April 30, 2011

"Sleepers" and Lil' Pete

Tonight as we left for dinner I saw a black cat on the side of the road and promptly turned the car around to go take a closer look at it :P  No clue if it was Lil Pete or not, but it's the only other black cat I've seen in the neighborhood so it very well could be!

I took some pictures of the cat that looks like Sleepers.  It has been coming around more often and is now more interested in cuddles and being petted than in food.  It's definitely NOT Sleepers despite looking very similar.  It's even more affectionate than Baby Love though!  I am thinking we are going to try and find homes for both of them.  They're totally meant to be people cats.

She is SO sweet.  She has some wateriness under one of her eyes, but colds have been going around and she doesn't seem to be ill.  Eric has taken to calling her "Look-Alike" but I think she needs her own name!  Any ideas?


April 23, 2011

New Kitty!

I went outside to see who was out there just a little bit ago and when I started talking to Spazz and Marxy (Spazz has become a regular, to the point that I think she lives on our porch now) and when I started talking to them the new kitty I was talking about ran up to the porch!  Guess she knows she likes us already :)  So I went inside to get (more) food for them and grabbed my camera.  Not only did I get pictures, but she let me pet her too!  SUCH a sweet little kitty cat :)

Isn't she cute?  :)


Spring is here!

And the kitties have been getting a lot of extra attention!  They've been getting more attention since my man moved in, since he's out on the porch with his bad habit so much.  So we get to keep even better tabs on the kitties!  Lately we've had some new ones around.  I just tried to get some pictures but the new kitties are camera shy.  Today was the first time that I have seen Fluffy out during the day.  Fluffy is the one I tried to get a picture of a few months ago at night, that I had originally mistook for Brownie in the dark.  I think she's a girl, she's actually dark dark brown, and VERY fluffy with bright yellow eyes.

She's not a regular yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if she becomes one.  She looks really healthy, her fur isn't matted or anything and it's nice and shiny in the sunlight.  I don't think she belongs to anyone though, since she has no collar and keeps her distance from us.

The other new kitties... one is Sleepers!  At least we are calling it Sleepers!  It looks just like her but bigger, about the size Sleepers would be now too!  She's not as regular either but we've been seeing her around more.  It makes me happy thinking she may be Milk's baby.

The most regular newbie we have round here I don't have a name for yet.  She's been around the past 3 nights and today I saw her curled up in the back yard hiding by the fence.  She's little, too, like Sleepers.  I wonder if she was one of Splenda's kittens from last summer.  It looks the right size, and we never did see her kittens when they were little.  Guess we'll never know!  This one is black with caramel splotches, and has white on her paws/legs and chest/belly.  GORGEOUS kitty cat.  She also has bright yellow eyes.  Not as skittish as the others, more shy.  She came up onto the steps while I was on the porch last night :)  Let us get close enough to see how little she is.

We was a creme/orange tabby out there too the other day.  Only the once though.  There had been a small orange tabby that I'd seen around off and on, at first with Sleepers, lately.  Unfortunately last weekend there was an orange tabby run over by a car a street over :(  Since I haven't seen the orange tabby cats from last summer since fall came, I am assuming it was the new one.  Sad :(

In other sad news, Sugar has an accident.  He is ok, but he got hurt.  We don't know what happened, he wasn't around for a few days and then showed up really timid and skittish with a hurt tail.  We think a person may have hurt him, cause he was VERY skittish around Eric.  He was around me the first time he came back around but after than he's been extra affectionate with me.  I'll see him in the back and call for him and he comes running and rubs up on my legs and leans into my petting him.  He has missing fur in a circle around near the base of his tail, the bottom is growing its fur back but the top still has a shaved look to it and has some scabbing.  One of the scabs looks infected, I'm going to have to see if he'll let me clean it off and put some antibiotic ointment on it.  I got some pictures of him and Milk, who has also been uber friendly and soaking up the affection.  They look SO alike, they have the same eyes :)  You can tell they're related.  You can see Sugar's tail in some of them, thank goodness there was no damage to the bone!  His tail is still working just fine.

Even Marx follows me around and lets me pet him almost all the time now!  He'll come over to me for scratches even when there's food out :)  The gash he had on his side last summer looks completely healed, and the skin issue he seemed to have for a while there is cleared up.  I am wondering if is was a sensitivity to flea bites.  If I could get the Advantage at a more affordable price I'd put it on all of them.

Splenda is doing GREAT!  She is very happy being an indoor kitty.  She curls up with us at night, talks to us (no seriously she meows at us like we're having a conversation) runs up to us for attention, lets us put her in our laps and pet her (she hasn't quite started jumping into our laps on her own yet) she's just such an affectionate and happy people kitty now!  I would have never thought with how hesitant she was with me to begin with!  I thought she'd be the last one to be friendly and here she is an indoor lap cat acting like a princess :)

I think that's all for now!  I'll have to start updating more often :)