Yesterday Akira was a very happy kitty as she could get out of her room in the afternoon. She walked about inspecting everything and everyone and after ensuring that everything is as it should be, she decided to sit here, in this cradle. This is where Bujang is most of the afternoon but seeing that Bujang was sleeping somewhere else, she commandeered this space for a good part of the day. She has not been here for many years because of our bridge brothers and of course because of Tanaka as well.
When she saw the clicky box, she decided to pose prettily
"Are you done san?"
For the last 4 days, we had had the CNY break and I had let her out early. Tanaka sits with me in my bedroom, which he likes so he does not become anxious. Later he sits for a short time in the computer room by himself as well. But he also walks along the corridor in the afternoon or evening and later, he gets out of the computer room when Akira sits in the kitchen. Tanaka does not go to the kitchen often or indeed at all these days. At this time, he does not have the harness and so is free to roam about. However, if Akira sits on top of the cage, he has the harness and lead as well.
I think this arrangement works out fine for everyone and so I have to find an equally agreeable solution now since school has started. The spirit essences also seemed to work well and he increasingly has let her alone. Of course last Sunday, he was looking at her closely and Akira yelled and slapped him twice from inside her gate! he was so shocked that he was not able to eat his breakfast. But later, I gave him his breakfast at another place and he ate with great gusto. So I guess they are both re-learning their bounderies.
I had previously asked Craig, a Reiki Practitioner about the both of them. Of Tanaka he says:
I connected quickly and the communication flowed easily. He was a joy to speak to and has such a beautiful vitality to him. I started by asking what he thought of Akira and his response was clear that he did not like her and that the space that they share is his. He explained that it was not that he hated her, but rather that he felt that if he gave up some of his space and allowed her access to it that Akira would get more love than he does. He acknowledged that they are both loved but Akira is 'pretty' and because of this she may get more love if he lets her have more freedom. He was worried that he was not as playful/sweet as she was in her own way and that he could not compete with this and would get less love.
So eventhough he has to be separated from her at these times, I do sit with him and explain to him why as much as I can.