Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Thank you all at the shelter for taking such good care of the girls while they were waiting for their new home.
J & G
A warm welcome goes out to the newest members of the ILoveNachosTooMuch.com feline family, Frida (Kahlo) and Etta (James). Frida and Etta are year and a half old sisters adopted from a Twin Cities no-kill shelter by my parents this week and are now happily snuggled together in their Northeast Minneapolis stucco abode. The kitties are sweet girls, warm and curious and not at all aloof. Frida has giant golden eyes and a white patch on her chest, while Etta's eyes are small and crossed, like a Siamese. I think it's fair to say that they will be quite spoiled as my parents, having realized the error of their ways in over-disciplining my brother and I in our youths, are now the most lenient of people, probably going too far in the other direction. Frida and Etta have no idea how good they're going to have it.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I absolutely LOVE these boys!
Matt and Damon are each the perfect combination of kitten and snuggles. When they're not trying to jump onto my shoulder, they are playing with a toy or with each other. They are affectionate, curious, active, inquisitive, confident, snuggly, friendly, purr-y, and full of life. They always make me smile.They're always waiting at the door for me to get home. They help me with the laundry. They make sure my shower is warming appropriately and they’re always helping me with my make-up in the morning. When I lay down on the couch to watch TV, Matt snuggles up to my neck and Damon lays on my stomach. A few times during the night, they check on me and purr in my ear.
There are subtle differences between the brothers. Matt is confident; Damon is scared of nothing. Damon is quiet; Matt utters the faintest meows (which will undoubtedly grow in volume and quantity as he gets older). Matt never stops purring. And, most obviously – Matt is slightly darker and slightly bigger (for now, at least) than Damon.Matt & Damon need a forever home together that will never tire of their kisses - they have a lot of love to share.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
To further complicate the situation, Starlet was very shy. When their adopter came to visit, she wouldn't even show herself. Bless this adopter, he was willing to trust me that the girls would do well together and Lana would help Starlet to adjust in her new home. It has worked out beautifully.
Please remember the adult cats, the black cats and the shy cats when you consider adopting. The personalities of the shy cats often blossom once they are in a home away from the stress of the other cats in the foster home or shelter and going to a home with a more outgoing friend or sibling cat makes the transition easier for the adopter and the cats.Hi Denise,
The cats are great!
I did not change their names and am NOT planning to. If anything, I would have named them A and B -- I like keeping things simple; I may be one of those people that should not be allowed to name things.
When my alarm goes off in the morning, Starlet jumps on me and meows in my ear, until I surrender and give her canned food -- Starlet does a great job of getting me up in the morning.
About 3 weeks ago, Starlet became interested in Kleenex boxes and pulled all the Kleenex out of the boxes in both bathrooms and the bedroom -- very cute. I put sticky tape on the boxes and Starlet lost interest in the boxes.
Recently Lana decided that her new favorite place to play is the bath tub (no water in it). Thus, she has been putting all of her favorite toys in the bath tub and playing there.
Both cats are great fun and love to play!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Sonnet is probably about 1 ½ - 2 years old. She is a beautiful tortie with a very sweet disposition who will probably be a lap-cat and bed warmer. She is very playful and likes catnip toys. Her oldest kitten, Elise, is especially bonded with her and they would make a great pair.
Elise is about 9 months old and is a flame-point Siamese or Balinese mix. (The Balinese breed is a longer haired version of the Siamese, but the fur is really more medium-length.) Elise is always looking for mischief – I don’t know if it’s a teen-age thing or her Siamese gene. She likes to annoy the "permanent" cats in her foster home just to see the reaction she gets. However, she loves to play with her mom (Sonnet) and her two little sisters (Lyric and Melody).
Lyric (above) is sociable, outgoing, and playful. She is a tortie and looks almost exactly like her sister, Melody. Lyric is a little darker, but the only way to really tell them apart is by their front paws. Lyric has one cream paw and Melody has two cream paws. Lyric is very affectionate and will probably spend time with her new person on a lap or in bed.
Melody is outgoing, playful, and sociable, but just a little independent. She is a tortie and looks almost exactly like her sister Lyric. Melody likes to explore, and doesn’t want to be caught until she’s ready (or until she’s tricked). Once you catch her, she’s very cuddly.
For more information on Sonnet and her daughters, please call Cathy at 651.230.3263.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Just a month ago, I adopted Duncan (now known as Rusty). I wanted a companion for Patches (also a rescue cat) who was 2 years old so that he had someone to play with because my senior, Kali (a 16 year old rescue cat) just couldn't handle a playful 2-year old. Rusty and Patches became best friends immediately and the scene in the attached picture has been a daily occurrence since 3 days after we brought Rusty home. When my son's cat visits, Patches defends Rusty if it looks like Joey might get too rough with him--he'll actually stand between the two cats. My senior is now able to live out her senior years in peace. Rusty is a real blessing in my house.