2, 2010 -
HORRIFIED to find one of our beautiful kittens limping with
a loose leg! I knew RIGHT AWAY that it was BROKEN!! Surprisingly
he didn't appear to be in any pain whatsoever! It was a beyond
sad, sad day!
3, 2010 -
Arriving at Dr. Leah's office first thing in the morning she
gave him some anesthetic so she was able to examine him and
get a good x-ray of his leg. As soon as she slid the x-ray
into the light box on the wall I bust into tears!! The break
was right through! Dr. Leah informed me that because the break
was just below the hip bone and straight across, verses diagonally,
he would need a pin/plate put in as well as an external metal
brace that wrapped around his leg and screwed into the bones
to hold it in place so no movement would rotate or move it
as it healed. This would require a minimum of 8 weeks of being
confined to a small kennel as well as many vet visits, x-rays
to make sure it was all set properly and antibiotics to ensure
no infection. We also had no way of knowing what complications
would arise along the way or how much nerve damage was already
done to his leg!
sent over his x-rays to the surgeon and waited for the quote.
With everything racing through my head I was faced with some
of the hardest decisions and my head was SPINNING out of control!
just couldn't live with ourselves with the option of putting
this baby to sleep, it just wasn't fair! I can not begin to
tell you how many hours I have cried!! We only want what is
best for him.
Was it fair to put this poor baby through such an extensive
surgery and then recovery...I didn't feel it was fair that
we took his life either! The quote came in at $2800 to $3500!
WHAT WAS I GOING TO DO!!!!!
Leah suggested that she amputate his leg as the surgery to
repair his leg and recovery would be far more extensive and
painful. Said amputation would be much better than putting
him to sleep! Said that cats with three legs (especially loosing
a back) live a very normal life and you would never know that
he only had three legs! She told me about a cat named Priscilla
who was dropped off at her clinic to be euthanized as they
couldn't afford the amputaion. Dr. Leah just couldn't put
this sweet kitty to sleep being that she was totally healthy
so she decided to go ahead with the surgery!
awoke from the surgery purring and as soon as Donna, one of
the staff members saw her... she just had to take her home!
That was four years ago and Priscilla is doing GREAT! Lives
with other cats and dogs and has no problems at all!
Leah had Donna give me a call to help ease some of the questions
that were swirling around in my head! It was so wonderful
to talk to Donna as she reassured me that amputating his leg
wouldn't change who he was... explained that I would be amazed
at how well he would do!
Leah reassured me once again, along with so many others, that
it is best to have this poor boys leg amputated... So with
beyond breaking hearts he is scheduled for surgery tomorrow
4, 2010 -
I have to say this is "the hardest decision" I have
ever had to make! The fate of this sweet boy lay in our hands...
and we refused to let him go!!
strength and determination is truly inspiring! Through all
the tears and emotions we have been experiencing... he hasn't
shown any sign of pain or stress. He has continued to purr
and headbutt us all... even been kneading his paws.
just dropped him off early this morning where he greeted all
the staff with excitment! I know he is in the best of hands!!
We pray his surgery goes well!
what seemed like an eternity... I just received the call we
have been anxiously waiting for... Dr. Leah said the surgery
was all done and had gone VERY, VERY WELLl! Said he did so
amazingly and even woke up purring! We are to bring him home
later this evening... we can't wait to give him a GREAT BIG
were there right at 5:30 to pick him up and Dr. Leah greeted
us just as we came through the door! She was beyond thrilled
at how well he did through the surgery and was amazed at how
quickly he came out of the anesthetic... never would you have
thought he just had major surgery!! As they brought him to
us he was stuck to the front of the kennel with all purrs...
I poked my finger through and he started to rub his head back
and forth with great force looking for some love!
we arrived home we wrapped him in a nice warm fuzzy blanket
and held him and gave him lots of hugs and kisses... he soaked
it all up!! He literally hasn't stopped purring! I now know
we truly did the right thing! He hasn't changed one bit...
just because he is missing a leg, doesn't make him any different
inside! He's still that same ball of fur that is always happy
to see everyone! I can assure you he's certainly going to
be VERY SPOILED!!!!
