Dragon has moved to guard Valerie's head as Candied Cinnamon has perched herself on Valerie's ribs. Always aware of her asthma, none of the cats or kittens crowd her breathing or lie on her pillows, making sure no hair is left to cause any problems. The satin sheets shed hair easily and help assure no difficulties, while the cats still give comforting purrs and chirps.
If Valerie gets sick at night, Dragon and Dancing Star go to the door and sound an alarm to attract Ken's attention. They have even been caught using the telephone system to call for help, especially when a girl cat is having kittens and they know Valerie is in the office.How they know which buttoens to push has been a question, but the "all systems" seems to be the button of choice to call for help - anyone, anywhere " All sstaff know that meows into the phone with Valerie or Mary's line lit means something is wrong in one of their rooms and help is needed promptly.