Nowadays Ms Akira spends more time outside ...
She likes watching the corridor and sometimes the neighbours pass by. But she sticks to her guns and hardly ever runs away, unlike Bujang.
Yesterday she spent the some time outside. Her fuzz is growing quite nicely now although it would be a long time yet for her limbs to be covered by fur
Her confidence has grown quite alot and she is now able to sit in the middle of the living room unfazed. Of cos Megat and Tanaka are in the bedroom whenever she does this. She is still troubled by them and last week Tanaka flung himself onto the gates and shocked her. Megat on the other hand had tried once or twice to challenge her to a fight when she was in her night cage. Fern said that Megat finds her 'irritating' but she knows that Megat is old and finds many things disorienting.
Taking a breather in the quiet of the bedroom in the afternoons...
At 16, Megat is the oldest of the amigos. He is now vocalising more often and sleeps most of the day away. Many things irritate him but I am glad he still finds the time to indulge Bujang in a game of 'catch' and would be the first to heed Bujang's calls for play at night. He sometimes goes in and out of rooms yelling loudly and we have to call his name. Fern is still working with him for Reiki and sometimes he tells her that he is more tired these days and sometimes gets 'headaches'. THAT is when he usually vocalises. We think its a sign of old age and he gets a little disoriented sometimes. So the calling of his name is quite helpful as he would hasten to see what was up.
One of the curious things I have heard him say and this is to Laura Stinchfield whom I had spoken to about the amigos was when he asked her about dying. He asked her when he went to be with Toro (the Bridge) where would his body be? Would it be with him? She told him that only his spirit would be with Toro but is body would be with us.