We have come to defend our reputation and honor. We heard that our lisa-mom has been telling everyone that we are the naughtiest kittens ever. To hear her tell it, we are destructive little monsters that spend their entire day getting into trouble. That's just not right! Now occasionally things might happen around here because of us, but that's because we are kittens. Ordinary, playful, adventurous, curious, athletic, funny kittens.

For example, there was that time when Niko scratched lisa-mom's face. It wasn't his fault, though. Lisa-mom was sitting on the floor with her camera, waving a teaser right in front of her face. What did she expect? She knows how seriously Niko takes his playtime. If she waves teasers in front of her face, she should know that someone, probably Niko, is going to leap after them. He was just going for the toy, like any other kitten would. Okay, maybe he's a little more wild when it comes to toys than the kittens lisa-mom has been used to, but that doesn't mean he's naughty.

Then there's the whole issue of shoe laces. Every morning lisa-mom puts on her shoes and taunts us with those laces. Tori and Cael especially like to "help" lisa-mom tie her shoes. So it's only natural that when lisa-mom sits down during the day that someone would want to untie them and continue the game. After all, how can something be a toy one minute and not that next? Once a toy, always a toy, we say.

As for the plants and the plant shelf... Well, just because no other kittens have figured out how to go up there doesn't make us naughty. We are obviously smarter than those other kittens. And the little tree we sharpen our claws on... that's what trees are for -- climbing and sharpening claws. It's too small for us to climb, but it's good for sharpening claws. We're cats. that's all. And the plant shelf is a good place for being forest cats -- all that greenery around us. It's in our genes! If the plants were bigger we wouldn't be always knocking them over. Lisa-mom should just get bigger plants for us.


And then there's the dollhouse. If lisa-mom insists on having houses around that are just our size, then she should also accept that we're going to play in it. We fit perfectly through the doors and even through the windows. The furniture makes good toys -- and that silly pretend kitten that lives in there! Well! It is just stupid and deserves to be swatted out of the house every day. And just because Colyn likes to chew on the top of the house is no reason to say he's naughty. He's teething, okay? It's the same reason Colyn and Tori chomped the lamp shade.

All those other things we do are just normal kitten things, too. Doesn't every kitten jump on the counter, lick plates in the sink, go swimming in the bathtub, bring toys to bed for 2 a.m. play sessions, leap on their human mom's legs, jump on toes in the night, bite fingers to get their humans to wake and play in the morning, attack their mom's tail, chew their human mom's braided hair, jump at the big cats' faces... WE ARE NOT NAUGHTY!!! We're just funny playful kittens!  


(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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