Hello Molly! Hello Kitties!

August 23, 2008

One of the perks of walking my dogs is getting to know my neighbors and their dogs that we bump into, and Jill is one of those people that I’ve gotten to know over the years. Jill has a shih tzu called Molly, and she is entirely devoted to this furball! Molly gets two walks daily, and she even has play dates with my other neighbor’s shih tzu Abby. What a life! Jill is also a cat lover, so I visited her house yesterday and got to know the other animals in the household.

Hello, Molly! Molly is eight years old this year and is quite the lady!

A lady always sits with her arms properly crossed!

Oh, it’s not easy being this beautiful.

It’s so funny that Molly always can go from full go-go-go mode to plopping down and tucking in for a quick snooze. She seems to know where all the good spots are in the house too!

This sofa is a good spot.

And who says only cats can enjoy a catnap on a cat tree?

What a ham!

As I mentioned, Jill is a lover of both cats and dogs, and it’s evident by her home decor. Check out these humorous dog and cat paintings!

And cat themed mini teapots!

Talking about cats, this is Misty, a rag doll that Jill adopted seven years ago.

Jill also two other cats named Suzie and Tiger, both which were a little camera shy that afternoon. Misty is a very expressive cat, and she was not shy in expressing her displeasure by all the commotion caused by the humans and the other animals during the photoshoot. I couldn’t help chuckling every time she would pass by me as I was snapping pictures of the other animals and emit a disapproving and drawn out meowl. A very adorable grouch that one!

Misty has her own mini sofa. A pink shabby chic sofa with mini pompom trim on the bottom!

And surprise! Jill told me that she had found three kittens in her backyard born by a feral cat, and has been fostering the threesome for a couple of months now. She would have loved to keep them for herself, but having three cats and Miss Molly (plus a very understanding husband Alex) is quite a handful already, so if you live in the Pasadena/Arcadia area and are interested in adopting any of the kittens, please e-mail Jill directly at jferris392@aol.com. The kittens are currently about 14 weeks. Let’s get to know them a little better, shall we?

This is Claudia, the only girl of the bunch. She is definitely an outgoing kitten, and was the first one to come out and play.

Claudia loves to play with her toys, and is both outgoing and mellow at the same time. Such a lovely gal!

That Pepe Tiger toy looks like someone I know…

Hi, Jerry! Jerry, short for Jeremiah Sunshine, is a little shy at first, but quickly warms up to strangers. Jill told me that Jerry acts as big brother to the two kittens, and Claudia is especially bonded to him. Every night, Claudia will knead her paws on Jerry and they will both cuddle up for the night.

These two adore each other!

What’s that up there?

The other boy in the litter is Casper, and he’s the shyest of the three.

Casper checking out the scene from a safe distance.

Getting closer…

We finally lured him out into the open with a little kitty food.

I guess she’s okay!

Casper’s got the most amazing markings and mesmerizing amber eyes. He reminds me a little of our Leonard the Leopard toy!

Doesn’t it look like a painter took a thick brush and drew across his body with bold black strokes?

Casper’s sitting style is the Tuck, where he curls his four paws under his body.

What a sweet boy! Due to his shyer nature, Jill’s wish is that whoever adopts Casper would also adopt either Claudia or Jerry so that it will make the transition for Casper easier. I think it just takes a little patience with this handsome guy. I was only at Jill’s place for a couple of hours, and within that time, Casper was already comfortable being in the same room with me and playing a couple of feet away.

Towards the end of my visit, all the kittens were pooped and settled down for a catnap.

Claudia settled for the top of the cat tree.

She looks like she’s having a good dream!

Jerry’s favorite toys. Jill had given Jerry the small white bear on the left as a sleeping companion when he was smaller, so he has a special affinity to white furry things. What a coincidence, I had brought our white oodles of poodles donut bed with me as a gift, and I decided to see how Jerry would like it.

What is this giant white bear?

Oooh, it is as soft as my favorite teddy bear!

Getting sleepy….

Okay, Pepe, you take the right side of the bed and I’ll take the left.

Awwww!!!

I think this is the best photo I’ve ever taken! I’ve read somewhere that all cats are photogenic, and I have to agree! It is impossible for Jerry to take a bad picture!

Even with the camera in his face, Jerry drifted off to sleep again.

Closeup of Jerry’s pink paw pads.

How can you possibly resist this boy?

Sweet dreams, Jerry!

Again, if you live in the Pasadena area and are interested in any of these kittens, please e-mail Jill directly at jferris392@aol.com. Claudia, Casper and Jerry already have their kitten shots and are litter box trained. They are also good with other cats and calm dogs like Molly. I will also give a free bed compliments of Room Candy to each of the lucky families who adopts these special kittens so they will be set for their new homes. Please pass the word to your friends and family about these kittens!

Linny

www.room-candy.com

Room Candy – always yummy!

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