The Birthday Boys
Sweetie and Mousie, loving sisters (sometimes)
Well, friends. I, Sweetie, mentioned last week that the boys would be turning 10 years OLD, ANCIENT this month. *giggles* Well, it is only 2 days away... and Rondo and Etude will be over the hill. That is.... if they can manage to get up that hill.
On a side note: Those chubbos, Rondo and Etude, whom we love so dearly and just cannot resist teasing, have grown from 100 grams as newborns to their highest 7.7 kilograms and 8.2 kilograms respectively. That is 80 times their birth weight, give or take They have come down to a respectable 6 kilos for Rondo, and 7.25 for Etude over the past two years and we are very proud of their progress. For those of you in pounds and ounces that is around 13 and 16 lbs. Chubby, short-legged, cobby-bodied Etude has some to go but hey, he had further to go to begin with.
Okay... so back to the birthday stuff. Yes, the Over the Hill part.... remember?
So Wednesday, it will be 10 years since those balls of fluff were wee scraps of fur. I wasn't here at the time as I'm younger, but Mousie tells me they were noisy right from the getgo - squealing for momma's milk, and scrapping with each other for the tastiest nipple. It was quite a battle at times.
*Mousie pipes in: They were AWFUL little pipsqueaks! but then, so was Sweetie when she came along! *giggles* Glad I was perfect.
Sweetie: Hey! I suppose you were a quiet little squeaker! Huh! Doubt it! We're supposed to be on the same side, Remember? Girls against the boys?
So back to those boys....
Their poor momma. They sure were hard on her. Despite this she was a perfect, loving mom. She bathed, nursed and disciplined them as needed. Well, momma Fidelia lived to tell the tale and has now 'escaped' to a good home as have the sibs - Musetta and Scherzo. Grammy still keeps in touch occasionally with their families.
And the boys? They can be sweet one moment, bullies, the next, and 'fraidy cats two seconds later. And above all, they are ALWAYS HUNGRY - or so they lead Grammy to believe.
Between the two of them they keep Grammy on her toes! And that is quite a feet! *get it - feat! Oh, I'm just so on the ball today...*giggle* ... you know! Ball of the foot? Okay, I'll stop now.
Unfortunately, we cannot tell you what Wednesday will bring as Grammy is on hiatus at the moment but we hope there will be some kind of birthday bash - at least Cake and Ice Cream would be a good start. In the meantime, here are the boys... over the years.
Gentle Mouse, Goofy Mouse
by Sweetie, blogger and chronicler of silly stuff
Good morning, Friends.
We are back. At least, this week we are. No telling what other weeks will bring. A lot has been going on around here but nothing much worth writing about except our wee Mousie.
Yes, little Mousie, my big sister. Let me clarify that. Mousie is not bigger than me, in fact she's a little over half my size, but she's bigger in the sense that she is older than me. Yes, she's ancient. She will be 11 this year whereas I just turned 9.
Now, as I was saying, little Mousie, my big sister has never lost her kittenish behaviours. She curls up in her bed like a kitten and buries her nose in her paw. OH! So do I! Oh, and she loves to cuddle. Oops! So do I! Oh yes, and she grooms herself all the time. And so do I, but not as much as she. *Giggles* I guess we are sort of alike.
But, most of all she loves to play with toys and with her tail. I don't! I chase intruders and sometimes Mousie and tease Rondo and Etude but I don't often play with toys.
Oh, and I've told you this before but I'm going tell you again... Mousie chases her tail and when she catches it she bites it AND SQUEALS because, as she says with a look of shock on her puss, "It hurts!"
Well, that's about all, except for this link of Mousie doing acrobatics and tail chasing AND a few photos of all of us, but mostly of our wee Gentle Mousie. Enjoy. I'm off now to chase her around the condo.
Oh, oh, oh! And before I forget... The bratty boys turn 10 this month. Yep, can you believe it? So, stay tuned for a birthday celebration of a sort....late next week. *giggles*
Five Cats, Five Personalities, One Goal - Mischief & Mayhem.