Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Alumni Update: Enid and Hester Sue LaBath!!

I was excited to see an update on Enid And Hester Sue LaBath land in my mail box.  They were such adorable little creatures, and it's always nice to see what they're up to!   Karen, their mama, has done a great job keeping in touch over the years, which we certainly do appreciate!

Remember their sweet faces??

Here's little Enid (and her sweet little wings).



And Hester Sue (and her adorable nose splotch).


Karen was quite generous and shared lots of Enid and Hester fun facts!! And lots of pictures, too!!

 • Hester LOVE curtains. She will create little hammock out of them and sleep the day away. Enid is learning to do the same. 

• Enid is very serious about her breakfast. My feet had better be on the floor by 4:30 am and her food ready by 4:45 am. However, she knows she won’t get anything until I get morning snuggles. She really lets her purr out on those occasions. 

 • Enid loves napping with people. My niece fell asleep and Enid paced and paced until I lifted the blanket so she could curl up next to my niece for nap hour.

  • Hester loves running every where. Keep the path clear and all hands and feet inside at all times or she will knock you down. She is my constant companion and shadow. It is interesting that Enid marches to her own drummer but Hester always wants to be with me.  • Both girls love catnip. Hester hallucinates when she gets it. She nibbles her back feet and her tail when she is higher than a kite. If I have a catnip plant Enid will “sing” to it….all-the-live-long-day!

 • Hester is a major jumper. She will be on the floor on second and in the next second she will be on my shoulder. No announcement just there. It is very scary when I am cooking over the stove but she trusts me to catch her.

 • Enid isn’t very good at jumping but she is very vocal when she wants an assistance to reach the highest cabinet. When I help her down she talks about it. She is a talker!

 • One crazy thing about Hester - when I was in the hospital my best friend’s son brought me a small stuffed toy cat to keep me company. Hester carries it around the house like a kitten. If she can’t find it she will carry some of my archery prizes which are stuffed fishes, stuffed Totoro, a stuffed toy from PopCap games, etc.

 In every photo below - they were purring. I find that so endearing about them. I just have to say their name and they purr. I love them both. I torture them with snuggles, scratches, pets, and hugs. I am currently saving up to build shelves for the girls so they can climb the walls. I want to buy them the “Indiana Jones” rope bridge I found. I know they will love it. I love spoiling them and being with them.

Thank you very much for my girls.


Thanks for sharing your girls with us, Karen. They are such lovely creatures, and such characters, too!  We're so happy to know you spoil them so!! They deserve it!!

If you need a little more of the LaBaths, pleas take a look at the video posted HERE.


  1. It's wonderful to hear and see how well IBKC alumni are doing. These girls are gorgeous, and they clearly are living the good life.

  2. What gorgeous happy cats! I couldn't resist trying to find the Indiana Jones cat bridge (that search will find it) and plan to spend many happy hours dreaming about designing a wall cat maze. Thank you!

  3. Enid singing to the catnip plant cracked me up. The mental picture is priceless. I love her 'wings'. Such perfect markings! One of my cats is Very Serious about breakfast as well, so I can totally emphathise with Karen. There is absolutely no better alarm clock than a cat who wants to be fed. They're both gorgeous adult ladycats, clearly 'tortured' with regular lovin'. All cats should be so lucky.

    1. I think we need some video evidence of the singing.
      Lucky girls.

  4. Good to see the LaBath Ladies again! Love the nose spot and angel wings and purrs.
    Glad to know they are well spoiled.

  5. I love these IBKC alum updates. It's silly but with all the sadness and horror in the news, reading about these wonderfully spoiled cats with their loving families helps me remember that people are capable of being kind. Also, I am fascinated seeing what the kitties look like all grown up - how their coloring changes, how their spots fade or get more pronounced, if their tails get floofy, etc. Thank you. :)

  6. It sounds like the girls are livin' it up! I loved reading about them and their little antics.

  7. Buddy, Tiger and Mr. Mistofelees' MomJune 15, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    I am really enjoying these Charlene Butterbean Finishing School for Kittens alumni posts. They're so much fun.

    But the first adult photo of Miss Enid showing her grown up angel wings adorned back gave me reason to comment. In that photo, it looks like she has a ridge of fur running down her spine. My Mr. Mistofelees has such a ridge. Besides Mr. M, I've never seen a cat with a spine ridge before.

    What pretty girls Enid and Hester Sue are. All the alumni are beautiful.

    Buddy, Tiger and Mr. M's Mom

  8. These two sound like a delightful handful. Such a wonderful update!

  9. These girls were two of my faves. Good to see they are healthy and lively.

  10. Oh my - those wings, Enid! I'd have guessed you would be the jumper with them. I have a singer also, but he usually only sings to me.

  11. These girls were before I found the IBKC. Her little wings are so sweet. Both of them are beautiful ladies and I'm glad they have family that appreciates them.



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