Hello! We've been very bad. We haven't bothered to introduce ourselves to you. I know Shya said we would when she told you about our three moms, but somehow we just didn't. Okay, we've been a little distracted with chasing and climbing and sleeping and eating and exploring. But we should have found some time to say hi before now. After all, we are 10 weeks old already!

In case you're wondering, I'm Desi. Well, my full name is Yfandes -- you say that "ih-fan-des" -- but lisa-mom says that is such a long hard name to say (I agree!) that everyone just calls me Desi. Did you know I'm the biggest kitten born so far at LostWoods? I am! But my brother Kyrith is the biggest of us now. It's a good thing Kyrith is gentle and a little quiet. Otherwise Shya and I wouldn't stand a chance around here. Shya is about half his size -- which lisa-mom says is normal for a kitten her age. Kyrith is a giant!

Besides being a little quiet, Kyrith is also a bit more cautious than Shya and me. Maybe it's a boy thing. But when he gets going, there's no stopping him. He chases after teasers like you wouldn't believe. And boy, can he jump! I think he's been taking lessons from Brasen. Of course, nobody can jump like Brasen. We call him the amazing flying cat. Sometimes he lands on us when he's going after his favorite teaser. But we think he should get out of the way and let us play. We're the babies, after all!

Shya can jump almost as well as Kyrith. It's fun to watch her. Kyrith makes wild leaps, but only one at a time. Shya gets to going after the teasers and she hops across the floor like a bunny. Hop, hop, hop! I think when she's running she's even faster than Kyrith. She says being small doesn't make her wimpy. Shya is also the snuggliest of us all. She loves to wake up lisa-mom in the morning by standing on the pillow and purring at her. Then she snuggles up to lisa-mom and goes back to sleep. But Shya loves Ken-dad more than anyone. He's her favorite person to cuddle with. Oh sure, she'll give our human brother Justin kisses, but the first place she goes for a cuddle is Ken-dad.

We all like to sleep on lisa-mom and Ken-dad's bed at night -- although sometimes we don't come to bed until late. We like to stay up and play for awhile after everyone else is asleep. Shya sleeps by Ken-dad; Kyrith sleeps by lisa-mom's legs, and I sleep on the fleece blanket at the end of the bed. Less chance of being disturbed by our wiggly human mom and dad! We tried sleeping under the corner cupboard in the kitchen a couple times, but lisa-mom caught us and blocked our way in. No fair! It was dark and cool under there and we liked it.

I guess I should tell you a little about me -- but it would be better if you just came to visit and met us in person! Anyway, I'm not as quiet a Kyrith, but I'm not as silly and wild as Shya. I like to play with the sparkly teaser with the fuzz balls on it. When I get hold of it, I carry it off. Our other human brother Jeremy laughs at me every time I do it 'cause I have to stand up tall when I'm taking the teaser. Otherwise, I trip over it and my brother and sister steal it from me. I also like to bat balls and carry them around. And, of course, I enjoy a wrestling match every now and then.

So that's all about us. Well, maybe not ALL, but I want to go play now. It's a lot more fun to chase a crinkly ball in the kitchen than it is to write letters.  So if you want to know more about us you'll just have to come visit.



(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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