I’d like to introduce Cesare (Chez-a-ray) and his litter mate, Nari. They were born on September 14, 2011 in Stevens Point Wisconsin. We purchased them from a wonderful small, closed cattery called Elite Dolls. Liz Nichol breeds for healthy, well-adjusted kittens, and I would highly recommend her cattery for individuals wanting to purchase Ragdoll kittens. Her breeding pairs are genetically negative for the HCM gene which something that was particularly important for us because of our past experience with Ragdolls and cardiomyopathy.
Cesare is named after Cesare Borgia, the inspiration for Machiavelli’s The Prince. Nari is short for Narducci, the name of a banking family in Renaissance Italy. There are Narducci’s somewhere on my family tree.
Our boys are now six months old and they are very active and very inquisitive. They love to follow us around the house. They enjoy watching the birds that come to our feeding stations, and make a little chuffing sound every time a bird takes flight. Cesare enjoys watching basketball and golf
on TV. He enjoys trying to catch the ball or the golf club on the backswing. Nari loves exploring desktops and dresser tops for loose items which he can carry off, knock to the floor and otherwise play with incessantly. They are both loveably naughty and way too smart and cute. They could get away with murder and we would end up hugging them and only gently admonishing them. They are a real joy.
They also regularly engage in, what I call, Greco-Roman wrestling matches, and paw slapping contests. Even though they have several mock battles a day, they like nothing better then to cuddle close together for a nap,
preferably on the bed. When they wake up from their nap, they wait for some of their favorite treats: freeze dried chicken. My Little Lion (that’s really the brand name) salmon treats and Kitty Greenies. They have hearty appetites and are thriving on Blue Kitten Food (dry), and Natural Choice (canned). These brands are excellent choices to feed your kitten with no fillers, dyes or by-products and they ensure that kitty reaches his/her maximum growth potential. At the rate these two are growing, they will soon be the size of small ponies. They are now (early April) 10 and 12 pounds, respectively.
With the wonderful weather we’ve been having we will soon introduce them to walks in their Kittywalk Stroller. This is a wonderful enrichment tool. I hope they enjoy exploring the outside world from the safety of their stroller.