Monday, July 25, 2011

Sibling Rivalry

This will be the first time I've ever had more than one pet at a time, much less littermates.  I think Truffle and Beignet are adorable, but I may have my hands full based on this video of their first day in the world.

Beignet (left) was enjoying his nourishment when Truffle (right) decided she wanted the same nipple.  Watch what happens . . .



Some of you were surprised about their dark coloring as newborns.  Terri warned me about this when I visited her the first time.  She said that Silver Shaded Persians are born dark and get lighter as they grow.  They will look very much like Chloe: white with silver tips on their fur.  Their true coloring may not be apparent until they are a year old, just like their eye coloring.

Just a thought:  Today is the 3-month anniversary of Sweet Praline going to the Bridge.  I still miss her terribly and the tears still flow, but I know she would want me to be happy and has sent these beautiful babies to comfort me.  I know that Sweet Praline will have a role in raising these kittens when they come to live with me and she will probably teach them some of her Diva ways!  I miss you, my sweet Diva!

34 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

TOo funny! Better rest up, mom! We think that you may haf your hands full!

Purrs and whisker kisses on this speshul day.

Angel and Kirby said...

That is so funny! It is not like there was not enough places at the milk bar.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I bet they are going to be great friends though because they'll have worked out all their issues early on!

ML said...

What a cute video.
So funny how Truffle WANTS that nipple. And she's just pushing Beignet repeatedly, like, get outta here.
They are going to be so close, littermates always have very deep bonds.
Oh, we have been missing Praline, it still seems like yesterday she ran off to the Bridge. It hurts like it was. And yet I can see her behind these kittens, having her paws in how they are raised.

MoMo said...

We are also still missing Sweet Praline. She will be 'looking after' these little cuties when they come to you and guide them from where she is.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! Watch out for that girl!!

My Human says that each cat a Human has teaches that Human to be a better cat pawrent when the next one comes along. We both think that Sweet Praline did an excellent job, and you will be the best mom ever for these two little sweeties!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I know Miss Praline watches over the little ones.

Sparkle said...

I see smackdowns in your future! Hopefully Praline will referee!

Furkidsmom said...

We can't believe Praline has been gone 3 months! We're sure she's watching over you at the Bridge and smiling when she sees the little ones.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Marg said...

Those two are going to be a handful but you will enjoy having two, twice the fun.
We miss that Sweet Praline too. Sending big hugs to you Mom. We know she is excited about the two new kids to train. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Smacky paws at one day old - we just know you are going to have your hands full Paula!! We bet Praline was laughing so much when she saw them scrapping - we know she is smiling her approval on your choice of kittens.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We miss yoor sweet Diva too.

The kitties are adorable!

Random Felines said...

Love the video - mom laughs cause it never fails that tiny kittens want the same real estate and have no problems whacking their siblings to get it.

We know Praline would be so proud to know that you are filling your heart again with these babies - you aren't replacing her, just taking that love and moving forward.

Meowers from Missouri said...

yup, we fursee some acitement in yer near (an' far) future. that's a hexcellent moovey, an' mommer's still laffin' an' laffin' while she types this fur us. we caught their names bein' sothern sweeties right away--just like sweet praline. she's honored, an' she'll do efurrything she can to guide you an' the kittens on the right path to familyhood. bless y'all!

Brian said...

That is a cute video! Yep, Sweet Praline would be so proud of you for sharing the love.

Laila and Minchie said...

Speaking from experience, Mom Paula, Truffle will be THE boss in your house! Girls rule!

Can't believe it's been three months for Sweet Praline. We think of her often and just love her picture in the header. (((HUGS)))

Mom Peggy

Remington said...

CUTE! I miss Sweet Praline too....

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a funny video. They were both determined!

We understand your tears for Praline.

Mark's Mews said...

That is SO funny. We seem ta remember each choosing our own nipple an stickin to it!

Purrs to you about Sweet Praline on this day...

chancythegardner said...

It looks like there will be no dull moments around your place when the babies come home. :) Yep, Sweet Praline will be there with you every step of the way raising those little sweeties. And you are so right she wants you to be happy and enjoy them. They will be a great comfort and joy for you. Hugs

Ginger Jasper said...

I miss my sweet girlfriend too and I know she will be beside you raising these darling kitties.. HUgs GJ xx

Pattyskypants said...

We are already in love with T & B, but we will never forget Miss Sweet P! xxoo Bhu & Patty

CCL Wendy said...

Two kitties are even more fun than one! I've had times with just one cat, more time with two, and in recent years three.

I must say, I think two is the ideal number. You can just sit back and watch their antics, and enjoy.

I'm sure Praline had her paw in this, too. Even when Truffle and Beignet come home to live with you it won't fill the hole that she left. It will help you go on with your life and love again, though.

These two little ones will burrow new places in your heart -- and likely already have.

By the way, they made it (along with you) to the LOLSpot already. I just couldn't resist. I hope you like it.

"The Boys" and Karen said...

I can tell already that there won't be a dull moment at your house.

The tussle with Truffle and Beignet is so funny!

Sweet Praline (miss her, too) and you will have your work cut out for you. But so much fun you'll have, too.

Love the new banner.

The Island Cats said...

Haha!! These two may be trouble!! ;)

Tia said...

Hah, Mom Paula, my kittens did zactly the same thing! They still do, in fact! They can be right little monsters at times, but despite the fighting, it's clear to see that they all love each other. I guess they just always want what someone else has!

Simba said...

If Sweet Praline had not been such a dear companion for you, you would probably not be getting these kittens. So just in choosing and getting them, you are paying tribute to her memory. And maybe by getting TWO, you are showing even more how special she was.

KnottedFingers said...

What great kitties!! I know Praline put them in your path and you are supposed to get those babies <3 <3 <3

ABBY said...

We know that Miss Praline will always be in your heart, and it is still so soon after she has gone to the RB,your heart is still healing. We hope that these two sweet beautiful babies will help ease some of the sadness.
That is an adorable video!
You are so lucky to have all of these pictures of videos of them from Day 1!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Cory said...

OMC! They are so precious playing whappy paws as they go for the same spot at the milk bar!!!

We love your new header and know that Sweet Praline will be watching over these 2 babies.

Purrs,

Cory and family

Derby, Ducky said...

That girl has got some attitude!

Lisa and Baby (Lisa Lisa and the Cat Jam) said...

Those kittens are gonna be a handful! I think you'll have another diva on your hands. We know you're missing Sweet Praline lots. We just had another cry over our Jack.

Eric and Flynn said...

That video made us laugh a lot! We are sure Praline would have been smiling at it too. We miss her and know how much you miss her, but we know these two little ones help you with your sadness.

TK and Squashies said...

We loves the new header, and the sentiment for Miss P, are still felt here as well. I was going to makes a smart commint about how poor Chloe lets them babies bites her nipple, then you sais about Sweet Praline and mommy face starts leaking.

I knows Sweet Praline is looking down from the bridge at the new kittenlols and smiling.