CHARLOTTE AND EMILY
They are just SO darn cute!
Emily likes "daddy time" the
most, and often sleeps in the open on a
(That is, a pillow with cats printed
on it, not a pillow especially for
prefers to sleep in the carrier, in the
laundry room, but she likes some daily
time in daddy's lap, too.
For some reason, the last couple of days
Emily has taken to sitting on the
Drinkwell, either the reservoir or the
Anyway, here are some photos of daddy's
I've attached a
few photos of Stormy Blue. As you
can see, he's living the good
life. Stormy gets along well with my
middle aged cats, and enjoys an
occasional squish into a tissue box.
deciding whether I should put up a
Xmas tree this year. Something tells
me it may not be the best idea with
this little guy around!
Stormy is so much
fun - he's a nice kitty mix of
affection and aloofness. His coat is
just gorgeous - so lush my fingers
get lost in it. Thanks, Suzanne for
breeding such wonderful cats. I hope
you have a wonderful holiday. I know
PS - Stormy sends
his best to his Mom and Dad. Will
you please tell them he's happy?
I"ll have to try that oxyfresh. I
thought it was probably that because Sam
had the problem too, with gingivitis so
I was not too worried. Apparently it
went away because we took her to the Cat
Clinic in Birmingham and she was fine.
Her sneezing has gone away too. There
is a problem in this area with vets
sometimes being biased against anyone
who runs a cattery. I have had the
problem with my other cats, getting
lectured about buying a pedigree and
catteries not being safe.(I have had two
cats from a rescue but I love british
short hairs.) It is like I should have
got a cat from a rescue. Shelters also
have problems, and so does buying
animals and not being responsible and
not spay and neutering. The vet was
saying she could have herpes and that
catteries are not safe. I did not want
to tell you that because I know that the
vets around her are biased. The Cat
Clinic loved Darcy and thought she was
the cutest thing since pumpkin pie. She
was fine. They thought it might have
been a reaction to a recent vaccination.
Everyone wanted to keep her. She did
get a distemper vaccination when she was
seen there several days after being at
the emergency vet center (I guess I over
She is definitely not shy and has taken
over everything. She some times does not
know when to leave Rudy alone,
unfortunately he will be 11 in January,
and we have had to remove her for a bit
as he will start growling. He will play,
but when he has had enough...usually
raising his paw stops her but not
always, so when it goes on I just pick
her up and play with her etc. She will
sometimes try to keep him from even
eating any food!!!What a hoot - this
little girl thinking she is a match for
Sorry not to have let you know. I took
some pictures but the coloring isn't
quite right. I'll try again. Her eyes
are definitely larger and so is she!
Joyce and family
The little guy is adjusting
wonderfully. He's eating
well and he's been a great
sleeper at night. Spending
both night's in my bed on
top of the covers.
Last night I took him to a
friends house that has a 1
year old male cat, Charles.
I expected Spencer to be a
little timid, but he had no
problem making himself at
home. He was so excited to
have a whole new
playground! Charles just
watched with amazement all
night as Spencer ate
from HIS food bowl, played
with HIS toys, used HIS
litter box and even made a
bed in Charles' favorite
spot under the Christmas
He seems to have an endless
supply of energy! It's so
sweet how he will be running
around like a wild man than
bounce up in my lap for
affection. He's a great
Thanks for checking in on
him. He's doing great and I
love him to pieces!
Ok, I guess you
can tell by the
abrupt ending of
that email that
just about the
time I stopped
to him he
in me! One
under the chin
and that boy
butter! I think
he has decided
my lap is his
Thank you so
Only two hours
together and I
am in love!
Spencer is safe and sound in Nashville! He is beautiful! Those golden eyes won me over the minute I saw him!
The little guy hasn't missed a beat since we got home. I opened his carrier and out he
bounced! He checked out every inch of the downstairs and then `190w20 (ok, he's checking out the laptop now!) barreled down the hall and up the staircase. I guess everything checked out up there because after about five minutes it sounded like a herd of buffaloes was rushing down the stairs with Spencer leading the pack!
After exploring a bit he headed over to his water bowl and drank for what seemed like five minutes. I guess he was a little parched from the flight! After about an hour home he used the potty like a big boy. I was a little worried because he had already been in the box a couple of times playing but I guess that time he decided he'd do his business while he was in there.
He's having a big time playing with the pompoms you sent and playing hide and seek under the couch. He's getting the hang of the hard wood floors and how much fun he can have sliding around on them. He's so full of energy I don't want to take my eyes off him! He's been pretty curious around me, walking over me and pausing beside me but so far has not stopped for any attention other than a quick brush of my hand. I know that will come in time, right now he's just having too much fun to slow down!
Just wanted to tell you that
I was at Broders Book store
and pick up the latest Cat
magazine and I loved your
is doing great and really
starting to look like a full
grown male. He really is
adorable and we love him to
you had a nice Thanksgiving
and the coming holiday is
Can’t tell you
how much we love Bluzier.
Unbelievably, lovable, easy going
Lots of stories
to tell you,
Mungo Jerry arrived yesterday, happy and
healthy. He is learning his new
surroundings, and immediately used the
litter box. He plays with his toys and
want to be with us humans all the time.
Thanks for everything.
I thought you would like to see me in
the spirit of xmas...trust me these darn
bells scared me to death.
I try to ran away and they kept
following me; faster I ran, louder they
But I was explained that the stupid
thing comes off as soon as I settle and
do few poses.
But I do have to admit, I am petty boy
and I don't mind my picture taken.
I wish you and your family + my mom and
dad very merry xmas.
These pictures look bit "brutal", but no
cat nor dog got hurt!!!
Winston is just checking Max's tonsils.
Any news about the classic silvers???
Mean while we ended up w/another GSD...well,
we don't have her yet, but on next week
Marina is her name and she is 9 months
old and sounds like she obeys better at
her age than my boys, hah. She looks
like Max, but girl and smaller, of
course and younger...
another friend for Winston...who is by
the way doing great. He is very
entertaining; how he tries to be the
fastest and most acrobatic cat ever on
this world...and then he miscalculates
his speed or his jump...and lands in
places he wasn't planning to and then he
runs under anything to hide...
Better go to bed, bright an early
It's Kasumi's human! I'm sorry I didn't
send you any emails lately, the last 6
months have been pretty hectic. I
graduated last May and I am now done
with school! I was proposed a post-doc
job in the same laboratory where I did
my graduate research, so Kasumi didn't
have (fortunately) to experience any
We are thinking of giving Kasumi a
little brother she could play with. Do
you have any updated pictures of the
small blue and white kitten? It's the
number #47, I think, that was born on
March, 24th. Otherwise, do you think
you'll get blue and white male kittens
sometimes this year?
Also, we took Kasumi on a trip to France
last Christmas. She was wonderful! She
wasn't bothered at all by the 15 hours
of plane, not even by the delayed
connecting flights and the night we had
to spend in Atlanta on our way back. She
loved to meet my mom's dogs and cat, and
became used to them very quickly (I was
a bit afraid that she would be afraid of
the dogs, but everything went well). I
attached some pictures of Kasumi's trip
old. A great guy. 9 3/4 PBS.
What is a good time to call you? BS cats
are basically unknown here.
his 7 month birthday on Saturday and
weighed in at 7 3/4 pounds. He is BLACK,
very social ( he follows us around and
is not afarid of little or big folks),
very inquisitive, he and Cody play
together (sometimes a bit rough but
Oscar holds his own), and we are more
than happy to have him in our home. He
will have another perioid of adjustment
when we take him back to Texas but if
his adjustment is as quick as it was
when we arrived here, we see no
Just wanted to drop you a line and
let you know how Quincy made out at
the vet today. He gained almost a
pound in the last two weeks. He now
weighs 2.75 pounds. He got a clean
bill of health. Everyone at the
office just loves him. Do you think
that his weight is OK for his age?
Other then that, all is well and he
is doing great. Hope you had a nice
Well apparently my errands were more
traumatic for me then for him. I
left him at 130 and my son came home
from school at 2 and when he went
into my bedroom to let Quincy out,
he was sound asleep in my bed! So
if he carried on it sure wasn't for
very long. So all is well here and I
will work on getting him interested
in the dry food. Take care and oh,
thanks for the info and food
Well we survived our first night
together! Quincy went to bed with
me at 1030 and stayed there until
the alarm went off at 530 this
morning. He slept on the pillow
right next to me. He is using his
litter box, drinking water and
eating. He loves the canned food (
of course) and could care less about
the dry, oh he is training me
already! I have some errands to run
today so it will be the first time I
have to leave him alone. I will
lock him in my bedroom (safe room)
but I am sure he will carry on (
meow, meow, meow) the whole time I
am gone. I will probably set speed
records all over NJ just to get done
and not traumatize the little dear
too much! So I have 2 questions for
you. Is it OK if he eats canned
food all the time instead of dry? I
know that it can make their bowel
movements smelly but is that the
only down fall? Will it be awful
for him if I leave him for a bit so
soon after his arrival? Thanks,
Jeremy sat their last night
and brushed MZ Hathoway for over
a hour. He just has fell in
love with her. I will drop the
kennel off in the morning on my
way to the FOOT meeting. He has
been calling her Biscuit. He
says her head looks like a
biscuit. The other cats like
her tooo. We have made her a
bed in our room with her
food,water and liter. He wants
her close to him.
Shelby's first snow
promised, finally a picture of my
beautiful boy. He's 8 months old now. I
love him dearly.
quite the personality!
Just wanted to drop you a short note
and let you know how wonderful
Quincy is doing. He has been here
one month today and he is quite a
character. He sleeps all night and
is just such a sweetheart. He has a
VERY healthy appetite and gives me
no problems at all. My mother has
an exotic short hair who does not
like to sit on laps or be picked
up. She comes over to visit with
Quincy and just adores him. He
comes right up to her, jumps on her
lap and sits down to get loving.
Quincy is such a little love bug and
is never far from me. He has added
so much to my life in such a short
time. Although I may have to get a
second job just so I can afford to
feed him, LOL. Thank you so very
much for my little man. He is the
SAMI AND BLUE
Here are my
wonderful girls! They are doing
great. Very lovable and both have
distinct but great personalities.
