Wednesday, November 26, 2008

She's Now relaxed Enough To Sleep Anywhere!

She's started that whole kitten thing where they'll be playing furiously, and then just collapse.
Before, when she first came to us, she mew and talk and ask to be taken back to her hidey-hole before she'd fall asleep, now she just drops where she is.
Last night it was my bathroom floor where she'd visited me while I showered!
My Glugs' dogs are visiting us, and while Magic has put them very firmly in their place, the older dog- Yodi- follows Magic around as if trying to work out why this fluffy toy can move on its own! And thats all she does, she goes where Magic goes and she watches her. Its very comical to see.

Baby Magic In All Her Cuteness

slowly waking up after a snooze on the couch
hiding from the evil puppies on daddy's shoulder
a very lazy baby magic stretched out on our bed...
and snuggled in her daddy's arm...
and asleep on my pillow!
Our new baby has finally started sleeping in places other than her own room with the door closed. Since she came home she was very wary and couldn't seem to fall asleep unless she felt completely secure and isolated. Now she's so much more relaxed.
She now spends 95% of her time with us and with Greebo and Taxi.
Check out her new pink collar, that she has only now started to fit into... on its very smallest setting!

You can click to enlarge!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Taxi & Magic Play Now!

Taxi and Magic playing
Taxi on one side of the curtains and Magic on the other...
This seems to be their favourite game- with Magic sneaking up on him!
Magic & Taxi in action...
Taxi about to make a move on Taxi's tail...
I think Taxi just loves having a new playmate- and little Magic just loves being able to approach them.
Greebo still runs away when Magic tries to approach him, although he's a lot more relaxed.
Taxi will play, and when he thinks she's getting out of hand he swats her. She flattens her ears and sits and glares at him- but she doesn't run or make a sound!

Monday, November 17, 2008

She Now Comes Downstairs!!!

She doesn't know how to get back up the stairs yet though, and I have to watch her very carefully when she goes towards the stairs in case she falls straight down instead of going down one at a time.
She'll very quickly follow someone downstairs, but if her door is open and we're downstairs she hasn't quite worked out how to find us yet... but she's exploring more and more!
And Greebo and Taxi are more and more tolerant of her. They've started swatting at her lightly if she takes a nip at one of their tails- and we all know how enticing a swishing tail can be!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Magic Is Getting Sooooo Kyoot!

Greebo keeping a watchful but suprisingly relaxed eye on the newbie. He and Taxi follow her around at a distance and watch her closely, trying to act casual about it at the same time.

Magic under one of the ottomans...

before she discovered she can climb onto the ottoman

and after she investigated the CD racks for climbability.

The boys big scratch post also warranted a looky-loo

She was sitting on the back of the couch and saw Greebo walk past on the floor...

Once she got up she was of course unsure of how to get down!

She really likes the oven door!

Here's Magic cornering Taxi in the kitchen!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bathing Baby

Let me just say that I am totally against bathing cats. They don't need it. They are much better at keeping themselves clean than dogs are. I have not once ever bathed Greebo or Taxi, and they are beautifully sleek and shiny and all their veterinarians have commented on their condition.
But little Magic... well, little Magic was born in a parking lot or a drain or something, and we discovered last night that she had fleas!!!
My furry masters have never had fleas!!!
It was battle-stations and all-hands-on-deck today.
We had to go and get more kitten food as the Hills Science Diet kitten pack the vet gave me was all out of wet food- and this little furball eats like a horse! We then bought Ultrum dog, puppy, cat and kitten shampoo as its supposed to kill fleas, not just clean, and then we bought a spot treatment for Greebo and Taxi as well, just in case. I put some anti-flea stuff in her sheep's wool bed as well.
Then it was bath time.
She was suprisingly quiet while I scrubbed her and rinsed her, and afterwards I rubbed her dry with a towel. She was very dirty- having lived outside for the first few weeks of her life. And the shampoo works like a charm! There must have been 6 fleas that came off her as I scrubbed her and then rubbed her dry- and they were all dead!
And when she was pretty much dry, she crawled in under the duvet next to my Glugster and was right back to her playful self again.