Sunday, May 3, 2009

Moving House

Hi! It's Stella here. After my foster mum's parents and brother left, my babies and I moved into the crate downstairs. Ellie and Angus were still learning when it came to the litterbox, and the Bunnys and Tillie were starting to go outside the box, too. Because of this, my foster mum thought it was best to seperate us. Can you see the ledge on the box in the photo above? Ellie and Angus can climb up there now! They are learning really well. I have a third level in the crate that only I can get up to, where I can go for a break. I am also allowed out to play for a lot of the day. Now that I am getting more confident, I like to run around and act like a crazy kitty!Both babies still feed from me. The three of us are happy with the arrangement, and after what happened with the other babies, my foster mum has no intention of trying to get them weaned quickly. She is leaving it to me to tell them when it's time. They love eating their stinky goodness, and are starting to chow down on crunchies, too.A couple of days after we moved downstairs, Calvin Bunny joined us. You might remember how he had decided he was one of my babies, and when we were seperated he started to fret a bit. He is still growing very slowly- he is half the weight of Ruby. My foster mum is hoping a bit of extra motherly love will help him get stronger. His vet checks have all come back normal, so we think he is just a bit special. Ellie and Angus both like him, and will snuggle with him. He makes a very good babysitter when I go up to my high level for a snooze. He will flick his tail, and they chase it. I think Calvin does it deliberately, because he always gets himself in a position where it will get their attention, and watches them until they react.
The four of us also have snuggletime together. It is nice to be together. Yep, we think this is a good arrangement!:)
I hope you liked seeing what we are up to :)

18 comments:

Grrreta said...

Stella, it is very sweet of you to welcome Calvin Bunny into your family. He looks quite happy to be with you. Ellie and Angus are gowing up to be very beautiful kittens.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so glad that Calvin got to move with you guys. All of you kitties should just chill out and relax. We're purring for all of you kitties, but especially for little Tillie, and Calvin, and Angus and Ellie,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

A wonderfully snuggly post, Stella! That does sound like a perfect arrangement and we are so glad that little Calvin is now part of your family!

Your Friends,
Tommy, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan

Poppy Q said...

Awww such sweetness. We love that Stella is looking after Calvin and helping him get big and strong.

PDX pride said...

Yep, some of us just grow slower than others. Rori was the same way. She's still petite; you would never know she's almost 2 by looking at her! That's great that Calvin was able to be with you. Tell him playing tails is so much fun, and I'm sure he's doing that deliberately. We play that game all the time. Even Skylar will flick his tail for the others. Was that paw through the cage kneading, Stella? It looks like you are so content there.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Stella, you are such a sweet Mama to let Calvin Bunny join your family!

milocat said...

Stella you are very sweet indeed to take such good of ALL the furries including Calvin bunny!

The Island Cats said...

Oh your babies are growing up so fast, Stella!

Angel said...

Stella, You are a very good mother. You and your babies will know when it is time. We can see that Calvin needs you as much as your own do. ANd a free baby sitter, too!

Daisy said...

What a wonderful little family you are! And I'm glad that you have welcomed little Calvin Bunny into your family, too.

Cory said...

Stella we LOVE seeing what you are up to...and Angus and Ellie too. Stella, you are such a good momma to take care of Calvin bunny. You know that my momma Ellie also fostered kittens? When my momma and I were abandoned there were 6 kittens, my brother and me, plus 4 other kittens that were a couple of weeks older than us. My momma Ellie took care of all of us. They suspected the other momma was killed by a coyote.

Ariel said...

Awww such sweet photos your all such an adorable family :)

Parker said...

They make an adorable blended family!

Cat with a garden said...

We are glad you guys found a good arrangement. Stella, you are an open hearted kitty to take on little Calvin like that. It's fantastic that he finally has a momma. We loved hearing how you live!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

What a nice post Stella! How wonderful for you to take in Calvin too! You are right, he is a special little guy and extra cuddles are always good!

AC said...

Awwww... They look like a nice happy family. I wonder if Stella decided to adopt Calvin Bunny because she missed her Rainbow Bridge babies. Anyway, it probably was because he's too adorable. All of us orangies are special, you know. That's what momma tells me anyway, that I'm her special little boy.

- Boris

Fin said...

Oh now that is so sweet!!

Shelly said...

Thanks for sharing the cute pictures adn story! It's so nice for Stella to treat Calvin so well. One of my kitties, Salem, was small like Calvin. His eyes were open when the mama cat left him under the car, but he was so tiny! I took him for a ver check two weeks later....the vet didn't even believe he was two weeks old then! He's now 5 1/2 and still smaller than the rest of the bunch.