Friday, July 5, 2013

A kitten update.

Kittens are tiny cute, balls, of adorable fluff for about two weeks after you adopt them.


After winning your heart and thereby ensuring their survival, they blast into the kitten version of "the terrible twos".  I suspect phase lasts well over a year.

How can something that weighs under two pounds, "thunder" around the house, knocking rocks off ledges and terrorizing dogs that are big enough to "snuff" their lights out  ?  

I've been fortunate enough to locate a great kitten-sitter.  And would you believe it: he lives right here in my house !



Ta dah !   

It's Roswell.


Though he is seven, and a pretty mature sorta guy, Roswell often thunders around the house with the kittens.  If two kittens careen through the living room, wait a second and Roswell might come flying around the corner after them.

When Charlotte and Clara get out of line, I can count on Roswell to give them a smack and a growl, and then all is forgiven.


 

Just don't ask Butters to babysit them...


11 comments:

  1. WOW ! so sweet - way to go Roswell. At least you were smart and adopted 2. Kittens should always be had in pairs or more., I've learned that lesson the hard way xox les Gang

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    1. Susan, I'm not sure about two kittens at the same time. I'm sure they'd be better bonded to me, if they didn't have the option of having each other's company.

      Charlotte loves attention and cuddles but Clara is quite content just to hang out with her sister ...

      But you are right -- they do enjoy each other's company.


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  2. Sybil, the kittens are beautiful. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of all your cats. Great post.

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    1. Thanks so much. I fear I'm turning into one of "those" nutty cat ladies ! lol

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  3. Almost as cute as they are in person. Oh Butters. Not everyone is a natural at sitting on kittens. What a sin!

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    1. Butters is still pretty patient with them, given that when he comes in the house, they start swatting him. They are total pests !

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  4. rangewriter (http://rangewriter.wordpress.com/) has left a new comment on your post "A kitten update.":

    Ah, kittens. A person could never have enough of them in a lifetime. After my dear Poppy cat goes on to kitty nirvana, I plan to foster kittens. That way I hope to get my kitten fix without being overly tied down to the house, taking in homeless ones when I'm around and not worrying about sitters when I'm gone. Hope it works out that way.

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    1. Rangewriter, not sure why your comment appeared in my in-box but not in the comment feed. I had to paste it in manually. Yet another reason to dump Blogger ?

      Fostering sounds like a good solution.

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  5. Roswell seems to be the perfect kitten-sitter, how lucky Clara and Charlotte are! I don't blame Butters... It never ceases to amaze me how cats' personalities are as different as people's...

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    1. You are so right Barbara. At 8 weeks it was easy to see great differences in the "girls" personalities. Charlotte is much more of a people-cat. Clara is more independent.

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