Friday, May 22, 2015

Trackball Hog

I bought this new trackball for the kittens, right?  I thought it would be great for them because it's smaller, lighter, and easier for their tiny paws to play with.  They do play with it a little, but only on that rare moment when it's not being used by Wylla, the trackball hog.

And because Wylla is kind of obsessed with the toy, she's getting pretty dang good at it, and she's developed some new tricks and moves.

See for yourself...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Larger World for the Little Clovers


Freedom! The Clovers were released from quarantine and their kitten house, and now they have access to the living room, dining room and kitchen. They've really been excited about their expanded world and have been exploring every single square inch of it with noses to the ground and tails in the air.

They're not out and about all the time - I tuck them away for naps, mealtime and overnight, too. Sometimes they're mingling with the big cats, sometimes it's just the three of them roaming about.

Now that they're free, we've been able to spend a lot more quality time with them. It's been so nice getting a better glimpse at their personalities and getting to know them all a little better.

They are such dear things, these Clovers.






Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Case of Trixie Clover's Missing Whiskers

It seems as though Miss Trixie's whiskers have gone missing!



An investigation is underway and two suspects are currently in custody.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Trackball Lessons with Coach Wylla

I bought a junior-sized trackball at the pet store last night for our little Clovers. I was excited to share it with them, so the second I got home I brought it into their room and took it out of the package.  I brought Coach Wylla in too so she could show them how the game is played.

Over the next hour they were all focused  on the new toy and  played together,  trying hard to master the art of trackball. I took many short movies during the lesson, and I put the best bits together so you guys can see the progression.

It goes from Wylla saying "Come on kittens, you can do it, give it a try!" to "OK, let me show you how it's done". A couple of kittens get bopped, and in the end, they figure it all out.

 OH, and at the VERY end, Trixie nearly fell off the table because I was distracted by all the cuteness that was happening. Don't worry, I grabbed her before she plummeted to the ground. I swear Wylla tried to warn her at 3:26!

 I think you're going to enjoy this, friends. Our Wylla is quite the little teacher. I think this lesson makes my top ten all-time favorite IBKC moments list. Maybe even the top five. It was so fun to witness - I wish you all could have been there!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Meeting and Greeting


Yesterday, I let Wylla come in an introduce herself to our little Clovers. The babies were a little a hissy at first when this giant beast darkened their doorway, but during Wylla's second visit, they were brave and bumped noses with her.


 By visit three, everything was awesome and they played together and even shared toys.  I do have to remind Wylla on occasion that she is giant and they are tiny, and that the kittens must be handled with gentle paws.

Even though quarantine is up, I think I'll wait a bit before I let them roam around the main floor. They're pretty tiny still and seem completely happy in their quarters.  We'll give them a few more days in the kitten house, and then we'll spring them.

Wylla and Charlene are welcome to visit them anytime we are.

So you're probably wondering who was who in Friday's post.
From top to bottom: Ramona, Myron and Trixie!  Congrats to all who guessed correct!


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