Woodrow here! The newest cool cat of the Three Chatty Cats household. Hey, waitaminute! Shouldn’t Mom change the blog to be called Four Chatty Cats? I’ll have to talk to her about that.
Anyway, I just wanted to properly introduce myself. Mom gets so wrapped up with the foster cats that sometimes she forgets to feature us resident cats. But I can’t blame her. After all, up until last month, I was one of those foster cats! But I told her. I said, “Foster Mama, I’d like to call you regular Mama, if that’s okay with you.” And of course, she obliged.
So, I’m proud to be the first (and hopefully only!) foster fail for Mom and Dad.
Weekends with Woodrow
Today is my first Weekends with Woodrow post and I just wanted to drop in to say hello, show you some glorious photos of me (because, you know, I’m so glorious!), and give you some thoughts on my new siblings.
By the way, I’ve been told that I look like my older bro Dexter. I really don’t see it. I mean, I’m taller and longer than him. And I have two pounds more muscle than him. So, there really is no comparison. No comparison at all, I say!
What do you think? Can you tell which one is me and which one is old mancat Dexter?
Mom took these photos minutes apart when we were both playing with some tissue paper. Anyway, I am clearly on the left! And grumpy Dexter is on the right.
Thoughts on the Fur Sibs
Although I was only technically adopted last month, I’ve been living in the house since mid-June. And three months later, I’m not really friends with any of my new fur siblings.
Actually, I’ve been known to cause a ruckus every so often. It’s just play to me, but Dexter and Olive don’t see it that way. I’ve received my fair share of nose scratches from them. All superficial of course, but Mom doesn’t like it.
Here’s a video from early last month that Mom took so she could send it to the Best Friends cat behaviorist to see if I was fighting or just trying to play. Don’t you think I just wanted to play? I mean, c’mon Mom, it’s obvious! (Warning: loud cat noise coming!)
But don’t let that video alarm you…look at me and my tabby bro here! This was taken the very same day of that outburst video! So, I think Dexter needs to just learn to calm down and chill out when I want to play with him. Don’t cha think?
What about you? Have you experienced any growing pains with your fur siblings?
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You are a cutie Woodrow. Just remember to respect your elders and give them some personal space
While fostering is all too often a necessity, it is best to have a home of ones own. Congratulations, Colette, Simone and the human at http://lesdeuxdivasmavieenrose.wordpress.com
Glorious and gorgeous <3
That's right! You just wanted to play with your bros Dexter: a fair game, punching 'n blowin' in the wind :-P
No Woodrow Wednesday? Dexter’s white nose comes to more of a point. Your’s is squared. You’re not square, are you?
Well Woodrow, I do kind’a think you were trying to play. But Dexter may never play with you. TKS wants nothing more than to play with me, but I don’t know how to do that. So we still, after four years, have smack downs and I do a lot of hissing. We have never had a real fight cuz TKS knows my communications signs. Your Mom and Dad need to let Dexter teach you his communication signs too. We never nap as close as you amd Dexter but we do shar the couch always with one cushion between us.
Dexter likes the sound of that one cushion rule!
You are adorable and, in time, your sibs will be playing right along with you!! Remember that they are a bit older and (maybe?) set in their ways. I know you will charm them with your personality and spark some fun 🐈💕🐾
Your photos and videos are just darling and I think YOU are on the left but boy oh boy you DO look like Dexter! Wow!!!!!
There is quite a resemblance between the two boys. Lucky Woodrow. Maybe they just think you’re Dexter.
You do look a lot like Dexter! I think you want to play, but you find it fun to see Dexter run.
Welcome! You guys are rapidly building your own Tribe of Five. And that is exactly how our household went from 3 felines to five, my brother Oliver and I were fosters and our humans are now official “foster failures”. I don’t like that word “failure” as far as Oliver and I are concerned that foster experience was a great success!
