Were free! Were free!
Hi, Im Storm. Thunder said
it was my turn to tell about our lives. Besides, she said, Ive had more
adventures than her so I have to pay for that somehow.
A couple days after Thunder
told about our life in the closet, lisa-mom discovered some kitten poop in her
closet. Were not telling who did it cause we think someone might get in
trouble. But the good news is lisa-mom decided we were NOT going to live in the
closet any more. She moved us to a big room with lots of toys, a tree to climb,
a condo for sleeping and climbing, a little tent, and a window to look out. We
also have food and water dishes that lisa-mom keeps filled all the time. Even
though the big kids sometimes steal our food theres still plenty. Were
growing kittens, after all. Oh yeah, we have litter boxes, too. Were supposed
to go potty there. And we do. Mostly.
Shira-mom was not happy about
the move. She told us to follow her back to the closet and when we ignored her,
she picked up Jeremy and took him back herself. Lisa-mom saw that and moved
Jeremy back to our room. Then she shut the closet door. So Shira-mom picked up
Rain and carried him down to the office in the basement. Lisa-mom didnt like
that either, so she moved Rain back upstairs and closed the basement door. Then
she shut the door to our room so nobody could get out. Shira-mom was really
unhappy for a couple days, but finally she gave in and said we could stay here.
After that, lisa-mom put up a gate in our doorway and left the door to our room
open so Shira-mom could get out, but we couldnt. It just wasnt fair.
But Ken-dad came to the
rescue. He heard us crying on a Saturday morning and he took down the gate. It
didnt take us any time at all to escape down the hall. We went in
lisa-moms bedroom. We went in the bathroom. We tried to go in Jeremys (our
human brother) room, but lisa-mom said we might die of lethal Lego ingestion in
there so she shut that door, too. (We wish shed quit doing that!) We ran up
and down the hall. Lisa-mom wasnt very happy. She told Ken-dad shed never
be able to keep track of all six of us now. Shira-mom wasnt much happier. She
really likes it when she knows where we all are.
That night our Quake-dads
family came over to visit. Lisa-mom had put the gate back up in our doorway
cause she said she didnt want to have to look all over for us when our
visitors arrived. But I fooled her. I climbed right over that gate! Jeremy
studied my technique climb up the little wires, perch on the top, and dive
over the other side and was soon following my lead. Now everyone can do it.
So lisa-mom doesnt bother with the gate any more.
The things we like to do best
in our room are climb up the condo to the windowsill, then walk along the
windowsill to the top of the cat tree. Its not a very big tree not like
the one downstairs. We sleep there and play there and use the tree for a
launching pad to the bed. Sometimes we get to wrestling around so much we fall
off. Lisa-mom laughs and says its a good thing were not in the tree
downstairs. We also hide under the bed and jump out at each other. Were
getting really good at this pouncing and running stuff.
Weve been having lots of
visitors cause were so cute. Everyone wants to see and hold us. Were
not big on snuggles well, Thunder and Midnight like snuggles but we let
them hold us and give us kisses. Dont take that wrong. We love visitors.
Wed just rather be in the same room with them and not have them pick us up. Its more
fun when kids come to visit because they like to play with us. But Rain and I
got to go visiting ourselves.
It all started on Saturday (a
week after Ken-dad freed us.) One of lisa-moms friends was coming to meet us
and our Quake-dads family was coming over later to take pictures and visit
us. Thunder and I had been playing downstairs and decided we were tired. So we
crawled up under the corner kitchen cupboard to take a nap. Lisa-mom looked all
over for us and was getting very stressed cause shed lost us. We werent
really lost; we knew where we were. Thunder came out just before Quake-dads
family arrived. But I didnt. I finally woke up and came out about three hours
later. Lisa-mom was so mad at me! Then Thunder decided to sleep there again on
Saturday night and lisa-mom couldnt find her. The next day, lisa-mom spotted
Thunder heading to our hiding spot. Very careless of Thunder. Lisa-mom once
again has ruined our fun by blocking the gap that we used between the two
cupboards. At the same time, she blocked all the furniture so we cant get
under anything but the beds.
But I was starting to tell
you about Rain and my adventure
Since I wasnt around for pictures,
lisa-mom had to take me over to visit Quake-dads house on Sunday. Because
Rain is going to live there when hes bigger, he got to go along, too. We rode
in a box-thing with a door on it so we couldnt get out. The ride was a little
bit scary, but I guess it wasnt too bad -- now that I know what was going on. We
got to meet our Quake-dad. Hes really nice and I think he likes us, too. I
curled up beside him to take a nap and he was washing me. But I got a little
crazy and kept batting at him and wiggling around, so finally he got up and
left. Nikita, Quake-dads friend, didnt like us, but maybe shell get
used to Rain when he moves there. After all, Rain is very nice. When hes not
racing across the floor to tackle me, that is. Rain thinks it will be fun to
live with Quake-dad and his family. They have two kids who will play with him
all the time.
We now go downstairs whenever
we want. We can play with the big kids toys and climb on the big cat tree.
Although, lisa-mom tries to tell us that the top of the big tree is no place for
a little cat who doesnt climb down very well. We ignore her. We also like the
kitty jungle gym in the dining room. Lisa-mom calls is a wine rack, but its
so much fun to climb! Midnight got stuck the first time she climbed to the top
and had to be rescued. But that hasnt happened again.
We play with Shadow, Zeke,
and cousin Talia. Zeke is like another dad he washes us and cuddles with us
when we want to sleep. But, he doesnt like it when we bite his tail. Funny,
Shira-mom doesnt like it when we bite her tail, either. She even hissed at me
this morning when I did it. Shadow gets kinda rowdy with us. Sometimes he makes
us cry, but we know hes just playing. If only he wouldnt lie down on us!
Its really hard to escape from him then. But we always go back for more. One
second were yelping cause he played too hard, the next second were
batting his tail and jumping at him.
The next frontier is the top
of lisa-moms bed. Its really high and its hard to get there without
help. Sometimes the covers hang over far enough that I can climb them to the
top. But when they dont, I just sit on Ken-dads side and complain until
someone picks me up. Its not that I want to sleep there; I just think its
a good place to play. Thunder and Jeremy sometimes sleep up there, though.
Well, Ive got things to
do. Besides, lisa-mom might come home and discover we know how to use the
computer. Who knows what shed do to ruin that fun!
2002 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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