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Rosie & Frodo

I love this photo of the two of them on their cat tower.




Best friends

Rosie has settled in really well now and gets on brilliantly with Frodo. She trots round the house after him and cries for him if we separate them. He’s just as taken with Rosie and plays with her, and naps with her.

Stephen got a quick snap of them on the cat tree together.

Cats130716-01_bThey often snuggle up on the sofa, next to me.

Cats160716-01_bA couple of days ago, Frodo was asleep on the sofa and Rosie jumped up and snuggled into his back.

Cats190716-05_bA noise outside disturbed him but Rosie was still happy to cuddle.

Cats190716-01_bStephen spotted them sunbathing together on the windowsill a couple of days ago.

Cats260716-02_bI love this photo though. Frodo was on the back of the sofa when Rosie jumped up and started washing him.

Cats260716-01_bShe’s ok with Sammie now and Sammie rarely hisses at her any more, just when Rosie takes her by surprise or tries to nick one of her Dreamies. The two girls have been playing chase and even sit on the bed at the same time now so life is peaceful again.

Well, as peaceful as it gets with a naughty tortie, that is 😉


Rosie the explorer

Rosie is allowed downstairs now, apart from her mealtimes, and after being a bit nervous to start with, she’s really gained in confidence and has explored every nook and cranny.

She has the small rollerball toy upstairs, which she loves, and she has great fun with the larger one we have downstairs.

Rosie030716-06_bIn the photo above she has her paw on a small toy, which she was tossing around and she also played with the two silver balls, putting them inside the roller circuit. I love that I caught her with her tongue out!

We have three tunnels plus a Hop-in cube which are all connected. She loves the Hop-in and sometimes has a little nap in there after playing in it for a while.

Rosie030716-09_bI love this photo that I got of her coming out of it.

Rosie030716-12_bShe was meowing, hence the open mouth. We think she was calling to Frodo to come and play some more, but he was tired out and sleeping on the back of the sofa. They’re getting on brilliantly now and seem to be very relaxed with each other. They play together and even snooze together sometimes.

Rosie also loves the long tunnel and likes to nap just inside it.



We’re still only letting her downstairs when we’re there to supervise as Sammie still isn’t completely happy, but I’m sure it won’t be long before Sammie accepts her. She’s definitely getting a bit more chilled around her now.



Frodo loves to lie on the back of my sofa, on a large folded quilt. A couple of days ago, Rosie went exploring and found him. This is what happened next.

Not the best video as I was in a hurry to catch them and didn’t have time to mute the TV, or get a bit closer. Still, you get the idea 🙂

Now all we need is for Sammie to make friends too.


Settling in

Rosie is settling in nicely now. She was a bit nervous on Sunday but that’s only to be expected after taking her away from her family and putting her in a new room with only strangers for company. She was quite happy to have cuddles even then though, and purred loudly if you stroked her.

We’ve kept her in the one room upstairs so far, although she did venture out onto the landing for a few minutes this morning. Now that she’s found her feet in that room, we’ll gradually introduce her to the rest of the house.

She’s met Frodo but not Sammie so far. Frodo is so easy-going that we thought we’d let them meet first. Frodo was a perfect gentleman. He really wanted to make friends but Rosie wasn’t so sure. She did the little sideways dance with her fur up and her ears back. Frodo was a bit intimidated by her, even though she’s a fraction of her size, but he did try to approach her, very slowly. They did touch noses a couple of times but then Rosie would back off again. We’ll get there though.

I’ve taken quite a few photos, but it’s tricky as she doesn’t keep still that often. These are some of the best ones so far.

She’s living in the bedroom at the moment so has been sleeping with me. On the first day she was quite happy to lie on the bed next to me after having a little cuddle.

Rosie260616-01_bShe was looking for places to hide when we left or entered the room though so I put the igloo on the chair next to the bed so she could take refuge in there if she needed to. She seemed to like it.

Rosie270616-03_b Rosie270616-02_bBy Monday she was happy to snuggle up with me and go to sleep.

Rosie270616-04_b Rosie270616-07_bWe bought several kitten toys from Pets at home, one of which is a short stick with a feathery thing on the end. She loves it and will happily chase it and pounce on it for ages. It’s very hard to get a pic of her doing that though as she’s constantly in motion, but this one isn’t too blurry.

Rosie290616-05_bThis morning, after playing for a while, she decided she needed a nap and curled up next to me while I was reading. She kept one paw on my arm, maybe to make sure that I didn’t get up and leave her 🙂

Rosie290616-04_b Rosie290616-03_bShe’s a little darling, full of life and gaining in confidence by the hour, and we love her to bits. I’m so glad we decided to add to our family.


More Rosie

I was going to post an update on the Last dance on the Beach CAL for today, but then I got an update from Wendy at Maineline Maine Coons. The kittens had their first vaccinations and vet check earlier this week and sailed through. I also got some more photos so you’re getting to see those instead of crochet 🙂

These were taken yesterday morning.

Rosie020616-02 Rosie020616-03 Rosie020616-01It looks like she was exploring and having fun with the other kittens.


A Rosie update

It won’t be much longer now until we can go over to Tamworth and bring Rosie home. You may want to brace yourself for a deluge of kitten photos once that happens. You know I won’t be able to resist.

In the meantime, here are a couple that were taken by Wendy at Maineline Maine Coons that she’s allowed me to share.

This is an older one and Rosie is about four weeks old here.

Rosie250416_bThese two are more recent, from last week and show Rosie with two of her siblings.

Rosie is the gorgeous one with the teardrop marking. (although the other two are lovely too)

Rosie260516-02_b Rosie260516-01_bI love the second one. It looks like a proper family portrait.