I’ve been trying to make the time for a newsy post for days! Apparently not trying hard enough. I seem to lose time everywhere and just can’t find it again. But this is an occasion! Who would have thought back in 2008, January, what our little KittyCam would become. Certainly not me! I have my own reality show and don’t even know it. I suppose I MUST give the kitties due credit. Okay, ALL the credit.
On with the news. Sorry I don’t have any spiffy, cute kitten photos ready for this post, that may have to wait a little while. I did upload three videos today and that might have to suffice for the rest of the week. Tomorrow my sister and her husband are coming to visit the kittens. Yes, that’s right. Visit these scruffy little kittens. I’m just the caretaker. In any case, I’ll be distracted, but I’m sure I can rope her into helping me with the morning weigh-ins. The rest of the time she’s likely to be stealing kittens right and left and you’ll all be back to meditating on the flower until she leaves.
As of yesterday all four of the “I” litter kittens are spoken for and have wonderful homes waiting for them. Once again they will be traveling far and wide. This time from Washington state on down to Santa Barbara and parts in between. They will be five weeks old early tomorrow morning, and so far have been OH SO PERFECT in every way — not even a weepy eye — and all are just as sweet as they can be. The three boys nibble on your toes while India races around being adorable. They are all eating solid food now, but not reliably. They still need a little coaxing. Except for Intrepid who is a pro and has been eating for almost a week now. Sahara is doing well with only one near psychotic episode due to a Kalahari incursion. She has even been quite playful when the kittens are napping. As you will see in today’s videos, the kittens have started out into the rest of the house. This is pretty much on schedule since they are five weeks old. I’m allowing them access occasionally at this point through the kitten hole into the bathroom. I like to be able to monitor them with the other kitties lurking about. I don’t think any of the big cats will harm a little one, but they might be kind of scary. Sequoia, Kalahari, and Tiny Bear are probably the worst offenders. Growling from Sequoia and hissing from the others. I’m sure that Kalahari will come around, once he realizes he can carry them around like his little puff balls.
What’s happening with the other kitties? Kittens arrive and we all forget about the big kits. Well, not forget, but the limelight certainly does shift. They all seem to be doing well. Sequoia still needs an attitude adjustment, Simba Kahn, as the proud daddy, has stepped up his marking activities. Nugget’s fur is looking particularly well this summer for some reason, but is still her neurotic little self. Sirocco – tiny Sirocco – is showing that she too can be a bully. Unfortunately she’s so cute that it doesn’t come across very menacing. She is enjoying her retirement and being quite playful and interactive with me which of course, I love! Tiny Bear is now the resident beauty queen. I think she is particularly stunning this year. Gypsy Rose is as always, a sweetheart, and Kalahari is, well … Kalahari…. he’s back to rubbing his chin in the dirt and looking very silly most of the time with a dark gray chin.