It has been almost a month since my last post, so I thought I should let you know how things are going with Rebus. But first I must apologize in advance for any incoherences: I've been dealing with a horrible headache all weekend, and even the simple act of sitting upright is proving a challenge!
We seem to have reached a precarious balance for the moment, although it's a matter of constant vigilance. Unfortunately, after a few weeks of completely normal behaviour from Rebus, there were a couple of incidents on two consecutive days that sent us right back to the starting point. (Let's just say that I was almost thankful for the cold weather that forced me to wear several layers of sweaters...) I'd obviously been too hasty in rejoicing at our success. I'd been tired and unwell for a while, and as a consequence had cut down our daily play sessions to just one before bed. It was now abundantly clear that this simply wasn't enough. We're now back to two — sometimes even three — sessions over the course of the day, no matter how I'm feeling or how busy I am, and so far it's going well. Aside from wand toys and laser pointers, I'm so thankful that the Kickeroo exists! Rebus seems to really enjoy bunny-kicking and biting it, and sometimes even growls as he shakes it around.
Now that the weather is milder, I'm also away from the apartment more often. Lately I've been spending lunchtime at the library with my laptop, and having my morning coffee at one of the nearby cafés once or twice a week. On fine days, I have tea on my balcony with a good book. I think not being together constantly every hour of the day can only be beneficial to both of us.
That's all for the moment...