Archive for February, 2011
Sonia and I are happy to say that Twiggy (aka: Coco) is doing VERY well with her 2 new siblings. She has adjusted beautifully in every aspect. She has learned to share the space with Milo and Juno and they have learned to share their space as well. Juno and Coco play a lot. They run after each other a lot and run after their toys all the time. I’m so glad that Juno has a great friend to play with. Milo is always making sure there is “order” in our home. Meaning, if it’s late at night or too early in the morning and they are getting crazy, he runs into play to let them know to calm down. AND IT WORKS! He’s their big brother. Coco chases Milo once in a while (he allows this) and we’re glad he’s getting a work out. LOL! Her favorite toy is a green mouse that she kicks around. She actually brings it to us and we throw it and she brings it right back…..again and again and again. We have also introduced her to our guinea pig, Gizmo. I believe they have turned out to be good friends as well. We let Gizmo out to run around to get exercise and she follows him in a curious way. He likes her…..that’s for sure. That was the most important thing to us because it’s not often you see cats and guinea pigs share space. We just never let him out when we’re not around. As always, we monitor everything like true parents. LOL. After all, these are like our children. They just never leave the house.
Coco has a healthy appetite. We watch the food intake with all 3 now only because she will eat just about anything that is edible. Once in a while we say no to her and she listens which is quite funny because she’s so young and actually understands what it means.
Sonia and I are completely in love with her. We are so happy she’s here with us and we look forward to many many many years with her.
I have attached some pictures of her with her 2 new siblings. Please feel free to keep in touch with us and we will be more than happy to keep you updated with her life. We thank you so much for choosing us to be her “parents”.
Sonia and Linda
I’m happy to say that Rocco, aka Big Boy is doing wonderful and is officially the boss of the house…He has us both wrapped around his paw…In fact, we had people over the apartment last week to watch football and he was right there in the middle of everyone enjoying all the attention. He has a wonderful personality and an even bigger appetite…We will keep KK updated, and will recommend to anyone who asks about him.
I think being put in the carrier and then experiencing the bumpy cab ride was quite traumatizing for both of them – I noticed later that Bonnie peed on herself a bit. But when I got home, put the carrier down, and opened the door, both of them came right out and started slinking around the apartment. I think they were kind of overwhelmed by the amount of space there was, but they seemed more curious than scared, and they didn’t hide from me at all, as I had expected them (particularly Bonnie) to do. Within a couple of hours, they were coming up and rubbing against me and purring, and they both slept next to me on Friday night!
Throughout the weekend, they were still extremely curious, jumping on all of my countertops and desks and staring at the squirrels out the window. One of the cutest things about them so far is that they both LOVE sitting in the bathtub. Sometimes they just sit there, and other times they roll around and play with the shower curtain. (I’ve attached a picture of this.)
They are really turning out to be characters! Bonnie, surprisingly, is a bit of a goofball; she loves to sit on the counter and then climb all over you when you stand in front of her. Clyde is more serious and calm, and I think he is still getting adjusted to his new routine and surroundings. I am trying to let him have his space for the time being, as he sometimes seems to just want to be by himself. He has a lot of energy at certain times, though, and he loves scratching and stretching on the carpeted cat furniture I bought!
Both of them are now eating pretty well. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, they were probably only each eating about 3 oz. of wet food each per day (plus a bit less than 1/4 cup dry food), but yesterday and today they have been more hungry. They will not eat the wet Science Diet food I bought them (even when it’s mixed with Fancy Feast), so I have been feeding them the Fancy Feast. Do you have any recommendations for higher-quality foods to try? (Strangely enough, they will eat the Science Diet dry food, so there’s no problem there.) They both seem to be drinking very well, and they also seem to be peeing and pooping regularly.
I’m sorry for the long email, but I can tell that everyone at KittyKind really cares about the cats, so I wanted to send along a good update – especially since most of you will not be seeing these two sweeties again, as I am certain that they have found their forever home with me!! 🙂 Thank you for helping me find them and also for all of the information you’ve shared. I will continue to send updates and pictures of Bonnie and Clyde’s shenanigans. Many, many thanks again to you and everyone at KittyKind!
We are proud to say right now that the shy one, is now the more brave one in the house. She loves to wake us up by kneading on our chests and giving a nice head bump. We are really so happy with them. They play with each other all day and when we get home, they like to set up camp on our chests and their purring can be heard thru out the whole apartment.
Thank you all for rescuing these two. We are happy to say we helped too and love that we are providing them with a warm house with lots of love.
I attached a few pictures for you to see them, as well.
Rob and Carl
*and Lucy and Ethel *
It’s so sweet to think that you at Kitty Kind are all behind us, and above all, behind Pablo and Kiki (aka Creamy and Sugar), who truly are the most wonderful kitties ever. And you definitely did facilitate the match – a perfect match, let me tell you. We are very much in love with them and they seem happy to be here – they play a lot, together or with us, and we have already spent quite a few evenings playing with them and enjoying their antics as they chase their little toys and jump around the place like mad critters. They are super cute! And super easy, totally sweet and loving, and real purr monsters.
Pablo (formerly Creamy) is the most laid back cat I’ve ever seen – it seems nothing can impress or dent his chill and mellow demeanor. Except when he plays, when he becomes a master at pouncing and leaping.
And sweet Kiki is quite the little magical creature, amazingly graceful, seemingly not subject to the law of gravity, and so so affectionate once she adopts you as a suitable lap. She gives kisses, hugs, head butts etc. And her fur is the softest thing ever.
And those two critters must have been really well socialized (might very well be through their stay at KittyKind), because they’ve been nothing but very gracious to the numerous guests we’ve had for the last weeks. They’ve cuddled up with grandmothers, entertained toddlers, and played with a bunch of aunties and cousins. And everyone loooves them!
We’ve tried like crazy to take pictures of them while they’re playing – because they’re so cute – but they’re too quick, and the pictures were never much more than blurs. So I’m finally sending pictures of two quiet kittycats, who love their little baskets and cushions, and window sills etc.
Thank you for everything – And Happy Holidays!
Marie and Nathaniel
***These two cats were at PETco for so long, and we all at KittyKind are so happy on how lucky they got with this great home! We are glad they have adjusted very well with you both!!!
I wanted to update you on Angel, now called Buddy. He is doing very well and I can’t imagine my life without him. After some initial shyness, I am happy to report that he is a snuggly purr machine who loves to watch TV, play with his feather wand, and chase balls. He sleeps at the foot of the bed every night and makes fast friends with anyone he meets. In short, he’s a love and I can’t thank you enough for your help.