Hello everyone! The cats are still being crazy as always but when I left the little tops were still on all our plants that need them so I am hoping they will be there when I get home. Keep your fingers and paws crossed!
Kirzon seems a bit better - he is still rubbing his mouth but he is not doing as much mouth smacking as before, so that is good. I have to admit that sometimes he will rub his mouth with both paws, which reminds me of a bunny, and that is very cute - I just wish he didn't do it so much!
And the kittens are doing good - both are not having any incision problems or anything. They are still being crazy and playing a lot, even though I try to keep them resting. Oh, and the pics of them in the orange camo thing - that is their tent. They play so much that the poles come out on the bottom, and it is tough to tell it is a tent! Today was funny because, well, first let me explain that Gus loves to play with ice. Virgil adores the ice maker, and comes running when it is on, and I think Gus picked up on that. So because our ice maker is crummy it sometimes keeps going, so a cube or two falls. I get ice for my breakfast every morning (I hate super hot tea and oatmeal, but it has to cook, so I add ice to cool it so I can eat it and not wait forever). I noticed the other day that Gus not only bats the ice, but he carries it around. So today, Stella was trying to bury something in the tent. I thought someone had either been bad, or barfed in it or something. So I get a towel and see what the lump is but it is dark so I can't really tell til I pull it out - and it is the ice cube Gus had this morning. I don't know if he was trying to save it or what. It was so funny.
So, for those of you who were wondering, yes, the kitten really are that big. Stella is about normal, when we took her in for her surgery she was around 6 lbs (can't remember the exact on her), and so she will probably be a bigger girl. But Gus, oh, my giant babycat. Gus was 7 7/8 lbs. They just turned 5 months old yesterday. He is HUGE. I bet he will be as big as Barney, if not bigger. And he is such a sweetheart - he is the most reserved of all the youngest cats, but also the most daring when it comes to exploring heights and stuff (though he has been good about not doing that lately). He has the funniest meow, and will just be a gentle giant. Stella is the more outgoing of the two of them, and for sure the more in your face - like literally. She will come up to me in the morning and put her paw on my face to wake me up - and she doesn't always realize her claws our out, so sometimes she scratches a little - but not on purpose, because she is so gentle about it otherwise. And oh, can I add that these are the only cats I have ever seen that are actually polite with their claws - they have never really tried to sharpen them on anything they really shouldn't. Sure, they tried on kitchen chairs, but they are not anything that is a big deal, just unfinished pine, so it is ok.
I plan to have more pics later, still need to send out my packages, still catching up to visiting after last week and the weekend - down from 1000+ to less than 200 now - yay!
Anyway, I hope you all have a great day, and I will have pictures and more stuff later - we got a couple packages that I hope to have some sort of pics of - not sure how because they have the toys already, but I will try!
Oh, and also to update, it sounds like Earl is headed towards the East Coast now, so we are purring for all our friends in his path to stay safe. Pirulo has posted on his blog that it has passed there and they are all ok with minimal damage - you can see his update HERE.