Twice as Mice

I am very excited about Samantha's catnip mouse pattern. I'm just waiting for my catnip to dry, then stuffing will commence. I have way too much time on my hands, so I gave them some noses, eyes, and whiskers. Now I think they look more like moles than mice (maybe it's the lack of ears). Rebekah just posted shots of some the intended recipients of her charity pet drive, making me want to knit even more of them.

We adopted a homeless waif of our own today...therefore, I introduce to you Morgan (shown at left as Captain Morgan). We've been waiting for her to be ready to come home with us for a week, enthusiastically promising Isis we were bringing her a new friend. Initial encounter looked something like this.

Then there was much chasing, leaping, flying from one side of the room to the other, more leaping, a little hissing, and much more chasing--none of which could be caught on film. Isis seemed quite puzzled that there could be another creature with even more energy than she has. (Come on, she's been following around a 16-year-old cat for five weeks now.) Some attempts at toy sharing were then made. Isis' continual look of bafflement is my favorite part.

In other news, the 25 baby chicks, first seen when they arrived by mail on May 1st, are now nearly six weeks old and have been moved from the basement brooder to the great outdoors. They experience their first morning sun, and a strange jungle of greenery...


Jessica said...

Yea! I am so excited that you now have another little kitty! I am going to have to come over now to make sure she really is as cute as she looks in the photos!

Rebekah said...

Welcome home Morgan! You have a wonderful house to live in and people to take care of you.

I'm going to knit me up some of Samantha's mice this weekend myself.

Carrie K said...

What is that cat doing? Lol. A very Captain Morgan pose, but I like the one them sticking their tongues out at each other. Quite sibling.

RheLynn said...

Oh My - what a girl! The together pictures are great ;o) I'm a sucker for striped kitties... fell in love with our Willowpede almost at birth. (They kind of look alike!)

Welcome home Morgan - you are a beautiful girl :o) Isis of course, you are even better because you are both still intact ;o)

Creepy mice picture - but the mice themselves are cute!

Elizabeth said...

Another kitty! I love the tongue sticking out! Never a bad thing and who can resist a rescue?

I grow catnip in a hanging basket so the cats can't get at it or they eat the entire plant as soon as I bring it home. I do have a lot of cat mint in the garden and they like to lie in that for a sunbath. ( such a tough life for cats!) It always looks much flatter than most of the other plants but thay don't eat it all.
Good luck with your strawberries.