Wow! Here we are, already 11 weeks old and we haven't introduced ourselves to all of you. We have a zillion excuses, like how it's a long way to go down all those stairs -- all the way to the basement -- to get to the office. And we didn't know how to open the door to the office and lisa-mom wouldn't ever let us in. Then there's our Bria-mom... she's so protective of us, she doesn't think we should go in the office because something might happen to us in there or maybe we'll do something bad and get into trouble with Ken-dad. And of course, there's all the things we needed learn about before we could write our story. But mostly, we were just having too much fun to take the time. We realize that isn't very nice and we're sorry. Well, kinda. So here we are -- all of us -- and now we'll tell you about ourselves.

Oh, yeah, we're the Little Lions. We didn't say that, did we? Well, we are. Our names all have to do with lions because lisa-mom liked the name Kefira (young lioness) and it's a Hebrew name just like Shira's, Talia's, and Bria-mom's -- that was important because Kefira is staying at LostWoods to have babies someday when she's big like them. And Dilan and Lander are the same color as lions -- kinda -- so all of us have lion names to go with hers.

Kefira is the only girl, but she's been the biggest almost since we were born. And she's ferocious, like any good lioness. You should see her when she gets a ring from the milk carton! She growls and carries on like she'd eat us if we tried to take it from her. After a few attempts by Lander to get one from her, we've decided she can just have them. Kefira loves to pretend she's a cave lion and she's always begging Ken-dad to make a cave for her under the blankets. Sometimes she plays under there, but mostly it's her favorite place to sleep.

Dilan likes to play cave lion, too, but with him the cave is almost always a place to play. He loves to bite and wrestle with the rest of us. He climbs under the covers and then he attacks. So he's a ferocious little lion, too. Once in a while he will sleep there, though. Dilan has the biggest purr of all of us and he loves to be around lisa-mom. All she has to do is talk to him and he'll purr -- that is, if he's not involved in some wild game. Then he doesn't purr -- he just runs, jumps, scratches, and bites. He loves to jump after teasers, but as good as he is at that, he's not nearly as good a leaper as Lander.

Lisa-mom calls Lander the wild lion man. Lander is constantly in motion except when he's asleep. He jumps, and jumps, and jumps! He says he's going to take over Brasen's title of "amazing flying cat" now that Brasen is living with his new family. Lander doesn't jump quite as high as Brasen did, but he jumps more and he's already getting pretty good at doing flips and turns in the air. When he gets hold of a teaser he's jumping for, Lander runs off growling -- yes, another ferocious lion. Lander is also very fast. Sometimes he gets to running so fast down the stairs that he rolls half way, then lands on his feet and keeps running. It makes lisa-mom laugh to watch him.

Arial is the quietest of all of us, but that doesn't mean he's quiet. He is ferocious when he chases the balls around the house and most ferocious of all when he gets the yellow fur thing. He carries that piece of fur all over and won't let anyone else play with it. The only time we can have it is if he's asleep and doesn't have it hid somewhere. That's not very often. Lisa-mom says it's a scruffy toy, but she might have to let him take it with him to his new home anyway because he loves it so much.

We hear our Bria-mom calling us to come eat and take a nap -- it's getting to be the time of day that we all go sleep on the old cat tree in the basement with her and Uncle Zeke. We make a big, cozy pile of red, white, and black fur and sleep until Ken-dad comes home. Or until lisa-mom gets out the teasers and wakes us up. We hope you enjoyed hearing about us and maybe we'll be good kittens and write again someday.       


(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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