Sunday, February 04, 2007

Weekend Update

First things first:

Dad decided that I was too important to become a second class citizen on my old blog. He thought it would be a great idea to put my Sunday Smudge Update posts over on the House Panthers blog. It makes sense to me since I am not part of the Four anymore but I am still and always will be a House Panther. So come visit.

Smudge (House Panther Forever)

Dolce avoids the snowy deck.

Docle and Baci are becoming fast friends. She will still hiss at him if he comes too close when she doesn't want him to, but I saw Baci walk up to her and lick her on the forehead. Then there was the game of Chase that was held on Friday night. They took turns being the Chasee and the Chasor. We saw Dolce jump up in the air and try to spook Baci. It was quite funny to see her two feet in the air with all her paws spread out and Baci sudednly taken aback and trying to make himself as big and poofy as possible. This happened two more times. We brought Baci home in hopes that he and Dolce would play together. So far they have exceeded our expectations. There will still be some adjustments to be made, but so far there has not been one single fight.

Last night, Magoo and Baci slept on the bed within a couple feet of each other with very little growling or hissing. So there is hope on that front too.

Bella still gives Baci a fair bit of space, but then that is just her nature. She is fiercely independant. I am sure she would have been perfectly happy as a single cat.

As for Baci, he has been very busy wrapping my wife around his no-so-little paw. Then again, she has always been a sucker for a handsome man with bright blues eyes. The more we look at Baci, the more we think his Rescue Lady was trying to keep him. I remember reading one of Jasper McKittenCat's posts about Huggy Bear. At a certain point, some fosters just accept the inevitable and adopt that last forlorn kitten into their household. That has to be what Baci's Rescue Lady wanted to have happen with him. When you look into his baby blues and listen to his little cry, he just melts your heart. I find it very hard to believe that some did not want to snap him up as a kitten. If he is this cute now, he would have been an absolute heartbreaker at 8 weeks and 12 weeks.

My wife tells me that when I am not home the cats all sleep on my side of the bed. So there is some sort of community that has been re-established amongst the cats of our household. Unfortunately, I am now the unwanted interloper. I will have to say good-bye again and only be able to hear my furriends over the phone for another week. I told Baci that he shouldn't grow up anymore on me, because I didn't want to miss anymore of his kittenhood. He just gave one of his cries, started purred and then flopped over in my lap.

There is a God. I am holding proof of it right now in my lap.


  1. That is so sweet. I am very happy that Baci is settling into his new home so well. He is a cutie!

  2. Bless you for taking in that little guy. Its great Dolce & he have each other and they can go at the same speed. How adorable they are sleeping on your side of the bed when you're gone! I know I'd have a tough time being gone for a week. I have a hard time for 4 days, which is the most I've ever done! sss's mom

  3. we're glad everything's working out so well. Baci's such an adorable little guy - our Lady would have picked him also.

  4. We had hissing at our house this morning, between Munchkin and Monte, I think they were arguing over a toy. Kittens are like children, they grow up way too fast.

  5. Baci is a beautiful kitten. Your Beans have done a wonderful thing bringing him into your lives. I know how it is when a kitten suddenly comes in and things change a little, but in the end all the disruption is worth it. We also sleep in Dad's spot in the bed once he leaves. We miss him, but love his empty side of the bed.

  6. I am so very glad that Baci is settling in and helping to fill the hole that Smudge left behind.