I'm so embarrassed! Mommy was bad and forgot my purrthday! Mommy, I turned four years old on May 12th, and you're only letting everyone know now? I've been 4 for two whole weeks now!
I've been trying to teach Little Nissy that it's ok to come inside the house. He's still not sure about the door, but he's getting braver every day. When we come up to eat together, I go first to make sure it's ok. He follows, and then we both meow for food. He's learning that the door will open but that no one will come out. I'm very proud of him for that! He even will eat when Autumn and Tabby stick their heads out the door, and when Mommy and Daddy have fingers to sniff. He hasn't wanted to sniff the fingers, but he doesn't immediately back away now. It's tough raising a kitten, even one who was half-grown by the time I adopted him!
My own mom-cat, Leopard, disappeared when I was a few months old, so I was raised by my dad-cat, Tuxie. He and Leopard had been bringing me to our purrents' deck for a while by the time Leopard disappeared, so Tuxie asked the people for help in raising me and my siblings, Miss Marble and Hemming. We all turned out just fine, even with all of that! My other sibling disappeared when Leopard disappeared. When Leopard came back, months later, my other sibling didn't come with her, so we don't know what happened there.
Hemming probably celebrated our purrthday with his adoptive mommy, and I celebrated here (because I knew it was our purrthday). Mommy did give us special treats, so some part of her brain connected that it was a special day, even if she didn't remember what it was. More about the treats on Friday, because I'll let one of the others tell about that. I took my treats outside with Little Nissy when we got the treats. It was his first time eating treats, but he loves them just as much as the rest of us!
I know my sister, Miss Marble, is smiling at us from the Rainbow Bridge. She would love that I have someone else outside to social-eat with and to team-hunt with.
|Mom-cat Leopard, Hemming, Miss Marble, and the other sibling in summer 2011.|
|Hemming, the other sibling, Leopard, Miss Marble, and Tigress in summer 2011.|