Hi! Im CeNedra and Im one of the Belgariad Babies. Lisa-mom calls us the BBs at least thats what I think shes saying. She might be saying babies but she better not, cause were not the babies. Zak & Cyra are the babies. We are big kittens! Were so big that we play all over the house, climb on the furniture, and sleep at the top of the big cat tree. Anywhere the big cats go, we can, too. Well, maybe not the counters yet, but were working on that. Im sure Taiba will figure that out soon and teach all the rest of us. Or maybe Polgara will, 'cause she can get on the dining room table all by herself. Anyway, Im the one who gets to tell you all about us. Be prepared theres a lot of us, so it might take me awhile.
Taiba is our leader. Shes always the first to do anything. She was the first to get over the baby gate so she could escape from our bedroom. Shed climb up on the gate and just sit there, taunting the boys. They werent as good of climbers as her and they had to just sit on the floor while she teased them. Then shed jump down and strut across the floor, waving her tail at them. That was a big mistake! Usually Belgarath or Garion would pounce on her. They are lots bigger than Taiba and me so shed always lose the wrestling match. Then shed be nice. For awhile. Taiba hates to hold still and shes really impatient. When lisa-mom plays with us with teasers and especially when lisa-mom is trying to take our picture, Taiba talks to her all the while, saying give me that teaser now or Im going to chomp you!
Garion is my best friend. When we were little our Kali-mom used to take just the two of us off to another corner and take care of us there. Garion is big and fluffy and he did a good job of keeping me warm until lisa-mom would come and move us back to where everyone else is. Garion likes to climb on lisa-mom. Just yesterday at the vet place he climbed up her legs so he could see what was happening on the table. He climbed all the way up to her shoulders! He also likes to chase around with Kheldar, whacking toys and stuff.
Kheldar has been sorta quiet lately. He likes to play, but hes been sitting back and watching us for awhile before joining in. I think hes just being cautious, cause weve done so many new things. He wants to be sure its safe. But he loves to chew up toys, especially the fluffy balls. He also loves to be on lisa-mom but he sits on her lap and purrs at her instead of climbing her like a tree. Well, once in awhile he'll climb up her legs, but he says he'd rather get her attention by being nice instead of scratching her legs.
The other climber is our family is Belgarath. He climbed up lisa-mom at the vet place yesterday, too. He only made it to her back before she made him stop. She was saying, ouch, ouch! and we all thought it was pretty funny to see her wiggling around trying to grab Garion and Belgarath off her back. She put Belgarath back on the chair and he decided to jump from the chair to her back instead of climbing again. That was funny, too. Belgarath is getting pretty good at jumping after teasers, too.
The last of my brothers is Lelldorin. His new mom wants to name him Roar. Im not so sure about that. Its not like he goes around roaring or anything. In fact, hes kinda quiet. He likes to chase shiny balls and teasers. Like Belgarath, hes getting good at jumping. We all are, really, but nobody is as good at it as Taiba. See, I told you she was our leader. Lelldorin runs all over chasing toys. He hardly ever slows down except to take naps.
So that leaves my sister Polgara. Polgara is a bit of a princess, always sitting there looking pretty. She poses for lisa-moms pictures better than any of us most times. Lisa-mom says thats good because Polgara is going to be a show cat and she needs to learn how to hold still and behave. (I think that sounds kinda boring.) Garion poses good, too, but he's not a princess. Maybe he's a prince? Anyway, just because she poses doesnt mean Polgara doesnt like to play, climb and jump. She was showing off yesterday at the vet place. Lisa-mom was showing the people there how we all like to jump and Polgara was running and jumping way high in the air after the teaser. Of course, the rest of us had to show that we could jump, too, and we kept jumping on top each other, trying to be best.
So thats everyone. Well, except me. I dont really know what to say about myself. Im a little quiet and shy, but I like to play and jump. I dont like it when the boys wrestle with me and I yell for help when they pounce on me. They are big and Im little, so its not really fair for them to jump on me. I like to cuddle beside lisa-mom, Kali-mom, and Grandma Talia. Kali-mom doesnt cuddle with us much any more, but Grandma Talia still does. Kali-mom has been teaching us about food, though. She brings us forks, spoons, and food cans. Sometimes she even brings us syringes and bottle nipples. She says thats where the really yummy food comes from and if we see lisa-mom or Ken-dad with those things we should run over to them and jump on the counter if we can so we get to the good food before its all gone. It seems to me that theres a lot of good food still on the plate when lisa-mom puts it on the floor, but maybe the best stuff gets eaten by everyone on the counter. Guess Ill find out some day when I can get up there. I sure hope Taiba figures that out soon!
Whew! Im worn out from all this writing. I think I need to go take a nap before lisa-mom gets home so Ill be rested up to play. I hope you liked meeting us wed like to meet you, too, so maybe you could come visit someday? Wed like that!
(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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