Holiday Kitten Update

I realized today that I have not posted an update on the kittens in a long time.  Sorry!  Myka (the tabby) and Jerry (the short hair black) continue to thrive in their new homes.  No one wanted the long hair black kitten because of his shy personality.  When around a potential adopter, he hid.  When I gave him to a stranger to hold, he tried to get away.  So my husband and I decided to make Keanu a permanent part of our family.  I think that was his plan all along.  It just took awhile for us to get it.

That brings me to the buff kitten.  I placed him in a wonderful home only to have him boomerang back because he didn’t get along with the resident cat.  He is dominant.  He runs right up to other cats and goes nose to nose with them, even if they are hissing.  And MJ you were right about lynx points being large.  He is huge!  At five months of age he weighs over eight pounds.  His feet are enormous.  My husband and I named him Mauka which means towards the mountain in Hawaiian. 


Shortly after we decided to keep Mauka and Keanu, we lost our beloved 17 year old cat Genevieve.  Although they will never replace our precious girl, the kittens helped us through the grieving process with their unconditional love.  Who could resist these adorable little faces! 

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Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.