We’ve noticed a curious shift of late. Although Guida hasn’t lost all of her demonstrative behavior towards Rana since being sick, the two are spending more alone time together. Maia has been going off a bit more on her own, and during those times, Guida seems to content to hang out with Rana.
Guida and Rana have spent time with just the two of them before, but the more significant shift is what happens when Guida goes to leave. In the past, when Guida walked away, it somewhat signaled that socializing was over. Guida would leave, and Rana would stay or head off in another direction. What we are seeing now is that when Guida walks away, Rana follows shortly after. Rana makes sure not to be smothering and doesn’t stay right behind her, but gives her a few minutes and then comes up behind. This has resulted in the three ladies spending more time together since Guida is often heading off to meet up with Maia.
What we don’t know is if Maia and Guida are being more welcoming or if Rana has come to realize that all of Guida’s posturing is more show than anything. There’s no way to truly know, but whatever the reason, it’s nice to see.
The photo: Cute Rana Bug putting on a fresh coating of dirt
April 22, 2019