Hi, Im Kimbry. My brother Tantris is here with me helping write. We heard that the Rainstorm Kids had introduced themselves to you when they were about our age and thought that was a cool idea. So while lisa-mom is at work and cant spoil our fun, we decided to tell you about us.
Were the Companions. Oh, not real ones. Yes, we are very social and friendly. But the real Companions are magical, white horse-like things in a bunch of books lisa-mom has read. (Im not so sure they are real either, but thats what lisa-mom says.) Our Talia-mom is named after a Herald (who are chosen by the Companions) in the same books. We think its silly to be named after horses, but we are special so maybe the magical part is okay.
We were born in a closet like the Rainstorm kids just not the same closet. Ours is in the kitten room. We dont really live in the closet though -- we have the whole room. Its all ours! Well, if anyone comes to stay over night lisa-mom says we have to share our room and not be too much trouble. Trouble, us? We wouldnt cause any problems. Not many, anyway.
[*I* wouldnt cause any trouble. Its my sister thats the troublemaker in the family.]
No, Im not! Im just adventurous. Like escaping our bed, for example. I was just five days old when I discovered we were trapped in our bed, so I tried to escape. It took me almost a week, but I did it! I couldnt see much yet, but I was determined to go somewhere. I wasnt trying to get into trouble I just wanted to explore. It took Tantris two whole weeks to climb out.
[Im just cautious, unlike Kimbry. I wanted to see where I was going first. Now that I can see I jump the side of the bed, while she still has to climb over. Ha!]
Whatever. Anyway, we both get out now so we can play and explore. We spend our days eating, napping, and playing. We like the little shiny crinkle balls lisa-mom gave us. And we like the toy mice. We have a little snake-like thing that came from a cat show during our Talia-moms beauty queen days. I think she likes that one, cause she took it from me to play with herself. Some of those other toys are sorta weird. Maybe well like them later, but right now we just ignore them. Our very favorite toy is each other. We like to wrestle and play together.
[I like it except when Kimbry bites me really hard. Then I yell.]
Big baby. I dont bite that hard.
[Yes, you do. And you better quit. Talia-mom doesnt like it when you bite hard, either.]
That reminds me Talia-mom makes a good toy, too. We bite her feet, we bite her ears, we bite her tail, and we bat her face. And she doesnt even mind. Mostly. Once in awhile she holds me down with her paw so I cant be so rowdy.
[She never does that to me. See, I told you, you bite too hard!]
Hmpf! Our Shadow-dad spends a lot of time with us. He washes us and cuddles with us when Talia-mom is gone. I think hes going to be lots of fun to play with when we get bigger. Right now he just steals our toys. His favorite place in the kitten room is on the cat tree in front of the window. Soon were going to be able to get up there with him. Weve been practicing our climbing skills.
Speaking of practicing this writing isnt nearly as much fun as the other things we do. So I think Ill go try to climb the kitten condo.
[Wait for me I want to climb the condo, too!]
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(Please note that you will see a number of photos of our cats and kittens that I've taken outside in a natural setting. The LostWoods cats do NOT go outside unsupervised! When we do go outside for pictures and occasional adventures, there is always one person and usually two watching them closely. We do have an outside, fully enclosed run to which the older cats are allowed access, but even then we check on them often.)
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