Look at this boy!!! He was so excited when
we gave him his sparkle ball!
He rolled it around and even got excited!
Such a special moment...!
I can say is my heart is EXPLODING! I just can't put into
words how all the draining pain and mixed emotions that I
have gone through these past few days have been subsided by
the unconditional love this boy have given us! He shows no
pain... no heartache... no distress whatsoever! He has even
wanted to PLAY and we can't get over how much spunk he has!!!
What more could I have asked for? I just wanted to know that
I made the right decision and he has more than reassured me
He hasn't stopped purring!!!! More photos
were somewhat worried about how the surgery would affect our
children aged 13 and almost 16... but the minute they saw
his purring face their hearts FLEW!!! They can't get any homework
done as they can't seem get enough headputts!! As they talk
to him softly his eyes close slightly in contentment as you
can see him smiling inside.
he is using his litter box and able to walk around within
the confines of his small kennel. He needs to stay confined
for several days for stitches to really heal before he is
free to walk around... and he's all ready wanting to get out
and PLAY!! His eyes BULGE when he sees all the toys!!!
has eaten a wonderful dinner and continues to eat his crunchies!
I gave him some water and he stuck his foot in it to see where
the level was before he had a drink! Sooooo CUTE!!
am going to post some photos below... but don't want to disturb
anyone. So please don't scroll down if you think the photos
may bather you. AMAZINGLY.. he certainly doesn't show any
signs whatsoever of being affected by the fact he has lost
a leg... he's a REAL TROOPER and an INSPIRATION TO US ALL!!!
a MORNING!!! Greeted by the most amazing purrs as I lifted
him from his kennel for some love. He literally climbed up
my chest to give me the most intense headbutts! Those kneading
paws were going a mile a minute! He's just such a HAPPY kitten!!
in my arms with such energy I placed him on the carpet ever
so carefully with my arms wrapped around so I could see how
he balanced... and he literally ever so gracefully JUMPED
OVER MY ARMS and happily ran off! It was as if he was walking
on all fours!! Balance problems?... NONE!!! UNBELIEVABLE!
I was so taken back that I could hardly breath! I walked across
the room and scooped the purring motor machine into my arms
and boy did he get some GREAT BIG KISSES!!
much as we would love to let his run around Dr. Leah says
that he needs time to heal. Too much exercise right now may
cause swelling and delayed healing of his incision. Not only
does the skin on the outside needs to heal but the muscles
on the inside. She has said he can have short periods to move
around in a screen cat tent that we have... it's about 3 x
5, but not for long. Once his stitches come out in about 10
days.. he will have freedom!
he shows no sign of being in any pain nor does he show any
signs of emotional distress! He's eating and drinking well,
using his litter box and continues to BLOW OUR MINDS with
DISBELIEF!! Our hearts are exploding right now!
what can I say... he's FULL OF BEANS!! You would think his
motor would run out... Nope, NOT A CHANCE!! You would think
he would be some what worn out with everything he has been
through... Nope, NOT A CHANCE!!!
had given him a feather toy earlier to play with and ended
up having to take it away because he was getting TOO EXCITED
with it! So after a 15 minute walk around in his screen tent
he was back for a good snooze in his kennel to get some rest.