They are 2.5 Yrs. now and each weigh
11Lbs.. Blue is a real chatterbox
and Sami a real show off.
They are both beautiful and the
loves of my life.
Hope things are good with you and
your family. Love Norma & Steve
wanted to share this
with everyone, since
Paddy retired from his
show career this March,
and was CFA's Best of
Breed - British
Shorthair. He feels this
is how to spend his
Oscar is growing. He is very athletic.
Up and down stairs, on top of tables,
dressers, counter tops, etc. He and Cody
have an exercise time for about 1 hour
He weighed in at 8 lbs.,6 oz. today on
his 8th month birthday.
We are very happy with this guy!
He is fun, and Margie adds that we all
I just wanted to let you
know Murphy (It fits him
well) made it fine on his
journey. He pretty much
stayed to himself yesterday,
but today, he is doing
well. He's beautiful and
will be a wonderful
I haven't received the box
yet, but not worried about
it. I should receive it
QUINCY (BIG Q)
Good morning Suzanne,
Just thought I would drop you a line
and let you know how the big Q is
doing. He is doing great (just
don't ask me about the wet food) !
He is sleeping with me every night
and behaves when he is alone. This
was the first weekend that I had to
work since his arrival. He sat on
the bed with my son and watched him
play Xbox 360 and then slept in my
room alone while I was at work. He
did seem to miss me while I was gone
but behaved himself.
He is sleeping more now during the day then he did the first couple of
days. In the beginning he would
only take little cat naps, 15-20
minutes at a time but now he naps
for a couple of hours at a time. I
guess he is relaxing and feeling
more at home. Sound about right to
you? He will be visiting my vet in
the next week and get his check up.
So overall everything is great and I
just wanted to thank you for such a
wonderful addition to my family. I
will let you know what my vet has to
say about the little guy. Take
I am on the left...
FIVE WEEKS OLD
He still could care less for the dry
but I started to mix the dry into
the wet and he eats it just fine. I
will just add less and less of the
wet food but its SO hard to say no
to the little devil when he meows in
front of the fridge!
I guess I am partially trained but
will work on my self control, lol!
I will keep you posted, thanks for
everything. Oh and he slept all
night with me in my bed again last
night. I guess he will be there for
the next 10 years!
Just wanted to let you know that
Quincy has arrived in NJ safe and
sound. He has been here for about
45 min and has used the litter box
but not interested in food or water
yet. I have to say that he is the
cutest kitten you have ever breed!
Thanks so much and I will drop you a
quick note in the next day or two
and give you a progress report.
Fergus and Tavey
The Soft Paws were not a big hit
with either cat! They wiggled and
squirmed and I never did very well
at getting them on. I regrouped and
have been diligent with water spray
bottles to make them stop scratching
the furniture and carpet. I am
Tavey has become so much more loving
the last month or so. They are both
the most affectionate cats. Hard to
believe that in Aug they will be a
year old! They went to the vet today
to get their ears cleaned. While
there I had them clip their nails
too. They were very good kids-so
good in fact that they did it for ½
price! They don’t behave that well
for me when we clip their nails!
They know that I am Mom and they act
They are happy and healthy. We have
had beautiful weather; days in the
60’s to 70’s and nights in the 40’s
so the windows are open almost all
the time if we are home. They love
looking out. We have a Cooper’s hawk
that flies around here and cries-the
cats duck when they hear it. We also
have an owl that hoots some nights
and they watch closely when they
I am beginning to transition them to adult indoor dry Science diet cat
food. I am being careful to take a
week or more with each incremental
increase of the adult food to
prevent digestive upset. They still
get Friskies wet 2X a day.
This morning they woke us at 4 am
pounding on the glass of the gas
fireplace. A moth had gotten down
the chimney and was flying around
behind the glass and they were going
nuts trying to catch it. I had
turned off the pilot light for
summer so here I am at 4 in the
morning with the vacuum out and
opening the front of the fireplace
to suck out the moth so that they
would quit pounding on the glass and
we could go back to sleep for an
They are always finding something
interesting to doJ
We love them both and they have been
They look so good on the World Wide
Web! Our “kids” can be viewed by allJ
You did a good job of pasting the
photos in with the text.
was SO thrilled to get the good
shots of Tavey, she is very hard to
photograph because she is always
The ONE place I try to keep them off
of is the kitchen counter. The shot
of her ripping up the paper towels
was just too funny not to
photograph! She is a busy girl.
Fergus has grown into such a beauty.
He tolerates being combed every
other day, but is not really
thrilled with the process. He is the
most loving cat I have ever had.
They are wonderful additions to our
life. Thanks so much for all the
love you gave them to make loving
Janet and Crew
thought you would like to see the
PS. Any news about the classic silver
Actually, we had
some guests the other week and the hubby
is NOT a cat person at all.
Does not touch cats and hardly even
looks at one..but he thought Winston was
amazing and could not keep his hands off
So, I am trying to advertise BSHs as
much as I can. Most people get bit
worried when I tell how much it costs to
get "proper" cat. ( So much cheaper to
go to the pound and hope for the best...
Down side is that rescue cats come w/the
package and it's quite unlikely they
will ever come around totally if they
been ill treated or they have been
strays...Dogs seem to be able to accept
their new life better. ) Oh, Winston
moved up from playing w/running water
from the tap to taking showers. If we
are running our shower and the door is
open, he does not hesitate to get in and
cut in line.
I think he is too focused to play w/the
water w/his paw and on a side gets
soaking wet, it doesn't seem to bother
him a bit.
He does look like a wild cat after his
His apetite is huge; he loves his 1/2
can of Fromm's tuna in the morning ( and
you won't hear the end of it if it's not
front of him by 7am, and 5am is too
early for him...) I also have started
mixing EVO and Fromm's kibble for
him...If any of your clients ask about
the food...I would recommend it. It
actually smells really good even for
me...it's bit higher in protein than CA
The Whole Dog journal has Fromms in
their "recommendation" list for pups. (
Max my old GSD needs his canned food to
shovel down his kibble and he prefers
Fromms over Merrick ). Merrick is ok if
Fromms is not served on the menu, hah.
Back to Winston, poor dude is trying to
have a friend -> he drives poor bunny
crazy w/his attention. Max gets bored
w/him within minutes. Marina wants to
play chase -> bad thing indoors, things
get broken. Bruno wouldn't be fair
playmate, also Winston is not known
for his acrobatic skills -> he falls of
places and miscalculates his jumps and
trying to escape from Bruno , he would
actually end up on Bruno's lap.
It's not that easy life for little
When u'll get the new silver, send me a
picture, cannot wait to see it...
Tlak to you later. Cheers, Tarja.
These pictures look bit "brutal", but no
cat nor dog got hurt!!!
Winston is just checking Max's tonsils.
Any news about the classic silvers???
Mean while we ended up w/another GSD...well,
we don't have her yet, but on next week
Marina is her name and she is 9 months
old and sounds like she obeys better at
her age than my boys, hah. She looks
like Max, but girl and smaller, of
course and younger...
Only down side is that she has the evil
monster; MegaEsophagus, non- symptomatic
at the moment and actually has been for
most of her life. Obviously nutrition is
big factor and I found more good food
options on Whole Dog journal's annual
food list. Also joinded the megaE group
and get emails everyday about other
people's megaE pups...Stories do scare
me a bit, but Marina's foster mom has
amazing tips...she believes in western
medicine and holistic approach, so we'll
combine both worlds and tons of TLC and
hopefully we won't have to take the
roller coaster ride.
Marina has tons of energy, eager to
learn, weight is about right ( I was
told she cut put
couple pounds on, but
she is eating well and food goes
thorough normal route, not the short
cut. ). She eats twice a day, unlike
most of the ME pups. She never has had
aspiration pneumonia ( and trust me I am
knocking all the wood I can find as
writing this statement ). She never been
hospitalized because of ME. ( Even when
she was in the hands of the 1st owners
as baby and they did not take care of
the mega monster. ) It could be that we
might have the miracle dog of ME world.
I do need to learn a lot about this
disease. My vet has been warned about
his new client. I already ordered MANUKA
honey, which is amazing stuff for people
and animals. I think it might even help
Max and his borderline chronic
inflammation of tummy/irritable bowel
I keep doing my dog food research. I
have an idea what kind of raised feeding
arrangement I need to build ( or ask my
neighbor w/power tools ).
Marina doesn't need the Bailey's chair
and hopefully will never need it.
Have you come across this disease? Any
good ideas how to deal w/it?
So there you go...another challence,
another friend for Winston...who is by
the way doing great. He is very
entertaining; how he tries to be the
fastest and most acrobatic cat ever on
this world...and then he miscalculates
his speed or his jump...and lands in
places he wasn't planning to and then he
runs under anything to hide...
Better go to bed, bright an early
in love with tyler's kitten while we
had him until Tyler got him. He is
so sweet and friendly. He also
loved the feather toy I bought him.
Tyler's face was precious when he
saw kitten. He looked like proud
father in love. Last night Kitten
slept with Tyler all night and woke
him at 6:00 a.m. to play. tyler
will email you when he has a name
and some pictures to show you.
Kitten did not get runny eyes or
nose from the trip.
Lucy is doing great! She
has a routine now and plays most of the
morning with all the toys we have here.
She loves the tree house and that is
where we can usually find her. She lets
us pick her up now if we are in the
kitchen (hoping for food). She and Taz
get along well and even now are chasing
each other around the house. So things
are perfect here. She is doing fine
with her weight and eats like a little
pig. Thanks for everything.
I am so glad to hear that!
