Friday, March 4, 2011

ROCK-A-BYE RUSTY

MAMA KELLY AND HER SWEET BOYS - FROM THE LEFT IS BAILEY, ZIGGY, RUSTY, AND KIZZY. ELLIOT IS UNDER KELLY'S CHIN.
PRECIOUS BABY KITTY DAYS
RUSTY - ALL GROWN UP
BAILEY IN THE BATHTUB
QUICK-DRAW ELLIOT

The three kitty brothers - Rusty, Elliot, and Bailey - seem to be getting along fine. I still have them in a room to themselves because I don't want to overwhelm Rusty with all the other kitties he's yet to meet, but he was introduced to Blooper and Cody yeterday. After I returned home from my dental appointment, I went in to check on the boys. Cody pushed his way into the room through the open door and Blooper followed. I let them explore the room and get acquainted with Rusty, who hissed twice, then seemed ok with the visitors.
It's strange to think Rusty was born in this house, lay in my arms every day, and played in the kitten nursery morning and night, yet seems to not have an ounce of recall about being here. I'm still hoping something I say or do will trigger some vague memory that will allow him to feel more at home. He seems to be settling in though. He's very affectionate and allows me to hold him now. I was stunned when he didn't try to bolt as I cradled him in my arms yesterday. I had wanted to do that since I first laid eyes on him Sunday. Maybe that's the action that will eventually trigger a familiar feeling. I can only hope.

4 comments:

Merilyn said...

What a lovely little family, and such beautiful shades of apricot, they certainly were beautiful kittens! Rusty is a very distinguished looking little man, very dignified and a heart-breaker to boot!!! I can see why you love him!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

They are all so clear-eyed, and have such beautiful fur. Really nice, healthy looking cats.
Now, be honest, what's my nephew think?
★Aunt Linda★

nancy huggins said...

What cute kitties and you take great pictures. Kitties stay cute even when they get older and that is what I like about them..I have 2 and we had a real old cat and he went to kitty heaven this morning and we already miss him.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I so remember those sweet baby photos..thats how we met..I so hope he will remember and it just clicks for him..but the fact he is letting you hold him is huge..he is feeling more comfortable and that is something..give all your babies a love for me.;)