Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shoyu by the last few rays of sunlight...

Be warned, there are kitten private parts on display down below!

I finally met up with Shoyu in the early evening on Monday night and was able to take photos of him by sunlight instead of with my camera flash. He is a gorgeous grey and has nice black stripes on his tail.

Shoyu does have quite the appetite. It didn't take him too long to go through this plate of food. I might be the only person feeding him. However, I don't know. He does not look like he is starving at all!

Beautiful yellow eyes. That can give you quite the look when you touch him. And by 'you', I mean me. I was able to sneak in a few pets on his back. Mostly just brushing him with my fingers. He jumped back pretty quickly when I did this. On the plus side, he doesn't seem to mind when I touch his tail AND he did almost trip me a few times trying to rub against my legs as I walked back to my condo. He managed a few brushes against my leg without freaking out on his part or me injuring myself.

 And finally, visual confirmation that he is a boy!

Cute, yes? And he looks a lot bigger in these photos than he really is. That plate in that he is eating from is about 5 inches wide.

And here is his tail in all its stripey-ness...

I did put my finger out to him so that he could sniff it. He looked at it quite quizzically and wasn't sure what to do. He did bat at my finger, but very very gently and only once.

Here is a video of Shoyu. Yes, I can gush about his beautiful yellow eyes quite well.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Toesies Tuesday

(9's adorable black toesies x a hint on his one pink toe) + (Chani's pretty paws) = Adorable.

Q 1991-2009

Much loved and much missed.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sleeping Sweeties

In the evenings, I get to be a human mattress or sofa for the kitties.

Sheamus Popoki likes to sleep with a paw on his brother.

He is pretty darn adorable.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The return of the grey kitten now dubbed "Shoyu"

After a few nights in a row where I didn't see the kitten, I was surprised on Friday night when I heard his little mew. This time, Shoyu, as I have decided to call this kitty (and I've decided he's a boy even though I have no proof... and shoyu is Japanese for soy sauce) actually followed me to my condo.

I think he's growing a bit braver as he did rub against the shrubbery while mewing at me and he got closer... within 3 feet! Now, I haven't been able to pet him yet, but I have hopes.

Since Shoyu followed me to my condo, I decided to feed him here. My hope is that he'll figure out that I'm safe and he is welcome to come into my patio (he's outside my patio wall in the pictures above). At any rate, I placed some food and water at the bottom of my wall where there's an opening.

Oh, and there's someone else who left him a metal bowl of food by the mail boxes. Of course, they may have left food for the big black kitty I saw earlier in the week.

At any rate, keep your fingers crossed that I can trap this kitty and get him foster/socialized and adopted! No, I will not have 4 kitties! My place is far too small for 4 hehe.


Update: On Saturday night, I saw the kitten again. And this time I got a better look at her backside. Yes, I believe Shoyu is a girl.  And she got within one foot of me! It was shocking. I also managed to get some video. I shall try to upload that video later.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Weekend Portraits

 Chani Princess Pretty Pants on my kitty pj bottoms.

 9 looking up at Chani

Sheamus Popoki being coy

Happy Weekend everyone!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

9 vs Sheamus - The Face Off!

It starts out with a stare down.

Then some 'fwapping'

On both sides... before they both jump down and run off

And to think, this is how they were a few minutes before with 9 cleaning Sheamus as Sheamus tries to take over the knitted bed...

Sheamus won this round... but 9 did have possession earlier.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

 9: Mom, you must settle this. Who is your Valentine this year? Me or the Orange Interloper?

Sheamus Popoki: Mom, what is this Valentine thing? And... 9 is sitting on my bed. Can you do something about that?

 Chani: Le sigh... Where oh where could my Valentine be?

 Maybe he is hanging out with Mom's missing (or lacking) Valentine?

Oh well. I shall just sit here looking pretty and enjoy the pile of warm.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Feral Grey Kitten

 What is that flash?
 It's a grey kitten!
 Nom nom nom...
 Laser eyes at the ready!

The past few days, I have been feeding this feral grey kitten that is living around my condo complex. He or she is pretty young. I'd say around 3 months old. He has the cutest little mew. Although he's skittish, he does tend to dash out in front of me when I'm walking to my post box (if he stayed hidden in the bushes, I'd never know he's there!) AND when I walk by, he will mew and talk to me. It's a very cute mew. I haven't been able to touch him yet and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to.  But, I am hoping.

Right now, I'm trying to get the kitten used to me enough that he won't run too far away. And I'm hoping to trap him so he can get fostered, neutered(or spayed!) and socialized. The hard part right now is finding a foster. I'm not home enough for the 3 kitties I already have and I want to make sure the kitten gets properly socialized. I think he will grow into one handsome/beautiful kitty.

Wish us luck!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sheamus Popoki vs. his Tail

Have at you! I shall catch you one day, oh Tail o' Mine!