Hello Dear Barbara,
I hope you don’t mind but I wanted to share a funny Idaho story with you. One of Idaho’s favorite activities is to steal things from unsuspecting individuals and unusual places and then stash them next to his food dish.His latest caper involved removing the inserts from my rubber boots and running around the house with them before depositing them in his private “treasure chest”.
I have absolutely no idea how he even discovered them since the boots have been in the same place ever since Idaho joined our family. I’ve attached some photos of him in the act but I’m not sure that they clearly represent the activity.
I also attached a picture of him sleeping in/on my printer…a newly discovered napping place for him! I can’t even begin to tell you, dear Barbara, how much joy this little boy has brought us and continues to deliver day after day. Thank you for doing the most amazing job imaginable in raising these precious babies!
Well, we’re having the time of our lives!!! Dinah has adjusted so well and I wanted to let you know that she is doing great. She and Spooky have become best friends and they play so cute. He’s very gentle with her, but she’s not so gentle with him.
She has adapted to us just like she’s been here forever. We’re having a ball. Only one problem, she’s getting spoiled rotten!!!
She’s having a great time and so are we. We know you miss her, just know she’s in good hands and she very happy. We’ll keep you informed on everything. Thanks again and God Bless. Love, Lanny
It has been 6 months now since I was blessed with Belle & Luna! Here is a current photo of these two amazing girls!! : ) Luna (my babysitter) follows me everywhere I go and is the eternal gift of giving love. Constantly giving and needing loves and pets and snuggles! She is amazingly loving and loyal! Belle is extremely loyal herself however she is a bit more independent than Luna (a bit of a joker actually) and needs and gives love on HER time not mine! lol You definitely pegged their personalities to a tee!
Belle however gets a bit jealous of Luna and her cuddles and will come over and nudge Luna out of the way of my petting hand and slither right in to position of the caresses. Priceless is the look on Luna’s face when she realizes what Belle just did and she will look up at me with the most pathetically precious eyes as if she is saying “Hey mom, you gonna let her do that?” lol Beyond adorable! : )
At bed time Luna snuggles in to my upper body and lays her head on my shoulder and looks so deep in my eyes it’s almost like she is looking in to my soul, Belle likes to snuggle in to my legs or in the crevice of my back and puts her paws around me. They both like to take their paws and very gently caress my face like I do theirs, amazing gentleness! Belle is a bit more vocal than Luna.
Belle definitely lets you know when she is not happy, she does this little chatter thing, looks up at you and pouts and walks away, will stop after a couple of steps, look back at you for a second then put her head down and continue to walk away. Just like a kid. The both of them Purr, no change that, both of them have this motor that gets running when you pet them, to the point you have to turn up the TV. Fun to get them both purring at the same time, it’s musical! They are so purrfect! : )
Neither of the girls have ever had an accident from the day I got them, I have not one scratch or scuff on any piece of furniture, they show the utmost respect for their environment and this was all taught to them before I even received them! Boy does that say a lot about their breeder and the environment they were born and weaned in! You my lady are an amazing “cat lady” and should be very proud of not just the exquisite beauty of the felines you produce but the temperament and manners is unprecedented! Belle and Luna have changed my life and you are responsible for this incredible change! I could never possibly express in words my thanks and appreciation for what you do but I hope you realize in your heart your impact on other people is heaven! : )
I will continue to update you on Belle & Luna as they reach their adulthood! Luna at 9 months is 14.5 lbs and Belle is 15 lbs, they are going to be some pretty big girls!
Thank you so much Barbara for my new family!
Lori in Minnesota
I just wanted to let you know Gus is doing wonderfully, and he’s the most amazing kitten! Such a love-bug, always wanting to be held, cuddled, and rubbed! Gus is incredibly smart! I could call ‘here kitty’ until I was blue in the face and he’d just stare at me, but if I say “come, Gus”, he always comes straight to me, trilling and wanting a cuddle! And what a floppy boy he is! He often asks to be held and carried, and becomes such a soft, relaxed noodle in my arms that I must hold him carefully so he won’t ‘slide’ from my hands! He’s such a Ragdoll! And what a sweet-talker! From little chirps to sweet trills, he’s constantly charming me with his soft-spoken chatter.
Gus loves playing ‘Peek-A-Boo’! When I go into the kitchen, he’ll peek his adorable face over the sofa arm – just ears, eyes, and barely his nose showing. When I say “I see you Gus!” he’ll quickly duck, only to peek over the arm again!
‘Aunt Nonni’ (my friend Sonya) visited yesterday, and after a cautious inspection, he charmed his way into her heart… although at first sight of him, she was already head-over-heels crazy about him! He impressed ‘Aunt Nonni’ when he popped out of his litter box and wiped his clay-dusty paws on the toweling around his box!
Each day brings another new and amazing thing, and while I never think it possible, each day, I love him more deeply than the day before. I’m doing everything I can think of to give Gus as much happiness as he gives me 🙂 and I do know that so much of his loving personality is because of you and the loving way in which he was raised! Thank you, Barbara!
We love you!
Suzanne & Gus
Rosie is quite the little lady, and very curious about everything. No box is left unexamined!
Her favorite thing to do is make sure we wake up bright and early for breakfast. If she feels you are trying to ignore this … she will come up and tap you until she gets her way.
She loves to play and treat time rides high on her list of favorite activities. In a nut shell … she is doing awesome!
This is Wyatt & Howie who is just the most WONDERFUL kitty. He is just gorgeous and is a total buddy.
He loves everyone, loves to play fetch, and follows me everywhere. He now wears a bell.
He also remains quite the talker. His favorite word is chicken which starts a flurry of chatter until he gets it.
I always say chicken over and over in the morning to get my son out of bed. We call it the Howie alarm.