Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lacee, Growing Up

My little walking miracle is growing up, physically.....not mentally! Lacee has grown a lot since we first brought her in, although she is still a very petite little girl. Some of the pictures make her look big, and others so small. She isn't that much smaller in height then Ashley, but much more dainty and petite. She has one of the smallest little pink noses I have seen on a kitten. She is beautiful, and I think gets prettier everyday.
She continues to play everyday, and just loves LG and Mac. Those two boys still watch over her and protect her from any harm. It is so heartwarming to watch how they are so protective of her and care for her, I never would have imagined these boys would love her as much as they do.
Lacee still stays in her cage when I am not around to make sure she is kept safe. Anytime I am in the cat room, she is loose with the cats and runs, climbs, wrestles, and plays with all the toys. She is starting to climb a little more, managing to get to the top shelves and trees, with Mac and LG still right there keeping her safe. Sadly, she gets herself stuck, and cries; she just doesn't know how to get down. She will jump down and climb up, but she hasn't figured out how to jump from shelf to shelf, or from a tree to the shelf. When she does manage to get up high, she acts bewildered as if she is wondering "what did I get myself into?"
A few weeks ago, she tried to climb the wall. Yes, you read that right! Where she thought she was going, I have no clue. She was right next to the condo, and just climbed the wall, managed to get up about five feet, then fell to the floor and landed on her back. LG got to her the same time I did, sweet little boy he is, he wrapped his little front paws around her head and started licking her face. AWWWWW! She was fine.
I made a horrible mistake last weekend. I decided I would leave her out of her cage for several hours. I was going to be home all day, so I could check on her and hear if anything went terribly wrong. 4 hours later as I was walking up the stairs, she came running to the door and CLIMBED THE DOOR!! Yes, the door. She managed to get all the way up and was hanging on the metal grate/screen I have on the door. LG and Mac were right there meowing and pawing at her. Her front nails were stuck in the grate, but also, four of her little pads went through the holes in the grate and were stuck too! I couldn't open the door with her hanging on. She finally got herself loose and fell to the floor. I was so frightened she was going to break a toe or ankle. She was a little startled at first, then quickly acted like it was no big deal. She did leave several nail sheaths in the screen.
I felt so guilty and terrible for leaving her loose without me in the room. I wonder sometimes if she possibly had some brain damage when she was hung with that darn shoelace. She really gets herself into some predicaments. I can't even imagine the trouble she could get into if we had adopted her out into another home. She just is not normal.
She improves each day with her walking, standing tall on her legs now. While observing her running, walking, climbing, it is obvious that her legs were once fractured, but they are now healed, and continue to get stronger each day. She moves a little differently then a normal cat, but she gets along just fine.
Here she is biting LG's ear. He is the best big brother.
You know how difficult it is to try and get all seven cats in one picture?!
Every time I picked up the camera, someone was always walking away!
My seven beautiful little rescued, feral souls, my little piece of Heaven.

25 comments:

DayPhoto said...

You did get all seven! Yeah!

She is a tiny cat, I wonder if she will really grow much larger. I am thinking maybe not.

I am with you on the brain damage thing, that shoelace was such a mean thing and there for a long time.

How much fun the cats seem to have with each other.

I love this post!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Tee said...

wow! You definitely got all seven! Gosh! Now that's definitely a rarity!

licks and Wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Stacy said...

Oh YAY I like seeing them all at once!! :)

♥Caroline♥ said...

Lacee is so lucky to have you.

She just keeps getting cuter!

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

las794 said...

What a wonderful story and great pix! Lacee is very lucky to have found you...and so are all your other kitties!

Dog_geek said...

Great pictures! I'm glad that she is continuing to improve - I keep thinking about how scared and confused she must have been when she was living outside - it must be such a relief for her to find herself safe and loved.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

7 kitties in one picture seems like a record breaker to me!!! lacee looks wonderful!

Laura said...

Super sweet! I had four on one bed tonight and that is rare around here!

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

I didn't know her story until today when I read your blog entry. Here I am, a human being, wishing that I didn't have to deal with human beings any longer and just my animals. It breaks my heart that this little one was treated so horribly by "my kind". I honestly believe that animals know more about being "human" than we do. Of course, if given the choice, they would want to stay as they are...human beings have such a horrible reputation.

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

I have to ask, would you mind if I put your Rescuers Creed on my dog and cat blog?

T said...

Not at all Mimi, I actually found that on another web sight with poetry for rescuers, I will find the link and get that for you too, if you would like.

Jan Mader said...

Lacee is lucky indeed (brain damage or not) and so are the other six! Wow....

Dana said...

Im glad to see that you are back:) Lacee looks like she is loving her life. If I was a cat I would want you as my owner. All the cats look like they enjoy their life and each other.

Gundo in Downtown said...

Gorgeous cats! I wish I could have one or two or three, but my friends are allergic, and Gundo might consider them to be "kitty fritters!" Glad you are back and hope you are well!

Jane and Gundo

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

T

Wowzer that is amazing u got all the kats in one room for the picture. Lacee seems to have a sweet soul despite the predicaments. She's captured the hearts of the other kitties. I particularly like her white feet. They remind me of someone I know (and he's cute too)
Norwood

Jan said...

Glad you are back in blogland. Those cats are so lucky to have you and it was amazing you actually got all in one picture. I can't get a good picture of one!!!! They move too fast.

Betty said...

Welcome back to blogging! So glad to see you again. Little Lacee is so precious. Imagine what her life may have been like had she not found you and your hubby. You both have been so good and kind to her and helped her in so many ways!

Love the pictures...you know me. I can't believe you actually got all seven together. Look how well they all get along!

Such a heartwarming story!

Katt said...

Awww, I have a soft spot for the special ones. She's just refusing to grow up, nothing wrong with that!

tula said...

Oh Lacee-- luv the white toe toes- very fancy! How in the world do you climb a wall? Good thang your big brother LG looks after ya:)

You keep getting better. I'm watching ya too!

toodles,
tula

Mama Zen said...

They are all so beautiful!

Pouty Lips said...

You got them all!

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

T
Happy Memorial Day!
Norwood

Lucy said...

I'm so glad she has you to understand her. What a lucky cat now. I think about my cat Hank who was a rescue cat. He is so mischievious and "does just what he wants" most of the time. How would someone else have handled him. I tell him that he doesn't know what a lucky cat he is. No one else would put up with him. But he is my joy. I love him to death and beyond.

Jan Mader said...

Thank you for your comments about my niece's story. She's really a special girl. When Janet was 15 years old, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma...a deadly bone cancer. She was already a junior in high school(because she had skipped a grade) and first in her class. In addition, she was a world class runner...12th in the nation, I think. At any rate, she finished her senior year in the hosptal with horrible horrible chemotherapy. Then, instead of amputation, she was able to have limb salvation surgery. At the end of her senior year she was through with chemo but could never run (barely walk) again. She went on to finish her first year of college with a 4.0 Janet still has bone scans every three months. She's such a special girl. I save every word she writes. On top of all that, I think she's going to be one of those people who truly make a difference in the world! Just wanted to share....

Carolina said...

It's so good to see Lacee doing fine. Apart from the little stunts she does ;-) So sweet that her big brothers are taking care of her and are so concerned. That must be so magical for you to see.

How are you holding up? I mean healthwise, and with the recent loss of your wonderful dog. Are you okay?

Hugs xx
Carolina