July 25th 2012 8:08 pm
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I can’t believe it’s taken this long for my typist to update my diary. I KNOW I’ve given her updates to make since the last one posted. Really makes me wonder what happened to them. Like maybe she’s selling them on Ebay to other cats to use. Hetty Miep swears that is true, but she also swears that if walk backwards all day while pushing a cat hair tumbleweed, my leg will grow back. FYI to other tripods: walking backwards while pushing a cat hair tumbleweed will not create limb to regrowth.
Anyway, since I last updated:
1) My kittens are no longer kittens. They celebrated their first birthday in July. Jack is now huge (only 11.3 pounds but seems much bigger). I suspect he’s still growing. He still hasn’t gotten used to the fact that he no longer has his trim kitten figure. When he jumps up on a table that a couple other kitties are sleeping on, the following things will happen: crash landing (still hasn’t gotten his brake system for the larger body figured out) followed by Jack collapsing in a pile of fur that slowly expands like a loaf of rising bread dough. Are all other cats are slowly but firmly pushed off the table by the expanding loaf of Jack. For all his clumsiness, Jack is able to catch treats mid-air with his monster paws. The humans are quite impressed by this. They say it’s like watching the chopstick scene out of “Karate Kid,” whatever that is (I guess I’m too young to get that reference).
2) Sally, although also bigger, has maintained a much trimmer figure than Jack. She is still a squeaky cuddle bug, though. She has a comment for everything and often runs around the house squeaking about something. She enjoys cuddling on the humans laps. Jack can also be affectionate but he prefers to sit by the humans rather than on the humans.
3) The kittens were finally allowed to sleep with the rest of us for several months. Then after several months of being woken up by kittens jumping on their faces at 5 am to be fed (feeding time is a ridiculous 6:45 am here), the kittens were no longer allowed to sleep with the rest of us. They are now back to sleeping in the “kitten” room. They don’t really seem to mind. Probably because they still have each other and the kitten room is their favorite room of the house anyway. I enjoy having MY pillow (the one between my humans’ heads) to myself (no more getting pushed off by the expanding loaf of Jack). My older sisters also seem less cranky with the kittens locked up in the nursery at night.
4) The remaining cats that our friend in Central California had to re-home have been adopted. No news on who adopted Chief Red Cloud or Beijo, but the rescue shelter they were at is a great one, so I’m sure they are particular about adoptions. As mentioned before, Chief Joseph was adopted by an older woman who needed company. Graciela was adopted by a couple who wanted a “couch potato.” Julie said she thinks Graciela has always wanted to be an only cat and she’s very much a couch potato, so I’m sure she’s in heaven. Jules Verne, who was terribly shy at the shelter, was adopted by two volunteers who won his trust. They have other kitties, so he’s probably enjoying playing with his new siblings. A couple of weeks after Jules Verne was adopted; Marilia was also adopted to a lovely couple who only wanted one cat. Julie is still very sad that she had to re-home her cats, but she is so happy that they all have permanent homes now. Some of you might have already read the updates in Elsa’s diary. HER human is able to make timely updates to her diary. *giving female human the stink eye*
Hope you all are having a great summer!
Thanks for the update, Art. That silly sister of you was pulling your leg about it growing back - MOL!
Hi Art good to hear from you and thanks for all of the updates...the kittens are getting big, soon maybe they won't have to be in the kitten room at night!