Letters from Kitten Buyers
Just dropping you a line to let you know that Sammi is doing great. He is growing every day!!!! He has really become a member of the family. He sticks by mom's side while I am at work and mine in the evening and morning. The dogs and Sammi play constantly now. He is such a sweet little guy and we are really very happy with him ! I still have to send you some pics...... maybe next week sometime. well talk to ya later, have a nice weekend...............
I haven't written you in a while, so I though I'd let you know how Samantha is doing. She is in very good health and is very loving. She had the house to herself for about 4 days, and then we brought Tigris home to meet her. At first, there was a lot of growling and hissing, but now that's all changed! Tigris and Samantha play and wrestle like they've been friends forever. :) Just the other day we brought Princess home from Josh's parents house. She is the oldest one, so naturally she is more territorial. She is hissing, but not growling, so that's good. It's very interesting to see how Tigris is acting like she has never met Princess before and is protecting Samantha. Overall, I think they'll all be best buds in a few days...I guess it just takes time. We are very happy with little Samantha and I'll keep you posted on how things are going. Talk to you later...
Sorry if I am being a pest, but I have to tell you what Chalmers did this morning . . .
I get up every morning at 6 and feed the dogs and go back to bed with them for some quality snuggling time. Usually, I have six dogs in bed with me and one cat, who joins the fray for some ear cleaning from the dogs.
Today, my youngest Cavalier and chief ear cleaner, 10-month-old Camille, did not jump into bed but, rather, stayed on the floor to play a harmless but active game of keep-away/peek-a-boo with Chalmers, who had crept into my bedroom and slipped under the bed.
After about 15 minutes, Camille tired of the game and joined me and the other five dogs in bed. Within a minute, Chalmers jumped up to join the group as well. The dogs were sleepy and lazy so no one thought to chase him or even give him a moment's notice, and he simply moved to the middle of the pack and sat there purring before he laid down for his nap. How bold is that?
Of course, later, when it was time to get up for real, Chalmers did have to put up with a good-natured chase down the hallway, but he managed to get off a few hisses as he escaped to the lower level of our house where cats are kings.
On a regular basis, Chalmers is also trying to engage one of the other cats (my nice cat who is in the picture I will send) into some feline-type play exchanges.
Day Five: So far, so good! Chalmers' appetite is healthy, his litter box habits are perfect, and (FYI) he is showing a preference for the Precise canned food over the Science Diet that you sent along. I will order more vitamins soon as you suggested.
Samantha is very cuddly and it's amazing how she can fall asleep in an instant! Last night Josh's parents came over and also fell in love with her. Thanks for giving us such a great little girl!
This morning she went to the vet and everything is looking good. Her leukemia test came out negative and she is a heavyweight at 2.5 pounds!
Just dropping a few lines to let you know how Sammi is doing. He is such a sweet little kitten !!!! My mom loves him too. He is so cuddly, he even sleeps under the covers with me at night time. He is starting to explore the rest of the house now, even when the dogs are in the house. I figure in a couple of weeks Sammi and the dogs will be best of buds. He even found the birds cage today, that will take some training to keep him away from the bird. The bird is twice his size and heaven only knows what he would do if Sammi climbed in. So Sammi learned what the spray bottle of water was today every time he went near Barney.
Talk to ya later,
. . . . Yes, Siamese are very smart. Not like many of the other breeds of cats, which is why I like them and just had to have one. Not that I am comparing him to my last cat, but he definitely is more outgoing than Cameo was. Eventually, I think he will let himself be seen on the few occasions when we have company. No one ever saw my first Siamese, which was a shame since he was so darn pretty.
At this point, Chalmers is not so much cuddly and snuggly as he is personable. He really likes the company when I go downstairs to visit with him and I suppose that's because he is a bit lonely as the other cats aren't playing with him yet. He likes to chat and he likes to rub and roll and then trot off and then come back. He has decided it's important to meow all the while that he is finding just the right spot to use in the litter box. Too funny. He sleeps on a soft, comfortable blanket in my daughter's closet and is getting a bit more brave about walking by the one cat that is still hissing at him. Happily, there have been no fights or growls, much to my pleasant surprise!
I feed my dogs a raw diet and once a week they get a mackerel or salmon and veggie mix (with a little egg, barley, alfalfa, brewers yeast, etc.), which the cats have always enjoyed as well. I offered some to Chalmers and he thought it was a pretty tasty addition to his diet.
I feel a little bad for Chalmers, taking him away from the constant companionship of brothers and sisters and not having any buddies here who will play with him. I will be so glad when he gets integrated into the family. Like I said, I should have thought about getting two kittens at once so they would have each other for pals (maybe from one of your upcoming litters? A male Lilac, perhaps? Would it be a good idea or should I wait longer?). But, I suppose this is just something he must get through, as have many of the other kittens you have bred and placed as singles.
Thanks for keeping in touch. I just love him and can't wait for my son to meet him today!
This is just a quick note to tell you that we all arrived home safely at around 7 pm. Samantha was a very good girl on the way home, barely meowed, and purred constantly!! She is great, we love her already. Glad to say that she didn't even have to use the litter box, although we kept putting her in it. Right now she is sleeping on our bed very soundly. I know what you mean now about how she always slept in your lap! She did that the whole way home! Well, that's it for now, hope all is well and talk to you soon.
