This morning I would like to show you some photos of the grandcats. Last summer I introduced them in their precious kittenhood with this blog post: Did I forget to tell you I’m a grandma now? Or you may have seen Updates and videos of the grandkits written at the end of September a full year ago.
Hard to believe a year has passed, isn’t it? In the life of cats (and I suppose humans) a year is a big deal. Our two furry grandchildren–one named Mango who lives in San Diego with our son and daughter-in-law and one named Kinder who lives in New York City with our daughter–are now about one-and-a-half years old.
A couple of blog readers asked me recently: Hey, are you ever going to show pictures of your grandcats again? Obviously, it was time. I emailed the kids and requested said photos. They complied. I also asked for stories.
Here is a Mango story. Mango is the San Diego cat. She definitively knows two words now. (No, she can not speak–yet. But she understands the words perfectly.) The first word is “spider”. It means any sort of bug she can chase. She hears the word and heads off in an excited sprint. The second is a phrase. When she hears “breakfast time” she’s over-the-moon. It doesn’t necessarily mean breakfast–any feeding time will do.
She was also visited by a tiny eight-week-old kitten named Cheekie recently. The wee one chased our Mango all over the house. Poor sweet Mango. She’d never seen a kitten before!
Now for the Kinder story. Do you see the bird feeder hanging outside Kinder’s New York City apartment? Barry helped build it for our daughter when she visited in July. (Our daughter is a big fan of birds, as well as a fan of cats.)
Kinder spends long hours staring happily at the bird feeder.
Sometimes he even imitates the sound of birds chirping. I kid you not.
His meow tries desperately to turn into a tweet, tweet, tweet.
(It usually doesn’t succeed, but he tries.)
Someday we shall meet the grandcats. (We’ve seen the kids this year but not the cats, alas.)
Hopefully sooner than later!
I hope you all enjoyed the update.