YOu and Lucy made my day...
she was a sweet girl here
just a bit timid
with strangers til they were
around so I did not want to
send her with kids but I
thought you were
the perfect situation for
her. Her mother is a total
pest so I knew her
personality would come
I must say I was worried! I
am sure your patience will
be much worth the
personality that Lucy
Please keep me updated...
the spaying really dropped
i do have a custard I make
up and give daily to help
with weight gain:
2 packets knox gelatin
3 cups boiling water
3 cans evaporated milk
3 tablespoons karo corn
6 tablespoons real mayo
6 tablespoons yogurt
together and refrigerate,
it forms a custard and they
love it. loaded with fat
and calories really
the weight on
have a great night
Well I am happy to say that
I take back my request to
send Lucy back to you. Just
as soon as I sent that
email, she started becoming
more friendly. She now gets
on our laps to be scratched
and rubs and loves making
bisquits on our bed. She is
getting easier to approach
and pick up and is just
really getting a lot of
personality. She and my
other cat are playing now
and getting along fine. So
thanks for your patience and
thanks for Lucy. She is
also putting on weight and
is really filling out
Yazmine is safe and sound back in
Kentucky. She seemed to do well for the
plane ride. We took a break in
Batesville to visit relatives.
She is very playful and is adjusting
well to her new home. I was amazed to
see her use her litter box right away.
Wow, it took us several weeks to potty
train Stanley, our miniature schnauzer.Her and Stanley are getting used to each
other. Yazmine has her safe room.Yazmine is so playful. She goes
everywhere, hides, jumps, a real
character - very self-assured.She just now came downstairs and ran in
the utility room to use her litter box.Thank you so much for all your work with
her and us to make this a great
We will let you know how she is doing.
I've been meaning
to email you - I was waiting to get
a good photo of the gang together
but Stormy moves too darn fast for
that! I just adore him. The first
week here he was constantly
attacking the other cat's tails
(didn't go over so well) but he's
over that now. He has a bit of kitty
ADHD but when he's tired he's just a
joy. So lovable, he's just boneless
when he's happy! He's been to my
Vet and got a clean bill of health -
weighs 3 LB now.
Thank you for
everything. I'll keep in touch and
send a photo soon.
I did get the flight
information last night. I'm
so excited! Murray and
Gwyneth have been informed
that they are getting a new
pal - I can't honestly say
that they looked excited but
Murray did promise not to
have some more pictures but it keeps
telling me your email is full, so I
thought I would try to send you a
Hope you are having a great July.
Baloo turned 1 year old on September
She has become such a big part
of our family, it is hard to believe
that she is only a year old.
We thought you might like to
see how much she has grown.
Hope you are doing well.
The Hopwood Family
Clementine is the
perfect cat in every way. I have never
had a cat that was so loving and easy
going. She loves to be brushed and lay
on my chest when I read in bed. Her hair
is very thick and plush and soft. She is
friendly to everyone that comes over to
visit and seems to have a smile on her
face always. She is a real buddy cat.
sending a couple of updated pics
of Rocco at 7 months. He is
doing great and developing quite
a character. We feel so blessed
to have him a part of our
family. I have a question about
his appetite. He is a vorious
eater. He eats
anything......his food, the
Great Dane's food, our food, the
neighbor's food if he could get
to it! We had Carribean Mango
Curry pasta one night and just
after sitting down, I was
distracted. When I returned a
few minutes later, Rocco's head
was still in my plate and at
least 1/3 of my food was gone!
I think that his shut off valve
is stuck open. Of course we
monitor his food daily. He has
a mix of Halo and Royal Canin
twice daily and boiled chicken
once(sometimes twice) daily. He
was 6.4 lbs at 4 months and the
vet thought his weight was okay
for his size. He is overall a
large cat. At 7 months, he is
about 10lbs. I just want to be
sure that this appetite is
normal or should he have any
tests run? He is moderately
active. We again want to thank
you for breeding such a good
quality cat. He is delightful!
Stacy and Diane in Oklahoma
Just a note to
say Ash is doing extremely well.
She certainly rules the roost here!
I have a
question. I was looking on your
web site and see you have added
Darcy (Robo cat) and I am wondering
if and when you may have kittens.
We are not in a hurry to get a play
mate for Ashley but think it would
be nice for her to have company . we
are not sure if she would prefer
female or male company but think
she may not be able to refuse the
company of an easy going
affectionate playmate! What do you
I know it is many months now since I
have written to you.
Our little girl celebrated her first
birthday in Feb. I have been in and
out of town but over the past few
months have taken some wonderful
pictures of her which I have wanted
to share with you. However for
some reason, which I have only just
found out, my new camera downloads
the files too large!
Here are just a few that I have
managed to email you and hope they
came out well and that you can see
for yourself just what a beauty she
Now about her. Firstly I must
confess she is really really spoilt,
has her own games she like to play,
whenever she wishes of course. She
has regular, pedi, mani and spa
nights (my term for her grooming)
which she is not too fond of but
tolerates them with fairly good
She seems to fancy herself even more
after these sessions! We
absolutely adore her and cannot
thank you enough for making it
possible for us to have such a
precious, dare I say it, cat to add
to our family.
Thank you for your
time. I have found a few
deteriants. But Bella is
too smart for most of them.
I will try to make my
husband have more patience
with her. She is the model
cat except for this one
offense. She has brought so
much joy to my family.
Just wanted to let you know
that Bella is doing
wonderful. She is growing
very fast and has become
best friends with my 10
month old baby, Danielle.
They are inseperable and
have an enormous amount of
fun. We are having one
behavior problem, and I am
seeking your advice. We are
having a difficult problem
with her jumping on the
kitchen countertop. The
water gun does not deter her
at all, my husband is
threatening to get a scat
matte but I prefer a more
gentle option. Do you have
any advice or a book that I
can read that may help?
delight! We are sending you more
pictures now - he is still purring
all the time, and putting on weight,
getting darker eyes and coloring.
He is still very playful and Jenny
(Devon Rex from Seattle), tolerates
him pretty well.
Yesterday, she was scratching her
claws on a mat on the floor and here
came Mac running at full tilt toward
her. He rolled into her so that she
had to jump up out of the way. She
complaintively meowed at Mac, but
didn't hiss. They like the same
kinds of feathers to chase, so we
have to watch it - to be sure they
don't run at a feather and collide.
It appears that Bella (our
Tonkinese) is even tempted to
play with him sometimes, but we
saw a pretty funny scene this
week. Bella came running out of
one room hissing and spitting
and looking back - Mac was
closing in on her heels,
chasing her. :) We never
thought we'd see that! We do
stop him when he's being
persistently pesky, as Dr.
Leopard said it was a good time
to help him learn some manners =
and may put him in the crate for
a brief quiet.
He has a preference for drinking
his water from a glass - is that
a first for a kitten of yours???
We must have 4 water bowls
throughout the house with fresh
distilled water in them (too
much calcium in our tap water).
But, he comes running for a
sip, whenever we have a glass of
ice water - so we get him a
small glass of his own, with ice
cubes in it. :)
sleeps by himself at night, and
we're discussing the possibility
of letting him sleep with Jenny
pretty soon. For 3-4 hour stints
during the day, they have done
fine in a room together.
Sometimes we leave everyone out
together - seems to work OK,
He likes being outside in
the cat park, and runs around
all over, but tires in about
minutes with the heat, and comes
back in and splays out on the
cool tile floor.
He still does not know how
to use the cat doors, and we are
purposely not teaching him - we
don't want him outside without
one of us being there as he has
climbed the plastic mesh of the
cat enclosure before, straight
up to the top (8 feet) and
couldn't get down.
We hope you are doing well -
Ann & Dennis
The girls are doing wonderfully, all
settled in, routine's established and in
good spirits. Stormy is becoming quite
the love bug waking me up at 4:30-5:00am
purring and walking all over us. She's
quite large I'd estimate close to 11 lbs
now :) she loves to get in my lap or on
my desk and have her belly rubbed which
is quite adorable. She also likes water,
every morning she will jump in the sink
in the master bathroom and whine until
the faucet is turned on enough to
dribble water at which point she sticks
her head under the running water.
Bizzare but cute :)
Cooper is much quieter but a lover too.
She is still tiny about 3 lbs despite
eating just as much if not more than
Stormy. They both get along really well
bathing one another and chasing the toys
across the house. Cooper has a tendancy
to be the dominant one often chasing
Stormy off the bed and through the
house, stealing toys when she can.
They have certainly enriched our lives
and are a joy to come home to at the end
of a long day at work. Thank you for
letting us bring them into our lives.
Here is a really cute picture of
Brutus from yesterday. All of my
friends are so in love with him.
He gets A LOT of attention. We
just sit around talking about
how great a cat he is and
constantly play with him. He
follows us around and hangs out
with my friends like he is just
part of the group and is chillin.
I have a question to ask. Do you
think It would be a good idea to
get another British Shorthair or
should I wait? Any advice? I
want a girl.
I just wanted to update you on
Caesar. He is doing very well.
He is very playful, friendly,
and funny! We just love him. He
loves to eat and is growing
fast! He always follows me
around the house and likes to be
with me at all times which I
love. I am attaching a picture
He is certainly not camera shy
as you can see. Thanks for all
of your help. You have really
done a good job socializing him.
He has been very playful and
affectionate to both my husband and I.
Our resident cat is having a bit of a
problem so far so we are keeping them
separated for the time being. Caesar did
not even seem phased when he got out of
the kitty carrier at the airport! He
also came out right away when I got him
home. He responds well to being pet and
held. We just love him. You have done
such a good job with socializing him.
let you know
is home! He
by the trip.
into my lap
carpet :) He
is so funny.
me know if I
else for the
I got the
Hi Suzanne! We just
wanted to give you an update on Teddy.
He is doing great! Both our cat and our
dog have accepted him already. Teddy
and our cat Lola play together. She
seems to really like him and always
wants to play but, Teddy can't keep up
yet. They are so funny to watch. We
couldn't be happier with Teddy. He is
perfect. He loves to be near us all the
time. I included some pictures of him-
one of him sleeping with our dog Oso
and two of him playing with a paper bag
with Lola. Thank you so much for such a
wonderful kitten Suzanne! We couldn't
imagine our lives without him. Carla &
Hi Suzanne. Things are going great!
He is such a loving kitten! We have
named him Teddy. He made himself at home
as soon as he walked out of his
carrier. He is very confident. Our
resident dog and cat are very curious
about him and spend a lot of time at
Teddy's safe room door. Teddy's eyes
only seem to water while he is eating
for some reason. We also did
introductions today. They went okay for
the dog. Our resident cat seemed to
have some issues but, nothing you didn't
tell us to expect. We will continue
with the carrier in the living room
until all seems well with the resident
cat. Thank you for everything!
