We're more than halfway through the Summer now and it's been eventful if nothing else (although how can we not love the gorgeous weather when so soon we'll find ourselves moaning about the rain, wind, snow and freezing temps!)
Everyone at our house is doing great albeit with abit of craziness for good measure. Calvin and Clarence are doing wonderfully, both purr at the drop of a hat now and currently, at just over 3 months, are both at the stage where they are "all legs" with little bodies! (you've got to love the growth spurt in little ones). When we're home they now have full roam of the house or should I say "full toy" of the house, since it seems as though anything and everything is a toy - something to be chewed, scratched, pounced on or licked.........there's been so many things we've had to put away so that they don't become utterly destroyed. Distressing at times yes, but overall we're reminded that these are just "things" and that when you look into their precious adorable faces and see how happy they are, and what could have been their future had we not brought them inside..........you get a quick reality check on what's really most important.
They love Farley and thoroughly enjoy using his tail as a swatting wand.....Farley has been very good about it, and has started to engage both boys in play which is hilarious to watch, kind of like Godzilla Meets Bambi! There are moments however when all three of the Big Boys have to take time outs from the kiddlings (as we affectionately refer to C&C), but aside from Rocky being completely disgusted by the whole situation, we're doing okay.
We've also been able to trap and spay (as well as vaccinate) Calvin & Clarence's Mommy who we've named "Cleopatra" - she too seems so much happier now that the the neighbourhood studs are not constantly fighting over her and stalking her at every turn for a little action. Speaking of our neighbourhood romeos, we have a beautiful orange tabby whom we've called "Red" that is SUPER friendly and we're hoping to get into clinic tomorrow for a neuter. He is just gorgeous, young and incredibly friendly, so we're really hopeful that we can find him a home once he's ready.
We didn't start out this Summer thinking TNR work, but it just goes to show that you just never know what's around the next corner in life. A thank you to Karen, Robin, Heather & Sara for the immense amount of invaluable information and support they've been to assist Steve and I in (and our neighbours) down this new road of feral kitties.
Okay enough chatter - here's the latest pictures for you're viewing pleasure; Happy Weekend to everyone!