Zoe spent 20 minutes lovingly grooming this feather toy (which sits much stiller than Molly). She has now retired to her make-shift kitty bed on the end of the couch. S. says I can get the kitties beds when we go back south. Molly is happily chasing a spring. I think she has chased and lost at least 7 this morning. I see I'm going to have to stock up on more at Christmas.
We've found a wonderful pair of cat sitters of the Christmas break who are going to spoil our kitties rotten with attention and playtime. They said they didn't need money to babysit them, but I figure we may need to pay ransom to get them back - afterall they are two of the coolest kitties out there as long as you don't mind getting woken up at 6:30 to make sure they get fed by 7 am. They are very strict about that. Its definitely a relief to know that they will get lots of love over Christmas as our cats are very people oriented and I don't think they'd forgive us for leaving them alone with food for 2 weeks. On the other hand, I'm a little worried they won't want us back after 2 weeks of spoiling.
Zoe seems to have settled at a healthy weight and Molly is starting to fill out and lose the kitten skinniness, although, she is still littler than Zoe. If she doesn't grow any more, I think they'll end up about the same size. We still aren't sure, based on her tail length and paw size that she is quite finished growing. Molly has developed a complex vocabulary of meows, mrrs and squeaks, and a few whines and cries which she uses to tell us important things like "feed me", "pet me", "find me a spring", "why aren't you out of bed yet", and "Meanie! I want to play on the counter". I think Zoe is still in charge. Every once and a while, I'll catch her kicking Molly off a prefered perching space - usually my feet. Zoe definitely has favourite places. She likes to sit on the back of the arm chair in regal cat pose, but usually sleeps curled up, tail over nose. If I think she looks really cold, I'll usually tuck a blanket around her, which she doesn't mind. I'm such a sap some days. Molly on the other hand tends to prefer to sleep sprawled out - sometimes even just lying on the wood floor rather than some cosy cushioned space. Both seem to like my fleece blankets - but then again, who doesn't love fleece blankets.
Its been the first quiet weekend in a while and I've enjoyed being able to relax and get an extra bit of sleep. While I can't believe that its 9 days into December already, I'm ready for a bit of break in the grind. I'm sure there were a tonne of things I should have gotten done, but somehow, sleeping was what I probably needed to do to kick this silly, sneezy cold.
Molly has just lost her spring and has come chirping and rubbing my leg... which continued to a bit of whining since I decided to type first and find her spring second. Oh, Molly and her springs :D.
I hope you've all enjoyed my rambling treatise on my cats. They are definitely awesome. If you happen to live in Calgary, I highly recommend adopting from AARCS
as they do a really good job socializing animals and they have some 56 odd kitties looking for homes right now and more kittens to be put up on the board and more requests coming in all the time for them to rescue others if they have any foster space. Otherwise, if you live elsewhere, there are lots of great rescue organizations out there and no shortage of cats and kittens and dogs for that matter looking for a good home.