The cats are growing much more slowly now so I don’t notice it as much. They’re about 7 1/2 months old. They seem pretty grown up to us, but they’re not supposed to stop growing until they’re about a year, or even more.
The kittens/cats are growing so fast it’s hard to keep up. Every few days I look at them and think: you’re bigger today! So I thought I’d better put up some pictures.
Boxes and paper are some of the best toys.
They often sleep together, so here’s a collection of cuddly kitten photos from the last few weeks.
The Feline Rescue folks gave Tiger & Tansy a great write-up on their blog. Click HERE to see their post. Feline Rescue posts updates on successful adoptions of cats and kittens, and news items about their work.
So we decided the cats needed a perch. You know… the Compleate Cat.
So we started with some scrap lumber. some plywood, a 4×4 and a 2×2…
Hmmm… Maybe it’s time to tidy this up.
Exploring the farm has been great fun. Lots of places to smell and climb and hide, windows to look out of, birds to watch.
After one day and night, we decided to exchange Fuzzy for Java’s sister Molly. Fuzzy was just not happy. He hissed and prowled and looked very uncomfortable. We really wanted cats that would get along with each other, and would be comfortable riding in the car. Fuzzy wasn’t doing either.
We also gave the kittens new names. Java – the boy – is Tiger. Molly – the girl – is Tansy. Tiger and Tansy – TNT.
It took Tansy about 2 minutes to get comfortable.
Today, after weeks of thinking about it, we brought home two kittens. We got them from Feline Rescue, a Saint Paul cat shelter where the kids and I volunteered many years ago.
These will be indoor only cats. I’m a firm believer in keeping cats inside.
We got two boys, Java and Fuzzy. Java is a tabby, about 3 months old, Fuzzy is gray with longer hair, and is a few months older.