Look, look! It’s our sweet former foster mama Maggie! Alex says:
Just over a month ago, Sara and I brought home a new addition to the family, our son Henry. Of course, during the pregnancy, we wondered how each one of our cats would react to this new person. Immediately after arriving from the hospital, we set Henry down in his car seat. Tucker (a Challenger cat) and Maggie quickly came to inspect.
In the past month, it has been interesting to watch Maggie adjust to this new life. For the most part, she keeps her distance but every once in a while she does seem to inspect him. The other night, I came into the living room and found Maggie hanging out in/on Henry’s whale mat, which oddly enough the cats have gotten more use of as of now. I decided to see how they did together, so I set Henry down next to her. She seemed relatively interested but didn’t really react.
All in all, Maggie is doing great. I imagine I will have much more to report once Henry becomes mobile. Personally, I think she is relieved that she doesn’t have to play Mama-Cat again.
I love Maggie’s face in both of those pictures so much – it’s as though she’s thinking “Okay, don’t panic… I’ve done this before, I am TOTALLY up to this task again. At least there’s only one of them this time around!”
Thank you so much for the great pictures, Alex, and congratulations to you and Sara. Henry is beautiful!
Lisa came to visit Lucy and the kittens yesterday. I’m always curious to know how kittens will be with strangers, and the Fools did not disappoint – they climbed all over Lisa, they bit her toes, they fell asleep on her. It’s safe to say that these kittens are not scared of strangers at all. Lucy climbed into Lisa’s lap several times for petting, and then when the kittens were all sound asleep, Lucy woke them up and let them nurse until they curled into a pile of cute. (I was a little surprised to see that all 7 of them can still nurse at the same time. It takes some maneuvering, but they made it work.)
Videos! In the first, Louis discovers the ceiling fan, and tries to smack at it.
And in the second, Rickles has places to GO.
2014: No entry.
2013: He’s gonna be a force to be reckoned with, that one.
2012: I love how Newbery can barely stand the excitement and has to hug Darwin close while he keeps his eye on the feather teaser. And doesn’t she look pleased?
2011: “I was SLEEPIN’, lady. I had a hard night. Of sleepin’. Followed by a hard day. Of sleepin’. You gettin’ the theme here?”
2008: No entry.
2007: Do you see what I see?
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.