Sunday, August 18, 2019

All kittened out

The boys have been playing hard and are all tuckered out. Loki fell asleep on Mom's lap and Aslan fell asleep all stretched out and relaxed. 

We've had better encounters with them. We have shared some treats without hissing and we've exchanged nose bumps. I'm still not completely sold on them yet though. The other day Mom was petting both Aslan and me and I decided to clean his bottom. So I cleaned him then I'd stop to growl, then clean him again, then growl. It made Mom laugh a lot. So yeah, 50/50 on these boys. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Big helper

Loki likes helping Mom play her games on her iPad. 

The silly boys also think Mom is a cat bed. 

One year without Josie

Today marks one year since Josie crossed the Bridge. She would hiss at me (probably because I liked to pounce her), so I know how the boys feel. We all still miss her, but having these kittens sure has helped Mom and Dad.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Nose bumps

Aslan really wants me to love him. I'm warming up to him a little. He will walk straight up to me and bump noses with me. Tonight I allowed him to bump noses without hissing but then he tried to put his stink on me and I wasn't having that and had to hiss. He needs to know who is in charge. 

This weekend we had company (in town for the KISS concert -- I'd rather see HISS personally). Aslan showed off by getting a fuzzy ball toy and carrying it around the house for everyone. They were a hit with everyone, of course. 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Intruder Update -- Downstairs Invasion (part 4)

Loki found my toy stash but left them alone -- too much else to explore. 

See, I was being very good and let them explore

Intruder Update -- Downstairs Invasion (part 3)

Aslan checked with Mom before going all the way downstairs. 

They liked playing around the spindles of the banister rail. 

Intruder Update -- Downstairs Invasion (part 2)

Continuing the post from last week that didn't upload ...

Loki heading to the dining room and Aslan heading to the parlor. They couldn't decide which way to go.

Loki on the prowl. Loki has a white tip on his tail in case you're trying to figure out who it is. 

Intruder Update -- downstairs invasion (part one)

I tried to make a post last week but apparently it was too large for a mobile upload so here it is in parts ...

Last night the boys were allowed to explore beyond the bedroom. I was lounging on the couch, snuggled up on my blanket. You can see Aslan right at the base of the couch and Loki heading to the kitchen. Aslan went right in front of me on the floor and I didn't hiss or growl. That's an improvement for sure. 

Toward the end of their time exploring Loki did find my food bowl. That's about when Dad decided to scoop them up and bring them back to their bedroom. The kittens were acting a little overwhelmed by all the new space. They will have more wander time each night, I suspect. We have company coming this weekend so it would be nice if the kittens could roam and visit. 

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Little stinkers

Aslan and Loki were playing in Mom and Dad's bedroom last night when Aslan got worn out and he decided to nap in Mom's computer bag. Well it didn't take Loki long to realize that Aslan had found a good napping spot and he wanted his turn too. They are such stinkers. 

I'm still working on warming up to them. They may get to explore the entire house on Sunday. They may work better than me being trapped in the bedroom with them. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Intruder update -- Third night meeting the kittens

Tonight is my third night learning to be with the boys. The plan that Mom and Dad are trying is to bring me into their bedroom where I can retreat to the closet, then to let the kittens out of the bedroom. 

Tonight I ventured out of the closet to try to go to the door (and dig at the carpet until Mom and Dad get annoyed enough that they let me out). And look what happened -- Aslan poked his head out from under the bed. I froze, hissed, and went back into the closet. Not yet buddy. 

At one point I went to the door and Loki was playing with the big two story scratcher Mom found them (it's right by the door). He was less than a foot from me but he was on my blind side so I didn't fuss at him. 

Eventually I started to get really stressed and Dad let me out. He followed me down and I let him give me treats and then sat on the couch with him and purred. 

The dilemma is, even without the kittens, I just don't like being locked in the bedroom. So I think we're getting to a point where maybe the kittens will get to roam parts of the house for a little bit. It might be better so I can escape and not feel trapped in the room. 

(Also don't judge the clutter. Dad thought he was being smart by blocking the underneath of the furniture so the kittens wouldn't get under everything. It worked except for the bed where the little stinkers still figured it out.)

Long post so here's another kitten picture of Aslan making air biscuits while Dad pets him...

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Intruder update -- Night encounter

Tonight I had another trial encounter with The Intruders. Mom and Dad put blankets around all the dressers, night stands, and the bed so the kittens couldn't get under anything in the master bedroom and hide. Then they brought me up to the bedroom and opened the bathroom door so the kittens could explore. I was at the doorway and have a hiss and aggressive growl at Aslan who quickly retreated to his tent. I went into the walk-in closet and curled up on the blanket Dad had put in there for me. Dad fixed me some Purely Fancy Feast (they used to be called Appetizers). I only drink the broth but I really like it. 

Well the boys eventually ventured out of the bathroom and started exploring the bedroom. Dad lost track of Loki and they realized he had come into the closet with me. (Mom and Dad were trying to give me my space but decided to see what happened.) A gave a low growl and a slight hiss but allowed them to explore. Aslan came in and worked his way over to my leftover food (the shredded chicken) and helped himself. I hissed and growled low but not too aggressively and let him eat. 

It was a promising start. The boys explored the room some more, got a little nipped up from my scratcher, then went back to their bathroom. I napped in the closet for a little bit then went back downstairs to the exact opposite side of the house from the kittens. We'll try again tomorrow, little by little, but at least it gives Mom and Dad some hope that I'll accept them.