I warmed up his little warming pack and he lays right on top
of it every time... He really finds it comforting and it calms
him right down.
great news... his incision isn't bothering him one bit! It's
clean, no redness, no bruising and no swelling! ...YEAH!!
with LEAPS and BOUNDS he continues to do so incredibly well!
have to say this is equally heart warming!
precious boy was spoken for before he was even born by a WONDERFUL
family who owns another one of our kitties. The family wanted
a blue boy so if there was one in the next litter... he was
theirs! The day had finally arrived when two beautiful blue
kittens were born! It was beyond exciting for them to know
the 12 week count down for him to come home had just begun!
the family has been anxiously waiting 9 long weeks... with
only 3 weeks left till he was able to come home! Below are
some of the photos I sent them every two weeks to they could
enjoy watching him grow and create many memories of him as
he grows older. You can only imagine how devastated they were
when they received the tragic news of his accident! As DEVASTATED
as we were!!
have been sending them updates and never expected them to
still want to take him... I offered to send their deposit
back as well as another kitten. They needed time to think
things through as this was quite the unexpected blow to have
to take so suddenly! Just not something you think about happening!
much thought they sent me this...
all decided that we do still want him. He is still an Abby
, with the Abby soul and all the unique character traits that
we have come to love. Four legs or three does not change that!"
had me in tears once again! Of Course there were many unanswered
questions.. How would "he" do with the other cats?
How would the other cats do with him being different? How
would he be able to play with the other cats? As much as they
wanted him they also wanted to think about what was best for
him and their other cats...
vet has reassured them that there shouldn't be any problems.
That there are lots of three legged dogs and cats with other
four legged siblings and do just fine. We have heard from
so many others that say the same thing!
I received another email saying that they still wanted to
pay for him to help offset the vet costs! Unbelievable! Most
people wouldn't have even considered taking him, let alone
paying for him! As kind of an offer as that was, I just don't
feel right charging them for him with everything he has just
gone through. The vet bills are peanuts considering how blessed
we are to have experienced such a little treasure!! He has
touched our lives in so many ways!! We have allot to learn
from this little bundle of joy!
family is thinking of the perfect name for him... Something
really special. So if anyone has any ideas please send them
and i'll be happy to forward them on.
thank the family for opening their hearts and home for this
special boy! He couldn't be going to a more wonderful home!
lots of wonderful greetings every morning from this little
one! He loves the special time we have when I lay him on his
back on my lap and give him a full body and ear massage! Aby's
LOVE their ears rubbed!! He just lays there soaking it all
in, kneading his paws and purring away!
is no stopping this furball... he certainly doesn't want you
feeling sorry for him!
cooped up for so long his energy level is getting so much
crazier! He just wants to GO...GO...GO!!! He doesn't know
what to do with all his pent up energy and being a furball
with tiny SHARP CLAWS... you can only imagine what my hands
are starting to look like. I can't resist cause he's just
too cute!! He's just SO PLAYFUL right now and we are trying
to keep him calm... YA RIGHT... an ABYSSINIAN KITTEN STAY
CALM!!! HA HA... just not possible!!
a rare moment below was captured as I carefully snuck up and
caught him sleeping!
Caught him right in the middle of a cat-nap!
All pooped out from chasing his tail!
moved his screen tent closer to our 90 gallon aquarium so
he could watch all the tropical fish. He sits nice and quiet
while watching his kitty TV!! He finds it very entertaining
and a great way to pass the time! I enjoy picking him up and
together sitting in front of the tank. The fish are very brave
and swim right up to him to check him out... they LOVE to
tease the cats!!. It's so cute to watch his curious little
face and wonder what he is thinking.
Kitty TV at it's finest!
Our fish love bugging the cats!
he is watching the fish we are able to leave him in the tent
a little longer. As long as he is relaxing and not playing
around to rough, otherwise he has to go back to his kennel
certainly isn't bothered by sleeping on his stitches cause
he'll just flop down and stretch right out! AMAZING considering
what has just been done only 2 days ago!!!
