The kittens had visitors TWICE this weekend – on Saturday Ann and Rich (parents to Bill and his big sister Izzy) came to visit. I was curious to see how the kittens would do, because they don’t really see people other than Fred and me. I was sure that as soon as Ann and Rich sat down they’d be covered in kittens, so imagine my surprise when the kittens all ran and hid.
The little chickens!
It took a little time and work, but finally Carlin, Louis, and Skelton came around and did some playing. Roseanne was 100% NOPE and hid in the condo of the pagoda cat tree in the hallway. Belushi put on his STRANGER DANGER floof for a good long time before he skulked over to one of the window beds and curled up with Shecky for a nap. I don’t remember where Gilda was, I think she was with Roseanne in the cat tree. And I think Rickles hid on the cat tree, too. Carlin was the first to relax, and spent his time playing, stomping around the room, and showing everyone how perfectly he fit in his little black and green basket. I had put Lucy in the bathroom because she’d made it clear she needed some non-kitten time, and Carlin and Louis taunted her under the door several times, each time earning a hiss or growl.
On Sunday Teresa (mama to Orlando along with his big sister Pickles and big brother Hobo) came to visit. The kittens had spent the better part of the morning sleeping, so I thought they’d be in full-energy mode, but not so much. Once again, Carlin was the first to show up and be silly, followed closely by Skelton and Louis. Belushi, once again, wanted nothing to do with anything, and kept his distance. Roseanne – who was on the little cat tree – stayed where she was, but eventually allowed some petting. Rickles stayed on the cat tree in the hallway, but allowed some petting as well. Finally, Gilda showed up, got some petting, and fell asleep in Teresa’s lap.
It goes to show you really can never tell – I would have put money down that Gilda and Rickles would climb immediately into any available lap, that Louis and Shecky wouldn’t be far behind, and that Roseanne would eventually show up, too. Carlin’s friendliness didn’t surprise me, because that boy has ZERO fear, and a ton of energy. Both days, though, Louis ended up falling asleep in my lap toward the end of the visit. Silly boy!
Video! Belushi helps to keep his mama clean – but those whiskers keep getting in the way! What’s a boy to do?
2014: No entry.
2013: “Will there be stinky slippers at Petsmart? I’m going to miss the stinky slippers.”
2012: “BABY STOMPERS SHOW YOU WHO BOSS IS.”
2011: It is, let me tell you, utter madness.
2010: “C’mere, Elweird, you have shmutz on your head.”
2009: These guys were like “Hey! More room to explore!”
2008: No entry.
2007: Maxi does love her some Booger.
2006: No entry.
2005: “I haff come to suck yoor blooood.”