The trip home went fine. He chatted a bit, then napped, then chatted, then napped. I had several dogs with me in kennels in the back (he was in the front seat next to me) so he could hear and smell them for future reference, and he didn't seem bothered.
He just used his litter box for the first time and he has peeked at the other cats through a crack in the door. Two have greeted him amiably and the one who has a reputation for being perpetually crabby hissed in predictable fashion. Chalmers has not eaten too much yet, though he did nibble a bit both last night and this morning. He has found safe haven in a closet in my daughter's bedroom but comes out for attention and to be petted when I come in to visit. My son is with his dad for the weekend and won't meet Chalmers till tomorrow night.
I think he is charming, too. And sooo beautiful!! A cat coming into this home needs a certain amount of personality and confidence because it can be a busy place and so far he is being appropriately curious as well as cautious. He has thoroughly investigated my daughter's bedroom and knows all the good hiding spots by now. I'm sure he misses his brothers and sisters and for that reason I should have considered getting two kittens at the same time. Oh well. As you said, he will adjust and I think he will have fun here, once he figures out the other cats and then meets the dogs.
I have decided his voice sounds like the a squeaky, crickety hinges on an old screen door. Pretty unique and it adds to his charm.
I will keep you posted on how he is doing. Thanks for checking on him.
Elmer was neutered on February 1st at the Parkview Cat Clinic, and I do have a signed form they gave me. I swear I'll get those pictures developed!! I've walked around for MONTHS with those rolls in my purse. At eight months, he's very handsome looking, with a marvelous disposition. Every night we play the "cat game." We look over the footboard of our bed (Dan, Emma and I) and Elmer jumps up at us. He's very gentle, and only lightly touches us with paw. We all think it's a riot! He and Earl are so content together, that I've taken Earl off his medication with no problems. Elmer has worked out perfectly. What do the other owners say about the cats from that litter? Great website!
Hello! Well, it is almost February and I am going to have Kanani spayed soon. I want to take some time off work to make sure she 'handles' the ordeal ok. Your website is Fantastic! You have so much, all of your pictures are great. My son Ethan and I love to check it out. Some Nani updates; Your typical teenager. You will hear "Bang, Crash" and she will appear from nowhere, usually covered in sawdust (don't ask me where she got it) or dust or cobwebs or dust bunnies, and she will have this,"WELL, don't look at Me, I didn't do it" . She has a built in alarm button-waits for my son to come home from school and greets him with the mmmeeeeoooows and rides around on his shoulder. Naps with my 3 year old daughter. Is constantly cleaning puppys ears and eyes. Her favorite thing- I have taught my now large golden puppy that he can sniff her, but that is it. So she will sprawl out in front of him, and swipe her tail under his nose over, and over, and over. Poor Zane! I thought I would be her chosen one, but her favorite person is my 8 year old, and kids in general which I thought is interesting. Where ever Ethan is, she has to be. When do they reach their adult size? Any baby kitties soon?
We absolutely love Elmer, and he is growing into a fine handsome animal. I've taken pictures but they're still in the camera. I'll get them to you ASAP because I'm sure you'll be interested in your breeding "experimentation". You might be interested to know that Elmer loves Christmas cookies and has also taught Earl to like them too. He is one of the most curious animals I ever met-he is fascinated with everything you do, and wants to get a closer look. It's as if you'd said "Come here Elmer I want to show you how to lay these floor tiles." Please feel free to use any quotes from my letters, as I'm a satisfied customer.
Happy Holidays! Just wondering if you had your new litter yet? I have 2 people completely in love with Nani. My Aunt wants to get a wedge head siamese after her oldest cat passes on. I have to keep my girlfriend supplied in pictures of Nani. When she first saw Nani she thought she was strange, and now she can't get enough of her. When she comes over she finds her, slings her over her shoulder and wears her awhile. Nani is still boss of the the puppy, (really adores him, they drink out of the same bowl, under his head!) and of coarse the other cat. She plays catch with the kids-they all sit in a circle, pass the ball, and she passes it back. My favorite thing is going to the vet-you should hear all the ooohs and ahhhs I get! I would love to get one more someday myself (SEE what she has done to ME!? :) If you could let me know when or if you will have any, I could pass it on to Jackie. Thank you!
Just wanted to let you know she is doing just great! We cried all the way home, but when I let her out, she started to purr, and never stopped! I just can't believe how affectionate she is, right off the bat! She was crawling all over the kids, purring and talking. She also played with every one of her new toys, and crawled in her bed and is sleeping like a baby. Thanks again, and we'll keep you posted on her growing up!
Ann : )
Just as I left the house this morning, those two cats were chasing each other and tumbling. Earl seems much less restless now with Elmer. Elmer is a real "lap kitten", always wanting to sit on you. The cutest thing he does is "charge" at Emma. Last night he saw her coming down the hall and he crouched down and sprang up at her when she passed him. She really laughed hard-he does this alot. Those two are a good match because they're both so wild!
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