A Change of Plans - or - Now We Are Nine, Permanently (February 2009)

We, Boris and Natasha, have decided that we like it here. A few reasons:

THE PEN. Boris is still too small to go out there, but Natasha loves the pen:

While Natasha is in the pen, Boris can relax on the electric blanket in the family room, which is always left on for the cats:

EVERY cat loves to play stick-bag-on-the-landing. If only we could persuade Pat to play this game with us, 12 hours a day instead of the present limit of 4 hours a day:

(Note from Pat: As these pictures show, Boris is now almost as big as his mother! Soon we won't be able to tell them apart!)

The food is good. (And Pat says it is healthy, too.)

Pat says I wouldn't like oranges or apples. But shouldn't I be the judge of that?

We like the way Pat and Henry have furnished the house:

Summer Cat is the best friend a guy kitten could ever find:

Now that Boris has grown so much bigger, he fits perfectly into the upstairs perching tower:

If we stay here, we will always be together:

We have other reasons for liking it here. But the bottom line is, WE ARE STAYING!

Thank you -- Natasha and Boris

Retrospective: When We Were Kittens

When we were kittens, we liked to sleep on the bench by the bedroom window:

After waking up, we would wrestle with each other or play with our toys:

Sometimes we climbed up the back of the bureau into a drawer and fell asleep and no one knew where we were until Pat happened to come along and open the drawer:

That's our Mom, telling us to get right down out of there, NOW:

One day Mom told us we were going downstairs for the first time! She told us to line up at the bedroom door:

Mom said, "Nobody's going downstairs until everybody behaves! That means you, Smartie - stop poking at Taffy!"

From the top of the stairs it looked like such a long way down:

But eventually we made it -- all the way into the downstairs family room! Where we huddled together in the corner to decide what to do next. From top to bottom and left to right, we are Tootsie, Cocoa, Smartie, Hershey, and Taffy:

[KITTEN PHOTOS by Shloime Perel, August 2006 - thanks Shloime, from the Jets!]

By the way, after leaving us, our Mom proceeded to make quite a good life for herself: she happily shares a beautifully decorated home with four humans, a large dog named Kaiser, and another cat, named Moses, who all adore her. She even has a new name - she now calls herself Lucy:

(You can see where we get our good looks!)

This is how Lucy reacted when Pat visited her and asked if she would like to get together with us for a reunion:

That's ok, Lucy, we understand! We remember how naughty we were as kittens, and we thank you for your patience! Love from - THE GOLDEN JETS


Note: If you would like to see more of our baby pictures, and read about how we came to live with Pat and Henry, take a look at our older posts, especially:
Siblings Together for the Last Time (October 2006)
Return of the Foster Kittens (September 2006)

The Pen In Winter (January 2009)

Some readers of this blog have been asking: Are we able to use the Cat Recreation Area ("pen" for short), even in winter?

Well of course!

For technical reasons that we cats refuse to acknowledge, Pat and Henry say that in winter, we can't have the windows open 24 hours a day. This silly rule just makes life harder for them, because they have to open the windows for us whenever we want to go out or come back in again.

In these pictures, Natasha and Summer enter the pen from the laundry room on the first floor:

Meanwhile, Tootsie and Hershey demand access from the basement window:

Every cat has a great time out there:

Although Schooner enjoys the pen, he thinks it's even better to be outside and on top:

Hershey decides it's time to come back inside: "Hey, is anybody there??"

"I SAID, Let us in NOW!"

"What do you think the problem could be, Cocoa?"

Cocoa is the last one in: