Monday, February 19, 2018

Mancat Monday

The mancats continue to do well and are as crazy as ever.
Rusty is growing every week and now weighs just over 9 pounds.  He is a thick fella, with solid arms and legs.  He doesn't have the super skinny chicken legs that Tanner had.  He is very soft and quick to purr.  He is getting better at being held, as long as you hold him the "right" way.  He still sneezes some but not as often as before. 
Rusty loves Harrison and Harry is a good sport to put up with him!  Here Rusty decided to just go and sit on Harry!  I know Harrison is hard to see on the hard wood floor...we should have gone with a grey floor instead of dark brown!  LOL 
The panthers all took refuge in my room while the piano tuner was at the house on Thursday.  Rusty was in the closet behind some clothes.  The panthers from left to right are Oliver, Harrison and Flynn. 
Petsmart was giving away these toy boxes if you bought so many toys...Flynn thinks it makes a great bed!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mancat Monday

This week will feature all the mancats.  They are all doing well and enjoying life!
Oliver loves the shower!  He will stand on the edge of the tub, between the curtains are lick the shower wall.  Sometimes, he will pull the curtain almost half-way open and lick it or my legs, while getting soaking wet.  He is also letting all my heat out!  LOL  
Some of the pastors from Kenya came to America for training and we hosted them for dinner.  Moses loves cats, and was excited to hold Flynn. 
Rusty enjoys his snuggles when he is tired.  He purrs very loud and drools.  He also loves to nurse on a blanket while kneading his paws. The blanket will be wet when he finishes, which will then dry and be crusty!  I need to get a couple of extras to add to a rotation, so we always have a clean one out.
Harrison is a goof ball and is doing well.  I called the vet to ask about him eating so much.  According to him, Harrison needs about 350 calories a day for his weight, and his cans are 72 each, so 5 would be the right amount.  We are just to keep watching the weight and "output."    This week he gained a couple of ounces, but I noticed him at the dry food bowl more...we will monitor and adjust as needed.   
He loved having these rings on his ear, and when I started taking photos he was posing, giving me his best side!  Thanks to everyone for their concern and comments about Harrison.


Monday, February 05, 2018

Mancat Monday

Rusty is growing up and jumping higher and higher!
He can now get on the counters!  This is not a preferred behavior but sometimes you just have to pick your battles! He is learning that the stove is hot!  Very curious about what is in the pot.

Giving the rice cooker a sniff...

Fascinated by the steam...watch out Rusty...that's hot!

Wow, look at it going up in the air...amazing!

Maybe if I sit here, I can touch it...

Harrison has been on an eating binge these days.  He eats two breakfasts, a lunch if we are home, an afternoon snack, a dinner and sometimes a snack before bed...up to 5 cans of food a day!  He isn't gaining weight, so I don't know if I should be concerned or not.  I guess it wouldn't hurt to have some blood work done just to make sure nothing is going on...

Harrison just loves Rusty.  I suppose the increase in wrestling and playing could cause him to be hungrier, but it still seems extreme!  He and Oliver got new collars this week because their old ones were looking worn and frayed.  It is the same color as before, and made from a bamboo material, so it is super soft.  He and Oliver don't mind wearing them.  I think they look quite handsome in their colored collars.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Mancat Monday

The mancats are having a good time these days.  We are working to clean/disinfect/sanitize the house from the panleuk outbreak before we can safely bring in new fosters.  We have started with the kitten room, so everything has been moved out while we clean the floors and walls!
The boys love having the condos in the hall...they are more fun when they are in a new location!

Oliver wanted to show that he is still the craziest of them all...he LOVES to lick the furniture polish off when you dust!  Do any of your cats like the taste of lemon Pledge?

Here you can see the spot he left...he was going to town with his licking!

The boys all play together at night...this is a fun game of pokey stick.  Oliver looks like he is just watching, but he will join in.  The boys are doing a good job of taking turns and letting everyone have a chance.

Do your cats play together nicely or do they prefer to play alone?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Almost Wordless Wednesday


Harrison has Rusty...November 2017

Rusty has Harrison - January 2018

Oliver has Tanner - April 2014

Rusty has Flynn - November 2017

Love having these similar photos of the boys...

Monday, January 22, 2018

Mancat Monday - Snow Edition

Here in North Carolina, we don't get a lot of snow, so it is exciting when it happens!  This past Wednesday, they were calling for 1-2 inches, but we ended up with almost 8 when it was all over!  Our State pretty much shut down!  LOL
Rusty was fascinated by this falling white stuff.  It was a really pretty snow with big fluffy flakes.

Do you see his purple and green feather/puff?  He carries it around with him everywhere!  He also has a blue one that is still on the stick that he loves as well.

We decided to let the boys look closer from the front porch...that way, they were under a cover and didn't have to get in the snow unless they wanted to.  Flynn and Georgie were the first ones out...

Oliver and Rusty were curious as well...

Flynn didn't mind getting snow on him...he loved it and went out several times throughout the day.

Rusty was very curious, but not enough to get wet...you can see the snow had just started.

As the amounts grew, it would weigh down the squirrel proof feeder and the birds couldn't eat.  Auntie and Rusty went out to knock the snow off the top.  

Rusty is holding on for dear life!

Oliver thinks he would rather watch from inside...do you see Georgie outside?  He loves the snow and enjoyed walking around in it for a few minutes.

Simply beautiful!

We still had a couple of hours to go before the snow ended...it went all day long and was so pretty and peaceful.  

What about you?  Do you like the snow?  Are you brave enough to go out and get your feet cold and wet?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mancats on Tuesday

Since yesterday was a holiday in the US, I am a day behind in posting about the mancats.  They are doing well!
Rusty, playing with the catnip bubbles...he is getting so big!  He now weighs 8 pounds.  I don't know how I always end up with the giant cats! 
Auntie keeps her bedroom door closed, because Cousins Sophie and Pirate hang out in there during the day.  They both need to gain some weight, and it is easier to have their food available if they are separated.  Plus Cousin Sophie does not like the boys at all!  The boys know there is food in there, and are ready at night when the door is opened!   
The stampede to get to the food before it is picked up for the night

Rusty loves to play and enjoys the game of pokey stick.  Oliver and Harrison also enjoy this game, and is one we can all play together. 
Proud of Oliver for accepting Rusty more and more... 
Rusty's cute profile..love his square nose/mouth/jaw

Rusty helping with the scrapbooking...Auntie was wondering how her papers got bent!  Mystery solved...