The FurryButts

I want to give you all a short introduction to my cats, all 6 of them! I adore them, as many of my current friends and bloggers know.

Here we go:
Vladimir (2/07) – My first guy. He’s a black yellow eyed short haired big boy. He’s a social butterfly and loves greeting guests. He’s the Alpha cat, except Oksana doesn’t think so.

Oksana (4/07) – I adopted her from my vets office to be a playmate to Vlad. She looks just like him, black with yellow eyes, only she’s a small girl. She’s very particular about when you pet her or when the others want to play. It’s on HER terms.

Maksimilian (8/07) – I found him and his sister at a vet’s office in bad shape. Maks is an orange kitty with yellow/brownish eyes. He’s extremely sweet and lovable and has a raspy meow, but he chirps most of the time. He’s skittish and usually hides when company comes. He also adores Vlad!

Kiska (8/07) – She’s Maks’ sister. She’s what is called a Torbie w/white with yellow/brownish eyes. Which means she’s her coloring is a mix of tabby and tortie from what I understand and she’s got white patches. She’s a sweet little kitty and is the smallest of my gang. Very vocal. She’ll tell you when she’s not pleased.

Czarina ((2004/2005?)- This girl was a stray Tortie with yellow/seafoam colored eyes, that lived in the apartment complex I live in. When I moved in in 2007 I saw her and started feeding her. She’d been a stray for about 3 years and I just fell in love with her. I started taking her to the vet and tried to bring her indoors. It didn’t work and she got away from me. A few months later I tried again but was better prepared. My vet suggested giving her Prozac to relieve some stress during the integration, and it seems to have worked. I kept her apart from the others for about 4 months, but they were all able to see each other. In September I was able to let her be with the others and now she’s one of the gang. She’s doesn’t really like being picked up, and there are certain things I can’t do to her that I can do to the others, but I think that’s part of being a stray for so long and her Tortitude. She’s about 3 or 4 years older than the others.

And now I come to the latest addition, Tatiana. This tiny girl was a stray, one of the many I have been feeding where I live. I managed to grab her one day in July of 2011, and was able to take her to my vet. Sadly, she was diagnosed as being FeLV+ and I am unable to allow her contact with the others. I can only keep her in my master bathroom, but there she has room to play and has on many occasions done just fine with the kitty zoomies. Someday, I hope to be able to have a larger place where I can dedicate a bedroom to her and bring her a little friend to play with.

That’s it for my Wicked Cats. But I can’t forget about Sofie.

I adopted her in April of 2011. She belonged to my father’s wife, who had kept her for breeding purposes. She was only bred twice, but that was 2 times more than she should have been. A situation came up where this woman’s sister needed constant care, and this little pup was going to be given to someone who would have continued to breed her. Thankfully, I was able to convince her to give her to me. I had her spayed the same month she came home with me, and have since taught her to do her business outside…most of the time. 🙂

So there you have it. These are my babies. I love my furrybutts.

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