Everyone’s doing spiffy.
Xena, Warrior Kitte… I mean, Thelma, is still the biggest -by far-; she’s absolutely huge and maturing faster than the others. If the smaller ones were closer to her size I’d say it’d be time to relinquish them but they aren’t, she’s just Andre the Giant of baby cats. Also, she’s gorgeous, with a big square head and those lovely multicolored spots. It’s like having a Bengal without the side effects.
Clyde is… Clyde. Still the second biggest, but rangier than Thelma and kind of a bumbling doofus. I don’t think he’s very bright, but he’s kind of a fun, gormless dude, and there’s nothing wrong with that really. He’s super shiny too.
Bonnie has been eating like a black hole, and has noticeably gained weight (to the point where she’s kind of spherical in the middle) but she’s still pretty small. She’s retained her sort of bug-eyed look despite gaining weight, which indicates to me she’s closest to that mystery Persian ancestor of the litter. Been trying to get her used to being brushed because whoever ends up with her is going to have a handful dealing with her coat.
Louise is still really tiny. She’s eating, she’s doing well health and energy-wise, but she’s just… kind of runty, honestly. Her head still seems a little big for her body which contributes to that adorable doll-like face of hers, and her tendency to cock it to the side while she’s watching you is just about more than I can stand.
I’m a bit worried about how rough Thelma is when playing with the others, especially Bonnie and Thelma, but… even though I think she’s kind of a bully and plays way too rough, it doesn’t seem to bother anyone unless they happen to be the target of her maulings (she tends to pin them to the rug and chew on/kick them until they scream). I rescued Bonnie from her several times and the first thing she did upon release was bounce right back and try to sack her. (Which didn’t work, since Bonnie tackling Thelma is kind of like watching a three year old trying to wrestle a college kid…) Soooo I gave up trying to separate them and I guess they’ll work it out.
Louise would far rather sit on me (or climb on me) than play with her siblings, but I see her do it sometimes. If I crouch down, though, she’ll jump up onto my leg and then climb up onto my back so she can look around. You could probably train her to do tricks, since she already seems to have the behavior. It’s cute… well, it’s cute because she’s small. If Thelma was the one doing it, I’d be in some serious pain.
I find myself wanting to keep one of them. The points of consternation are, well, I don’t need to go to six cats, for one. The other is… how the hell would I pick one? Thelma is absolutely gorgeous, strong, wild-looking, and playful. Clyde is a clumsy, lovable goofball… and because he’s male and not all round and adorable like Bonnie, is likely the least-adoptable of the litter (black cats tend to get left behind…) Louise is so cute it breaks the brain and is the one kitten in the litter that would rather spend time with me than just about anything. I guess the only one I wouldn’t seriously consider is Bonnie, and that’s really just because she’s a medium/long hair. On the other hand though, as I said, I don’t really need another cat. Thelma is aggressive and very ‘alpha cat’ and while she’s a kitten now, when she grows up there’d probably be social issues in the house hierarchy. Clyde is kind of longhaired like his sister (although not as much) so he’d probably be a lint producer. And Louise is so -damn- sweet that she’s likely to be super-easily adopted (nevermind how cute she is with her doll face and white tipped tail.)
Soooo … mehhh. *flops about*