Cricket: I'm all fuzzy.
Karen Jo: You wouldn't hold still. This is the best I could manage at the time.
Cricket: Oh, well. I'm Cricket. I'm 3 years old but I only weigh 6 pounds. The only thing that I remember about the before time is that I had a kitty buddy that I was taken away from and I ended up here in early October. I am in the safe room here, where I still spend a lot of time. When I first got here Mom was told that I was lonesome for kitty company, so Mom put Maddie in the safe room with me. That didn't quite work out. Maddie ran out as soon as Mom opened the door again and wouldn't come back in. I stayed in the safe room for a week, with little trips of a few minutes each, to explore. Then I came out for good, but this is still my favorite room. When I had been out for a week, Chevelle came to live here.
Karen Jo: I was amazed at Clancy's reaction to tiny Chevelle. They sniffed each other all over, then Chevelle rubbed up against Clancy and he accepted it. He is extremely gentle with her and they even play together. It's hilarious to see tiny four pound Chevelle chasing huge Clancy down the hall
Chevelle: At bedtime, Cricket went back into the safe room and I followed her. Mom shut the door again. MEOW! Mom opened the door again and it has been open ever since.
Karen Jo: You get the Brave Kitten award for being the very first kitten ever to want the door open forever on your first trip out of the safe room.
Chevelle: I have lots of fun now. Almost all of the other kitties like me and I cuddle with Cricket and play with Clancy, Gandalf and Maddie. The photo is of Gandalf and me cuddling.
Rocio, Bambino, Julius, Tabitha and Maddie: What about US! We want a turn.
Karen Jo: It's your turn next time.