Thursday, June 15, 2006
Tanj and Uschi have been great kittens again this week: real troopers at the vet and putting up with us spending more time at work. Uschi’s personality seems to be changing, he has been seeking out "pets", been visibly more active and inquisitive, and is keeping up with Tanj. It may have something to do with being called a little “hefty” at the cat show >:-). C’mon, he’s a kitten! Uschi especially enjoys batting at the odds and ends dangling from our clothes drying rack, so we decided to get the “Kitty Kat Circus”. We resisted this toy initially, because its pretty much analogous to all of the big plastic toys someone might get for human babies, and those are scary. But hey, they’re our boys,… our kids! They are 19 weeks old today. I had to break out the drill to put it together, so I was happy. Once set up, we waited while the boys played in their outside kennel. Both rushed in the cat door at full gallop, as they do, and they screeched to a halt when they caught sight of the fully assembled "Kitty Kat Circus". After a bit of chattering, it was a full attack on the feather toys. It was a hit! Of course, the boys spent an equal time playing with the box the toy came in, and the whole business quickly degenerated to a wrestling match. By the evening, Uschi was draping on the clothes rack, watching Les in the tub.