cabinets. She climbs into weird places, gets stuck and needs rescue, and then she's off again like nothing happened. Nothing that we do escapes her notice, and she gets very jealous when one of us goes in a room and shuts her out.
She's a fun girl, though, and for all her activity and leaping about, she's pretty graceful and hasn't broken anything (yet). We're glad she's so happy and confident, but after so many years with an old cat, we're a little overwhelmed at times by all her energy. Day or night, she's never in one place long, not even here:
Oh well. Things will calm down as we continue to get to know each other.