Tucker, Brittany and Handy Cream Point Boy...
Brittany is a pretty little calico girl.
Handy (Full name is "Grand Champion Curl Essence The Right Hand of the Lord") is a stunning seal lynx point boy. Handy loved going to the shows. He just knew he was pretty and couldn't hear it enough from the spectators at the shows. He would lay on our grooming table outside our benching cage and just pose for people to oooh and aaah over him as they walked by. Handy is super sweet and passes that same sweet personality to all his babies.
Tucker has incredibly dark blue eyes that just seem to pop against his pure white face. He has the "silky, laying flat" coat that is exactly what the AC Standard describes. He gets his coat from his mom. It will fill out more and his tail hairs will get longer and thicker over the next 5-6 months. Raphael's coat was just like Tucker's at this age too. Raphy has a nice thick plumbed tail now.
Tuck is really pretty, but his personality is what we love most about him. I've got a couple of quick videos of him below. Tucker is a player... well, really, he's just "all in" on whatever he's doing at the time. In the evenings when we're watching TV, he will play for a little while and then snuggle next to one of us. He doesn't usually lay on top of us, but he prefers to snuggle next to an arm or a leg. i took the picture below in the morning when he was reinvestigating this bedroom. Tucker turn just about anything into a toy and then play with it for an hour. He is probably one of the most playful cats we've ever had. When he finds something to play with, it's like he's on high alert... especially when we pull out the laser light. Oh my gosh! He's too funny for words!
Tucker is also really sensitive. So much so that it actually surprised me. We use a squirt gun to teach the cats the rules. We have an artificial tree that we put up in the family room each year. We've given up putting presents under it because the ribbons are just too tempting for the cats. We have Christmas at my daughter's house anyway so the presents go to her house. The challenge is to keep the cats from playing with the bottom branches and the lights. We've taught the older cats to leave the tree and lights alone. However, this was a new experience for Tucker this year. The first time, he decided to see how the bottom branches could be used to entertain a cat, we squirted him and said "NO!" He immediately ran off into the other room. When he came back for a 2nd pass, all I had to do was say "No!" again and off he went. But then, he wouldn't come back into the family room to be with us. Mike had to go into the other room and pull out the laser light to show him that he wasn't still in trouble. He's been tempted a couple time since to bat at the bottom branches, but a soft 'no' and he stops. This little guy just really wants to be a good boy and to play and have fun.
As soon as Tuck first sees me in the mornings, he follows me everywhere I go. He makes it hard for me to even walk around without tripping on him. This morning, I had to hold him in one arm just so I could brush my teeth. He was determined to walk around in the sink to get my attention. I'll get some video of him tomorrow so you can see him in action. I wanted to do that today, but I had granddaughter duty that bit into the middle of my day.
The red cat that jumps into these videos is Raphael. Raphy is hillarious when he sees the laser light. His eyes open wide and his whole body tenses up looking to where the light will go next. We weren't planning for Raph to be in these videos, but when the light comes out, there's no way to keep him out of the picture.
Sometimes, when Tucker is in play mode, which is all the time really, but there are times when he's coming into the room or even when he scaling one of the taller condos, he'll let out this little 'yip, yip'. It's really too cute. Or when he's coming over for attention, we'll hear the purr purr-r-r as he comes towards us. Then, he'll land in the middle of the person closest to him without a lap full of cats already and rub the side of his face into us and purr some more. Tucker is just so incredibly expressive in everything he does.
Reserving a kitten from a future litter...
We are taking reservations for future kittens now. We reserve the right for first pick of any of our litters for ourselves to show, however, if you reserve a kitten from a future litter, you will have first pick (after us of course). I keep track of the sequence that I receive Reserved Kitten Agreements and offer kittens in that same sequence.... in other words, the person who has returned the first Reserve Agreement will have first pick of any new litters. After that, the 2nd person who has returned a Reserve Agreement can select a kitten, and so on. Anyone with a Reserve Agreement can wait for another litter if they want to wait for a kitten from another litter if they want, and the same sequence for selecting a specific kitten will still apply.