MICE FRIEND IS TASTY!!!
Wolfie definitely has a hearty appetite.
From the attached picture, I think you
can see that he fully understands the
concept of his new food source.
Thanks again -
affectionate -- but not annoyingly so.
He'll lay in my lap, whether I pick him
up or he climbs up on his own, when he's
in the mood, of course. He's usually
close by -- he likes to sleep on the end
table between my husband's chair and the
sofa where I sit. At night he stretches
out in bed between us and as far as I
know stays there all night.
Our 10-yr-old male cat, Big Red, is
beginning to find him more amusing than
annoying, and we've even found them
sleeping together a few times. Our
12-yr-old female, Scout, is beginning to
warm up a bit toward him also. I think
she was mostly afraid of him, and she's
now beginning to realize he's not so
He certainly has a hearty appetite --
still having trouble getting him to eat
dry food though, but have started mixing
it with his canned. Likewise, he seems
to be growing really fast. I'll send
pictures in another week or so.
Thanks for the follow-up.
Wolfie made the trip without a hitch,
sleeping almost all the way, and we made
it back to Dallas last night around
We took him out of his kennel when we
got home, and it's clear he'll have no
problem whatsoever adjusting to his new
home! He has shown no fear whatsoever!
He is either playing, or eating or
sleeping. He was hard to catch when we
first let him out, but this morning he's
coming to me, lets me catch him (except
when he's too busy) and even climbed up
to sit in my lap (albeit it for a very
I forgot to thank you for the complete
care package you packed for us. Is the
Wormer med marked "Saturday" for today
or next Saturday? I now see why you
suggested the regular nail clippers --
his nails are too small for my cat
clippers. I appreciate all your advice,
so please give it freely.
He doesn't like my Science Diet kitten
food I offered him last night, but when
I opened a can of regular Fancy Feast
Turkey in Gravy for my other 2 cats, he
proceeded to eat it like he was
starving! I didn't have the heart to
take it away from him since he was
enjoying it so much, but should I make
sure he eats only the kitten foods? He
does seem to like the Fancy Feast kitten
Again, Gene and I really enjoyed meeting
you and your husband. Thanks again for
such a wonderful addition to our family!
Bentley is totally wonderful!!! He
refuses to eat dry food or “kitty”
gushy food, Is he missing vital
nutrients that I need to replace?
He’s getting darker along his spine.
Will he lose his spots? Will I still
have a little blonde bombshell?
are you and all the wonderful little
ones? Are you able to catch a breath
bonding between Bentley and Cluseau
is a beautiful thing to see!
When you come to KC let me know so I
can show you my little dynamo pride
Barb m ^..^ m
Bentley is a big
boy now. Yesterday he had his litter box
moved to the basement with the big cats.
We carried him down a few times and then
Cluseau (the Chartreux) caught on to
what we were doing. He started going to
the foot of the stairs and yelling (as
much as a Chartreux can yell ) until
Bentley comes running pell mell down the
steps then they have a community potty
and Cluseau looks on like a kindly
When Bentley first got here my goal was
that he would not eat table food. My
goal now is that he will not eat the
table! When you sit down to eat your
breakfast of cereal and coffee the
little tiger is now where in sight. The
next time you look up he's drinking the
milk out of the other side of the bowl
you're eating out of. When you empty the
bowl and return to the table he's
drinking your coffee!! He's the most
accomplished food thief I've ever seen.
When we got back home today Bentley was
on top of Cluseau just wailing the
daylights out of him. Cluseau gave me
that "When are you going to take this
little weasel back where he came from?"
He finished his vaccinations this week.
He now weighs 2 5/8 pounds and has been
pronounced "perfect". His offering price
has gone up to $30. He's also driving me
around the bend. At least I'm going
Dear Dr. Henne:
have a spaghetti eating, curtain
swinging monster on my hands. Do you
think it would help if I switched
him (Bentley) to Decaf ?All
kidding aside he’s totally wonderful
and exactly what we needed. He’s
gained 10 ounces and his strength
and balance is improving daily.Seriously he head bobs a lot just
like my Scottish Fold did. This is
normal isn’t it? He also walks just
like a show dog and looks so cute
striding out in all his stubbular
also makes the best air biscuits
Barb Smith—Staff to Sir Bentley
well we picked
her up last night around 12:15.
she meowed the whole way home and ran
around once we let her out and hasn't
she is a
wonderful cat and we want a dozen more
:) if you
could let us know when you have a litter
of blues that would be great.
so much. I got the pictures. If
you ever get any other pictures of
Gogocats Storm or Burton's Katrina,
I would love to have them to show
people how beautiful his parents
very happy with him. We couldn't
have done better. He is sitting in
my lap right now as I am typing just
way. When he is relaxing or just
before going to sleep, he kneads and
sucks like he is on his mommy. He
will suck on one of those fuzz balls
or my nightie or just the sheet if
there is nothhing else. I always
thought that was the thing a kitty
would do if he was taken away from
his mom or weaned too soon. It is
cute, but is that normal at this
age? Should I be trying to stop
that habit? I can't imagine him
doing that when he is big like his
dad. That would look really funny.
Of course we put a litter box in our
bedroom the first night so he would
have a place close. He also has one
where I would like him to use it
permanenty. That is what I
thought was going to be his safe
room, right next to his food. He
has chosen his safe room as
our bedroom. He will eat in the
room I want him to. I can even put
him in the box after he eats, but he
will run all the way down the hall
to our bedroom to use the one in
there. He is very smart. He knows
that is where he was the first night
and only wants to use that box.
After about a week or so can I just
start moving that box further and
further down the hall until it is in
the room we want him to use?
Otherwise....We couldn't be
happier. He went to my doctor's
appt in the car with us yesterday.
No problem. Perfect. He just sits
in his carrier with his head out
looking around until he decides to
go to sleep and never says a word.
Today we are going to the pet store
to get him a harness.
husband is in love. He can't
believe he would like a cat. He
says he has never loved a face like
he loves his except, of course,
didn't get a chance to talk longer.
I think we were a little stressed
after the ride and I was scared Jim
wasn't going to let me spend that
much money on a cat. But all is
fine. He can't believe we spent
that much, but says you couldn't get
him back for $1,500. Thank God and
Thank you too for breeding such
We had a
great trip home. Teddy Bear Eddy
was comfortable and just great.
slept with us last night. "Jim said
he would never have a cat in his
bed" Huh, he is the one who
put him in bed with us and Teddy
Bear slept great. He drinks a lot
of water, loves treats, and the
canned food you gave us, but doesn't
eat much dry food. I only give him
a little spoonful of canned food.
you send me pictures of him so that
I can print them like you did the
orange mackerel? From you sight, I
have to print everything. I can't
get just him. I would also love to
get pictures of his mom and dad. Is
the sweetest kitty. He's already
taking over. He hasn't seen the
whole house yet because we don't
want him to go somewhere and we
won't be able to find him so all the
bathroom doors are closed and all of
the bedroom doors are closed except
for the master bedroom that I think
is now the Teddy Bear room. Tee Hee.
thought the last place he
would explore would be the
downstairs. But, no... just like he
knew where he was going he went down
the stairs and that is one of the
places he likes to hide. He runs
half way down the stairs and hides
(he thinks) until one of us walks by
and he pops up or runs all the way
down. When he runs all the way down
stairs, he cries until I call him
and he comes running up the stairs.
way, he purrs all the time and will
sit on my lap. I love it. The
living room and bedroom are a mess.
Toys everywhere. Jim says he thinks
are lives are changed forever. He
definitely stole both of our
hearts. We made a good choice.
Tipsy's is in good health, very much
a talker, and still slightly timid
when we need to walk around her. She
is more used to Doug (a bit of a
step back during the ear medicine
week), and still intently watches
Jared from a distance. The boys are
still kind of getting used to her as
well her size and her ways, I think
she is going to basically be Lisa’s
is also starting to be more playful,
her favorite toy is a small stuffed
mouse, which she whacks across the
wood floor and chases after. She
also ‘yells’ at it while she carries
it, or drops it on the floor. The
first time I heard it I went running
for her because I thought she was
hurt, but she was in the middle of
the floor with it, and nothing else
is only slightly larger than when we
got her LOL but has learned to jump
on the couches and beds. She enjoys
playing in Jared's toy cubby (Jared
had emptied out her favorite yellow
one to play in). She is still very
much playful and smart, still
needing a little direction on the
proper areas to scratch.
J She also helps me
ensure that the boys get up in time.
Funny that all I have to say to her
is “Go get Daddy up” and she will go
up to the bedroom, jump up on the
bed and nudge Doug’s head until he
moves. Abbey is definitely the
family and friends cat. When Jared’s
friends are over, she is there
keeping an eye on them, when the
doorbell rings, she runs to see who
is also an instigator, which on the
surface is funny, but is also
slowing down the process of the
girls getting more used to each
other. Tipsy has calmed down a bit
with Abbey, but the little one knows
she is safe with me or Doug, so (one
of many scenarios) will sneak up on
Tipsy, literally whack her on the
behind, and then come running by us
now it is more of an 'attention'
issue than anything else. We were
doing yard work yesterday and when I
came inside for a break, the
attached shows the proof. :) When
I’m around they normally nap in
separate rooms or furniture. They
will also eat next to each other now
without too much fuss, so I was able
to finally get Tipsy's food and
water out of the safe room and
downstairs next to Abbey's. I put a
little of Abbey's food into Tipsy’s
bowl, which keeps things more
neutral as well.
been trying to get a decent picture
of Abbey, but when she sees the
camera, she wants to head-but it.
Tipsy did allow one close up, which
I use as a computer background, also
attached. She has very wise eyes.
for checking in, you can do that
anytime! I appreciate that.
you have a great week!
I'm sorry to be so
slow to respond, but we have been out of
town and so forth. Edgar is doing great.
