Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tommy and Teaghan's First Birthday

It's Tommy and Teaghan's first birthday!  Happy Birthday to the Ts.  My how they have they grown. 

First some official info about them:

Breed: Norwegian Forest Cat 

Date of Birth: 24 Feb 2017 
Color: Red Tabby Blotched & White 
Sire: TICA RW/SGC Into Wishin Rio Samba 
Dam: CFA CH Finnishline McKenzie

Today Beau Beau still looks on because he popped up in my FaceBook feed this morning with one of his "high five" pictures.  It was like he was giving his own birthday wish to Tommy and Teaghan.  Then when I went to upload a video of the Ts watching the squirrels and birds this morning, we got a big dose of lots of old videos on YouTube of Beau Beau and Angie as well. 

 It's been an amazing, fun year watching these two grow into the huge, gorgeous, loving creatures they are today.   We posted their first story here.  They started out as the tiny kittens you see below weighing mere ounces to the approximately 12 and 14 lb furballs they are now.   

Tommy is a love ball who likes to lay across any part of me, jumps on my back or shoulders when he can (that won't last too much longer as he gets bigger I hope!), sleeps with his face to my cheek sometimes with me at night, lays on my stomach with his head in my neck and drools all over me.  He's a funny boy. 

Teaghan took longer to really reach out and touch me.  She now will lay on my stomach at night sometimes and has at times slept by my side or on me.  She likes to sit in front of me the most while I work on my laptop.  I get to work from home a lot more now so I get to spend lots of time with them and they will sleep during the day in their kitty condo beds or somewhere in my office while I'm working.  Amazingly they stay off my desk and just sleep instead.  They associate my office with sleepy time rather than play time.

Tommy and Teaghan don't cuddle with Bob, my husband, but they have finally started to sit next to him on the sofa and Teaghan has sat on his lap a couple of times now.  They are growing much closer to him as he has started to play throw the ball or any of their toys with them for a while each night.  They have really started looking forward to their night time play time with him and it has brought them closer together.  I'm still waiting for them to reach out and touch him at 4 to 5 a.m. instead of me since he's the one that feeds them in the morning.  They seem to think that jumping on me is the trigger to get him up.  Hah!  

Here they are when they were first born and today.

Tomas (Tommy) kitten 1st week with his signature white heart on his back

Tommy at 1 year chasing his birdie

Tommy looking at the birds outside - 1 year old weighing in at 6.45 kgs (~14.2 lbs)

Teaghan kitten 1st week pic

Teaghan at 1 year weighing in at 5.75 kgs (~12.11 lbs)

Teaghan at 1 year