Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Flying Cat Boys
To celebrate my 100th post, I am writing about my kitties today. At the end of May, my flying cat boys turned one year old! They are happy, well adjusted, healthy kitties. Here is a photo of the day we brought them home. Aren't they just so adorable? Makes you want to reach out and touch them!
 Here they are in my studio. I have opened the door for them with just the screen closed. This is also what I call "kitty round-up". They are not usually allowed into the studio because they like my pin cushions. But when they sneak in, they run under the sofa and dig in their claws. It is hard to extricate them. So I open the screen door and they eventually wander over. I let them look for a while, and when they start getting bored, I slowly pick them up, one at a time, and lovingly escort them out.
They have also learned to hunt bugs. And in the summer that is a wonderful thing! Sometimes at night a fly will get in. A picture is impossible, what I need is a video of them as their movements are as erratic as the fly's. It is hilarious, but also useful. They CATCH the flies!! Thank you good kitties! Here they are at the window. Almost all my pets are in this photo. You can't see the guinea pigs, but their cage is in the background. And my sweet and old Weimeramer just happened to be awake and alert for this one! That makes 7 out of the 8 pets. I'll save # 8 for another post.

Last one, kitties sleeping. Why do they line up like this? Some unknown kitty ritual? It is definitely cute though!

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

Oh that last picture is so cute!

Melissa said...

It is so sweet that they have each other and you them!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

what beautiful kitties. so glad you gave them a home despite your allergies.

Beena said...

It's too cute seeing them all lined up at the window or on the bed!

Stacy said...

They are all adorable & that marble tabby is exquisite (looks like a Bengal actually). Love your wisenhimer too! My parents had a pair of those; such sweet, smart dogs! love the pic of them all looking outside.

Cindy said...

I love seeing them lined up on the bed, that is so cute! My daughters cats, who are with me for the summer, also love to chase bugs & with the mozzies being so bad this year, that is a good thing. Enjoy. They are very cute.

Nia said...

Kathy, I just love your cat photos. They look like beautiful cats. We only have one cat, she is 8 years old now, set in her ways and mistress of the house. I want to do a lot more quilts with cats on them in the future. Thanks for the great blog.

GloJoeSews said...

What is it about quilters and cats? Maybe it's that both cats and quilts look beautiful laying around! I know my cats LOVE to sit on whatever quilt I'm working on and I have a small quilt on my table specifically for them to lay on while I'm sewing.

Diane said...

We have 4 cats too, but they are not littermates and they never sleep lined up like that. Our youngest kitten loves whatever I am knitting and will "free" any balls of yarn he can get. My cat (we each claim one) likes to eat my knitting needles and cables.
I just started quilting, but the kitten likes to "help" me do that too

Margeeth said...

They are still very cute, even now they are not kittens anymore.
That marble tabby looks just my cat Jenny, who died in may 2008 (now we have a tortoise-caat, who also catches bugs and eats them).
The dog in the background looks funny. Must have been quite a shock for him, all those cats invading his home....

kathy york said...

The dog. She was initially curious about the kittens and their mother, Juno, when they came to stay with us. This did not set well with Juno who used every opportunity to hiss and throw a fit. After Juno died, the kittens lost their fear of big sweet dog. I would like to say that they lived happily ever after. However, big sweet dog is old and sick and has trouble getting around. She occasionally steps on them as she is losing her coordination and sight. Occasionally the cats torment her and leave her with bloody cat scratches. Fortunately she still has a really effective bark which sends them running and alerts me to the problem. Sometimes, rarely, I find them sleeping by her. And when I brush the cats, the dog lines up for a turn too, if she is awake.