This cat can rightfully claim to have Nine Lives (catfood, that is). And we wouldn't think of imposing on him to share.
Kitty Cat, meet Bigfoot. Oops, I don't know if that's Ken or Judy. But we've both got big feet and like to play footsie.
Kitty Cat had much to explore in his first few days with us. Such as our photographic capabilities. Such things are very important to a cool cat who wants to be always in the know and on the cutting edge.
He's quite a little gentleman, seemingly knowing when to keep those razor claws retracted. He really doesn't have to discipline us very often.
He investigates some of our comfy, cozy, and lofty perches. Many ideal spots for cat naps in the Loyd dwelling.
A cat that is secure with his place in the family feels free to "let his hair down." He knows that our couch is his couch. And you can pretty much substitute anything else we own for the word "couch."
We decided Kitty Cat was the best name for this kitten since that's what Brianna and Claire are learning to call furry creatures of his species. His name may be rather generic, but his personality is one-of-a-kind. Brianna is accustomed to walking or crawling under my legs, but it's a new experience for anything to walk under her legs!
Kitty Cat is fascinated with the grandbabies's array of toys. Which by default, are part of his feline domain. He may be figuring out how to make music like the girls. Or wondering if these colorful critters are edible. . . .
Bri decides to introduce some of her favorite books to Kitty Cat.
And as you can see, storytime is a huge success. Kitty Cat likes books just as much as Brianna and Claire. Technically, Kitty Cat is their youngest uncle, but we won't try to explain that one.
Claire readily notices the family resemblance, but the tail presents a mystery.
Claire thinks Kitty Cat's toys are pretty neat. But not as good as hers, of course.
Even a young, naive kitten knows better than to let a little girl dress her up like a baby and put him in a stroller. But just wait a few weeks.
Kitty Cat passes the "Meet and Greet" with flying colors. Claire's opinion means a lot to us.
Kitty Cat has uncanny balance and loves to show off his skills. He's a good-natured, laid-back, user-friendly Tuxedo Cat (Judy came across the latter info in a newspaper article).
Kitty Cat is totally in favor of educational toys such as this dump truck. Let's just hope one of the babies doesn't transform it into a guillotine. Such is the nature of their creative little minds.
Judy has done a masterful job as Kitty Cat's surrogate mother. The only time we wonder if he has memories of his real-but-absentee mommy is when he softens up this plush, silky afghan. But mostly he just snuggles with us. Or crawls under the bed. Whatever.
Awwww. Isn't that sweet? Welcome to the family, Kitty Cat Loyd.