He is now over 10 pounds and eating
I'm surprised by how much he wants to
sit on our laps. Scratchy sat NEXT to
us, not on us. Edgar wakes me up each
morning around four and the alarm goes
off at five. He then runs to get into
the shower before me. He actually sits
in the water and tries to lick the
spray. He gets soaked. We now have a
separate towel for him so I can dry him
off before we go upstairs to have his
scoop of dry Iams with a teaspoon of wet
food. He does have his routine and needs
to be right with us much of the day. One
major difference between Edgar and
Scratchy is that since Scratchy was a
chocolate brown the "eyeliner" was not
noticeable. Edgar looks like a feline
version of Alice Cooper. Right now I am
seated on the edge of my chair because
Edgar has curled up behind me and like
snooze with morning coffee, And play
just wanted to say Thank You for helping me with Mocca.
Please see her recent pictures.
Cannot remember if I sent you this
Winston wanted me to remind you that he
is still searching for a girlfriend.
His research shows that the classic
silver BSH are the hottest in the
Actually I had "kitty talk" w/my friend
Debra Pasemann, who might contact you on
same matter; classic silver tabbys.
She and her husband might consider this
particular breed w/this particular
They love Winston and his goofy
personality; well, confused cat
I did say that there wasn't kittens
available at this time, but we are (
sorry, Winston is ) on unofficial
waiting list and if they are serious
about this commitment, they might be
able to get on the same list...I did say to contact you and get more
information about your kittens and all
the questions they might have concerning
BSH as family member ( sorry king /
queen of the house ).
They did check some Maine Coon breeders
in AZ and they had kittens for
$1200...To me it sounded more "money
making program" than anything else. But
I do not know what the realistic pricing
is for Maine Coons. I don't think these
cats were high end show cat quality /
breeding cat etc.
Do you know what would be current "rate"
for this breed...I did recommend to
check with Cat Fancy???
of their breeder listings...
I do think they might lean more towards
Anyway, when you have time drop me a
line or two, please..
Just thought I would drop you a line to
let you know that Shelby is doing
fantastic. about her third day here she
figured out how to get into the window
sill above the headboard of the bed and
with not much room to walk in the sill
she fell and hit every part of the
headboard on the way down.
THE TRIP HOME
She hit her eye pretty hard and
I thought it was going to be an issue
for about a week. . But as you can see
in the pictures she is just fine.
been a lot of fun for Tiger
DONT KNOW WHAT THIS IS BUT i AM NOT
LETTING IT GET AWAY!
. I tell everybody that she's not my
cat that she belongs to Tigger and she
has turned out just as I hoped.
John "Goose" B
PRINCESS AND THE PEA
YUCK.. PAPER TASTES FUNNY!
He seems to be doing fine. He is so
smart and figures out everything so fast
and is very affectionate. I've seen the
pics of his dad , he looks great. I
noticed Mungo-Jerry is eating more, I
figure he is getting over the trauma of
the trip. Got the priority mail, last
night, have not had a chance to go over
> Mungo Jerry arrived yesterday, happy
and healthy. He is learning his
> new surroundings, and immediately used
the litter box. He plays with
> his toys and want to be with us humans
all the time. Thanks for
> regards Ted
We celebrated Moxie's first
birthday a couple of weeks
is doing great! She has
such a sweet and sassy
personality. She loves to
curl up in our bathroom sink
and she is very
affectionate. She is still
petite, but she is filling
out nicely. She has made
such a wonderful addition to
our family and we couldn't
be happier! I have included
some recent photos of her.
I hope all is well with
you. We check your web site
from time to time. What
beautiful British babies you
Oh good! I was going to email
you several times but was trying
so hard to be patient. I didn't
know how often you had one
available. Is there any way I
could see a picture of the two
others that are available too?
Thanks so much for getting back
to me so quickly. I forgot to
send a picture of Sydney. I
will attach it to this one. She
is so incredibly
spoiled - lol. She is so sweet
though and everybody loves her.
Sarah (my sister) has so many
pictures of her its ridiculous,
but this is one I particularly
like cause her eyes match the
Thanks again and we'll be in
touch soon. Oh and we would
probably drive down to get
her/him again since we dont live
that far away.
Talk to you soon!
ITS FUNNY HOW BRIT'S HAVE TO BE IN
THE SAME ROOM AS THEIR OWNERS RHETT IS
he is doing great luvs to travel in
my car and thinks the new couch i have
is HIS....luvs to take naps in my lap
Thought these were pretty good,
given subject matter :-)
Have a great day!
I caught my babies
playing today. Is this cute or what.
I just wanted to let you know
that Caesar is home! He was
hardly even phased by the trip.
He came right out and looked
around. He was jumping into my
lap and then diving back onto
the carpet :) He is so funny.
Please let me know if I should
know anything else for the time
being. I got the package of
food. Thanks for everything.
Bentley 6 8 08 036
Sunshine on my tummy makes me
Coleman and Barb Smith
(SCOTTISH FOLD) AND FIONA (BRITISH
I had to wait for the pictures from my
son. Here are Winston and Fiona as they
look now. Aren't they pretty?
The third picture is Phoebe. She is also
a pedigreed BH.
I got her from a
local breeder. Winton and Fiona are my
son's babies. Phoebe is mine.
Here are some more pics.
is doing GREAT! I keep meaning to
send you pictures. Ill have to do
that this weekend. She and George
are getting along great. He follows
her around constantly and they play
a lot. They aren’t quite sleeping
together yet but they are good
is eating like a horse! She even
tries to eat George’s food.
is supper cute and outgoing and
sweet. Like you said she is not
scared of anything.
It is fun watching her learn how to
jump on things…which she often falls
off of. She is very clumsy. She
likes to follow me around wherever I
go, but sometimes enjoys a nap on
has a funny obsession with the
likes to jump in it after one of us
showers. The other morning she was
sitting on the edge watching the
water run down the wall. Her pink
mouse you sent with her is still her
favorite toy. She discovered
herself in a mirror the other day
and that was pretty funny. She
puffed up her tail and arched her
back and kind of head butted the
mirror a couple of times and jumped
think she finally
realized it was herself though.
Well I will try to get you some
pictures soon. Hope you had a good
4th as well.
Dear Dr. Henne,
Star and Oreo just love napping
They are the very best of friends now
and I think Star is enjoying her new
life in Park City.
all is well with you.
Jennie, Oreo and Star
Here are a couple
of pictures taken this weekend.
Scratching pad is
18.5L X 10W inches.
Have you ever
seen a cat sleep with its chin on
its left front paw, and it right
front paw behind it?
Hope all is well,
Carolyn & Ed
RUTHFORD KITTEN 5 MONTHS
OLD IN WYOMING
We thought you'd want to know about
Mac's latest accomplishment! He caught a
mouse for us!!! You see, Bella
frequently goes out into the cat
enclosure and catches mice in the grass,
brings them into the house, and lets
them go - she has never mauled or killed
one. Even though it's just the
absolutely best entertainment for our
cats to have a mouse moving around the
house, it's upsetting to us to hear
squeaks under the bed while we're
sleeping or scratching behind the wall,
so we try to find the mice and let them
go into the field behind our house.
That's where Mac helped us out
While the two adult cats were snoozing
in the afternoon, Mac honed in on a
mouse in the laundry room. Dennis was
sitting in the living room, and he
looked up from reading to see Mac
entering quite triumphantly with a brown
"toy" in his mouth. Only, Mac flung the
toy into the air, and on landing, the
toy took off, running underneath our
love-seat. So, Dennis tilted the
love-seat foreword and asked Mac to "Get
it!" Which he did! Dennis was ready with
a towel to grab the mouse from Mac's
clutches, and Mac got some fish flakes
and lots of praise for being the Mouser
of Nighthawk Drive!
You can see below that Mac likes shoes -
often drags them around the house by the
laces. He's in the cat enclosure below -
you can see the black mesh of the fence
in the background. He doesn't like to
stay out on a hot day as long as Jenny
or Bella - usually just 10 or 15 minutes
in the shade is enough. One of his
outdoor delights is finding and chasing
little darting lizards around the
plants. He can easily overdo with that
one activity! We usually have to stop
him and bring him in so he doesn't get
We are just starting to teach him to use
the cat doors - as we haven't seen him
climbing up the fence anymore - in
several weeks. He still playfully annoys
Jenny & Bella somewhat (and sometimes
Jenny swats him a time or two with
her paw), but he is not bothering them
as much as before. Both seem to have a
little more tolerance for him. We are
thinking of letting him sleep in the
same room as Jenny at night, as they
seem to be getting along pretty well. He
likes to take a taste of everyone else's
food flavors, and just recently started
wanting the fish flakes that are so
delectable to the other two. Mac seems
curious about water, and approaches us
while we're washing dishes sometimes. He
surprised us and ran through the
morning. . . He's still outgoing & very
friendly with visitors to
our house - he starts purring the minute
we open the door of his "bedroom" each
morning, and purrs a lot throughout the
We hope all your other kittens are doing
as well as Mac - we are so happy to have
him here with Jenny & Bella! It must be
lots of fun for you to watch your
kittens growing up. . .after all your
diligence in getting them off to a great
Have a good weekend!
Ann & Dennis
Here are pic's of Hootie. I adore
him! Hambone still making progress
as Hootie should of been named
Brutis. Ha-ha! Everytime he sees
her, he'll jump on her back and try
to wrestle her.
She whines, hisses, and runs.
Sometimes she fights him back and
then he know's she means business.
They finally eat together and
honestly, I think Hambone enjoys the
constent attachs as I see her
instagate it at times. Hootie is
very smart, and catches on quick.
Speaking of quick, Jack and I laugh
as we say he must of gotten into the
internet highspeed again like that
Thanks for everything and
would purchase another any day.
Everyone that sees him absolutly
love him. He's my Boy Blue
Velvet Hootie Hoo :)
Enjoy the pitures!
Tammi & Jack
sorry I haven't gotten back to
you! Been busy with my Mother.
Here is Hootie with his kitty
cube and one with Hambone
sitting near him. He chases her
and she'll hiss or whine, but
overall she is coming around. He
is doing great. We all go
in next week for annual
check-ups as were scheduled to
last Thursday except Hambone
wouldn't cooperate and had to cancell. She just wouldn't let
us catch her. Once she seen the
cat carrier it was over. See she usta be farell/wild and I've had
her 8yrs. The other two she
lived in an alley and had one
litter of three. Gunther I found
as a newborn kitten in a
dumpster and he was the only
kitten alive. Then I had
inherited a persian from a
friend. Hootie is our first pure
breed and we adore him.