Hoping you and your other feline siblings will be getting along soon.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Hey Woodrow! Nice to get to know you better. We’re sure you and the other cats will be furiends in no time. :)
Hi Woodrow! You sound like such a sweet boy, and you DO look like Dexter. You’ll settle in with your fur sibs in no time :)
Nice to meet you, Woodrow. Has your picture been here before and we all just assumed you were Dexter /
I’m dropping off an official howdy to you Woodrow and I like your weekend gig pal. Hey, I do understand, my young Brother Simon gets yelled at by everyone and he really just wants to play too. It will all work out because you’ve got such a special Mom, but you already knew that!
Concatulations on being a foster failure, Woodrow! You gotted a wonderful family, and we bet you will be friends with your fursibs in time. :)
Oh, and thank you so much for your thoughtful condolences and purrs about our sweet baby Zoe’s passing. They are of great comfort to us, and we are so grateful for your friendship.
Oh, sweet Woodrow and Dexter, the second video was so cute. You two look like siblings, I think Dexter has to process that you look like him :D We’re sure you’ll get along in no time :) Pawkisses for an easy Sunday to all of you :) <3
wow you do look a lot like Dexter and I do feel sorry for you for that nose scratch! Frodo still wants to play with Amarula all the time and no matter how much she growls and hits him he never learns! Hopefully you guys can work it out!
Woodrow, cats don’t really care about counting, so no worries! You are a unique individual, and although you have some passing similarities, your coloring and white splotches are completely different. Have got no advice for integrating new kitties in with the established clowder; hope things work out!
Woodrow! Love your name. And wow, do you look like Dexter…except a little different. I hear everyone has a twin out there. Good thing you know where yours is so he doesn’t steal your identity and go off on a buying spree at Chewy.com.
Yes, you both look alike :)
We definitely understand. Bear and Ellie get into it too and I’m never quite sure how much is play and how much is serious. The rescue’s vet told us that true cat fights usually are very vocal – but I know that there have been a few fights where it was obvious they were both seriously peeved and they didn’t vocalize at all. I wish I had a better idea myself. I know Ellie’s playfulness grates on Bear’s patience … and sometimes what starts out as play can quickly turn into mad kitties. For some reason, I get the idea that Sophie and Woodrow would be fast friends – but it doesn’t sound like that’s the case.
Aaaaaaaaaaaw Dat’s all play. We know it sounds pawful fur your mommy, but ya’ll are doin’ well. Mommy did say dat she would work with Dexter just a little to boost his confidence. Runnin’ is prey behavior and could cause some purroblems down da line. But fur da most pawrt, ya’ll are doin’ great. Big hugs fur all.
Dezi and Raena
You are definitely a good-looking cat, Woodrow. We’ve met the others, and they are absolutely cool cats. You will fit right in after you all get used to each other. Snoops and Kommando Kitty
We have had lots of kitty growing pains over the years. Rosie occasionally out of the blue just goes after Moo Shu, our elderly shy girl. It always seems to happen out of nowhere and then five minutes later they are buddies. I think Rosie just likes to remind us every once in awhile that she is supreme ruler of the world.
We’ve kind of been off the blogging radar for awhile – what wonderful news to read that you’ve found your furever home, Woodrow! In our household of seven, we’ve had our share of nose scratches and blood-curdling screams, but for the most part, that type of behavior is few and far between. Our human thinks when it happens, it often stems from the fact we are indoor cats, and we can get bored. She then makes an extra effort to play with us more to help get rid of some of our excess energy, plus it’s good for us and a great way to encourage bonding (with bonus treats after the play, too!)
Glad you have a forever home Woodrow. Sorry about the nose scratch. Thank you for the kind words you left on the loss of Phoebe. XO
Firstly Woodrow, you do look like your older brofur, except the Dex man sports a man scar.
And yes in our house we have seen our fair share of nose scratches when one cat wants to play the dominance game. So we have to keep on top of the claw trimming and play time!
Well hello there Woodrow. You are a cutey now, aren’t you?!