Thursday, January 03, 2008

Lullaby & family



















First I will have to tell you that I am the cat whisperer... hehe. Truth. I have had the pleasure of being adopted by many, most of whom showed up at my door. That is how Lullaby became family. She started showing up on my entry porch rail and she would sit there just like in that picture and put her paws together over and over as if begging to be let in. I know now that she is really catching angels as she does this regularly (and she caught me..hehe). Now, having 3 males already, and knowing females and males living together can be a recipe for turmoil, I heart wrenchingly resisted..... for 2 or 3 days. She was a bit of a tomboy surviving outside, and persistent, she wanted in. Her new brothers, Hobbes, Mo, and Stretch (pics below), accepted her and now I believe that Mo and Lullaby are siblings. They are both approx 4 yrs old and have very similar markings and Mo came about a year earlier by way of a little girl at the same door saying Mr please help this tiny sick little kitten...... Lullaby has the sweetest voice and is very gentle hearted. She is a bit chubby these days but the boys keep her fit enough, they seem to have a daily chase her up the cabinets ritual. Man can she jump! Her new baby brother Bronco, who is the most amazingly loving cat I have known, keeps her on her toes. Hobbes passed 2 Christmas' ago, Stretch passed last year, both at age 12 both with kidney failure. I suspect the canned food I used to give them as a weekly treat. Bronco arrived in a boxful of kittens at work. One look and he was coming home with me. Lullaby sleeps in bed at my foot. Mo and Bronco sleep on either side of my pillow, Bronco's head just has to sleep on the pillow too just like daddy....and purrs... loudest purr ever. Mo has an extra toe on all four paws and with his headmark I named him Chief Mo Toe. He is very sensitive, has some abandonment and jealousy issues, and is scared to death of the vacuum. Bronco's arrival has brought him back from a deep grief over losing his best friend from when he was tiny, Hobbes. Mo and Bronco playfight every day now and he seems almost happy again. But Lullaby.. she is my baby girl... she is always near...smiles. Cats rule! -Mikey

9 comments:

jane said...

What a lovely feline family you have, they all look adorable. Hats off to you Mikey for taking in the strays! :)

bapanebianco said...

Lullaby is so cute--I've never seen a cat do that!

momsbusy said...

i absolutely love stories like this. just warms my heart. sorry about the loss hobbes and stretch. i am glad mo is helping bronco recover over his grief. lullaby is truly a special kitty.

Rosie(who else?) said...

....your buttz look great hanging off the desk....duzza......

Tybalt said...

Awww . . . what a wonderful kitty family!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

She is very pretty. And very smart to find such a good home.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

What a great family. And a great story. So sorry about the loss of Hobbes and Stretch, but so many sweet kitties. They need their own blog so we could learn more about them!!!
ML (Mary Lynn)

Jess said...

Mikey, bless you for opening your home and heart to these beautiful kitties. i loved reading about all of them. sounds like you have a fun loving and busy household. i'm so sorry for the loss of Hobbes and Stretch too :(
two of my kitties have had some health problems this past year,and the vet says that they are possibly beginning kidney failure and i am just starting to learn a lot about this sad yet common disease.

congrats to sweet Lullaby and family for being cats of the day!

PitaBread said...

GUESS WHO?!?!

Well... some of you may remember me as 'Gheeri's Servant'. Most of you have no idea who I am. Well, this is my new account, since I have a new blog now.

I just came by to comment on the cutie that is Lullaby and her great owner.

And to say hi.

HI!!!!

-PB (formerly known as GS)