Look at that face!!
his evening he had us all in stitches laughing watching him
chase and play with his tail! He is quite the character! This
afternoon he was in the screen tent when I unzipped it just
enough to give him fresh water and he ZOOMED through the hole
and shot across the room ready to take on the world!! He was
so happy to run free! He just never ceases to amaze us all!
keep saying to each other over and over... "WOW, can
you believe how well he is doing?...How well he is getting
around?" It's only been two full days since his surgery
and he still acts like nothing has happened! His stitches
remain VERY clean, no redness, no bruising and no seeping
at all. He doesn't even touch them... what a GOOD BOY!
and the family has all decided on a name and I really think
it suits him! Ajani (Ah-jah NEE) meaning "he who wins
struggles" ...It's of African Origin. Their daughter
wanted Tut to be added to it as well.. which i think is SOOOO
cute! So his official name will be Ajani
Tut! Just PURR-FECT!!
Tut continues to do very well! Incision looks great, no swelling
or anything and he hasn't touched any of his stitches. We
have been letting him stay longer in the tent as long as he
is spending lots of time resting in his bed. He really enjoys
it in there!!
Another photo that I had to sneak up on! As
soon as he sees you coming, he comes running! So it's hard
to get snooz'in photos! He's always so happy to see everyone!
way he is able to get up and walk around but isn't going crazy.
He has gotten out a few times when we are cleaning his litter
box or serving his meals... and I must say he's getting harder
to catch! He thinks it's a game! We took some photos of him
Sunday just as he got ou... as he was so excited to be playing
with a few toys that were scattered on the floor. He went
from one toy to the next... It was TOO CUTE!!
He LOVES this mouse tou!
He was so excited to find a straw!! They make
one of the best cat toys!!
really enjoy packing him around on his back while rubbing
his tummy... as soon as someone comes up to say "Hi"
to him, Ajani reaches up with his paws and touches your face.
He is normally quite gentle. Our children have really taken
to him as he's just such so "happy"all the time!
He has so much expression in his face which makes you melt
just looking at him. He's continues to do VERY, VERY WELL!!
Way to go Ajani Tut!!
isn't a day that goes by that Ajani Tut doesn't put a smile
upon our faces! Looking back to just over a week ago when
I was faced with one of the biggest decisions, I knew I needed
to pull myself together and be strong to be able to help Ajani
through all he was about to experience loosing a leg... I
have to say it's been completely the opposite! It's Ajani
Tut that has pulled all of us through this! He never once
has made us feel sorry for him... it's as if he's smiling
all the time. Every morning we are greeted with such loving
headbutts and purrs and a "Good Morning" as he softly
touches his foot to our face.
"Good Morning Stephanie!" xo
also have to say this has been such a life learning experience
to us all! Especially our children as we really weren't sure
how they would handle it!
Ajani has shown us that you take things as they come and continue
to move forward through the difficult times! It's how you
deal with what life puts in your path... and to focus on the
positive! Be happy for what you have and not what you don't
have... we are very blessed that Ajani Tut has touched our
lives in so many ways!
well on his way to recovery and gets his stitches out on Tuesday,
May 18th. Everyone at our vets office is so excited to see
- (14 days from surgery - Stitches Out)
WE have quite the updates to share...
His favourite mouse toy with feather for a
off , today everyone at our vets was so excited to see Ajani
Tut again. Dr. Leah Montgomery did a thorough exam and took
out his stitches. Everything has healed so well and she was
very please with the muscle mass around his bone (hip area)
which is needed to protect him. He was purring and headbutting
the entire time she was taking out his stitches!!
now officially allowed to run loose more often and strengthen
his muscles back up. If all goes well he may be able to go
to his new home around June 18th when he is 16 weeks old.
This will give him a chance to gain some strength, grow and
put on more weight. Although we will reevaluate everything
as we get closer to see what is best for Ajani Tut.
are enjoying every minute we have with him and only want to
send him home when he is fully ready and strong enough! Surprisingly
he is doing very well (see below).
in the evening we let Ajani and our new boy Taiko play, and
you should have seen Ajani's face!! Well the two of them had
a absolute blast! After about 4 or 5 minutes I had to separate
them as they were "BOTH" getting too rough!
was AMAZING to see Ajani Tut so into play fighting, giving
it right back full force and wanting more! It sure looks rough
but no one was letting out any yelps so they weren't hurting
at Ajani instigating more! He wasn't backing away at all!
