Monday, July 15, 2013
Happy 8th Gotcha Day Anniversary to Tabby & Carbon!
Daddy picked up Carbon, who immediately climbed him and sat on his shoulder at his neck. Mommy got Tabby, who snuggled into her arms and took a nap for a few minutes. They then switched and each held the other kitten, after prying Carbon's claws off Daddy's shirt. The lady at the feed store got a cardboard box and poked holes in it.
Tabby didn't want to stay in the box on the way home. She wanted to look at the cars going by out the passenger window and also wanted to help Daddy drive! She still is a good car-rider! Carbon got too hot and threw up in the box. Mommy cleaned it up. To this day, he freaks out if he goes anywhere.
The picture above was taken a few days after they were brought home. As soon as they were let out, Carbon found one of Daddy's boots and took a nap inside it! Then they played for a while. Mommy cut a piece of strawberry cake with whipped cream frosting, and Tabby wanted to know what it was, so she climbed onto the couch and made her wobbly way to Mommy's lap. Tabby fell headlong into the cake! Mommy and Daddy laughed and cleaned her up, with Carbon's help (of course), then got another piece of cake.
After a while of watching the kittens, the house was quiet. Mommy and Daddy got up and turned the house upside-down looking for them, finding them asleep in the two top drawers of Daddy's dresser. They'd climbed up the back and into the drawers!
Today, I'm getting to be out in the early morning! Usually, Carbon and I sleep in the back bedroom at night, letting Starla be out, then switch with her when our purrents wake up. But last night, when Starla came out of the room, Carbon hissed at her so he got put into the room. I was good and stayed where I was, then lay down, so I got to stay out! I have to go into the room when Mommy goes to sleep, but I can stay out until then. I didn't know that Starla follows the same routine when she comes out that Carbon and I do. We all use the scratcher, then head to the food bowls and have a meal. Then we greet the others, including our purrents.
Phooey! Tabby told on me! Yes, I'm dictating this from time-out in the back bedroom because I was a naughty boy. However, I did go into the room like I was supposed to after I hissed, so I will still get my Gotcha Day treats with Tabby when we get let out in the late morning. I'm glad I won't miss out on those! I've been a pretty good boy when I see Starla when we switch rooms, but this time she walked right by me. I wanted to let her know that I am higher-up on the totem pole than she is, but it backfired. Oh, well. Nice try, I guess.