Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Mittenflosses!! Those Glorious Mittenflosses!!

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 It feels like the fabulous Mittenfloss boys weren't here all that long ago, but those cuties will be turning one year in just a couple of weeks.

I've stayed in close contact with Sara, their mama, so I've been able to keep my eyes on their antics. You'll see in the update that follows, the boys are gorgeous, charming and highly entertaining --- just like they were as wee kittens.

Here's what Sara had to say about the Mittenflosses:

Both are have medium length coats but for some reason, their tails are incredibly fluffy!!! Its one of my favorite trails about them. Both are very shy with visitors and are obsessed with the shower/water. Their favorite toy is the fur mouse from Mud Bay. They actually run around with the mouse in their mouths growling (they each get one but of course, they want the same one). They also like crumpled-up receipts... They've already starred in their own magazine spread (see photos below) and have their own Instagram following. Turns out when I'm doing a photo shoot, they absolutely MUST tear through the set and destroy things.

Darcy: 

Renamed since Fielding! was hard to shout because it turns out, he is the mischievous one of the batch. He stands half-way behind doors brooding, so Mr. Darcy was a perfect fit for him. He's slender and chatters more than meows. His little tabby stripes are starting to show too. He LOVES to play fetch with his mouse and is a huge snuggler that just licks and nuzzles all night long. He sleeps on my chest or curled up like a teddy bear on my side every night. I also cannot tie my shoes without his assistance. For some reason, I call him Darcy-cakes. No clue why. Like I said before, he's the troublemaker.

Bart:

Never, ever would I have thought I'd have a cat that makes me actually LAUGH at much as Bart. He has the most expressive, concerned face. He's also a cuddler. He doesn't sleep with me every night but sometimes I'll catch him at the foot of the bed. However, when I'm awake, he is my lap cat. If I get up, he follows me. He's my little shadow. His favorite way to lay is on his back with his tubby belly showing or propped up with his legs out, sitting like a person. He's very, very tubby... we're working on that :) When he's not eating, he's chasing raindrops streaming on the outside of the window, or eyeing my Dr. Pepper, trying to catch the carbonated bubbles. He's a true Seattle techie and likes to type on the computer or watch me work. He never gets in trouble -- but he does follow Darcy into mischief.

 I am so, so thankful every day that they came as a pair. They are both wonderful babies individually, obviously, but they love each other so much and its adorable seeing that love.














These boys were always so photogenic, and their stay with us was well-documented. Please visit the archives for more of their cuteness,  and be sure to read their adoption tale HERE.


Thanks for sharing your boys with us today, Sara. And thanks for loving them so much! It's so nice to see how much joy these boys bring you every single day!




22 comments:

  1. The tails! The tails make me swoon!

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  2. I LOVE these guys! I've been following their Instagram since Sara started it. One of my favorite kittygrams! Sara is a great catmom :D

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  3. The sheer gorgeousness. xxxx

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  4. I've read their Instagram for several months and I love Darcy and Bart's personalities so much!

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  5. They are adorable! I love following them on Instagram. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  6. I am struck by how many IBKC alums end up with short hair but fluffy tails! Is this just a common gene among cats in Tacoma, do you think? Sara thank you for the pictures! They look happy!

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    1. There do seem to be quite a few!

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    2. If their mamas are feral: maybe there's a Casanova boy cat out there who is charming the pants off more than his share of girl cats. And he has a fluffy tail... Now I really want to know! Hehe.

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  7. I've also been following The Mittenflosses (and Sara!) on Instagram for a while. I always look forward to seeing pictures of them being adorable :)

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  8. It took me a second to realize that there was a second kitty in the first pic. Also, the boys remind me of models from The Price is Right in the magazine shots. "Edna, your showcase begins with A SET OF NEW CAMPING GEAR!!!"

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    1. Your observation made me laugh-so true!

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  9. They are so beautiful!!!! Just followed them on Instagram so I can see more of them!

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  10. Love the Mittenflosses and their Instagram pics. Thanks for sharing all their antics, Sara.

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  11. I'm a loyal Instagram follower of these two. Watching them grow up and seeing their antics and love has been fabulous, and the new pics and vids are a highlight of my day.

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  12. That portrait of Bart on the tower (the pic before the mag shots)... So handsome! And that gaze. Swoon.
    And their big fat raccoon tails (the eating pic), haha! How cool.

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  13. Sara, you have a cat who sits like a person (so jealous!), yet on their instagram I don't see a single pic of him with sitting like that a beer bottle (or even a a remote control). What gives? :D

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    1. Well, actually... https://www.instagram.com/p/BFMNjBAROCH/

      Hahahah its pretty far back... 6 weeks ago... which, since I post a million photos a day, is a lot of scrolling! LOL

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    2. Omg, haha! Beer can AND a remote! Well done, ma'm, well done. Thank you so much!! (And with the scrolling at that! This really is a nice community. :)) I love those shots a little too much... I really should start a board on Pinterest with these shots. Scratch that, I WILL.

      Also, to Laurie: What a great idea to ask all the alumni's hoomins for updates, and to post them all at once. (Especially since you don't have any kittens right now.)It's like binge watching your shows. :)

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  14. They've both turned out so handsome, altho since they were so adorable as kittens, I shouldn't be surprised.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Linda

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  15. I love the picture of their fluffy tails. The magazine shoots are great, but I like the Mittenflosses better than any product being advertised!

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  16. I adore Darcy and Bart, and I love how fabulously loved they are!

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