On two occasions recently--two! count 'em!--Sister A. has woken up with both Annabelle and Sammi sleeping in her bed. Sammi was up by A's head (her usual spot, before Annabelle arrived) and Annabelle was down by A's feet (her usual spot). This is a wonderful milestone for those two.
Today while we were at PetSmart, I lobbied for an "ess" scratcher for Annabelle. We hope this will interest her more than A's favorite chair, which is much too old to take such abuse. I sat with her for a bit while she explored the ess (we're starting it in the sewing room, which is still pretty much Annabelle's territory). While she didn't actually scratch on the thing, she did have fun with the feather toy dangling from under one "wave" of the ess. Here she is, being a total cutie.