Quite the feisty little guy especially with the size difference!
about 4 or 5 minutes I separated them so Ajani could have
a break. He snoozed for hours after... :o)
morning it was time for more freedom... "OH Yes, all
those WONDERFUL TOYS!"
must say his engery level has really increased! He is getting
more rough in play from not being able to run off his energy
over the past couple of weeks. He even ran out and attacked
my leg as I was walking by.. unfortunately his nails are VERY
SHARP and I don't want to clip them as it gives him something
to hang on with. He relies on them more than ever right now...
slows him down!! We have had to limit his loose time and if
he doesn't slow down we have to put him in his tent to have
a break! We certainly don't want him injuring is other leg!
Look at him... what a "HAM"!!! Kittens are so much
fun... four legs, three legs... he doesn't seem to care!
at how well he is balancing... It has been 15 days today since
he had the surgery to have his leg amputated.
a tiny break...
OFF ONCE AGAIN!!
will play and play and play ALL DAY LONG if we let him! Take
a look at the next set of photos... he never ceases to amaze
us all!! After a good break from this mornings romp I let
him out again just before the kids came home from school,
this time he was SO EXCITED when he found a furry mouse and
dragged it around and around. I must say I was in complete
horror as you will see in the next series of photos...
AT THIS!!! Right before my eyes he flew up the back of the
couch with his mouse in his mouth! He had no problems at all!!
You should have seen how proud he was! I was so shocked I
wasn't sure if i should stop him or let him enjoy and explore
his own boundaries? I'm sure if it hurt in any way, he would
up to the top...
over the other side!!
back up and he is still so proudly packing the mouse in his
back over the other side! He hasn't dropped the mouse and
hasn't slowed down!
full out across the kitchen floor!!
to go right back up once again!
he realized he could climb, then it became a game... Up AGAIN...
AGAIN!! This time looking for his mouse?
Tut... All PROUD and POOPED OUT!!!
an accomplishment!! Look at his happy face!! He continues
to be a joy to watch each and every day! He's just out to
have fun... ALL THE TIME!!!
Sunday we celebrated my mom's birthday. Ajani was enjoying
some playtime or shall I say crazy time when eventually he
tuckered himself out and curled up in my mothers arms. We
had to postpone the cake, coffee and presents as my mom was
thoroughly enjoying him zonked in her arms and didn't want
to disturb him. It was so cute!!
hair is growing back very quickly where it was all shaved
off... he continues to do very, very well!!
been a while since I have updated and Ajani Tut continues
to enjoy life to the fullest. Him and Taiko have become best
of buddies and have so much fun playing and rough housing
together! Ajani has no problem keeping up, in fact he is usually
the one instigating and chaising Taiko! They play very rough
together but never hurt each other. It's all in FUN! Still
continues to amaze us how well he does with only three legs!!
you see Ajani stalking Taiko, really to attack full on from
sneaking up on Taiko all in fun...
Taiko has the toy spring and knows Ajani wants it... Ajani
is coming to steal it away!
who WINS!!! Such a PROUD BOY!!
is almost ready to go to his new home, we certainly are really
going to miss him. He has touched our hearts in so many ways
but couldn't be more thrilled about the wonderful family that
has opened their hearts and home to him. We know he will bring
them much joy as they will to him! We have seen first hand
and now know he will have no problems keeping up with his
"new to be four legged fur-family" as he certainly
hasn't had a problem here! Way to go Ajani Tut!!
sure is heartwarming to have such a happy endings to such
a tragic story!
Ajani Tut is just
thriving! Enjoying everyday to the fullest! He will be heading
for his new home in Edmonton, Alberta on July 5th. Everyone
is ecstatic to finally meet him! It going to be an emotional
day for us as we will be very sad to see him off and are going
to miss him so much! Although I know his family will send
us updates and lots of photos as they already have one of
our babies from fall of 2009.... named Hobe Wyatt! Plus two
other precious fur balls! Ajani is going to fit right in...
