The cast is finally off my arm so I can type again. In my last post I notice a sentence which US readers might misinterpret: "would like to find home before fall for them". I meant before I fall in love with them, not before autumn. Silly me
Must have been the bang on the head!
They've been neutered; turns out that mum is the only female, all the kittens are male, which surprised me as there were only noticeable "trophies" on one. The kittens are handleable and affectionate: the head-butt me when I go to feed them and happily let me stroke them. Mum, provisional name Lucy, is laid back but still a little wary. Once away from her kittens she would become much more soppy and less protectively defensive. They will all make great pusscats to a deserving home.
Pics will be coming soon. I'm going to film them and take stills from the film. Hopefully, these will go onto CatChat.
Polly and Samantha are starting to show their ages. I'm taking Sam to the vet soon to check for hyperthyroidism because she could eat for England and constantly demands attention. They are both looking a bit thin and scraggy. Polly is a happy cat and both are in love with the famous Fred
The curl up with him
Fred lets me stroke him now and even rolls on his back "inviting" me to tickle his tum
I haven't dared do this, convinced it's a ploy to attack my hand. He loves being tickled behind the ear. He has developed the strangely endearing habit of standing on an old (broken) tv on his hind legs and peeping underneath my bedroom curtains to see what's going on outside. When he does this I ask him what the weather's like that night
Victoria is a beautiful as ever. She is especially affectionate when she's hungry and at feeding times when she'll purr loudly while encouraging me to fuss her.
They've really changed.
Fingers crossed for Lucy and her kittens.