I've fallen in love with Lucy. Right now, she is lying on the floor, and I feel vaguely slighted that she isn't climbing into my lap like she constantly did the past few days. (There. I picked her up and put her on my lap. All better.)
We tried introducing her to the other cats today, just putting her in the cat carrier and letting Cobweb and Munchkin into the room with her. It didn't go well. Cobweb walked right up to her and started hissing continuously. We had to distract her to get her away. Munchkin just growled. Shannon says he wants to try it again tomorrow, but I think we might be doing this too soon. I worry that trying to rush them might cause permanent damage, but Shannon has done a lot of reading about this, so I'm willing to try what he suggests.
I'm surprised Cobweb was so aggravated, since she has seemed pretty calm about her brief glimpses of the kitten up 'til now. I thought she would be okay. Well, we'll see how she does tomorrow.
I'm feeling a bit off-balance re: my dad right now, because a friend just had a relative die under similar circumstances and it stirred stuff up for me. I'm trying not to think about it, though I'm not sure if that's healthy or not. When I think about it, I just go over things over and over, so it doesn't seem productive.