Weve been too busy playing and exploring our house to take time to write, but Cazna reminded me (Azhure) that we hadnt written in weeks. So I thought Id take a few minutes to say hello to all of you.
Were almost eight weeks old now. Because were so big, we get to do whatever we want! That mostly means we play a lot and eat tons of cat food. Well, we dont get to eat as much of the wet food as we might like most days because we have to push our Shira-mom and cousin Talia out of the way. Lisa-mom calls them the piggy girls. I cant complain, though, because theres always lots of food around. Lisa-mom moved the water fountain down where we could get to it, too. I like to watch the water.
Cazna is still the littlest one of us. Shes a crazy girl who loves to attack Uncle Zekes tail. Uncle Zeke jumps and then he turns around, holds her down with a paw, and grooms her until she behaves. Of course, that only lasts until he lets her get back up. Then shes right back into trouble. Shes the independent type and likes to sleep in our toy basket all by herself. But sometimes we join her. Its a little lumpy, but its really nice to wake up and have our toys right there to play with.
The biggest is Niah. Lisa-mom says she looks like big brother Tantris. And that shes almost as fat as him. They (Niah and Tantris) say theyre not fat, theyre fluffy! And they are very fluffy. Theyre so fluffy they look like theyre round. Niahs new mom and dad came to visit yesterday. They played with all of us it was a lot of fun. But the only one they made cuddle was Niah. At first Niah was too busy for cuddles, but later she fell asleep while her new mom was holding her. Lisa-mom says I have a new mom, too, but she lives too far away to come visit me. Thats okay, though, cause we have lots of visitors.
Just a few days ago, some of lisa-moms friends came over. They brought some little boys with them and those boys played and played with us. I think they had even more energy than we did! After awhile Axis, Zara, and I fell asleep under the table. Wed had enough playing. But it was just a short nap and we played with them some more before they left. One of the boys picked me up in our tunnel and squished the tunnel so I couldnt escape. He almost squished me, too, but lisa-mom made him stop. I dont think he was trying to hurt me, but it was a little scary. Still, I gave him another chance and he was nice to me then.
Zara and I are taking turns hiding from lisa-mom. Were not telling where we hide cause you might tell her. We hear her calling our names and we just laugh to ourselves. Then when she gives up, we come strolling out like we were right there all the time. She calls us bad kitties, but were not bad were just playing hide and seek. Is it our fault she gives up too easy? Zara says she feels a little bit bad about it, so she purrs like crazy when lisa-mom pets her.
Faraday tries to pretend she is such a lady. Shes always posing and acting like shes special. But we all know better. She likes to play and have adventures as much as the rest of us. She just looks like a fancy lady. When Niahs mom and dad came to visit, the dad was waving a glittery teaser at Faraday. She kept jumping at it and would end up hanging from the bottom perch of our cat tree like a monkey. Then shed pull herself all the way up and jump after the teaser. She looked pretty funny and lisa-mom was laughing at her.
I think Axis is the best behaved of all of us. He never hides (almost never, that is) and he doesnt pick on Uncle Zeke and Shadow-dad. And he doesnt even bite Shira-moms ears and tail. The rest of us think hes giving us a bad name. He does play a lot and he runs really fast. He likes to pretend hes a tough guy. He gets all puffed up and prances around sideways acting like hes going to attack us. That makes our lisa-mom laugh, too. It sorta hurts his feelings when she laughs at him he thinks he looks so ferocious and laughter is not the result he was hoping for!
The rest of my sisters and my brother are taking their nap right now, but they said to send you their purrs.
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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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