Slade and Lilly, a Happy Ending KittyKind

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The kitties are doing great.  We brought them home 2 Sundays ago.  We took them to the vet for a check-up – especially given that Miss Magic is 15, we wanted to just double check that they didn’t have anything contagious.  They did great at the vet.  We made an appointment for their spay and neuter for Feb 12.  The vet suggested letting them get settled for a couple of weeks before having them go through another “adjustment”.  So our focus has just been on love, attention, and play.  I think that they have doubled in size – it seems like every day they get a little bigger.

Slade (whom we’ve taken to calling Jake) is a total lover boy.  He follows us around everywhere, LOVES to be held, and purrs like no tomorrow.  He is so sweet and loves to cuddle.  Lilly is a bit more mischievous.  She comes within arms length, but is not prone to a lot of love and affection – although she is so cute!!  Catching her has become a game (for her) and a test of will for us.  She’s very fast and little enough to fit under things.

And then of course there’s Miss Magic.  She has shown them whose boss through very loud hissing and a growl here and there, but mostly she completely ignores them.  They are curious about her.  At night, they sleep in our den with the door closed so that Miss Magic can roam the house in freedom.  They have separate litter boxes and food locations, and if they venture to her food she gets a little miffed.  They love her water fountain, and everyone seems OK sharing that.  Miss Magic would prefer to remain the only queen of the castle, but she’s eating, sleeping, and using the litter as normal, so we feel that she’s ok – although she won’t snuggle with us when we’re watching television like she used to – probably because Jake is all over us and she doesn’t want to be near him.

It’s so great to have them as part of the family.  As I type this they are running up and down the stairs and chasing their tails on the steps…. so much energy!!!

Ruth

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