We have it pretty good here being a LostWoods kitten. There are toys to play with, trees to climb (some of them are real trees and some are fun carpeted things that don't really look like trees, but that's what lisa-mom calls them,) places to explore, cuddly beds for naps, and, of course, lots of yummy food. We get to do pretty much whatever we want all the time. Yes, life is good.
Or maybe I should say life was good. You see, we were really used to getting all the attention around here. People would come to visit and spend all their time playing with us. They'd get out the special toys and play and play. We were getting so that we came running any time someone came to the door 'cause we knew they were here to see US!
But now, well! There are these little kids up in OUR old room. Not that we want to hang out in our old room or anything, but they are in OUR old bed. Lisa-mom says they are our little brothers and sisters. Gwena's mom came over to visit the other day and she ignored us and went up to see them! Well, she did talk to us a little and give Makana a cuddle before she left, but mostly she was visiting those little kids. I don't understand why she'd want to do that. They aren't much fun. I tried to climb in bed with them and play last night, but they didn't do anything. They just lay there. Boooring! They eat and they sleep and once in awhile they wiggle around and cry. Cousin Talia doesn't like it when they cry so she feeds them -- probably so they'll shut up. I was thinking of having a snack while I was in bed with all of them, but I wasn't sure Cousin Talia would let me. So I just left. I have much better things to do than watch a bunch of babies sleep.
It's bad enough that our visitors have to go see them, but our lisa-mom has been spending way too much time with them, too. Sometimes when lisa-mom comes home from work all she does is walk right by us and say hello on her way up to see them. She goes in OUR old room and shuts the door so we can't come in. (sometimes we're fast or she doesn't shut the door, then we follow her in -- so there!) Then she sits on the floor by OUR old bed and picks up those babies and kisses them. What happened to OUR cuddles and kisses? Now, we might complain about her giving us kisses, but those are kisses that should be OURS! Okay, she does still play with us and give us kisses, but not as many as before. We have to share with THEM!
Lisa-mom says that we will like our brothers and sisters when they get a little bigger. She says they will be fun to play with and we need to teach them all about being a kitten. (I thought that was what their mom was for!) I suppose I can try to be nice to them, but Boz says he's not sure. He even hissed at them last night. So did Makana. I didn't hiss. I was good. (lisa-mom was watching and I never do anything bad when she's around.) Brasen and Regalo say they don't even want to meet them. I don't know how this is going to work out. Guess we'll just have to wait and see. It would sure help, though, if when you come to visit you make sure to give us some loves and play with us a little before you go see those babies. Maybe then we wouldn't mind sharing you with them. Maybe.
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!
2004 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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