Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
The latest update from their home:
Every once in a while (not while it was super cold) we take them into our small backyard on little harnesses and leashes. They love exploring the grass and our garden and doing their bird call when a bird lands near by in a tree. JJ loves climbing a small fruit tree in our garden- with a little help under supervision, he gets so excited! They always love coming back inside too cause they get a little treat when their harnesses come off. As soon as you grab the harnesses, Elle sits down and purrs while you put it on her. JJ didn't like the harness much at the beginning, but now he sits down too!
Elle's favorite toy: water- whenever she can get the chance to be by water, she loves sticking her paws in it and cleaning them. JJ's favorite toy: a little pink and purple feathery sparkling purse that used to have cotton filling- we crack up whenever he plays with it, which is everyday- he tosses it up in the air, carries it around in his mouth, and sleeps with it.
We are so blessed to have such wonderful cats. In the 10 cats I've had since I was 3 years old- none of them compare to Elle and JJ. They are a precious gift and we thank God for creating such amazing creatures!
Last night I watched her trying to turn a box right side up always keeping an eye behind to prevent ambush by the dogs. I wanted so much to help her but sometimes the journey is more fun than the end. She was enjoying herself.
I think Oliver is still not sure about the whole thing. Sometimes I imagine him telling me, “Mom, she’s bothering me again.” She keeps him on his toes! He’s definitely brighter and even his appetite seems to be improving.
Like I said, she’s a little darling and has fit in beautifully. Thanks so much.
We estimated that the Cousins were born near the end of April in 2007, so their first birthday is right about now. Happy Birthday, Parmesan, JJ, Elle, and Nellie!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Alvie, pretty little girl
Nice left hook, Lizzie!
Eeek! I'm trapped in this metal contraption
Thursday, April 17, 2008
It has been 3 weeks, and these beautiful cats are settling in very well!
The boys could not have been more fun as they got used to living in a house....steps, mirrors, glass doors and curtains fascinate them! One of their favorite games is chasing each other from the basement to the upper floor of the house and back again, before they collapse in a heap (together) for some serious brotherly love.
Garfield (now Wally) loves the cat dancer toy , and a large, black fur mouse that he doesn't like to share! He is also very fascinated with plastic water bottles, and will push one around the house every chance he gets. He is the most independent of the two, but when he gets tired, he is the biggest lover and looks for the next lap to settle on.
OC was going to remain OC, but between the big paws, big purr and big personality, he has become Mr Bigs, or Biggie. He fo-opted a faux leopard print fleece glove, and he drags it around the house and wrestles with it every time he finds it. He has curiousity and enthusiasm to spare, and has staked his territory on the cat perches as defender of the house against all the birds, squirrels and bunnies he sees oustside. There is no where he won't climb and explore, and no person he won't try to charm!
I've included a few picture of Wally and Biggie for everyone at Feline Rescue to see. These kitties have settled in so well, and are so well loved---thank you for fostering them and keeping them before they came to us!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Hmmm...a bunny I must observe this intruder carefully.
He thinks if he turns his back to me I don't see him....silly rabbit.
Drats! Foiled by the glass again.
Oh well, I much prefer laying in the sun than bunny hunting, anyway.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
A new little foster kitten joined my household last night. His previous family called him "Dude" and I guess that may stick. He has tons of spunk and personality. He's about seven weeks old and not a bit shy about meeting the adult cats in the house, but he definitely doesn't want to be left alone. I started him out in the big kennel downstairs, but that just didn't work out. I couldn't bear to hear him crying; It was his first night away from his mom, too.
He reminds me a lot of a very dear kitten from last year named Cap'n Jack (for Captain Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean fame). He was injured when we got him and ultimately the injuries were too serious and he had to be euthanized, but he left an everlasting mark on my heart.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thanks for sending me the video clip about Feline Rescue. The work that everyone does there is a great gift to us all. There are just so many unwanted and abused animals out there and they need all the advocates they can get.
Nelson is now 10 months old and is just a wonderful little man cat. He is doing well to adjust into his new home and is trying to battle Bella for the 2nd in command position....
My little man's latest cute thing is to jump up on the kitchen counter when I make my coffee. I use a dry creamer and put it in my cup while I wait for the coffee to brew. He loves to use his paw as a spoon and dig out the creamer and lick it off. I often forget to put the cup away and will come into the kitchen to find white powder all over my counter, floor, and his little face. He looks so charming with a white face and he always makes me laugh.
He is doing great, we love him very much, and he is growing into quite the man.
I hope all your babies are well Denise.