Always something going on …

…. in Hotel Cat.

Benny turned 1 year old on Sept. 24th and he is the greatest. He is so lovable and such a mellow and relaxed guy. Lucia is his exercise program. They love to run through the house and up and down the stairs together.

Simon the Cat is always a highlight for Benny

Leoni is the little mom in the household and she watches very carefully, most often when she thinks Lucia may be getting into something she is not supposed to do. They love each other a lot and have started their morning cleaning routine while Mr. Nice is getting ready for work. She is a very gentle cat and just like Benny not an ounce of agression in her body.

Lucia became part of double trouble team very fast. She is such a bright and intelligent cat. A „no“ does not mean „no“ to Lucia. She has to be right in the middle, is always curious. It is nice to see how well they learn from one another. She is a very strong-minded cat.

It is nice to cuddle together

After all these good time we had quite scare.

Mr. B decided to sneak into the kitchen and jump on the counter. Apparently when he jumped down something happened. He came into the living room on three legs. Emergency treatment at our vet’s office was called for where it was discovered that he had several broken bones in his right hind leg. The next day he had to go to veterinary clinic in Munich to have his surgery. The poor guy has a number of nails and a fixture in place to keep his broken bones together. He is handling it like a trooper and being brave. For the next 4-6 weeks no jumping, going up stairs, scratch poles etc. Mr. Nice built a two bedroom apartment for him which he accepts quite well considering the circumstances.

Benny and his broken leg

That’s all dear readers. Let’s hope we will have 100 % good news in our next blog story.

7 months and counting

Life continues to be fun here at „Hotel Cat“! They are growing like weeds. Benny is close to 5 kg now. Leoni seems to stay tiny kitty and weighs about 3.8 kg, but that may change. British Shorthairs apparently grow until they are 3 yrs old I’ve been reading. That should be interesting to watch.

We have discovered Benny to be a really scared fellow when it comes to strangers in the house. Sometimes we go outdoors together – being carried, of course – but he is not fond of the noises and always happy to be back in the safety of the house.

On the other hand, Leoni is not disturbed by strangers. She just continues to be herself and just like Stella-The-Cat used to do it she will be around when someone is in the house. She could miss out on something. That little girl is quite a busy one if I may say so. Benny tends to rest much more and Leoni is his personal fitness trainer.

More and more their characters are becoming more evident. Benny is the cuddler while Leoni doesn’t need too much body contact. She tolerates it though when we need to cuddle her. 🙂 Boy, can she „talk“ though. Looking for her brother can be quite the noisy undertaking. Benny likes to talk as well, but not as noisy as his sister.

Here are some pictures of the last few weeks of our little Brits.

Life is great

These past months we continued to enjoy our lives here in the household. The can openers are progressing nicely. We’ve almost got them where we want them to be. Food is cuisine here. They really know what we like and we are growing like weeds. At the moment we prefer chicken. Fish is not one of our favorites, but we eat it. Lactose free milk is great as well. Have you every tried it? Mrs. Nice says we cannot have the other kind of milk.
We get to go into every room now and are all over the house. There are lots of places to explore here. Mrs. Nice has some plants in the basement which she says wil have to go outdoors again once it is warmer, but we love them. There are always dry leaves which we can get and carry upstairs. They don’t really like that though because then they get out the vacumm cleaner. Have you ever heard one of them? Scary stuff … very noisy. Oh well, here are some pictures of us.

By the way … Leoni is 6 months old now and Benny will turn 6 months old on the 29th of March. Mr. and Mrs. Nice think that we are growing up way to fast.

Benny - 5 1/2 months old

Leoni - 6 months old
Benny again
Double Trouble

Taking it easy …

Hello my dear readers,
our kitties are adjusting well to their new home. No wonder, who wouldn’t with all all this LOVE and attention they are getting.

Leoni is 4 months old today and developing quite nicely. Benny is a typical male cat. He demands his cuddle sessions and has to be reminded that he is not the only cat in the household. He loves his step-sister and would not be without her for a minute and she feels the same way about Benny.

A new scratch post had to be purchased though. Stella’s small one just was not enough for two active kittens. They mind quite well and know the meaning of „no“. Benny is more stubborn than Leoni though.

Anyhow, though they cannot replace Ms. Stella, they are the greatest little „souls“ and are filling the house with their lively spirits.
Leoni is 4 months old today
Here is birthday girl Leoni. She is 4 months old today on Jan. 15.

Benny trying to decide where to take his nap

Mr. Benny – thinking about what to do next. How about this.

Mountain climber Benny

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Our can openers have adjusted quite well to us. We get the foods we like, cat milk and other goodies. Seems like we hit the jackpot in this house. There are lots of toys around from Stella and we think she would love to see us play with it, which we do quite a lot. Our can openers don’t mind it. Actually, they are training quite well. When we cry, they jump. *bg*
The other day they put up a tree, a manger and other stuff. We were told it is Christmas and that they did not want us to climb the tree. Well, why should we? The blanket underneath is much more interesting and comfortable.

It is getting a bit crowded when we try to rest together and Mr. and Mrs. Nice need to think of a solution.

Anyhow – all in all it is nice here. We read through Stella’s writings and she must’ve liked it very much. Mr. & Mrs. Nice are saying Stella is watching us from across the rainbow now and is happy that we are living here now to wipe away a little of the sadness that has been present in the house after she had to leave so suddenly.
Your friends,
Benny & Leoni

It’s the little things that provide joy …

… and some may say it would not be right time for them or too early yet, but we dared it.

In between lots of tears for Stella (and still now) we decided to fill the emptyness of the house.

Benny and Leoni moved in. They are keeping us and themselves busy, but haven’t gotten into too much trouble so far. They were 11 and 12 weeks old when we got them a little less than two weeks ago. To think that they will be big cats in a few months is hard to believe at the moment, but we are enjoying the kitten stage for now. They are already sharing their love with their can openers and decided living here in Mr. and Mrs. Nice’s house without their moms is not bad after all. Benny and Leoni are stepbrother/sister and are two British shorthair cats. They like each other a lot and are enjoyable companions.

Leoni (front) and Benny (back)

Double Trouble - Day 13
Benny - day 13
Leoni - Day 13

A little comment on the side – We are wondering if your Christmas tree will look like Simon’s this year?
Simon\'s Cat in \"Santa Claws\"