Hope you came through the storms ok down there. Certainly not a nice Christmas holiday for some folks.
We were fine – just got a lot of rain and even a tiny bit of snow, thankfully!
OK, so how do you tell Tommy and Maxi apart?
Maxi is a much smaller cat, frame-wise – not as long, and not as tall. She’s also got a white “locket” on her chest (you’ll see that in at least one of her pictures down at the bottom of the entry today), and she doesn’t come inside very often. But when she does, she hisses and swipes at any cat who looks at her sideways, which is NOT Tommy behavior!
My mom always used to tell us that Christmas Eve night was when all the animals could talk to one another and to their humans, but as kids we were never able to stay up late enough to hear them (of course).
I imagine your house was quite noisy last night, but you may have slept through it. 😉
You know, I’m not sure I want to know what they’d have to say to me! 🙂
Kodi and Shorty are at it again.
SO cute. I didn’t put up decorations or a tree this year (Elwood being ill put me in a distinctly un-Christmassy mood), but if I had, I know I’d have been rescuing decorations from all corners of the house!
The lighting isn’t the greatest in this picture (and of course when I got closer, all the cats jumped down), but I think you can see Jake in the top of the cat tree and Sungold and Stripey in the next level down. Those boys like to snuggle.
Now meet the reason they were named with “Beans” as their surname!
Last week when I went to retrieve Bitsy and Barney (though of course they weren’t named yet), Susan asked if I wanted to take a third brown tabby, who’d been raised by another Challenger’s House foster mom. I said yes – obviously – and found out that the third tabby was already named Baby Beans. So I went with the Beans naming theme. Baby Beans wasn’t ready to go home with me yet, because he needed to be neutered and get his ID chip. Yesterday, I brought him home.
He’s sweet, but nervous. He and the other two aren’t sure about each other yet – there’s been a little hissing and some half-hearted swiping, and he and Barney have even touched noses. There’s been no all-out fighting and they’re respecting each others’ space, so I have high hopes that they’ll turn out to be friends.
So now that Baby Beans is here, maybe I’ll finally get around to making a page for the Beans (or, as several of you have referred to them, The Beanie Babies!) and updating the sidebar.
From the Permanent Residents folder: Maxi.