Sunday, September 19, 2010

My kitties have a new home

We are spending more and more time in Bali because of a sustainable seafood project. Looks like it will be going on for the next five years. In January I will be going for six months—my longest time away from my home in the USA. 7 year old Sophie will be going to California to stay with my parents until we can move her to Bali. The move to Indonesia would be much harder on my 13 year old cats, so they have moved to a wonderful old farmhouse not far from here with my good friend Nina.

Bobo, my orange tabby and a dedicated flosser, has had a bit of a hard time with the transition. It seems as though Nina and her kids all have dogs that are easily 4' tall. However, recently he has decided that it is much better lying in the sun at the bay window near the crunchies then under the bed or in a closet with a dog or two between him and his food.

Nothing bothers Jazzy. She settled right in on the first day. Dogs of any size don't even faze her. She will sit on the back of a couch and just watch the dog antics on the floor then get bored and go back to sleep. As long as there is a sunny window with a comfortable place to sleep, she is a happy cat.

Jazzy is a very social cat and loves to be with people. When friends come to visit she is usually in the middle of the party. She is not a small cat and there is not much room once she spreads out. However, the night before I took them to Nina's, I scooched forward and let her share the chair with me while I painted. We all then piled into the bed for one last sleepover.

Nina's home is a good happy place with lots of love and life, however, I think she has drawn the line at letting Bobo floss with her...

12 comments:

vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

LOL -- gotta love those dedicated flossers! These cat illustrations are fantastic!

nanke's stuff said...

I love these little paintings of your kitties and the stories about each of them. I know you'll miss them, but how wonderful that they're with someone you know and trust! nancy

raena said...

These are terrific and I love the one that flosses! How funny! I know this had to be a difficult decision, but sometimes life just intervenes and it becomes the 'fair' thing to do for them. At least you know they are going to be well cared for!

lyn said...

Always such beauty and life in your drawings and paintings! Happy for you the kitty transition went well. I'm sure it's tough to part with them!
Continued success!

Judybec said...

I love the happy stories!!!
your sketches are terrific!

Sandra said...

I'm sure that you found a loving home for the cats. Great pictures.

sue said...

I always like your cat paintings--these are wonderful, Jennifer--you so captured their postures and personalities--love 'em! Sounds exciting that you'll spend more time in Bali--can't wait to learn more about it through your wonderful art.

donna said...

I am sure it was a difficult decision to make, but the right one. And to know you found a good and loving home must be a huge relief. The sketches are out of this world.

travelingsuep said...

These are beautiful especially the 2 of Jazzy. Good luck with the Bali project and the forthcoming long visit.

Janene said...

You have captured some special moments that express your kitties personalities well. I wish you well in this new phase of your life.

Carrie H. said...

Love the cat images, hope to hear details of sustainable fishing venture. Thanks for the reminder of an old cat of mine that used to fish out the used floss from the bathroom waste basket. Forgot all about it.

Sue Van Etten said...

Wonderful sketches and story. Love your work.