Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Oliver

Today is Oliver's 3rd Birthday!  He is a funny boy and has brought such a joy and brightness to my home.
Oliver started out as a tiny 3-4 week old kitten.  He loved attention, playing, sleeping, and talking!
Oliver still loves all these things, especially the talking.  He brings comic relief to my house daily and keeps me on my toes.  He is now teaching his new brothers to do crazy things as well!  Oh boy, I am going to have my hands full.

Oliver has claimed the dining room table as his and loves to play there.  He is a nut, but a sweet love bug too.  He asks for snuggles in the bathroom and purrs up a storm.  He is learning to play with the kittens around and is getting back to his old self.  He is dramatic and tends to take longer than the others to adjust or accept.  He is my baby and I love him dearly!  He brings a smile to my face just thinking about him.  He is Oliver Hughes.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday Teeth-Day

Harrison and Flynn are growing up and that means new teeth!
This is Flynn from the other week...you can see his permanent bottom incisors have erupted.  The baby teeth fell out a couple of days later.

Here is Flynn again, a week or so later...you can see he now has one set of permanent incisors on the bottom but has the double set on the top.

He is such a patient and tolerant boy.  So glad to have these photos of the teeth...I think it is really neat to see the changes they go through on their way to adulthood.  So far, we have not found any of the teeth that have fallen out.  I have now found two teeth!  
These both appear to be pre-molars.  The bloody one is fresh out of Flynn's mouth...found it on my bed after he finished a small snack!  The other one is probably Flynn as well, but I don't know that for sure.

I found two of Oliver's.  Were you able to find any of your kittens teeth?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Harrison the Water Baby, Part Two

Harrison loves the water!  He hears it running somewhere and he has to be there to touch it.

This weekend we had a few times where Harrison could play in the water.

First, he discovered the washing machine! No worries, it was not running at the time, but it sure is a fun place to explore! 
Harrison in the washer and Flynn checking it out

Look at me!

Silly Boy!

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We didn't get a video of this event, but later Auntie was adding clothes to the washer as it filled up.  Harrison is watching the water and touching it as in the video above, but then he decides to get in with the clothes.  He steps down onto the clothes and starts sinking into the water!  We snagged him out and dried him off...he loved it!  You need to keep a camera handy when Harry is around!

Secondly, Harrison helped me change the fish tank water.  Once the new water was added back in, he took a minute to inspect our work!  You can see all the water that has been sprayed on the wall from him shaking his paws!  I'm posting a short video here, but the YouTube link is a longer version.  Notice, he is in up to his armpits!

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After the fun he had in the bathtub the other week, I ordered him some moving bath toys.  They finally came last night, so it was time for Harrison to play again.  I started him in a clear bowl so all the boys could play if they wanted to.  Flynn was a bit curious and touched the water some, but none of the others came over.

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Well, we hope you have enjoyed this edition of Harrison the Water Baby!

Now, I want to take a minute and wish my beautiful Devon a happy 15th birthday at the bridge.  You are missed very much but I see a lot of you in Oliver and Harrison.  Thanks for sending these special boys to me!



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Two on Tuesday

Today will feature photos showing two of the boys at a time...this can actually be a challenge since they enjoy hanging out in a group!
Oliver and Harrison playing with a favorite toy.  Oliver has realized that he can play even when the littles are in the room.  I am so proud of him!  He has been rolling and acting crazy again! 
Harrison and Flynn wiped out after a play session.  Flynn's legs are over Harrison.

Oliver and Tanner also wiped out after playing...So happy to see them all getting along.

Harrison and Flynn enjoying their first open window experience.  It's been incredibly hot this summer, but we had a cooler, breezy day so we opened the windows for a few minutes.

Harrison lying on top of Flynn...

Payback time...Flynn on top of Harrison!

Tomorrow will feature another edition of Harrison the Water Baby...you don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Almost Wordless Wednesday

I am a couple of days late, but it has been two years since you crossed the bridge Smokey.

Life continues, though, somehow.

You will always be my Gorgeous Goose!

April 14, 1996 - September 5, 2014

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Harrison the Water Baby

Harrison is a wacky baby and LOVES the water.  We started him with the sink, and he would just let the water run over his back while he tried to figure out where it was going.  He didn't mind being wet in the least.  Next, I filled the sink and put some toys in it...he would fetch them out with his front feet.  Another time, he was in the sink with all four feet!  Auntie and I decided to take it to the next level...
The bathtub!  Auntie put a couple of inches of water in the tub and we put Harrison in there.  At first, he was a bit unsure but quickly warmed up to the idea... 
Oliver didn't know what to make of his baby in the water! 
Bringing out some toys helped him play...we need things that float, though! 
Having a good time in the tub...he stayed in there for 15-20 minutes until we got him out. 

Blogger doesn't want to add the videos to this page, so I will put links to the YouTube videos...Sorry about that!


We had some Q-tips, bottle lids, a ping pong ball and some other balls with bells.  He liked the Q-tips the best.


We wondered if he would get back in if we sat him on the edge, or if he would be done.  He slid back in and kept playing!


We finally had to end the fun...where is the water going Harrison?

Next time, I think we will make the water a bit deeper and see if he will swim.  He is a funny boy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tanner Tuesday

Tanner reminded me that it has been too long since his last post, so here goes...
Tanner is doing great!  His weight has come back on since he started the thyroid pills.  He weighs 14lbs 8oz now.  This is a good size for him.

His fur has all grown back in from his treatments.

He went back in recently for bloodwork recheck and everything is stable.  His thyroid is back in the normal range, and his kidneys remained stable with the new meds.

Tanner still loves to play with a string in the evenings, although he and Oliver find it more difficult to play with the speedy kittens around.  

Life continues to be good for Tanner and we want to keep it that way for as long as possible!  Thanks to everyone for all your purrs and good thoughts for my Tanner Man.