Hello! We owe you all an apology. See we were supposed to write our introduction weeks ago, but we’ve been arguing about who had to do it. We boys said that Kalispell should do it, ‘cause she’s the only girl. After all, Tori and Kefira wrote the introductions for their litters and they were the only girls. But Kali said there was no good reason why girls had to write stories and she said she was much too busy to do it. Huh. Like she’s any busier than the rest of us! But when Kali makes up her mind about something, there’s no convincing her otherwise.

Finally we decided we’d have a contest and the loser had to write. So one night when lisa-mom got out the teasers, we had a jumping contest. Well, Bozeman and Kali won that easy! They both can fly through the air, almost like the birds outside. Okay, maybe not like birds, but they are really good. Someday they might be as good at jumping as Dilan is.

That left me, Darby, and Bannack. We don’t jump as high – I’m more careful than everyone else and I’m afraid I might land on someone and hurt them. Dilan lands on us all the time when he gets to jumping after teasers. I don’t like it when he does. I get out of his way when I see him coming – in fact, I usually get clear off the bed if we’re playing teaser games there and he gets up on the bed.

Anyway, Kali said we should have a wrestling contest. Well! I think she just wanted to make me write this, ‘cause she knows Darby and Bannack are bigger than me. Sure enough, they won the wrestling games and so here I am, giving up my whole afternoon to write. Well, maybe not my whole afternoon, but I could be napping right now!

So I’ll introduce myself first. I’m Sheridan. All of us are named after Montana towns. My town is little tiny and I’ve never been there. Maybe lisa-mom will take me some day. For that matter, the only town we’ve been to is Kalispell. Do you think that means something? Anyway, like I said, I’m Sheridan. I’m the quietest one of us – I like to check things out before I do them. And I learn really fast. After all, I was the first to start using the litter box and lisa-mom said that meant I could run around the house before everyone else!

Bannack is the biggest of us. He’s the biggest kitten to grow up at LostWoods. It’s a good thing he doesn’t jump and land on us! He’d smoosh us! Bannack likes to chase things and climb the cat tree, but he’d just as soon keep his feet on the ground most of the time. He does stand on his back legs and bat at the teasers, though, and ‘cause he’s so big, he reaches right over the top of us. We have to jump to beat him to the feathers. He likes to snuggle with lisa-mom and Ken-dad at night.

I told you about Bozeman’s jumping. I think he’s been studying Dilan’s style, because he’s even starting to do the turns and twists in the air, just like Dilan. Bozi never misses a chance to chase and jump after teasers. If he even thinks he hears some teaser action going on, he runs into the room to join in. When he’s not jumping, Bozi likes to wrestle with us – and with our little brother Sariyah. Sariyah is tiny next to us, but he always wants to join our games. And Bozi is always willing to let him.

Darby is my third brother. He loves sleeping under lisa-mom and Ken-dad’s bed at night. He’s sorta like our Talia-mom that way. They both like to be under things. Still, if there’s a good game going on or yummy food being served, Darby is right there – especially the food part. He never misses a chance to eat wet food! He’s been learning to jump, too, but he’s not as good as Bozi and Kali. Still he’s working on it.

Then there’s Kali… I know I already told you that she’s a good jumper. And she’s pretty stubborn. She also thinks she’s a princess, just like Talia-mom. She says that she isn’t going to do anything she doesn’t want to do and nobody can make her. She and Bozi had to have drops in their eyes when they were little. Bozi didn’t like it much, but he mostly let lisa-mom put in the drops. Kali put up a fight every time. Then she’d come back to our bed and grumble to us about how mean lisa-mom was. But it’s funny, as mean as she said lisa-mom was, Kali is still the most likely to jump up on the bed with lisa-mom and cuddle or go pester Ken-dad on the couch at night for yummy snacks. Anything he eats is fair game in her mind. She’s also considering becoming a cave lion like Kefira and sleeping under the covers with them.   

Well, I think I’ve said enough for now. Maybe I can still get in a nap before evening playtime starts. I don’t know… it’s pretty hard to nap once my brothers and sisters start going. Whoever is awake doesn’t care if someone else is sleeping. They just pounce and bite and wrestle until everyone is awake and playing. It’s fun though. And I'm always up for fun.



(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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