I don't dought it for a second.
Here is a special
photo of me and Ajani that I want to share. He will always
hold a very special place within my heart FOREVER and EVER!!!
Ajani has been an inspiration to our entire family and we
feel so blessed he has touched our lives in so many ways!
Tracy and Ajani... I could squeeze him all
you all the very best Ajani Tut!!
Well, tomorrow is
the big day! Ajani's kennel is all ready marked and filled
with toys and a comfy blanket to lay on for his travels.
He is all booked
on Westjet's flight headed for Edmonton to meet his new family
for the first time. It is going to be a very emotional day
for us all as we have grown so very attached to him and are
going to miss him dearly! His new family are all excited for
him to finally be able to come home and meet the gang. Ajani
will have 3 new feline siblings to get to know... one by the
name of Hobe Wyatt who is an Aby they purchased from us last
Look at how content he is...
...not a worry in the world!
We have been spending
as much quality time with Ajani as we can and soaking up every
minute of it! He started playing fetch a few days ago and
hasn't stopped since!! He runs and fetches bringing it back
dropping it right at your feet or if you are sitting down
he will place it right in front of you. It's so much fun to
see how proud he is as he brings it back over and over again!!
Then he will plop down and take a short break before he's
up and at it once again!
Ajani Tut's new favourite game... "Feline
Brings it back over and over.... Round ONE!
....Round 3 and many more to follow!!!!
Time to rest and play "Feline Fishing".
Such a handsome, regal boy!!
Well, today is the
day... One last playtime with Ajani before he is all ready
After his playtime
I put him in his kennel and he was in instant play mode!!
Look at that look
on his face... PRICELESS!!!
Then he notices the
block of ice that was in his water container... it had a skiff
of water on the top and he thought that was AWESOME!!! He
started batting at it and getting all excited!!
He kept batting at
it until he stuck his whole face in! Oh, I must say I was
almost on the floor laughing! He's such a character!!
He was licking at
the block of ice and pressing his face in more...
Water is splahing
everywhere and he pulls his face out all dripping wet!!
Looking so pleased
with himself as water drips from his face!! Oh he is just
always out to have a good time! He really makes the best of
everything!! What an amazing little man he is!!
Well, he's all ready
to go... Off to the Arirport headed for Edmonton!
It has been quite
the journey looking back! One we will cherish FOREVER! Alot
of life lessons have be learned from this inpirational furball!!
...and I'm sure many more to come.
I will be sure to
update Ajani's tribute page as I receive updates from his
new family. I don't suspect he will have any problems settling
into his new home.
We will NEVER FORGET
YOU Ajani Tut... you will always hold a special place within
our hearts, FOREVER!!!
Tut's New Home Updates
- (Arriving home for the first time)
Just got home after picking him up - he's absolutely beautiful
and happy as can be!
He is very, very
active since arriving home!
HE HAS BEEN PLAYING WITH US IN HIS ROOM ALL EVENING. Our sweet
little orange boy was hanging around the door and slipped
in as I went out. I ran to get him but Ajani sprang out from
under the bed and tackled him and started wrestling him. Poor
Spennie was so stunned ! He has been in and out of the room
tonight and there has been no hissing at all. They seem to
be just fine.
Wow! What a little dynamo!
Hobe Wyatt sniffed him under the door and has been growling
a little. We'll try them tomorrow a bit.
Ajani is so sweet and so affectionate lots of purrs and head
We will kiss him good night for you!
Thanks so much Tracy!
Good news! Ajani
and HobeWyatt are now wrestling buddies. Ajani is a very agile
wrestler. He leaps on HW while he is in one of those little
cat beds with the peaked roof. They roll and tumble in there
until one pops out, usually Ajani and them he's right back
in for another attack.
