Friday, July 31, 2009

It's Been A Whole Year!!!

Star and Cosmo, a year ago just little "babies"...

...and here they are today, almost all grown up!

It seems so hard to believe that it's been a whole year now since we brought our babies back home from Columbus. The time has flown and even though there were times, while being sleep deprived, that I wondered what the heck I had gotten myself into, it's been a wonderfully joyful learning experience!

Just hangin' in the kitchen!

To say the kids have grown is an understatement as you can tell from the pictures posted. The originals were taken in early August 2008 and at that time Cosmo weighed in at 5lbs, while Star weighed about 7.5 lbs. You see them as they are now one year later with Cosmo weighing 17lbs and Star weighing 13lbs. This means we started with 12.5 lbs of kitty one year ago and we now have 30lbs of kitty and still gaining, amazing!!! :-)

Star used to be so much larger than Cosmo, not anymore!!

They are such a joy and delight to live with we cannot imagine not having them as a huge part of our lives. They rescued us from our deep sorrow at having lost our first MC Gabriel, and are a blessing every day, even when they are "naughty" :-)

"Daddy" holding the distracted "babies"

Thanks Mickey for all YOU have done, and for these fur children you gave us, you are the best! Now....I have my eye on your little "Joy", what a beauty, hey Mark what do you think if......

A year ago I could hold them both very comfortably... I am covered in "fur babies" when I hold them both at the same time!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Renovation Nation

Cosmo keeping a sharp eye on the contractors!

It's been forever since I posted anything to you all, sorry I've been so remiss. We are hosting a family reunion in about 3 weeks and we have been working like crazy to get things done at home for it. The house is being sided (something we have been in angst over for years due to the historic nature of our house), and we have painted and redone two bathrooms. The list goes on and on. BUT the kitties have been sailing through it all with only minor glitches now and then. They mostly LOVE watching the guys siding the house, it's their fave sport now, but they rest very little during the day so they are so tired at night.

Once and a while one of the guys will pound loudly and they will respond to it by looking up at us with those huge MC eyes, but in general they enjoy the chaos. I am posting a couple of pics of the babies, enjoy and have a great summer all of you!!

Star takes a break now and then choosing to observe the action from the upstairs landing, where she can keep her paw on the pulse without getting it dirty :-)