We think its time to write
to all of you again, since were seven weeks old. Boy, have we changed since
Kimbry wrote about us at four weeks! We can climb and run and jump a lot better
and were a lot bigger, too. I (Tantris) thought Kimbry made me sound like
a whiney baby when she wrote, so I said Id do the writing this time.
The biggest news from our
world is that weve been invaded! Remember how we said we had a whole room
that was all ours? Well, lisa-mom moved our half brothers and sisters in with us. Now Aunt Shira
and her six kids are all living in our room. Not to mention that Shadow-dad and
our Uncle Zeke (hes not a real uncle, but we call him that anyway) spend all
their time in here, too. It can get kinda crazy in our room. Having Aunt Shira
here is kinda like having another mom. She grooms us all the time and if we
yelp, shes right there with Talia-mom checking to see if were okay. But
our Talia-mom does the same with our brothers and sisters. Talia-mom and Aunt Shira even
share feeding duties some times.
Luckily, we have conquered
the baby gate and we climb over to explore other places in our house. (That must
mean were not babies any more!) We still spend a lot of time in the kitten
Our day starts early in the
morning. We hear lisa-mom and Ken-dads alarm go off and thats our signal
to wake up and play. Kimbry and I race through the room, climbing the cat tree,
jumping to the bed, diving over the side of the bed, and then run under the bed.
Sometimes we attack things we see on the way like little balls or mice.
Sometimes we attack each other. Usually that happens on the bed, because its
soft and doesnt hurt when the other pounces. Other times we play King of the
Hill on the cat condo or the cat tree.
Most mornings a trip down the
hall to lisa-mom and Ken-dads room is in order and we explore under the bed
and try to sneak into the closet, but lisa-mom usually shuts the door. She says
its so Aunt Shira doesnt move her babies back in there. lisa-mom has a
blanket hanging over the end of the bed with fringe! Oh, what fun! We like
playing in the bathroom, too. It has a cold tile floor and balls roll really
good in there.
Once the morning aerobics are
done, we settle down for breakfast with Talia-mom. That is, if shes not in
with lisa-mom begging for food. I dont know why she doesnt just eat ours,
but she seems to think that she should eat from the bowls downstairs. Maybe that
food tastes better soon well have to go down and check it out but I
think our food tastes pretty good.
[I think you like it a little
too much. Youre getting fat!]
Im not fat, Im fluffy!
After all this activity and
food we need a nap. There are so many places to nap in our room, its hard to
decide where we should sleep. And now that we can get to the rest of the house,
there are even more wonderful spots. My favorite is the top of the cat tree and
sometimes Kimbry joins me there. But she likes the tent and under the bed, too.
Lisa-mom says shes just like Talia-mom and Im just like Shadow-dad. Well,
in our sleeping spots anyway. Kimbry is more like Shadow-dad when we play and
Im more like Talia-mom. Hmmm. I guess were like both of them. One of my
other favorite places to sleep is in with our half brothers and sisters. Its really cozy and
fun to sleep with them. Aunt Shira doesnt mind at all even when Kimbry
and I both climb in there.
Those little brothers and
sisters are pretty cute, but they arent a lot of fun yet. They havent figured out how to play very
well, although I see them wrestling with each other a little. I jumped in with
them to play one day when they were doing that. I stood over them and batted at
their tails, heads, and legs. But they didnt play back. Talia-mom says
theyll get better at playing and then theyll get even with me for biting
their tails. Hmpf! I didnt bite hard. Not nearly as hard as Kimbry bites me.
Shadow-dad likes to play with
us now. One morning when he was being rowdy Kimbry was in the hall by the stairs
and Shadow-dad went flying down the hallway and batted Kimbry. She fell down the
top step. It looked so funny!
[I have to tell you, I
didnt think this was funny at all. I couldve been killed!]
She wasnt hurt at all. She
just climbed back up the step and stared at Shadow-dad like she was afraid he
was going to do it again. Anyway, most times Shadow-dad is just fun. He chases
us and we chase him around our room. His tail is very fluffy even more than
Talia-moms tail and we love to swat at it. And usually hes very gentle
when he catches us in a chase.
Lisa-mom introduced us to the
big crazy dog last week. Kimbry hissed at him. I just looked at him and he gave
me a doggy kiss on my head. The kiss was sorta gross, but he wasnt too bad.
Yesterday he came up to our room when lisa-mom was cleaning house. He just
looked at us and stole our food. Boy, were our little brothers and sisters scared! Okay, we were a
little scared, too. When lisa-mom ran upstairs to make sure we were all okay, we
were still so scared we all hissed at her.
[I thought he was really
scary! Hes huge and he could swallow us up with one gulp of that big mouth!]
Oh, lisa-mom would never let
that happen. And I dont think Ken-dad would either, even if the big crazy dog
is his. Ken-dad pretends to be so tough, but hes always playing with us and
taking us to other rooms so we can explore. We like our lisa-mom, but we sure
wish shed quit picking us up and giving us kisses when were trying to
play! I put up with it for a minute, but Kimbry starts wiggling the second
lisa-mom picks her up. But it doesnt make any difference. Shes always
picking us up.
Well, back to our day
after our naps we play some more, eat some more, explore some more, and nap some
more. Thats pretty much what we do all day long.
When it gets dark our day is
over. We curl up in our favorite spots and go to sleep usually with our
Talia-mom. We need our rest so we can play again tomorrow. Lisa-mom comes in and
gives us kisses. Her cuddles dont bother us near as much when were ready
to sleep. In fact, we usually purr when she gives us our goodnight cuddles.
And thats the story of our day. The End.
© 2003 lisa s vasa
(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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