that Ken-dad has let down the gate to our room (he did it while lisa-mom was
away for the weekend so she couldnt say we were too little to explore the
house) we thought it was time to find the computer and introduce ourselves to
you. It is, after all, a LostWoods kitten tradition. We know this because Lira
and Brasen are around to tell us all about it. They are good for teaching us
other things, too, but we do wish theyd be more considerate when they play
with us. Lira is HUGE and she could smoosh us if shes not careful! Brasen
likes to wrestle with us and gets a little rough now and then. They are a lot of
fun most of the time, though. Oh, wed also like it if Brasen would quit
nursing on Talia-mom hes stealing our milk!
name is Rusalka, but my lisa-mom calls me Sprite. Thats because my name means
wood sprite and she says I look and act like a sprite. Im not quite
sure what a sprite should act like, but I like to run and play. I attack my
brothers and sisters. I chase after toys. I bat at lisa-moms legs. And I love
to play with Talia-moms tail. It is so fluffy its the best teaser
around! If there is something going on, I want to be there. There is just so
much to do and discover in our house!
brother Vasek is nearly as wild as me. Well, were not really wild, just
playful and adventurous. Silly lisa-mom is the one who calls us the wild kids.
Vasek is the best climber in the family. He could get over the gate all by
himself for ages before Ken-dad took the gate down, so he was always escaping
and going to see lisa-mom and Ken-dad in the morning. And last night, he climbed
all the way up lisa-moms leg while she was trying cook soup. He said the soup
smelled good and he wanted some. Lisa-mom told him that cheese isnt very good
for kittens and he couldnt have any. Mean lisa-mom!
is just the opposite of me. Shed rather watch quietly, then play like a lady
when she joins in. Well, except at bedtime. Then she fights going to sleep as
much as any of us. More than once shes attacked Mirek just as he was settling
down for the night. They get to wrestling and then Mirek decides maybe he
wont sleep with the rest of us on the bed after all. But Kalina does have an
occasional adventurous streak and it led her and Fiala back behind the loud
machine lisa-mom puts clothes and our blankets in sometimes. Then when lisa-mom
started it up, it scared them half to death! They came running out from behind
there and surprised lisa-mom. They didnt even want to come downstairs for two
days after that.
is a little bit quiet, too. Shes the littlest in our family and she looks
really pretty. She likes to sit on top things and supervise. But sometimes when
shes sitting on top the couch back, she falls asleep because its a cuddly
spot. Bria sleeps there all the time and she has it smashed down just perfectly
for a kitty nap. Sometimes she and Fiala sleep together there. The other place
Fiala likes to sleep is behind the pillows on the couch. Theres a wonderful
little spot in the corner that is just our size. But at night she loves cuddling
up to Ken-dad on the big bed and going to sleep. Hmmm
it sounds like all
Fiala does is sleep! Thats not true she likes to play just like all of us
but she is in charge of finding the best sleeping spots. She also found a
great play spot on the towel cart. We love to climb on each shelf and attack
each other. The towels end up all over the floor and lisa-mom is always
wondering how they got there when they were piled so neatly when she left in the
is my brother Mirek. Mirek can be very cuddly and sweet he purrs really
loud. But hes kinda mad at lisa-mom and sometimes hides from her. See, he has
a sore eye like our big sister Lira and lisa-mom is forever washing his face and
putting drops in his eye. Lira says he should get used to it because lisa-mom
wont quit til his eye is all better and that lisa-mom does it because she
loves him. Lisa-mom has been giving him dried shrimp treats every time she gets
done with the drops so he ought to be nicer to her. The shrimp treats are yummy
and he gets more than the rest of us. Mirek is going to stay here when hes
all grown up because hes our two-legged brother Jeremys kitten. Jeremys
picked out Mirek as his special kitten when we were just little tiny babies.
this talking about us, I almost forgot to tell you about our big adventure. You
see, Ken-dad and lisa-mom have this thing about going to Montana. And Ken-dad
knew lisa-mom would be really unhappy if she had to leave us home when they went
cause we were still really little. (Not to mention that we heard Aunt Sondra
say she wasnt ever going to watch little tiny kittens for lisa-mom again
after how scary it was last year when Talia-mom and Lira got sick when lisa-mom
was on vacation!) So Ken-dad said, why dont we take them with us? (Yes,
for everyone whos heard lisa-mom call Ken-dad a cat hater, it was HIS idea
that we go along!)
lisa-mom packed up all our food, toys, blankets, and beds and put us in a big
cage in the car. Off we went. We rode in the car forever and then finally we got
to Montana. Oh, I forgot. Regalo went with us, too. He and Talia-mom got to get
out of the big cage sometimes in the car, but lisa-mom wouldnt let us. Mirek
and I really wanted to be out and every time she opened the door, wed try to
escape, for all the good it did us. We did get a lot of practice climbing though
cause the big cages sides are great for climbing. Wed see Talia-mom
sitting on top, so wed climb up the sides to get to her. Course wed
just get to the top and hit our heads and we still couldnt get to Talia-mom!
when we go to this room in Montana, Galo and Talia-mom got to run all over the
room. But we still had to stay in our cage most of the time. Lisa-mom said she
thought wed hide under the bed and never come out. Like wed do that!
Wed have to come up for playing and cuddles eventually. She was also a little
worried wed potty places we werent supposed to. I guess that might have
happened, cause some of my brothers and sisters werent very good about
using our box then.
Galos new mom came to get him and we all loaded back up in the car for more
riding. Finally we got to another place in Montana with another little room. At
least here lisa-mom would let us out some. The next day lisa-mom and Ken-dad
went away all day and left us in the room. We played in our cage and took naps,
but it was sure nice when they came back and played with us. Then lisa-mom
looked at Mireks eye and said, uh-oh. You need to go to the vet.
thing the next morning, lisa-mom carried Mirek to the vet. It was lucky that we
were so close it was right next door. A lady looked at Mireks eye and
listened to what lisa-mom had to say, and then she gave lisa-mom some medicine
for his eye. And all because of that, the next two days we had to go in the car
with them while they drove all over the place. They were talking about places to
live, but as near as we could tell, they must want to live in trees because we
never saw a house where they were looking. It would be cool to live in a tree
part of the time, but I think Id miss my cuddly blankets.
two days of that, we loaded everything up in the car again and headed off to
another place in Montana. We got to meet Ken-dads mom and dad there. And the
best part was we didnt have just a little room, we had a whole house!
Lisa-mom let us explore a little, but she kept putting us back in that darn cage
just when wed find a new part of the house. If we never see that cage again
well be really happy.
next day we loaded up the car again (!) and headed home. It was a very long day
and even Talia-mom was getting grumpy about all the time in the car. And she
likes riding in the car! We were so glad when we got to our house and lisa-mom
took us up to our room. We climbed in our bed. We climbed out of our bed. We
checked out our food dish and our fountain. We ran over to the cat tree. We
attacked our toys. It was good to be home.
says we all should be good travelers now and that is good because most of us are
going to be show kitties. Talia-mom says being a show kitty isnt so bad
people are always telling you how beautiful you are. But she also says you have
to be in a cage when youre a show kitty. That doesnt sound like much fun
to me. Ive had enough of cages to last me a long time. Ill have to think
while Im thinking, I think Ill go find a scrunchy ball and play. Or maybe
Mirek will have found another bottle cap and we can bat it around in the
kitchen. Or maybe Fiala will have found another good spot for nap. Decisions,
(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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