He has his
meatball belly. I trimmed his
nails yesterday as he likes to
run up our pant leg and doesn't
know the differance of skin. Oh
ya, have lots of play battle
marks. What a lover he is too!
Jack says he sure loves his
mommy. Can't go anywhere without
him at my feet while doing
dishes, sitting on the toilet
ect. he has to be near and in
sight. Mostly sleeps noon to
about six pm then the thunder
comes out. He races around as if
he had gotten into the internet
high speed. We laugh all the
time. He's been outside twice
and getting usta it. In time as
our little 15 min is quit the
adventure for him. Hambone sits
and watches from the kitchen
window as she never goes out.
Can't keep a collar on her and
if you do it is sad how she
chokes and jumps, so we don't do
it. Worse with a harness, but
Hootie is great. He likes both,
just scared of all the sounds
and will come to love it like
Gunther did. I can't thank you
enough for the joy filled heart
he gives me. Our little boy blue
Hootie the cutie says,"hey to
all the kitz back home in
Arkansa mitta meow." I'll keep
you posted on his adventures
here in Minnesota and send pics
Hambone & Hootie
PS- grandma loves
him as everyone else who meets
him. He blends into our
furniture as it is slate blue,
Hey Dr. Henne: Found the registration
for the chip. Thanks for your patience!
Here are a few photos of Mac 'settling
in' at our house. Please
notice that he is using his "I can sneak
up on you" skills already!
The whitish cat is Jenny(anydots) and
the dark is (Griza)Bella.
Macavity makes many approaches to the
other two. Hopefully they will take a
chance and return the willingness to be
together with him soon. Right now, they
are finding him a little too intrusive!
Many Thanks, Dennis
He is tearing
around as I type this - she said we
could use this
teachable opportunity to help him have
some manners around the girls.
So, we're going to encourage him not to
pester them mercilessly :)
Ha! He weighed in at 3 pounds 7 ounces,
so she was pleased with his growth. Next
visit in 1 year.
eats well and drinks plenty, although
Jenny seems to enjoy eating everyone's
food in addition to her own. The outdoor
shots are inside the cat park Dennis put
up. He loves running around out there -
tonight he was watching a house finch
feeding it's chick on the limb above
him. And, the three cats seem a little
less grouchy with each other outdoors.
You can see all the cats are getting
closer to each other. . .with less
distress. Mac is a pest sometimes, won't
leave them alone! Ha! He knows when to
stop, I think - most of the time!
Do you think Mac looks OK?
Ann & Dennis
I FAILED TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH NICK MY
SON THINKS OF YOU TOO FOR HE
ATTRIBUTES FINDING YOU GAVE ME THE
LIGHT AT THE END O F THE TUNNEL FOR HE
KNEW HOW MUCH I WAS GRIEVING
CHRISTOPHER AND THE BLUE THAT KEPT ME
GOING AFTER THE LOSS OF MY SIAMESE .
I DON'T THINK ANY BREED IS BETTER FOR
THE SENIOR FOR THEY ARE SO CALM AND
THEIR PURR SOOTHES LIKE NOTHING ELSE .
BY THE WAY I SAW ON T. V. SENATOR
HELMS FUNERAL AND HIS GRAND SON
TOLD OF HIS GRAND DADS BLUE FEMALE
MISSY ? AND HOW MUCH HE LOVED HER HOW
SHE WATCHED OVER HIM DURING HIS
ILLNESS. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY DEAR
AND KNOW YOU ARE WISHED A GOOD DAY IN
MY MORNING PRAYERS. KRIS KIT AND I
WATCH MASS EVERY MORNING AND HE
WATCHES AS THO HE KNOWS WHAT IS GOING
ON LOVE AND GOD BLESS.
DEAR SUZANNE AFTER TWO
SERIES OF SURGERY FOR COLON CANCER
IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY NOW ON THE
MEND JUST GO ONCE EACH MONTH FOR BLOOD
CHECK TO SEE NO LITTLE MEAN CELLS ARE
RUNNING AROUND. BUT THE REASON I AM
WRITING IS TO LET YOU KNOW MY KRIS KIT
HAS WATCHED OVER ME LIKE A HEN WITH A
CHICKEN HE HAS BEEN SUCH A JOY.
SEEMS TO KNOW WHEN I AM TIRED OR TIME
FOR MEDICINE AND GETS REAL TICKED OFF
IF I DON'T KEEP MY MORNING SCHEDULE
LIKE UPDRAFT AT FIVE OCLOCK AND
INHALER AT EIGHT HE STILL PLAYS
LIKE A KITTEN BUT TRYS TO SHOW HE IS
MASTER OF THE HOUSE AND WILLNOT LET ME
FORGET IT. I THINK OF YOU OFTEN
AND TELL HIM SUZANNE GAVE HIM TO
ME. HOPE YOUR SUMMER HAS BEEN A GOOD
ONE I VISIT YOUR SITE AND DROOL OVER
THOSE PRECIOUS LITTLE KITS WISH I HAD
ANOTHER BUT WOULD NOT BE FAIR FOR
AFTER ALL I AM 86 AND I TELL KRIT KIT
HE WILL HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF ME FOR A
FEW MORE. LOVE YOU AND GOD BLESS
Mocca doing just fine.
It seems that all
symptoms of adapting to the new house
She is great
health and appetite.
She is full
of energy and even tried to play with my
fitness ball that is at least 10 times
bigger than her:))
explored almost all house by now, but
her favorite place will be spotted yet.
It seems she
likes to sleep where something above her
head, like under our bed. She also like
to play with cords.
Mocca also does a
great job in scratching in a special
scratching post and so far doesn't pay
attention on our lather furniture.
She likes to be with us, but also
doesn't mind to be left alone. I guess
we all need our private moments:)
How are you doing
these days? I hope very busy...LOL
I just wanted to send
you some new shots of "our little
she's doing great and getting plenty
can put your last penny on that
I'm at work now so I
can be too long-winded... :) Take
Thinking of you, Val
ROCCO AND AMELIA
HI! We're home
and they are just adorable! You were so
right about Rocco-- he loves to be
petted. Amelia seems less interested in
us, but loves to play and is very
confident. I will be sure to send some
pictures next weeks. How much should we
be feeding them or rather, how many
pounds do each of them weigh? They have
used the litter box but haven't shown
interest in water yet. Is there anything
to do so that we get them to drink?
thanks again, Juree
Just wanted to drop you a note and a few
pictures. "Basil of Bainbridge" is
settling in quite nicely.
He doesn't want me out of his sight
for more than a second or two. I've had
many friends and relatives over and he's
been so outgoing with all of them, they
Basil really is a sweet, cuddly guy
and full of energy. I think he'd lay on
my chest for hours if I let him.
is already more of a joy than I could
have imagined and I can't begin to thank
He's 15 weeks old today and I can see
Mom has been over three times already
to see Basil. she keeps telling me, "You
got the kitty I wanted!" because he is
so affectionate and wants to be in a
lap, whereas Dickens, while sweet and
outgoing, will allow himself to be
picked up, but only for about 30
seconds! Then he wants down and he
doesn't like being in your lap for more
than a few seconds either.
Just wanted to let you know that Oreo
Star into the family and all is well.
have a great 4th of July! :-)
I've been having a great time with Oreo
- he is the best! I think he would very
much like a little sister to play with
and I was wondering if kitten
#46 was still available and if she may
want to come live with us in Park City.
They are doing just fine. They
play so hard and are great
companions. Bailey is her "old"
self I'm sure and very healthy.
In fact I am going to cut back
more on their food (Brook looks
like we need to hang a "wide
load" banner on her). We have
nicknamed them "the thundering
herd" because that is what they
sound like when they run
upstairs and down the hallway to
our bedroom or just chasing each
other around the upstairs. They
are also great soccer players
with a table tennis ball (their
favorite toy). We have had some
thundering lightening storms a
couple of nights, and they came
and got in bed with me for
assurance. Sometimes they sleep
with us, sometimes they don't.
They are such a joy!
It has been a long time
since I sent an update on
Toobaloo. I have attached a
picture of him. This is him
lying by his food dish. He
is quite the character. He
wants his food dish on a
paper plate. If you remove
it from the plate he will
not eat it and when it is
empty he will move the
entire dish to the butler's
pantry so we will know it is
empty. We knew how much we
loved him but we didn't
realize how much until he
was able to sneak out of our
was gone for an entire week
and each night and morning
our family would walk around
the entire neighborhood
jingling his toy to see if
he would come out. We
happened to walk by a storm
drain and the big guy had
somehow gotten down in the
drain and was meowing
loudly. He is back to his
"normal" fun and exciting
self but I wanted to send an
update and another thank you
from our family for allowing
us the opportunity to have
Toobaloo. By the way, how
is Stormy doing? We just
think he is beautiful.
Donnie and Kristy Miller
Dr. Henne - You
can see that Jenny loves watching the
printer at work.
And, the paper shredder, and the DVD
changer, and the garage door opening and
mechanical seems to
And, this is Macavity after playing to
his heart's content.
They are all doing great! It has
become "normal" for all 3 felines to
be in the same room with us, now,
all relaxing - this is quite an
accomplishment on the part
of Macavity! The old cat,
Bella, even looks relaxed, yawning,
rolling around on the floor, just 3
or 4 feet away from the other two.
But, no on touches each other
intentionally, yet. Except,
Macavity! Mac is still up to his
antics - and yesterday, he ran right
by the Bella's back side, touching
her, and just kept going! The
nerve! All Bella did was hiss
briefly. Not an hour later, he did
the same to the poised Devon,
Jenny. Ran right by her, touching
her, and kept on going. She just
meowed at him, "Hey! Watch it!"
He's apparently still trying to get
everyone to be friends! Or maybe
he's trying to make a case for being
the TOP CAT!
can see that he's growing, and he
seems to be eating the new food Dr.
