Episode 8: Happy Endings

We were a one cat family… but our cat seemed lonely.  Could it be Lofty needed a companion.  Could it be we would adopt a second cat? Then it happened.  My wife was looking on an website and she fell in love.  Not with another man… it was another cat. Clemantine. She was an orange and white female kitten … very rare… the gene for orange and white is always male…  My wife got in the car and drove to [...]

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Lofty plays soccer with a pea

Our cat recons he’s a real Dave Beckham.  He loves to play soccer.  He will play it with just about anything that moves. Here he is playing with a pea.  We had eaten peas for dinner and one fell on the floor… and then he was off.  Knocking it around and pursuing it like a pro. The problem is, peas are hard to maneuver on a carpet and as soon as he kicks it off the wooden floor he runs [...]

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Lofty plays with a string

It is amazing how little it takes to amuse a kitten. People spend a fortune on cat toys every year… and yet all you really need is a piece of string… something simple that moves and that the kitten can chase. Lofty loves to play with the string.  Here he attacks it with gusto, launching himself at it like its real prey. That in essence is what they are doing; practicing their hunting skills and training for the kill.  Killing [...]

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Episode 7: Lofty pees on the couch

Lofty is perhaps the cutest kitten in the world.  At least to us.  But we have a problem.  He has started peeing on the couch. Once again we asked for help… and once again we got advice! Solution number 1: Orange Spray! Cat’s hate the smell of orange?  Strange, but apparently true.  So you spray your furniture with a strong orange smelling spray… and they won’t pee there. We tried this… but the smell would wear off after a bit [...]

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Lofty begs for food

Our new kitten Lofty is already showing some personality.  It is interesting how every cat is different.  He is very shy and skittish around people he doesn’t know.  It took him a lot longer to get comfortable with his new surroundings than it did for Taffy.  He is a really loud purrer.  He purrs like a machine.  It is amazing to listen to, especially when he gets up close. He also loves food.  He is always wanting to eat.  When [...]

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Don’t Kiss the Kitten

We went on our first visit to the vet with Lofty, our new and adorable kitten. He checked out as a healthy kitten at 4lbs ten and a half ounces. The vet asked about his shots, examined his ears, nose, eyes and coat. She talked about proper diet and care for the kitten and then, the shocker… very causally she said that we should not kiss the kitten. Wait, what now? How can you not give the cute kitten kisses? [...]

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  • Episode 8: Happy Endings

    Episode 8: Happy Endings

    We were a one cat family… but our cat seemed lonely.  Could it be Lofty needed a companion.  Could it be we would adopt a second cat? Then it happened.  My wife was looking on an website and she fell in love.  Not with another man… it was another cat. Clemantine. She was an orange and white female kitten … very rare… the gene for orange and white is always male…  My wife got in the car and drove to [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Lofty plays soccer with a pea

    Lofty plays soccer with a pea

    Our cat recons he’s a real Dave Beckham.  He loves to play soccer.  He will play it with just about anything that moves. Here he is playing with a pea.  We had eaten peas for dinner and one fell on the floor… and then he was off.  Knocking it around and pursuing it like a pro. The problem is, peas are hard to maneuver on a carpet and as soon as he kicks it off the wooden floor he runs [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Lofty plays with a string

    Lofty plays with a string

    It is amazing how little it takes to amuse a kitten. People spend a fortune on cat toys every year… and yet all you really need is a piece of string… something simple that moves and that the kitten can chase. Lofty loves to play with the string.  Here he attacks it with gusto, launching himself at it like its real prey. That in essence is what they are doing; practicing their hunting skills and training for the kill.  Killing [...]

    Continue reading »

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  • Episode 7: Lofty pees on the couch

    Episode 7: Lofty pees on the couch

    Lofty is perhaps the cutest kitten in the world.  At least to us.  But we have a problem.  He has started peeing on the couch. Once again we asked for help… and once again we got advice! Solution number 1: Orange Spray! Cat’s hate the smell of orange?  Strange, but apparently true.  So you spray your furniture with a strong orange smelling spray… and they won’t pee there. We tried this… but the smell would wear off after a bit [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Lofty begs for food

    Lofty begs for food

    Our new kitten Lofty is already showing some personality.  It is interesting how every cat is different.  He is very shy and skittish around people he doesn’t know.  It took him a lot longer to get comfortable with his new surroundings than it did for Taffy.  He is a really loud purrer.  He purrs like a machine.  It is amazing to listen to, especially when he gets up close. He also loves food.  He is always wanting to eat.  When [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Don’t Kiss the Kitten

    Don’t Kiss the Kitten

    We went on our first visit to the vet with Lofty, our new and adorable kitten. He checked out as a healthy kitten at 4lbs ten and a half ounces. The vet asked about his shots, examined his ears, nose, eyes and coat. She talked about proper diet and care for the kitten and then, the shocker… very causally she said that we should not kiss the kitten. Wait, what now? How can you not give the cute kitten kisses? [...]

    Continue reading »

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  • Lofty Comes Home

    Lofty Comes Home

    This video is a behind the scenes look at Lofty’s arrival. The day Lofty came was an amazing day. Annika waited in the driveway for a long time. Finally, the lady from the shelter arrived with our little box of goodness. She brought him inside and suggested we find a small quiet room to start, so he wouldn’t get overwhelmed. We brought him into our bedroom and let him out of the carrier. He was so cute as he explored [...]

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  • Episode 6: Lofty

    Episode 6: Lofty

    We had taken Taffy, our biting cat back to the shelter and now our house was quiet. Too quiet. We missed having a cat. One option we discussed with the shelter workers was to see if Taffy bonded with another cat at the shelter and take them both home…(two cats)…. but this wouldn’t fix Taffy’s behavior problems and although we felt guilty, our family had to come first and there was so much peace now she was gone. As we [...]

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  • Returning to the shelter again

    Returning to the shelter again

    We came back the shelter a few days later with clearer heads.  We had spent time without the disruption of the biting cat and our family was at peace again.  That felt good. We didn’t want a biting cat, even one as special as Taffy.  We discussed our thoughts with the shelters cat whisperer and she agreed that what Taffy needed was someone who could work with the biting, someone maybe without kids.  She was confident Taffy would find a [...]

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  • Meeting Lofty

    Meeting Lofty

    While we were at the shelter returning Taffy, our biting cat, we couldn’t help but look at some of the other cats.  Big Mistake.  Cats are so cute and while hanging out in the kitten room we all bonded with a very special kitten called, Lofty. Lofty is a barn cat… rescued from a barn, he was very friendly and purred very loudly while checking out my camera.  Once we spent some time with him, he didn’t want us to [...]

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