I thought I’d post a few more cat and kitten photos. Maria is growing so fast – she’s no longer a little puffball, she’s more lean and lanky now. In this one, she'd spotted one of her toys on the floor.
And then she was off!
Maria is a talker, so different from LuLu who is a very quiet cat overall. LuLu purrs a lot but it’s very soft and soothing, and she always gives me a quick “meow” any time she comes in the room, just to let me know she’s there.
Well, Maria purrs SO loud, she’s like the little engine that could. She even purrs in her sleep! “Cats for Dummies” says that a cat’s purr is the equivalent of a smile, so I guess Maria is having happy dreams. And she talks...a lot! Her voice is so funny – her meows sound more like a bird than a cat. She chirps and squawks.
Sometimes when I’m cooking dinner, Maria will come and stand at my feet and reel off this stream of squawks – it’s so modulated and positively conversational! Then she’ll stop and just look up at me expectantly, waiting for me to reply. I’d love to know what she thinks she’s telling me. I usually end up laughing and picking her up and maybe that’s what she wants.
She’s getting more agile and brave about climbing and jumping. I did a pretty good job of kitten proofing the house because while she knocks a lot of stuff over, nothing major has gotten broken.
My big dilemma right now is “Food Wars.” LuLu is on low calorie, weight loss food while Maria is on high calorie, growing kitten food. I can understand why LuLu would rather eat Maria’s food but I’m mystified as to why Maria prefers LuLu’s food! So when I feed them, I have to watch them carefully and try to herd them back to their own bowls. Sometimes I just end up feeding Maria in the bedroom with the door closed so LuLu can’t sneak in and cheat on her diet.
These photos are old but I wanted to show them playing with their favorite toy. They do have lots of “real” toys but their favorite thing in the world in this long piece of brown paper. It makes a loud crackly noise when they jump on it and they seem to like that. They also like me to cram it in the cardboard box so they can pull it out. And they especially like to hide under it and then jump out and surprise each other (and me). The kitten's body language in these photos cracks me up!
This one is older too but it's sweet. This was the first time they took a nap together side by side.
When I woke up this morning, LuLu was cuddled in right by my side, and Maria was curled up asleep laying on my back! When they realized I was awake, they both started purring. It's a great way to wake up!