Thursday, March 12, 2009

cat tale

With so much going on in the world I've completely overlooked blogging about the little feline universe inside my home. There are daily occurrences that make me smile like when Oona leans up against the heat vent because she's cold or when Eloise waves her paw in the air for a treat. Desmond purrs when you talk to him and has recently decided that he wants to be a lap cat. This is an awkward thing, considering he is probably close to 20 pounds and my lap isn't that big.

Our two youngest, Tighe and Ronan, have grown into big boy cats. They have started to settle down a little but rest assured, if there is naughtiness going on in the house, you can still bet it's one of them. We've tried every sort of cat discipline you can imagine but nothing works. They just look at us with that little "huh?" look on their faces and run away, only to come back moments later to make a game out of it. As exasperating as they sometimes are, we forgive them most anything because they do things like this...


That's Ronan in the papasan chair with Fae, who was the runt of her litter. She was constantly ganged up on by her littermates which made her timid and shy, even with other cats. She's still the tiniest cat you ever saw in your life, and will hide at the slightest provocation but somehow Ronan and his brother Tighe have convinced her she need not be afraid of them. Ronan will snuggle up with her and Tighe will play a gentle little chase game with her and they are both so careful with her that it seems like they know that she needs special consideration. Cat love is a mysterious thing.

And here's another photo just so you can see the size difference. Ronan, who despite his somewhat dumpling-shaped physique, is really a normal sized cat. He is a year and a half old and Fae is almost 5.

16 comments:

TD said...

Aww, Fae looks like Clancy.

Snarky said...

So tiny! So precious!

Do want cuddles!

Awwww adorable overload. I think I feel my brain leaking out of my ears now.

Anonymous said...

She is the tiniest kitty, ever ! 4 pounds tops, I'll bet. Loki weighs 9lbs 6oz and is a big furry guy now. Can't wait for you to meet him !

Toni

Robert said...

That's almost enough cats to make a decent dog!

Lissa said...

Awwww, TINY kitty!! Those are always the most difficult cats at the shelter, since you KNOW you can just pop them into your fleece and sneak home . . .

(w/v: puzzlin. how apropos for a cat post!)

Mark Alger said...

Wow! And I thought Rommie was tiny.

M

Anonymous said...

Rommie is not small. You just keep comparing her to Indo , the walking haystack. Cats and dogs? Can't compare them. Differnt everythings !

Toni

Heath said...

The cute is sucking the air out of the room. :-P

And the thought of being in a room with that many felines makes my sinuses itch, eyes water and nose run.... yeeesh!

Bryan said...

Very cute meow meows!

Anonymous said...

Awww, what a cutie! It's wonderful of you to provide a good home to the little one.

And five cats! My Monte will not tolerate even one more cat in my home. Otherwise I would add a cat or two.

Brian C

The Freeholder said...

Breda, I enjoy your blog. I like the guns, I like the librarian stuff, I like the politics.

But I love the kitties. Your Ronan looks like my Miss Thing, before the kittie diet plan. And Fae is just a cutie.

Yes, I am a cat person.

Warthog said...

A place to live is really just a place to live, it's not really a home until a kitty moves in and takes over :)

Sebastian said...

In the first picture, Ronan is looking at Fae as if he is plotting against her. In the second, Fae looks angry. Maybe it's just the way the flash catches her eyes.

Very cute kitties though.

Tam said...

Fae is such a cutie!

wolfwalker said...

Desmond ... has recently decided that he wants to be a lap cat. This is an awkward thing, considering he is probably close to 20 pounds and my lap isn't that big.

IOW, he's an overlap cat.

And there is something fundamentally wrong about a 5-yr-old cat that still looks like a half-grown kitten.

mattcaron said...

Aww, Fae looks like my Socks!

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