This little guy is very confident. I let him out today to
explore the house a bit. He Checked out every corner and pounced
on many cats as he did so!
He is amazing. We are enjoying him so much. Thank you for
Here are a few shots
of Ajani's first days here in his new home. He has become
great friends with 2 of his brothers , the boss (Finn), isn't
sure what to make of him. When Finn tries to put him in his
place the little rascal jumps him and tries to wrestle!
From top to bottom... Hobe Wyatt, Spennie
and Finn (Ajani's new fur family)... All wondering what on
earth is going on in that room??? ...."Do we hear
He has also got Cirak
(the dog) quite confused. Rather than run away when Cirak
comes around he just stands there and puffs his tail. Cirak
slinks away and he follows him, if Cirak lies down he comes
right up and just stares at him. I think Cirak is a litle
bit afraid of him. Its quite funny.
He's sure making himself right at home...
Ajani loves laying on his back!! He's such
Anyway, as you can
tell he has made himself right at home. He semms to have no
fear, just very, very curious. We are to be careful because
if we open the fridge he will hop right inside.
Morgan and Ajani... what a SWEET phot!!!
Ajani just loves kids and is soaking it all
in!! A hug from Morgan is just the BEST!! He is so happy!!
is such a lover and a cuddler too. He has already stolen our
hearts and any visitors who have met him too!
Ajani reaching for Hobe Wyatt's tail!! He
never stops playing!!
for sending us this very special little boy, Tracy.
Ajani and Cirak...
Poor Cirak is not
quite sure what to make of this guy. Ajani is very interested
in Cirak. He will follow him and grab his back legs or swat
at his tail. When Cirak tries to initiate some play then he
puffs up and hisses at him. This morning he decided to try
out Cirak's breakfast!
Ajani's canine sibling, Cirak... isn't quite
sure what to make of Ajani's boldness!!
Especially when he is being a PEST!!! Ajani
is giving poor Cirak a nip...
...and then pushes him to get his attention...
look at Cirak's face! He looks a little confused... not too
sure what to think!!
Goodness Ajani Tut... you really are FULL
Oh... the look on Cirak's face is priceless!!!!
...and now Ajani thinks Cirak should share
WHAT A HAM... poor Cirak!!!!
We are having a blast
just watching this ones antics. He has quite the personality.
Ajani and Hobe Wyatt just chill'in out together!!
Hope your summer
holiday is going well so far. Its going way too fast for me!
Talk soon, Lynne
The cats are doing very well. Ajani is always busy keeping
us amused with his antics. He is a real character! He is so
full of purrs and head butts and loves to be cuddled too.
Meagan and Ajani cuddling...
Every night when
I settle into bed they all jump up and get their little cat
treats. Ajani runs up his little step stool and pushes straight
to the front of the group for his treats. After treats he
brings his favorite toy for this week, a curled up fuzzy pipe
cleaner that he stole from Morgans craft box. I toss it over
to the floor and he dives for it and then scampers up his
step stool, brings it over for more fetch! He will do this
10 or more times before he poops out.
Ajani's sleepy head.
Ajani's Aby buddy... Hobe Wyatt.
He is terrible for
trying to get up on the counter during food preparation. He
can't leap up on counters, so he will get on a kitchen chair,
pop onto the table then leap acroos to the island. When we
put him down he's right back up again the same route. If you
turn your back for a minute he will rush in and grab a piece
of food and run off with it!
Ajani continues to delight in tormenting poor Cirak. lol!
He will get up onto something higher and sit there tapping
Cirak on the face or even leans over and gives him a little
bite on the ear. Cirak just shakes his head or gives a little
yip of complaint. When we have Cirak sit down in the kitchen
for an ear cleaning Ajani will always sit behind him and grab
and play with his tail. Its so funny to watch. I will try
to get my camera ready to catch some of his antics on film.
Fin and Spennie... Ajani's buddies!
