Thursday, May 27, 2010
Oh how I'll miss her fur soft as air; how her cheeks squinch up when she meows, barely making a sound; her endearing timidity; her refusal to grow up with her brothers; and mostly finding her already under the covers when I go to bed.
She joins her brother Max not as Honey, but as Susie Q! I admit, I rather like that.
Be happy and healthy for eons to come, sweetie. You have a piece of my heart.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
He is doing great! We absolutely adore him. Haven't figured out a name yet, throwing a few around to see which one we like the best. Right now it looks like Titan might be the winner!
Thanks again, he's a great addition to the family!
Good Thing #2
Peter and Willis will be brothers for life! They have the nicest new mom and dad we could have hoped for. (See how happy they were when they got the news?) Henceforth to be known as Petey and Wilson, here's what their mom has to say on their first day:
Wilson adapted a little better early on than Petey, although they were both laying with me snoozing on the couch this evening. They're climbing all over everything so they should know their way around everything by morning.
I'll send pictures. Thanks so much.
Good Thing #3a
Sweet, timid Marshall. His new people came to meet him knowing full well that he was a shy boy and happy to take the time to work with him. I was so grateful. Lots of people want intrepid little munchkins, but Marshall needed some patience and coaxing.
The visit took place at the shelter, and I watched through the door window as they interacted. They'd reach out, he'd shy back. They'd reach out again.
It wasn't long before they were petting and holding him, and he began to play with the toys we'd provided.
They loved him, brought him home for introductions to his kitty sisters Gracie and Sugar, and christened him Max.
Max has adjusted to his new home! He gave me a head but this morning in bed. How he loves laying on my hubby's chest to take his naps. He is such a sweet little guy! Gracie is now playing with Max.
I didn't have my camera home with me this morning & missed the cutest picture. Gracie and Max were cuddled up like a mother and her kitten. Gracie started cleaning his eyes, face and head and then he started licking her face. It was soo cute!
They are in full time play now. He chases her and she chases him and then they wrestle around. Gracie is gentle with him. She is such a sweet cat!
Good Thing 3b
Max's parents want Honey, too!!
That was about a week ago and she wasn't yet big enough for surgery. She has since gained weight and lost much of her shyness. Sometimes when kittens are too focused on each other, it's actually a good thing to separate them so they're forced to interact with their peeps.
So Honey is still with me, following me around the house, sleeping under the covers and on my pillow. The plan is to have her spayed next week then send her home to meet her new sisters and get reacquainted with Max. It'll be interesting to know whether they remember each other.
And so I'm left with the Gillespies for a few weeks yet, and Miss Honey for just a little while longer.
Which reminds me, there's some good news on the Gillespie front as well..
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Maybe it's typical, I don't know. But for never having been mamas themselves, they do an amazing job of helping the little ones along.
There is never an introductory period. My sweet beauties take to them immediately. I'm so proud.