Ellie is spending much of her day whining, sometimes just because she is tired but can't go to sleep on her own very well. She needs a good armpit to snuggle up under. She is now 2 kilos (and a little underweight), which Taza just reached a week or two ago. She's not nearly as cute or sweet as Taza, but we'll give her the benefit of the doubt that she'll grow on us. In the meantime, Taza has not been dethroned.
We also bought a couch today and have a plan to get out of here on Saturday if our house is ready. We're pretty sure we don't want to move until then. As you can imagine, this transition will be stressful enough without sharing it with a construction crew for a few days (or a week? you never know). Our friend David is coming back into town (Lima) tomorrow, and we're looking forward to having him around in the evenings.
PS The 1 yr old Great Dane at the vet was scared of Ellie/Gollum.