Von and Winn Dixie!
Auntie Elaine got to go visit with Von and Winn Dixie over the weekend, and she was kind enough to take pictures and video and send them along to share!
I got to visit with Von and Winn and Skyler and Bailey last night. Oh yeah, Cathy and Bruce were there too!
I got some pretty good pics of Winn but Von was moving so much I could only get a couple of slightly blurry shots of her. Then she settled in for a nap on Daddy’s lap and tucked her head in so I could not get good shots.
I brought over that playground you can see in some of the pictures. They played with that but the highlight of the night was chasing the sparkly glitter bell on a stick thing that Daddy was shaking around. These girls can LEAP. I mean seriously LEAPPPPPP. They were landing on top of each other, Mommy, Daddy, Aunt Elaine, Skyler… It was pretty amazing. They seem very happy in their new home and all is well. They are letting Skyler know who is boss. Skyler is just happy to run around and give kisses, and some more kisses, and then some more kisses. They are going to have such fun growing up together with their older cousin Bailey watching and teaching.
Cathy said several times that these girls are so good and that you did such a great job with them. She said you gave them a little piece of their blankets to take with them and that they nurse on the blankets at night. Their leaping was unbelievable. They were well over 3 feet in the air going for the stick toy. And they landed on everything. I forgot to mention that they have learned how to turn on and off the touch type faucet in the kitchen. Pretty funny. They are so happy Robyn. They get along just fine with the dog who does not know his right from his left. He is a goof and it will be so fun to watch then grow up together.
And here’s a video! Those girls can certainly LEAP, can’t they?
Thank you so much for the great pictures and video, Elaine! I loved seeing those sweet, gorgeous, floofy girls again!
I also got an email from Lilly, who adopted Sherman (formerly Trader Joe), and I thought that would round out today’s post quite nicely. And then I remembered that I had never posted the pictures of Sherman and his big brudder Charlie, which Lilly shared on Facebook last week. I don’t know how I forgot!
He continues to be ADORABLE, of course! He and Charlie both think that Charlie is his Mama Cat 🙂 My big boy Charlie has great motherly instincts…who’da thunk!? The girls aren’t exactly warming up to him…but they are getting more used to him being around. I think they’ve resigned themselves to the fact that he isn’t going anywhere!
Sherman has two favorite feather teasers right now. One is short because the bendy end broke off the stick end. The other one is a still intact feather teaser. He is SO CUTE and FUNNY with them! He carries them around in his mouth and feels very important and proud about it 🙂 When he carries the long one around, Charlie chases the other end that is dragging behind Sherman. It’s as cute and as hilarious as you’re imagining. Sherm also loooves to play fetch with them when we’re in bed. We play with them and he attacks them and then I throw them off the bed and he fetches them and brings them right back! He also likes to stash them under the pillows and covers for safe keeping.
He did have to be introduced to the squirt bottle recently because 1) the curtains are SO FUN AND EXCITING to climb and 2) my cell phone charger has a particularly DELIGHTFUL texture for chewing! Thankfully he forgives quickly 🙂
I love him more every day! If only he’d share some of that energy…
Don’t you just love it SO VERY MUCH that Sherman and Charlie have become such good friends, so fast? LOVE. IT!
Thanks for the pictures and the update, Lilly. You know we love that sweet boy.
So, Sunday night I peeked in on the kittens via the camera, and to my amazement, I saw THIS.
I had to go back a little ways to figure out how it was that TC and Lizzy were sharing a bed, since earlier in the day they’d been hissing halfheartedly at each other. It turned out that Lizzy was sleeping on that bed, and TC was on the doll bed about a foot away. He got up, stretched, walked over to the bed where Lizzy was sleeping, and sat down. They looked at each other for a minute, then he curled up and went to sleep and she did too. No drama!
As of yesterday morning, only Molly was still growling at Lizzy. By the afternoon, she’d apparently decided to stop that nonsense. I was sitting on the floor of the kitten room in the late afternoon, petting Jethro and TC (who were sitting in my lap) and Molly (who was laying on the doll bed), and Lizzy came down out of the cat tree and stretched. Then she walked through the six-inch gap between my leg and the doll bed. I reached out to pet her, and she skittered away, then ran off toward the cat tree. She did this three times, and then on the fourth trip through, she decided to give up and let me pet her. She stood there and I petted her and petted her. Then she sat down with her paw on my leg and let me pet her some more. Honestly, if Jethro hadn’t already been in my lap, I’m pretty sure she would have climbed right in.
I was THRILLED!
I have to say that she’s not very good at being feral. Given how hard it was for Winnie and Kathie to get hold of her, I expected weeks and weeks of hard work. I’m afraid we’re going to have to take her feral badge away and report her to the authorities for being a big ol’ faker.
2013: “AH LOVES FEATHERRRRRRS!!!! ::jazzpaws::”
2012: No entry.
2011: Stress runs in the family.
2010: Here’s some cute to tide you over ’til then.
2009: Christmas shopping – I HAVE THE SOLUTION FOR YOU!
2008: I guess she’s mellowing in her old age.
2007: Stinkerbelle seethes.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.