Leopard found out that he likes -
it's sardines & tuna, I think. He's
a fish man. Yet, he has not shown
any interest in the delicious bonito
(fish) flakes that Jenny dances
around for. Bella loves her fish
flakes, too. He's very strong!
Instead of using the ramps to walk
to the top of the 3-tiered crate, he
just climbs the wire sides of the
crate, and likes to stand on top of
it! Mac's due for another
immunization/booster in a couple of
weeks, Dr. Leopard said. So, we
will get him weighed then.
want to show Mac our Video Catnip,
which was a huge hit with Jenny.
It's a video of birds and squirrels
in the yard up close. We still keep
Mac in the office during the day -
with toys, beds, radio, and cat
tree. Dennis makes a trip home at
lunch to let everyone have a run.
He seems very happy.
Hi, Dr. Henne,
We wanted to send you a quick report
He traveled very well for the 6 hour
car ride - one of us stayed in the
back seat with him to play with him
and pet him. He was pretty active
until the very last 45 minutes of
the ride, in the evening, when he
konked out. He took a couple of
light naps during the day, and
seemed to like putting his head near
Dennis' wrist watch for one of his
My 91 year-old stepmother really
enjoyed meeting him and holding him
a little bit. He was restless to
explore her duplex.
We have fixed up our office with a
new cat tree and several different
kinds of beds - until he expresses
his preferences. He slept in it
last night. When we arrived here in
the evening, yesterday, we
discovered that he likes batting the
fuzzy balls and Jenny's ping pong
balls on the tile floor. He played
with the little toys you sent in the
kit, too - especially the little red
& yellow mouse with the elastic
When he first arrived, we left him
in his crate - the other cats firmly
told him this was "their house". He
was very confident when he got out
of the crate and they hissed at him.
He didn't seem put off at all,
hissing right back, and Ann thinks
he may end up the alpha. At
bedtime, he meowed a very few times,
when we closed the door, and then,
slept all night without incident.
Dennis slept nearby on the couch so
he could hear him.
Today, Saturday, he has played and
played. Long after the adult cats
went for their morning naps,
Macavity played. He ran, and
jumped, and climbed and played all
morning, under Dennis' or Ann's
watchful eye, until around 3pm, when
he finally slowed down for some
water and a nap! He wasn't content
until he had explored our whole
He purrs nearly all the time (even
while napping), rubs up against our
legs while we fix meals in the
kitchen, rubs his head against ours,
and calls out if we are ever out of
site for long. We think he knows
his name, as he comes running when
we call him. He's very friendly
with both of us and wants to be
friendly with Bella & Jenny,
apparently. We love it that he
likes to be with us and enjoys our
touches. He's so soft. He seems to
feel at home with our family
The Royal Canin Kitten Care Guide
says he's been well socialized.
Thank you, Dr. Henne, for the extra
time you gave to accomplishing
this!! It's a wonderful trait that
all will enjoy for many years!
We bought a large wire crate today
that has perches in it on 3 levels -
about 4 feet tall - thinking he
would get more exposure to Bella &
Jenny the first few days when we
leave them all at home. We put a
hooded bed in it and small kitty
litter box, plenty of toys, food &
water. It's near a window where he
can watch the birds, get a little
sunshine, if he wants, but has some
shaded areas at all times, too.
Dennis will come home each day at
lunch to give him some play time
outside of the crate. We know he
would like the run of the house,
eventually, when he's a little
bigger in comparison to the others.
(Jenny is a little more than 7
pounds and Bella is a sluggish,
overweight 11 or 12 pounds, we
think.) We will watch their
behavior with Macavity and decide
when we are comfortable allowing
them to be at home together.
Thank you for all the information
you sent with him and
the antibiotics and food. He seems
to prefer the heart-shaped dry food
today - leaving the Iams as you
predicted. He ate the Royal Canin
bits pretty well, too. We learned
so much from the Royal Canin Kitten
Guide - thank you for including it.
He's lying here right now, near the
computer splayed out after chasing
the laser light with Dennis for a
few minutes - probably ready for
sleep, and still purring. :) We
imagine he would send you a personal
hello, and want you to know how well
We'll keep you posted!
Ann & Dennis Smith
A few weeks ago,
we celebrated Maximus and Kassidita
rites of passage from kittens to one
They are both
a bundle of joy and delights.
They make a good
pair as their diverse personalities
complement each other.
I am attaching
some photos of them as a way of
sending their greetings to the
I am so ashamed. I have owed you pics of
Emma for so long. I don't have a digital
camera, nor a scanner and am
technologically confused, so I have to
get my kids to lend a hand.
This is Emma's face, so at least you can
see her.She is my dear friend, I don't know how
I ever got along without her. She is
perfect. Such a quirky and funny
Much love to you and yours, Mary
Maggie and Schubert adjusting well in
their big safe room full of kitty
amenities. Curious, playful, becoming
fond of petting sessions. The older cats
can smell and view up close thru a wire
mesh "window" in the room's door.
Maggie has such a beautiful face! She is
trying to be vocal but the sound that
comes out is more like a laryngitis
croak. Is this cause for concern?
Schubert hasn't said a word yet. Did he
come from a large litter?...he's such a
little guy! We'll plump him up! No signs
I'll always keep in touch with you about
these babies as long as you want to
Rocco was a super
traveler with no car sickness. In fact,
he slept the whole way! He has chosen
Stacy as his 'truly' and as you said, he
has found his way into the bed! He loves
the window seat and the flowing water
fountain. And can this guy ever eat!
We had a few initial nipper drops but
today he is using the box well. He is a
real talker with plenty to say and loves
to make eye contact. Giselle, of course,
is less than happy. However, after an
hour of spits and hisses thru the gate
she flashed us some butt, gave a flip
with her tail and moved to the back
bedroom, where we promptly moved her box
and her food. Russian Blues are a
little slow to adapt to change but I am
sure when she is ready, she will rejoin
us in the family room. Rocco is fearless
and finds the Great Dane little more
than hohum. I will enclose a couple of
pics for you. Thanks so much for
handling this fellow so that it is an
easy adjustment to a new family. Oh, and
thanks for clipping his nails! I know
this guy is gonna bring us years of
joy. We will keep you posted with
Diane and Stacy in Norman, OK
SUZANNE WITH ROCCO
TAVEY AND FERGUS
Thought I would give you an update
on Tavey and Fergus. Both have grown
into such pretty cats. They have
settled into the life of spoiled and
adored house cats.
Tavey is almost always busy doing
something, she checks and rechecks
everything! Fergus is much more laid
back. He will sit by me and lick my
arm or my foot and be content. They
are very different but get along
well with each other. We love them
both. They both LOVE water. Fergus
will jump in the tub with me and
Tavey will sit in the shower when we
are in there if we do not close the
They are now eating Friskies wet
food and Science Diet dry.
digestion has settled down. We still
have an occasional “raisin” from
Tavey but she is much improved. They
are active and healthy and very
We are having an issue with Tavey
scratching the furniture. They have
vertical and horizontal scratching
posts of cardboard, sisal and
now the furniture is covered with
blankets-the house looks less than
lovely!!!!! Do you have any tips to
discourage them? I spray them with
water, clap my hands, shake a can
with rocks in it. All stop them from
scratching but they go right back
and do it again.
Thanks for two wonderful cats.
I hope you and yours are well. Glad
you have not had and weather damage
from all the storms that have been
through your state.
I keep looking at your web site and
all the lovely kittens. I must make
myself say NO to any more!!
Janet, Rod, Tavey and FergusJ
been reading the book from Hill's
Science Diet and watching the DVD the
past few evenings. We learned so much
that we didn't know about cats and
kittens! Wow!!! So much great
information! Thank you for including it
with everything that you had for us.
You sent us home with a gold mine!We may
have introduced the 3 cats too soon,
since, according to the DVD - we should
wait until all "parties" feel safe and
comfortable before progressing on a
meeting of cats or cat & dog. They
encouraged allowing the new pet to
remain in a safe room for as many days
as necessary until they act ready to
meet the other animal. So, we will try
to relax a little about this,
and encourage each to have her/his safe
area a little more than we have been. I
had thought the cats were feeling cooped
up when we left one of them in a
bedroom. So wrong! We also
learned lots of new games to play with
our cats - will be fun! It's so easy
with Macavity - everything is fun in his
world. He even plays with all the toys
the other cats have rejected! He
doesn't seem to know his limits - he
would play forever, so we make sure he
Macavity is very active most of the
day - we are trying to encourage him to
eat more often and take more day time
naps so he doesn't run himself out! He
drinks lots of water, we noticed. He
likes the large crate we have fixed up
for him to stay in for brief periods
during the day - and Jenny (Devon Rex)
is very at ease when Macavity is closed
in the crate. She can watch his
antics to her heart's content without
Strangely, our household has calmed down
since Macavity's arrival! We wondered
if the adult girls are just overwhelmed
and depressed about yet another change
in their lives. But, we think not! We
see that the girls are less focused on
each other, now. They have a new
interest or aggravation, perhaps :)
So, we sense less tension and aggression
overall. Macavity seems quite
entertaining for them. He's so small,
that he doesn't arouse too much
defensiveness from them. It's very nice
to see. At the
same time, Macavity seems bent on
establishing his place in the
household. Yesterday, he jumped way up
(5-6") to get into Jenny's litter box
and leave his marking there. He likes
to follow Jenny around when she allows
it. Yesterday, he intentionally jumped
off of the sofa arm nearly on top
of Jenny - scaring all of us! (I'm
embarrassed to say that I screamed - of
course, that didn't help anything!)
They were fine. Dennis
is painting the outside of our house
this week, so that he can stop in and
give brief play time to each cat, and
keep an eye on them. They sure seem
to respond to his calm, reassuring
approach. All three of them.
you again for this wonderfully
WYNSTON (AKA MIKO)
I just wanted to give you an update on
Wynston (aka Miko, but he seems to
respond to the name Wynston better).
He is doing very well! He is extremely
affectionate (he purrs non-stop and
follows me around the house) and he sure
has a big appetite, like you said! On
day one, he decided to meet the other
British shorthair in the house and our
friendly dog in person! Although it was
his idea, Wynston was more afraid of the
older pets than they were of him!
