Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kitteh Siblings rock!

I haven't been so good about keeping up with reporting on the kittehs now that they are getting older, but they are all doing well and adjusted into the bigger kitteh family.

Ash is the rambunctious teenager who knows that he shouldn't be doing things but can't keep himself from trying new things & repeating old silly things. He is our climber in the family. He will find a way to get to any high perch in the house.... and not always the easiest way. He will make his way to the top of open doors (propped open securely) and then to the top of a ledge above a closet.... and then back down a different way. He ... as much as we try to stop it, we can't seem to... will climb up the window frames & hang by one nail from the window curtains and then jump down and repeat it over again. He is the one to keep me on my toes for sure. When Ash has had enough play though, he will completely collapse into the cuddliest ball of fur in Mike's lap and stay there for hours.

Smirk on the other hand is a completely different sibling. He is the quiet one and loves to have his head rubbed but isn't as big on cuddles. He will be cuddly for short periods of time but he is taking after Pickles more in being a proximity kitteh. He wants to be near you and see what you are doing but not really want to cuddle.

So I am pretty sure from those descriptions, you can see who would be easier to try to sew around and who makes it a complete challenge...

Smirk sometimes gets annoyed at his brother for his constant pestering but more often than naught, the two of them have some of the best play sessions. Watching kitteh siblings together rocks! It is such a different dynamic than 2 cats who grow up apart and then were brought into the same house.

Today's The Daily Kitten has two kitteh siblings and I think their pictures demonstrate how cool kitteh siblings together can be.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Brit & Nugget Update

It is always so nice when Lauren sends us updates about Brit & Nugget. They are doing really well and it sounds as though they are being as wonderful to her as she is to them. We couldn't be more pleased with the family that they have made together with Lauren.

Along with her updates, she sends photos of the little guys who like ours, aren't so little anymore. They are going on 8 months old and definitely beginning to look more and more like little adult cats.

Here is a photo of Brit & Nugget that she sent which I couldn't resist scrapping.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Kurious Kitty...

Today, I blogged about an adventure with Ash over on my scrapbooking blog as it fit into my blogging class prompts from yesterday and today. You can find the post Kurious Kitty here. Just a hint of Ash in the photo but it is very typical for his curious nature to show up in my photos like this.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A change of times for kittehpile!

With Mydnight's departure to her new home this week, we are now entering a change of times for kittehpile!

Ash and Smirk remain with us and are in the process of becoming Guenthers. Smirk attached himself to us early on and let us know that he wanted to stay with us and we caved. Ash, originally had a home to go to but as I believe I informed you, due to allergies, that fell through. We haven't received any further inquiries about him and he has taken Smirk's path of twisting us around his little paw. They are two of the sweetest and biggest cuddle monsters ever so we have caved and are in the process of teaching them to be permanent Guenthers.

We took a vacation recently and had a cat sitter in to look after them. That seemed to be exactly what was in order for the kittens and older cats to come to an understanding when the humans were away. They appear to have sorted out their problems and we came home to a much happier and cohesive household. The kittens and older cats are co-existing & interacting with one another more rather than keeping distance from one another.

The last few months have been both trying at times to also being extremely emotionally rewarding. Clousette and 4 of her 6 kittens have all been adopted out now so we have achieved our mission; seeing them find loving, forever homes.

Therefore, kittehpile will now be taking a slight change for the times. It will still feature updates on Ash and Smirk (as well as any other updates I get about the others' from their new parents) but it will now also expand to include our 3 adult cats. Cosmo - our 6 1/2 year old orange tabby grumpy but cuddly boy. Piccolo - our 3 1/2 year old blue russian proximity girl. Tasha - our ~ 2 year old orange tabby girl stray rescue from earlier this year. They all have distinct and amusing personalities and quirks so hopefully you will still continue to enjoy following them along with the kittens as they grow up.

Clousette & Mydnight update

So it has been a few weeks since Clousette went to her new home. She has continued to be the so sweet and lovable cat we came to hold a very special spot in our hearts for. Her new mamma is showering her with lots of love.

Mydnight had her surgery a couple of weeks ago and was ready to have her stitches out & rejoin her mamma in her new home this week. She made the journey and rejoined mamma on Friday. They picked up where they left off and had a beautiful reunion.

Their new mamma is really enjoying having them in her life and we are so thankful that she was able to give them both a home so that they could stay together.

I received a few photos of them today and will try to get them posted shortly.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kitten & Mamma update

Today, mamma Clousette is on her way to her new home via an overnight trip to her new mamma's friend's house. Her new mamma, Robin, works with a lady, Amy, who has picked up Clousette and is taking her to her home for the night. Amy works in the same office as Robin on Fridays up in northern Georgia so is acting as transporter for us.

In a couple of weeks, Mydnight will be rejoining Clousette in her new home with Robin as well. Mydnight is scheduled to go in for her surgery the middle of next week and then needs a couple of weeks recuperation time before the stitches come out and she is ready to travel to her new home.

We think that they will be happy in their new home and are anxiously awaiting news as to how Clousette adjusts to her new home tomorrow. She adjusted very well to ours so we expect it to go well. She is such a loving kitty and hope that she will continue to show her sweetness and love to her new mamma.

The remaining kittens have been with mamma for almost 14 weeks now so should have a great beginning and ready to be without mamma. They did fine when she went in overnight for her surgery and even were cuddlier with us while she was at the vet's so we are excited to see how they are now with her gone.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ash playing dog

A little video of Ash playing with Mike... we are beginning to wonder if he has parts dog to him. The sounds isn't the greatest but if you listen closely, you can hear him growl from time to time when he has the toy in his teeth. He does this when playing with toys, he will grab it in his mouth and then pull at it & shake it about, growling the whole time. It is his play style. He does it to his little octopus toy all the time and is adorable to watch.

Due to unforeseen allergies, Ash is still looking for a home. Wouldn't he make a lovely addition to yours?

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