He also continues
to ponce on Finn! I think he may be wearing poor Finn down
cause I caught them sitting together last week and Finn was
licking him. Well, until Ajani pounced and started to wrestle!
Finn left in a huff and Ajani was left sitting there with
this look on his face like, "Why did he leave? Whats
Well thats the news with the abbys in our household! As you
can tell they are a constant source of entertainment! Mr.
AjaniTut has definately stolen everyones heart!
Take care. Best to you and the family and all your kitties.
Well, yesterday happened
to be sheet changing day for our beds.
As you can see I
had lots of help!
And yet...... it
seemed to take much longer than usual ! lol
I'll send more pics as opportunities arise.
Just had to tell
you a funny Ajani story!
Last Sunday we had a lovely roast dinner. I was carving the
roast and turned my back to check something on the stove.
During the 1 or 2 seconds my back was turned our "little
angel" popped up onto the island, snatched the roast
and proceeded to run off with half the roast in his mouth
( fork still in it) ! Mansel was qiuck enough to catch it
before it hit the floor! Wish I had snapped that photo!
He continues to entertain and keep us on our toes ........
He loves to give
sweet little kisses so its hard to stay mad at him. lol
Best to all,
Lynne and Ajani Tut
I was just thinking
about you this week and thinking that I need to send some
photos of our pair of rascals. They are both doing very well.
Ajani and Hobe Wyatt play fighting
Spennie, Hobe and Ajani just hanging out...
Ajani ... Playing Peek-a-boo!!
He continues to keep
us amused with his antics. He has explored our Xmas tree and
pretty much knocked off all the ornaments on the lower half
of the tree.
He loves helping
with the Chrismas present wrapping. Both Ajani and Hobe Wyatt
explore every bag that enters the house!
As you can see Ajani
is thriving and becoming quite a big boy. He and Hobe are
great buddies and are often partners in crime when getting
into trouble! Ajani loves shredding the paper off the ends
of wrapped presents.
He continues to torment
Cirak and especially loves to lay on the floor between the
island and the fridge sprawled across the space to block Cirak!
Cirak will sit down and yip and whine for us to move Ajani
so he can pass. Maybe someday they will become good friends.
PS... I threw in a couple of the long suffering
dog Cirak . lol
Ajani waiting for Santa... dreaming of furry
mice and canary soup!
Best Christmas wishes to you and the family,
Ajani's buddies... Spennie and Finn!
Ajani is so fortunate to have such a wonderful
two and four legged family!!
A few picks of
our 2 rascals. Just as we had hoped they are very much best
buddies. Ajani's birthday is coming up soon! Morgan is planning
a party (LOL) so we will send you the pics.
All the best,
Lynne, HW and 'jani T
wishes you a very, very Happy
Sending you a few
picks of Ajani on his 1 year old birthday!
Morgan made him a
delicious Cat cake.
Hobe Wyatt and Ajani
Morgan and Ajani...Such a BEAUTIFUL photo!!!
Take Care, Lynne
...Oh when Lynne sent me these photos... it REALLY
made me giggle!! You see... Cirak (their dog) didn't
mind cats... until Ajani came along, took over the
house and bossed poor Cirak around. Ajani makes sure
he lays full length across the kitchen floor so Cirak
can't come in...Cirak stands at the kitchen door and
whines for Lynne or Mansel to move Ajani so Cirak...
otherwise he won't enter.
Then at Christmas Lynne and Mansel went away and boarded
Cirak... they had a cat sitter come to the house for
the cats... well Ajani was even more bossy to Cirak
when he returned... Now LOOK!! Ajani had TAKEN OVER
Cirak's BED!! He looks SOOO PROUD!! ...What a BRAT!
These aby's (even with three legs) OWN everything...
including their owners!!
As the saying goes... "Cats RULE... dogs, druel!!"
I just had to share these... Look how happy Ajani
looks!! He certainly couldn't be more spoiled!!