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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Two months in

Hello, again, all.  No real update, just bringing everyone up to date.

Billy White Shoes has been part of our lives for just a bit over two months now, and almost in spite of me he is starting to turn into a cat.  Once in a while, he'll act like he seems to want some Kitten Glop, but about half the time, by the time I have it out and warmed up, he'll have forgotten about it and run off again.

The original idea was to keep him in the house, at least most of the time.  That attempt lasted until Billy was big enough to get down the stairs to the back door.  I spent another week or so working harder and harder to keep him in the house, than I gave up.  At first I tried to keep an eye on him, or at least make sure Grace O'Malley was around to keep an eye on him.  Now I let him go out whenever he wants during the day.  It usually isn't too long before he's back in the house, chasing a ball or sleeping somewhere.  Not perfect, but when the entire crew started as strays, you've just got to assume some street smarts on their part.


A few photos (didn't think I was gonna forget that, did you?)  Most of them are stills of Billy & Gracie rasseling.  I tried to get one of them sleeping together, but they don't seem to do that much anymore.







Billy, in the 'off' position.


27 comments:

Tillie and Georgia said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
Billy is going to be a mighty handsome Mancat!! He is SO cute ;) heehee
We can see him in the "off" position ;) heehee
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Katie Isabella said...

Oh, my mom is just salivating here..well no..she is wishing to hold those two. She wants to hold Everykitty!

Marg said...

He is growing up. I know what it is like when they want to go out. Hopefully he will keep on coming back when he discovers that there is good food in the house and his good friend. Take care.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a cutie he is! We're in love!

A few Good Cats said...

Be safe Billy!

Oui Oui said...

Wow, has he grown! Thankfully, my cats don't look to go out, even the formerly ferals. I figure they decided they had enough of it. My last outdoor/ indoor cat was hit by a car, then he decided to stay in all the time. Now we have coyotes and the county has warned everyone to keep an eye on pets when they are outside. Imagine! We only live 20 minutes from Washington DC!

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're so glad Billy is doing well!

Truffle and Brulee

The Chair Speaks said...

Billy is so, so cute and happy! Purrs!

Prancer Pie said...

Still adorable! Be safe, sweet one. xoxo

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Oh gosh. That "off" photo is truly an "awwwwwwwww" take!

~*Connie*~ said...

I keep forgetting that kittens have an off position.. keeping fosters locked up I apparently turn the switch on when I walk in the room :)

Forever Foster said...

That wrassle looks like great fun!

TK and Squashies said...

I understand your dilemma about keeping the fomerly-feral indoors. We had a similar challenge when we invited Midnight into our home. He was his own kitty. It's a tough choice. In the end, we made came to the same conclusion that you have with Billy: Sometimes you have to let them be what they are.
It's so hard to know what is the right thing to do.
They are very cute!

I wanted to thank you for your support of Squashies' ear. It really helps a lot to know that others understand!

Have a great weekend!

Hilary said...

I don't know what I think is cuter... the saying Billy in the off position or the picture of Billy in the off position.

The Creek Cats said...

Hello there, cute furiends! Hope you're having a great week!

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes for Saylor!
XOXO
The Creek Cats

Deb Barnes / Zee and Zoey said...

I am enjoying the updates on Billy! I find there are so many topics regarding cats to struggle with, one of them being indoor vs. outdoor. All we can do, is try our best to love these animals and keep them as safe as possible.

Karen Jo said...

I understand your dilemma about keeping Billy inside. Some cats are just determined to go out. I hope he always comes home. Thank you so much for welcoming Oja into our family and coming to my birthday party. It's awesome to have so many friends come by.

Herman

Meowers from Missouri said...

that billy is just the cutest li'l critter! an' he behaves just like billy sweetfeets norton meezer ofur at meezertales!! runnin' out the door must haff to do wif the name.

fanks fur visitin' us. mommer's gettin' back inta the swing of helpin' us post. she don't usually leaf foods out where we can taste-test them--she was sure the pan lid was too heavy an' still too hot for that little bugger nitro to move. she's not makin' that mistake twice!

caspersmom said...

Billy White Shoes and Grace O"Malley are such sweet kitties, they are so cute rasseling.

I'm so sorry to hear what happened to Mary Read, you must have been devastated. I stopped by to thank you very much for your condolences in the passing of Casper. It was so appreciated. I send you purrs and prayers to you also in your grief. Thank you again.

Alberto Pez said...

The creature in the "off" position will rule dogs and other cats with an iron paw!

Tillie and Georgia said...

We hope all is well with you and the kitties :)

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Piggy and Grover said...

Oh my goodness! So cute! Hope you are all doing well! <3

Kat and the Furrsonality gang said...

Billy is so darn adorable! <3

Sandra said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. As far as I know, Sharon kept DC (she is not blogging much anymore). And Trudi just might be a middle long haired girl.. and yes, she is adorable:)

D Ma said...

it's a good thing billy white shoe has an off position...

Cheri said...

Awww he is a cutie!

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AttieCattie said...

nic rasslin Billy, and you is verreh cute in your off position.