11.17.2011

Thankful Thursday

I am so very thankful for my wonderful boys, especially Casper who once again took the lead and set the welcoming tone for Kip our newcomer. Of course I was hopeful that all would go well but one never knows, so when I saw him coo and nuzzle Kip from the first moment, I could have wept with relief! Casper is indeed our goodwill ambassador, he has accepted every cat I have brought into this house and calmly offered his friendship without hesitation. Archie gave Kip a few uncharacteristic growls but is coming around, Jimmy was the first to engage him in a game of chase with Ben readily joining in. During the meet and greet sessions Kip truly was amazing; open, playful and friendly to all the boys, gentle, inquisitive and completely non-threatening, it was a joy to watch them all together.  I am so blessed and fortunate  :-)

So these are my boys for the next twenty years… my exceptional boys!

Casper
Benjamin
Archie
Jimmy
and Kip

30 comments:

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

What a wonderful fur family you have! I'm so glad they're all getting along already!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Aw, Casper's a wonderful ambassador.

It's absolutely marvellous that everyone's getting along so well, even with Archie lagging a bit. LOL. But if there's no fur flying and blood shed, it's all good. :-)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

A wonderful family!

And good for sweet Casper!

Purrs,
The Chans

weaverpat said...

That kind of calm acceptance of a new kitty comes from cats who feel very secure in the love of their parents. They know there is no need to be jealous because there is so much affection in their home.
Don't you feel so proud of them?!!!
It is a special gift to have kitties with such wonderful personalities.
Cat, you and Robert are the main reason you have such exceptional kitties.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

And what beautiful boys they all are. Casper is such a special boy to head the welcoming committee the way he does ~ and all his siblings are adorable too. You are very lucky ~ as are your boys. xx

Becky~ said...

Oh so sweet.They look very content.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

I am beyond thrilled to get to see my Prince finally. Hi Casper. ~Arty Mouse

We are so happy all the boys are getting along. Casper reminds us of Whiskers, he was always very friendly to new arrivals even the canine kind.

Simba said...

You have such a gorgeous lineup of mancats! Each just so handsome in his own way. We are very happy everything went so well with introducing Kip.

Random Felines said...

YEAH!! We love that it is the senior mancats that take the lead to bring in the new guys! Welcome Kip and we are sure your brothers are going to love having you as part of the family....

Hannah and Lucy said...

It's a shame we humans haven't got an ambassador like Casper.
We think it's wonderful how Kip has settled in with your boys so quickly - and it shows it is a happy home.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Cat From Hell said...

Casper - Yous Rocks! And so do Jimmy, Ben and Archie (sometime some of us takes a little longer) Kip is very lucky!
Kisses
Nellie

Marg said...

That is so terrific that they are all getting along. It helps that Kip is so young. I was amazed that Maggie, Mahoney's mom gets along with everyone. So good for you Kip on making some great friends. Take care.

Brian said...

That sure is one great looking family!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh the boys are so handsome and so special with their social skills and love. I wish I could meet them. xoxox

Sparkle said...

You've got an awesome kitty family!

katzenfreundin said...

Such a beautiful cat family;)

LG Claudia

Madi and Mom said...

Oh what a precious loving heartfelt post!! You are a loving mom and have shown them how to be loving in return,
Hugs madi and mom

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

So glad you have an agreeable bunch of cats!

LP said...

Oh Cat! Your boys are all so handsome and just heart throbs!! :)
I'm so glad Casper always leads the way to love and acceptance from them all to the newest comer.Sweet boy.
We are doing the meet and great today with the "twins". Wish us luck :p

the critters in The Cottage xo

ABBY said...

What beautiful boys!!!
We are all so happy to see the wonderful welcome Kip received from everyone.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

The Island Cats said...

What a good looking group!! We could use Casper, the goodwill ambassador, at our house!!

Mr Puddy said...

Oh Casper, You are so Pawsome !
You just bring the harmony to da house.I hope you have extra treats for this...tee..heh

Cara n Crew said...

It's so great how well adjusted Casper, Ben, and Archie are. We think that how smoothly that Jimmy and Kip joined your family says a lot about the care they got with Chrystal too :)

Purrs,
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Roy said...

A handsome line up of fuzzbutts those. So glad Kip has been accepted.

Thanks for the visit at our place. Y'all come when you can. We'll be here too.

meowmeowmans said...

Aw, heck, we have tears of joy knowing that all your boys are so wonderful, and that they are all loved so very much.

Clooney said...

We think that Young Master Archie is just flexing his muscles a little to impress his Lady Tiri! So happy that all is going so well. All your boys are so very special, you have an amazing furry family and they have such a wonderful home.

Cat with a Garden said...

These boys are the best reason to be thankful for. Back in the day our introduction didn't go so smoothly and that is very stressful for the moms too. It's great everything went so well at your place!
Purrs,
Siena & Chilli

Catherine said...

Hooray to all the kitties getting along! They are all so sweet!
xo Catherine

Cory said...

Yay! Everyone is getting along! That makes us purrr...and we love to purrrr.

xoxo Cory & family

SS1212MM said...

I am so thrilled to be the lucky aunt of all these beautiful man cats. And also of sweet Rio the adorable big pup. I'm so happy for all of you.

Sarah