Nigel, the BSH, follows Wynston around
constantly, but Wynston is still a bit
afraid of him even though they have been
playing together. He is very, very
active (like you said) and he will not
nap unless I take him up to his "safe
room" and lock him inside alone. He
also cuddles and sleeps with me at
night, purring non-stop. I could not be
happier with Wynston - he has surpassed
my expectations of the perfect kitten!
Suzanne, thank you again. You do an
exceptional job raising your kitten and
it shows! And thank you again for
taking the time to help answer all of my
questions. I hope you have a relaxing
Yes, Bentley has a mammoth
personality!! He also leaves no
doubt in your mind what he wants
either. We played from the time
we got home until bedtime—about
three hours. We played in short
spurts so as not to over
stimulate or exhaust him. I
stayed with him. You will notice
the distinct difference between
stayed and slept. He went over
every inch of my body trying
different spots for comfort. If
I did drift off, he would pat my
face, snuff in my ears or make
biscuits on any soft part
available. We had some very bad
storms but none of that bothered
the big B. He also fell out of
bed five or six times but that
didn’t bother or slow him down
This morning we went to the
Vet’s. Everybody was waiting to
get a glimpse of him. Again he
put on his little “aren’t I the
sweetest little angel you ever
laid eyes on?” face.
He didn’t mention that he spent
the entire trip yelling and
trying to destroy the carrier.
The Vet gave him an A+ and
offered me $20 for him. He also
gave you an A+ and said you made
his job easier. He also said,
and I quote, “She’s doing it
The big B.got the FVRCP and #1
Leukemia. That extra clumpy
litter is a problem however. I
dug long and hard trying to get
a stool sample. That did
entertain the big B. When I got
to the Vet .We have many more adventures to
follow when the big cats finally
realize what’s going on.
Barb, Coleman and Bentley Smith
are home! Bella was an angel and I
hated to turn her over to Jan.
Bentley on the other hand--- Sat on
the sleeping Bella from Story to
Danville—From Danville to Alma he
attempted to single handedly--?
Pawededly?—demolish the carrier from
the inside out—He then gave up and
went to sleep—sitting up right on
his butt with his front paws propped
on the side of the cage and his nose
straight up in the air!! When we
got to Jan he gave her his patented
“ aren’t I just the most precious
little angel you ever saw?” She
bought it too.
put him in his safe room and gave
him food, water and a litter box.
Neither kitten ate drank or
eliminated on the way home. He ate a
massive amount of the Friskies you
sent home with him. No elimination
and I don’t know about the water. He
has been purring ,making biscuits
and chasing scratches. He is
perfect. But you knew that.
Thank you Suzanne for the best
birthday present ever.
Thought you might like to see some
pics of Ciaran on his first
birthday. He is doing great, very
healthy and has become quite the
He is an extremely mellow guy who
loves to be around people and the
whole family just
Thanks for our wonderful
Bonnie, Steve and Hope
Fiona and Winston
(blue british shorthair and brown
tabby straight eared scottish fold)
Fiona and Winston came safe and
sound from their long trip.
are totally cute and adorable.
are some pictures that Nick took
of the kitties last Monday.
I checked your Scottish fold and BH websites and I saw pictures
of some beautiful new kitties.
wouldn’t mind getting another
one but you are
Thank you for breeding such
We received the packet in the mail
today. . I have to say again
how impressed I am with how he has
been adapted to humans. We had some
family over for dinner tonight and
Edgar stayed with everyone and even
hopped up on the lap of people he
had not yet met. I
was feeding my granddaughter and
Edgar wanted up on my lap while I
fed her. She squealed with glee but
Edgar was fine. He just sat and
purred while she finished eating.
This is all with him here only 72
hours. His socialization is
impressive. Thanks again.
Hello! Ok, does she ever NOT
purr? She is a true bundle of
and energy. She is also ornery, so I
am contemplating a name change.
LOL!!! I will let you know.
She doesn't have any interest in
the dry food at all, but is eating
Friskie's. She cracks me up because
when she eats and drinks she is
quite loud. Too funny!
You have done a wonderful job
socializing her... and lastly, she
is the most
energetic and playful kitten ever to
come in to my household. :)))
She is safe and sound in her new
home. She's doing well, very
Thanks for the packet of stuff.
She has done nothing but played
since we got home around 6:00
Balou is one very PISSED off cat
tonight. He never hisses and
tonight - a lot. I guess time
will take care of that,
hopefully. He is acting
like an ass to be quite honest.
What canned food did you say you
were feeding Bella? She hasn't
any interest in food yet.
Talk to you soon! Oh, Bentley
sure is one cute little guy!
the Smith's was fun. Barb is a
total cat lady.
I am still practicing w/my
new iMac and let me know if these
pics can be transferred to your web
site or do I need to send it as
I also saw new picture of that
beautiful classic silver
tabby...Please, let me know when you
have Darcy's (?) kittens. I want to
be on the waiting list!!!
We have realized that Winston is
desperate for company. He tries so
hard to play w/the bunny boy. But
sadly enough George chases him off.
When ever we bring either Mandy or
Max to play w/Winston, he's in
heaven. Mandy really doesn't care
about Winston, but Max chases him
around "flips the cat" or Winston
checks on Max's tonsils and ends up
being soaking wet cat...If the game
seems to be too rough, we'll stop it
and have little time out. But it is
obvious that Winston loves hanging
out w/ Max. Sadly enough, we haven't
had proper chance to introduce Bruno
and Winston, but they seem to have
fun game door between
them...Winston's paws under the door
and Bruno doesn't know what to do
If he makes a move, paws disapear
and when he doesn't move Winston is
desperate to get him moving
forward....figure them out???
Winston does amaze me day to day...I
cannot believe how much of a dog he
is...he wants to be part of
everything. Where ever we are, he is
there. Though, he does have his nap
time and observes from his cat tree
what's going on. And he is like king
of the world when on top of the cat
tree. So, I do have to admit he has
some cat in him.
What I find interesting is how
quietly he walks to me when I'm
sleeping, BUT he purrs like a storm
Also he carefully puts his nose
against mine like trying to wake me
up gently. This is so cute, put the
purring is a give away.
Is this loud purring typical for
this breed? Also I have wondered
about belly rubs, he loves it. Or
would this be something he has
learned by being a dog?
Everyone thinks he is just
Actually I just took my
pups to the vet and the
girls were asking about Winston.
They think he is the cutest thing
ever. I guess there isn't that many
BSHs in this town????/ But like I
said, we are really interested in
classic silver tabby, little friend
( I am actually turning into cat
person...) Obviously there is still
time be4 you might have cst-litter...just
let me know. And while thinking
about it, what would you think would
be better friend for Winston girl or
boy??? I don't know what I need to
do or consider when bringing new
kitten to Winston's kingdom...W/dogs
you start from neutral grounds and
then go closer to the home etc. But
with cats...do they just accept the
Well, I am ahead of things...
Anyway, wishing you the family
wonderful w/end. Hope to hear from
you some time soon.
Just wanted to let you know that
Bella is doing wonderful. She
is growing very fast and has
become best friends with my 10
month old baby, Danielle. They
are inseparable and have an
enormous amount of fun. We are
having one behavior problem, and
I am seeking your advice. We
are having a difficult problem
with her jumping on the kitchen
countertop. The water gun does
not deter her at all, my husband
is threatening to get a scat
matte but I prefer a more gentle
option. Do you have any advice
or a book that I can read that
MAGGIE AND NOEL
I just thought I would send you
a couple pictures and update you
on Noel and Maggie. I thought
for the first few weeks that we
might have made a big mistake
getting Maggie as a companion to
Noel, but once they became
friends, they have been
inseparable. We have been
delighted by watching their
antics and roughhousing. They
can play for hours just chasing
each other around and ambushing
is quite the protector of Maggie
and will "chant" for her if she
can't find her. Maggie's meow is
very tiny so it is helpful to
have Noel call her when we can't
find her either. They are both
quite curious and get locked up
in the closet or pantry quite
often. They have both
experienced falling into a full
bathtub and the pool a couple of
times when curiosity got the
best of them...and are now a
little more cautious around
water. It is amazing how quickly
they can get out and not get
Since they have each other, they
do very well if we have to leave
for a couple of days. They
always welcome us back with lots
of purring and cuddling though.
Noel has gotten quite a bit more
loving and has several spots
where we can feel free to pet
her or comb her. Of course, it
is still ALL on her terms.
Maggie is quite a lover. She
likes being petted and they both
enjoy cuddling up with us in bed
every night. I just don't know
what we did without them.
All I can say is thank you again
for giving us such a special
gift. Life is just more fun with
our two precious "girls."
"Delight thyself also in the
Lord; and he shall give thee the
desires of thine heart. Commit
thy way unto the Lord; trust
also in him; and he shall bring
it to pass."
Merlin and Sherman
thought you might like to see how
our growing menagerie is getting
on. Steve has so missed our Shih-Tzus
that I broke down and got him a
puppy for his birthday in February.
Best money I ever spent…and lots
cheaper than a therapist! He comes
home from work grinning every day.
cats, however, have taken a bit
longer to acclimate…
Angus, who was best buddies with our
14-year old female, remembered what
Shih-Tzus are, and accepted the
puppy pretty fast. They now play
together a lot, and I think Angus
has been grateful for a playmate
that doesn’t completely overwhelm
him, and is a manageable size!
Merlin, on the other hand, isn’t
sure what in the heck to do. At
first it was complete avoidance, but
lately he has actually stayed in the
same room with the
interloper…although the expression,
as you can see, makes me wonder
whether he considers the puppy as
potential food! It’s so funny when
the dog chases him up the stairs!
Sherman (named for the tank, as
that’s what his rear end looks like)
is a full 6 pounds now, and Merlin
is at least twice his size, though
the camera angle doesn’t show that.
poor dog thinks he’s a cat, too…he’s
taken over the ball-in-the-channel
scratching wheel, and it’s hilarious
watching him at it. Again, Merlin
is NOT amused! Anyway, it’s a thrill
a minute around here!