Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Two on Tuesday, Mystery Solved

Do you remember the mystery from this post?
We had messed up cushions and blankets and could not figure out what was going on, or who was responsible...
Mystery solved!!  Smokey and Cousin Sophie are the culprits!  I found them the other day like this...I think I surprised them when I came in the room!
They sure look comfy though!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tanner's Gotcha Day, or not

Well, CB has the date that I gave them, but clearly I was not in my right mind when I submitted those dates :)  I need to resubmit, but we want to thank everyone for wishing Tanner a happy gotcha day! 

Tanner was born on April 7th, making his gotcha day April 20th.

We will have this corrected before next year, but for now, we will celebrate getting Tanner!  He has been a blessing in my life, and I hope I've been a blessing to him. 

Tanner's story...

Tanner was born to a feral mom, but in a house.  The mom had been caught, and was going to be spayed...she had other plans, and had her kittens before her surgery.  There were four kittens.  One tortie, one calico, one black and white, and Tanner.  The mom was not very excited about these kittens and was unsure about what to do...Tanner was found buried in the litter box, and the tortie was just laying in the cage, still in her sack.  The other two were nursing away.  Thankfully, Tanner and the tortie survived their ordeal.  The founder pulled all the kittens off the mom and moved them to another mom in her house.  This mom took right to them, but her kittens were a couple of weeks old, and so huge in comparison.  Tanner and his siblings had to fight for dinner.  After a while, it was clear that Tanner and his siblings were not thriving like they should, and the decision was made to pull them off and bottle feed them.  I was given Tanner and the tortie, we named her Riley.  Another family took the other two.  Tanner was 13 days old, and weighed 7 ounces.  He came to my house on a Saturday and after a frantic call to a friend to "get over here and help me" Tanner and Riley were drinking their bottles, and the rest is history.  I fell in love with my boy from day one.

Thank you Tanner for letting me be your mom.  You bring me joy everyday!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mancats were good Momma's

These are older pictures, probably at least 6 years ago.  We were all living in the townhouse and were fostering kittens all the time!  Tanner loved the babies and was such a good momma to them...
 Tanner with the "C" kittens...Cole, Caleb and Caityn
Tanner with Cole
Tanner with Cole and Caleb, laying on the heating pad!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Way We Were

The boys are participating in Kizzie Cat's, The Way We Were celebration. 
I love looking back through the boys baby pics, and need to scan more from their baby books.  Most of these were pre-digital age and have been scanned. 
Tanner as a baby...he is probably 8-12 weeks old here.  He is staying at a friends house while we take a vacation.  Tanner came to live with us when he was 13 days old. He was my first bottle fed baby.

Smokey as a baby...he was about the size of a beanie bay!  Smokey would have been 6-7 weeks old here. I found Smokey from an ad in the newspaper, and drove about an hour to pick him up.  He was so tiny!
Devon is a couple of months old here, and had been at the house for about two weeks.  He was found in the woods at about 10 days old, and bottle raised by our friend. 

Well, there you have it...we'll give you a moment to recover from all the cuteness!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trio Tuesday

An oldie but a goodie...I love when I find the cats hanging out with one another.  Smokey has been smitten with Sophie since the day she walked into the house :)  Tanner fit right in when he came along and I would find the three of them laying together quite regularly.

This photo is from 2007.  Now Tanner has become more anxious and nervous around everyone.  I don't really know what has happened to create this attitude.  Has anyone else experienced a change like this?  How were you able to help the nervous one overcome his fears?  Tanner will lay with me and snuggle with Devon some, but I normally find him by himself upstairs in a bed alone.  We are currently trying Amitryptaline to see if that will help him, along with feliway and a calming collar.  Once our two month supply is used, I am thinking about switching him to another anti-anxiety to see if we get better results.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mancat Monday

The mancats enjoyed a nice weekend...mom took the day off work on Friday, and spent the whole day snuggling with everyone. 

By Sunday, the weather was warm again, and Smokey enjoyed a nap in the yard while Auntie pulled weeds.  There's nothing better than sun warmed furs! 

Mancats feel very manly sleeping outdoors :)

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Trouble on Tuesday

We were not on top of things enough to get in on the Mystery event the other week, but we do have a mystery at our house.  The guest room covers and pillows will not stay straightened up!
 These blankets are here so the cats can lay on these beds if they want...but they are normally covering the pillows completely...very strange that these blankets are all messed up!
 Here is another shot of that same bed...again you can see the blankets messed up, and the pillows are squished down, like someone has been laying on them.
The other bed isn't as bad, but still the blankets have been scratched at a bit...

I find this room like this pretty much every day...and I fix the blankets...I feel like I am stuck in a Groundhog Day movie!  Of course the boys are denying any part of this, but I have my suspicions!  I don't think it is Auntie causing the trouble...

Who knows, maybe the boys are trying to tell me that these blankets don't match the comforters and I have made a decorating faux pas in this guest room!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Mancats and Contest Winner

Wow, showing off toesies for the contest was hard work...we are thankful to be off duty now! 

Thanks to everyone who played, whether for fun or to win, we are glad you all liked our toesies!

Now to announce the winner...Sweet Purrfections!

There were four correct guesses from the comments...the order of the toes were Tanner, Devon, Pirate, Sophie and Smokey.

Now the mancats (and Sophie) are taking a much needed rest today...Happy Mancat Monday to you all.