Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Selfies: New Kids on the Block

My furbabies all requested a vacation day today. I granted them that, because everybuddy needs a day off every once in a awhile. Well, that, and also because I had a couple of other models at my disposal for today's always fun Sunday Selfie blog hop, which is of course hosted by our Kitties Blue furiends over at The Cat on My Head.


Now, who are these other models I speak of? Well, do you remember us mentioning in one of our recent Friday Fill-Ins posts that my parents took in two new kittens this summer? That's right, those two little kitties were the models for today's selfies! I only had to chase them around my parents' house for a couple of hours while they played and played and played, groveling and begging for them to sit still for even just half a second. Easy peasy!

So, are you ready to meet some ridiculously adorable kittens

The first of these kitties to make its way to my parents' home this summer was a little calico who was found by one of my extended family members in a gas station parking lot at, believe it or not, roughly one day of age. That was back in May, and this little kitty is now roughly 4 months of age, and named Fizzgig. Strange name, huh? I actually like it, a lot. It's from an '80s fantasy movie called The Dark Crystal. This film contains a sort of vocal and loud little creature of a character named Fizzgig, and since this little kitty is indeed vocal and loud, the name seems to fit her quite well. Anyway, Fizzgig is one of the most playful and active kitties I have ever met (as in, she would even give my girl Eddy a run for her money). Being hand reared her entire life, she also loves humans and is extremely sweet, loves to snuggle, and gives some serious headbutts, not mention she'll drown you in the most adorable kisses imaginable. Oh, and she has this selfie thing down pat.






Not long after Fizzgig joined the family, my uncle informed my dad that there was a kitten at his house that he was trying to find a home for. Apparently it was a friend of a friend's and was in need of a family, or something along those lines. Long story short, my uncle put a picture of the kitten on Facebook for my dad to see, and, well, my dad was sold. My uncle lives 2 hours away, yet my dad pretty much up and drove there that night to get her. She was soon after named Gilly, and she is another calico (we love us some calicoes, and now I need myself one), and her fur is gorgeously long. She is about 5 months old, and, especially when compared to her good buddy Fizzgig, Gilly is relatively relaxed. She actually tends to go limp when you pick her up, and if we didn't know better, we'd say she has some Ragdoll in her. Oh, and she's also ridiculously photogenic, and she knows it.








So now you've met Fizzgig and Gilly! Luckily, my house is not far from my parents' house, so I help myself to visits with these cuties pretty much all the time.

Happy Sunday, everybuddy!



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Our Tip of the Day:
Don't forget the importance of taking new kittens to the vet to start them on a proper regimen of medical care. It is often recommended that kittens be seen by a veterinarian starting at roughly 6 weeks of age, unless, of course, a sickness or any other concerning factors require that they be seen earlier. Starting at that age, or sometimes a little older, kittens will usually be started on their first series of vaccines and deworming. They can also usually first be tested for FeLV and FIV around this time. Be sure to discuss with your vet whether the kitten will be an indoor, indoor/outdoor, or outdoor only cat, whether they will be an only kitty or in a multicat or multipet household, and any other important factors, as these details may affect what vaccines the veterinarian will recommend. And, once a kitten is started on a series of vaccines, be sure to schedule and bring them in for the following boosters in the correct time frame, as some vaccine boosters will be rendered essentially useless if too much time passes between them. And, of course, don't forget to do your part in controlling pet overpopulation by having those little furbabies spayed and neutered!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures of Fizzgig and Gilly ... they are stunning calicos ... I can see why your dad fell in love with them :)

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  2. OH! Fizzgig and Gilly are adorable! And so good at selfies, even at such a young age. :)

    Have a great Sunday, dear friends!

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  3. Fizzgig & Gilly are so cute. We are very pleased to meet them. We are sorta partial to calicoes ourselves as we have two (Scylla & Chimera)and both were bottle babies so they are spoilt rotten.

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  4. Nice to meet you Fizzgig and Gilly, they are both beautiful. I love calicos too. I am glad these 2 have such a great home. Excellent tip, kitten shots are so important to prevent disease. I always FELV/FIV test before I let new cats interact with the rest of the crew.

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  5. What a gorgeous pair these two make. And Fizzgig, I love your name! Nice that you will have access to these natural selfie takers who are obviously adoring the attention. 😽💕💕

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  6. Oh my, these two are the MOST adorable kittens to have around. I can imagine you dad is so very happy to have them around, and you to visit them when you wish. purrs ERin

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  7. Dohbah Fizzgig, Dohbah. My Mum says you should know what that means if you speak Gelfling.

    Buckwheat

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  8. Nice to meet your extended family, and lovely selfies ! Purrs

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  9. Aaaaaaaaa They are purrecious. We just luv kitties. Have a great day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  10. They are both so cute, and very good at selfies.

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  11. OMC cuteness overload!!! Your parents are going to have SO much fun with those babies!

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  12. Hi Fizzgig and Gilly! It's so nice to meet you!

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  13. They're both really gorgeous! I really miss having a kitty.

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  14. These two are so precious and to think you can have a kitten fix whenever you like. Pretty lucky. Their names are so super cute. Thanks for hopping along with us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  15. These two are so adorable. Glad they have a wonderful furever home.

    Emma and Buster

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  16. What gorgeous kittens! And how wonderful that they're now in their forever homes. I know what you mean about hand-reared kittens. My Fergus absolutely adores people! All of that bottle feeding I did this summer paid off!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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