Monday, June 27, 2016

Mancat Monday

Auntie ordered some shelves for the powder room and each came in a flat box.  Tanner squeezed into the box and became a stuck playmate for his babies!

Tanner in his box...he is such a funny boy!

Flynn has his mom trapped!

Flynn getting his mom...he better watch out when Tanner comes out of the box!

Here is a video of both boys getting Tanner and Tanner trying to get out of the box!

video


Monday, June 20, 2016

Mancat Monday

The boys are all adjusting nicely to having the babies around.  There is still some hesitancy, but no growling or hissing.
Oliver and Tanner are still close and enjoy some time together just watching the babies.  I am trying to give them as much attention and normalcy as I can...
This weekend was huge for Oliver...He has made great strides in getting close to the babies.  He is trying to figure out how to play with them.  In true Oliver fashion, it is taking him a while to get his nerve up. 
This was a happy mom moment...Harrison was sleeping in this bed, which is one of Oliver's favorites.  Oliver came over, saw the baby, gave him a few licks and the laid down with him!!  So Proud of Oliver!!

Later, Harrison came over and join Oliver in the bed, and Oliver stayed!  Aren't they super cute together?  The biggest and smallest in the house right now.

Flynn had been napping on Auntie, so we pressed our luck and put him in the pile too.  They all stayed like this for a while, but the Oliver got up. 
Tanner didn't want to be left out, so we moved Harrison to his bed...they stayed like this until Harrison moved.  Tanner doesn't mind sharing with the babies and enjoys washing them.  

Harrison and Flynn are so fun because they are very relaxed and chill.  They enjoy being toted around, and when they sleep, they are OUT.  You can move them and pose them and they just keep on sleeping.

We are definitely making progress.  I am waiting now for Oliver to come back to bed at night.  Ever since the babies have been out of their room, he has not slept with me.  I miss our snuggle time.  I hope he will continue to get more comfortable with the new babies.  Maybe I'll have a good report next week!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Harrison and Flynn Update

Flynn sitting, Harrison in scratcher

These sweet boys spent their first night out of their room last night!  They are growing up.  

It was a pretty uneventful night.  We determined that they were not really eating during the night, which was one reason for being in their own room.  They were always super eager to run free in the mornings as well, so we gave it a shot.

Harrison slept with me most of the night, much to Oliver's dismay.  Flynn wandered around more, but came for a snuggle and a wrestling match with brother about 2am.  We will have to work on bedtime rules and etiquette :)  

This morning Oliver was prancing around and acting more like a kitten.  He so wants to play and be friends he just isn't quite sure how to go about it.

Life is good!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tanner Tuesday

Tanner continues to do well.  He has been vomiting a bit more lately, so I've started him back on his pepcid.  This is helping.  I don't know if he has upset his stomach from eating some of the rich kitten food, or if by chance his kidney values are creeping up a bit.  If the pepcid doesn't continue to help, or I see more vomiting, he will go in sooner rather than later for blood work at least.
Tanner is enjoying his babies and plays with them.  He has started washing them more and is more nurturing towards them now. 
Sometimes having kittens in the house make you act like a kitten...Who is this tiny orange baby?

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

Clockwise from Tanner is Flynn and then Harrison

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Introducing....

Harrison & Flynn


I have been looking for quite some time now for a couple of kittens to add to our family.  Tanner as we know loves babies and since he is feeling and doing so well, I thought a couple of babies for him would be a nice treat.  Plus, it has been seven years since we have actually been the "Four Crazy Cats!"

Originally, I was looking for a black kitten and an orange/orange and white kitten.  Life has a funny way of changing our plans.  I put the request out to a couple of friends in the rescue world and these two black kittens were presented to me as an option.  I said I would meet them and after seeing their sweet, out-going personalities I knew they would fit right in at the house.  

I knew the risk, that Tanner may not take to them as quickly because they are older than Oliver was when he first came to us, but I thought Oliver and Cousin Georgie might like them better since they will already be playing and active.  Wow - When did getting a kitten become so complex?

Flynn Isaac is a sweet boy about 9 weeks old.  He currently weighs 2 pounds 13 ounces.

Harrison Dean is a touch younger and weighs 2 pounds even.

They are not genetic brothers but have been brought up together so they are very close and good playmates. 
Oliver is not so sure what to think and is a bit jealous.  He is getting better each day and I try to give him lots of individual attention and keep our routines.  He has returned to our bed at night and is asking for snuggles again.  He will hiss and growl if the babies get too close to him still. 
The boys have been staying at a vet's office and are used to being toted around.  They love people and are very adventurous.  They are not fazed by the hisses they are getting, so that is good. 
Flynn on the left and Harrison

They are pretty good eaters, but you have to remind them sometimes to eat because they are so busy playing!  They will run up to you just meowing and then eat like they are starved because they have waited too long!  Same with the potty...a black streak will zoom by on a mad dash to the litter box.

They play hard and then crash...Harrison couldn't make it out of the toy box... 
A picture of all four.  Tanner, although not as mothering as he was with Oliver, is still attentive.  He hangs out in the room with them.  He has stopped hissing and is trying to engage in play.  He loves when they get his tail.

I think in a couple of weeks, our house will be settled once again.  There will be many more posts featuring the two additions.  I had forgotten how hard it was to photograph moving small black fuzzies!

Harrison and Flynn have their first vet appointment on Thursday afternoon.  They have been FeLV/FIV tested, negative and dewormed, but that is all.  They need to start their vaccine series and get ready for a neuter.

Welcome to the family Harrison and Flynn!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Mancat Mystery

Today Oliver is presenting us with a mystery...

Is he about to...

Yawn

Sneeze

Meow

Leave your answer in the comments!