So, my cats. As many of you know, I fostered a family of four kittens and their mom for a few months last fall. They lived at first in my separate studio while making sure they were not infected with ringworm( they weren’t) before moving into my home. And move in, they did. Scrambling onto the computer, checking out the windows, the sofas, claiming spots, developing personalities. One liked to sleep on the upside down lap desk propped against my table; another slept with her sister head to foot. One liked to hide in boxes, and their mom sought refuge in spaces near the ceiling, atop the kitchen cabinets, or the transom of the window. They wriggled, purred, fought and cuddled their way into my heart. As they were adopted, my heart would give out a little. My sweet allergic niece decided she liked Izzy’s photo the best, and so I kept Izzy, and her mom.
I am still not sure how I wound up with the mom, but her name is Ocean. From five felines to two, my days spin around them. I wake at four, battling with Izzy who is busy tearing up the lining of my box spring. It is a task she looks forward to. We go back and forth for an hour and get up at a more respectable hour.
They have grown this past year, Ocean filling out, and Izzy as well. Now Izzy will be a year old, and my teen-mom Ocean might turn two Sunday.
It’s mostly about food, and napping, and sleeping.
There is also the adorableness factor.
Definitely the adorableness factor with these two kitties! I loved their pictures and the stories you told of their favorite places, activities (cats seem to have magnets in them for computers) and personalities. I hope Izzy tires of his interest in your boxsprings! Violet is unpredictable about her awake times but many nights she’s romping or meowing loudly or climbing in and out of cabinets – at 9 years old! They remain kittens. Good lessons for artists and new beginnings. 🙂
A good lesson indeed!
As a teen mother myself, I so identify with these two. Lovely, lovely.
Dear Indira, I have followed your blog ever since you spoke at the Author Literary Luncheon at the Wequassett in Harwich. Thank you for your inspired thoughts and views on life. The kitties just made me have to tell you how much I enjoy your spirited enjoyment of life. Thanks! Blessings to you!
Dear Martha, I still have the photographs from the event. It was so warm and welcoming. I am glad you are reading this blog– it’s a different kind of writing.