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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Why we keep Gus and Stella confined when I am at work

So there are a couple reasons we keep the kittens confined while we are gone for long periods of time. One is that Barney thinks he is one of them and forgets that he is like 4 times bigger. Another is that they think they are daredevils. That thing Stella is looking at in the first picture is the corner of the stair railing - the top of which is about 85" off the ground. Now, she can reach it from the stairs without problem in that position. The problem is that Gus likes to climb on top of it - and now Stella is trying to copy her brother (she is a total tomboy). Now normally I wouldn't be overly worried - yes it is high but I know cats who jump up higher (Milo, you know I am looking at you) and I am sure they could land fine normally - but the exercise bike is right below where they climb! None of the other cats are big on the high climbing so this is a new one here. Anyway, here are a few pictures!

Edited to add: Holly cow this is our 600th post!




30 comments:

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Wow! Those two ARE little daredevils! I like to be UP, too, but for me that means the back of the couch! :)

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Forgot to add: Congratulations on your blogging milestone! May you have 600,000 more posts filled with stories of family love and interaction, fun adventures, and sharing. We so enjoy following your tales...

BeadedTail said...

Kittens can certainly get into trouble if left out unsupervised so it's good you keep them safe! Those pictures are so cute!

Concats on your 600th post!

Ayla and Iza, said...

1. So move the exorcist bike!

2. Happy 600th post. May there be 600-eleventy times more...

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy #600!!!

Woo Hoo!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sweet Praline said...

My mom used to get very nervous when I would hang off of the stairs.

Congratulations on your blogging milestone!

Gattina said...

Wow what a nice place to play and to climb, but I think too it's better when a human has an eye on them,lol !

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

600 posts! WOW! Awesome!

Alfie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wud yoo like me to come over and teach Gus and Stella expert climbing/balancing skills?

MIlo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Look at those little monkeys! So cute.

The Monkeys said...

Congratulations on your 600th post! We wish you many, many more!

We understand why the kittens are confined when you're not there. They're cute little daredevils!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww Gus and Stella are so amazing and such adventurous little kitties too!!! It's so good to see them thriving and being silly! :-)

And Barney too - who really is still a baby!Awwww!!

Congratulations with your 600th post!! WOW!

Take care
x

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How cute albeit scary!

When the Mom's away, the kitties will play.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR HUGE POSTING MILESTONE!!!

Those two are just adorable michief makers! MOL

mayziegal said...

Woowoo! Happy 600th post!

Kittehs are crazy that way. Maybe you could just put a trampoline down beneath where they climb. I bets they would like that!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Brian said...

Yep, I agree with you, better safe than sorry! Congrats on post 600!!!

Rene said...

Oh boy, they are fearless kittehs! I can't blame you for keeping them safe while you're not home to watch them. They are both getting so big!

Sammy and Andy said...

MEOWZA!!!!!!!!! We're wondering if we were ever that active!!!!! Yup, we're sure they need some supervision when you're gone. YAY for all 600 posts!!!!!!!! xxxxxx

Remington said...

They are afraid of NOTHING! Congrats on your 600th post! I look forward to the next million!

Tigger said...

Looks like fun to me! (But it is so good for your mom to keep you safe!)

chezcat1970 said...

What precious little trouble-makers! We can see why you'd want them confined!

And congratulations on 600 posts!

Sagira said...

Wow, congrats on your 600th post, that is awesome!

JC said...

Congrats on the 600th post !!!

Babies .. I kept Riley separate from my big purr gang for quite a while. I have a den with a window door so he had his own area. So, I know what you mean. They can get into thing so fast ...

Nico, Simon and JayJay said...

You are very smart to keep those cute babies confined for safety - our Mom did that with each of us when we were little, too. ('cept Simon 'cause he was big when he was adopted) When we are kittens, we think we can do ANYTHING!!!

Have a happy day!!

~Nico, Simon & JayJay :)

twinkietinydog said...

My turn to give you insight on this one. I was under the impression cats are ... indestructible and able to fall from extreme heights. Wrong! I was staring right at my cat, Bob, as he was playing on top of my 12 foot tall bookcases. As I'm enjoying watching him, he slips, falls, lands ON HIS FACE and we now call him "one fang". He fell on his face. I'm glad Stella and Gus are in confinement especially because they could fall on the bike.
I did miss this post yesterday. Glad you got the technical issues under control. :)
Twinkie

Madi and Mom said...

They are not cats they are monkeys!!!
Oh my. When Madi was a kitten the things we had to do we never had to do with our first cat.
We had our grandfather clock wrapped in a thick quilt that was secured with duct tape. Yes another use for duct tape. She would jump from the stairs similar to your pictures to the top of the clock then proceed to chew on the wood and proudly announce what she was doing. We had a chair by the fireplace that sat in the middle of the room for 6 months because she was using it to get to the mantel....we are loling with you.
Madi and Mom

little princess Luna~ said...

wow-truly they are daredevils~!! but i would hate to read that something awful happened to stelly and gussy. :(
the 3rd pic is so adorable~! :)

xo,
luna

"The Boys" and Karen said...

Goodness, I can see why you want to keep these little ones confined when you're not around. And with the two of them, it'd be like one leading the other one into antics.

the booker man said...

gratsers on your 600th post!!! :)
miss stella and gus are super adventurous kitties! i can so appreciate that. :)
*woof*
the booker man

One Cats Nip said...

Kittens through and through

Fin said...

They look naughty and darling. Concats on 600 posts!! Wow!!