Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The girls vs the bug - saved by the human

Three cats and a teeny bug. Guess who won? Dora, Gyro and the resident sat in a triangle watching with fascination a teeny bug. Intermittently one of them would swat the bug, then all three cats would suddenly yawn or look away, or get distracted. The bug would run, and then one of the cats would swat at it again, or pick it up in their teeth and then drop it. Then the cats would yawn or get distracted and the bug would fly away, only to get swatted again.

This story repeated for a good 20 minutes until I was so impressed with the bug's determination that I rescued it and brought it outside. If you want cats that will eat bugs, these guys might not be the ones for you. However, if you want extremely gentle cats that won't even hurt a bug, Dora and Gyro fit the bill! In addition to not hurting bugs, they also have never so much as bitten or even hissed -- at anyone or anything, as far as I can tell. Sweet (and gentle) little guys!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The girls love treats! (don't we all)

Dora and Gyro love to be hand-fed their yum yums. Gyro is a bit of a slob and always drops some pieces of her yum yums, and without fail Dora cleans up after her.
These sweet sisters are looking for a loving home. They get along well with other cats and would love to live with a new feline friend!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dora Loves To Curl Up in Small Places

The other day guests came over for dinner. A guest went to into the bathroom and came running out laughing -- Dora was sleeping inside the little metal rack I use to store my towels. She looked so cute and so funny, curled up in that little space. Dora loves to find places to curl up, like under the blanket in this photo.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sweet cats are we

From Dora and Gyro's foster "mom": Dora and Gyro are such sweet cats. In the mornings when I'm still in bed, Dora likes to snuggle into the crook of my arm (or anywhere there is bare skin) , with her nose directly touching my skin, and then knead. Gyro sleeps right at my head most evenings.

Gyro is shy with strangers but once she knows you, she discovers that she loves being pet. She wanders around me pretending to check out various objects, but she really wants to be pet.

Dora, Gyro and my resident cat yesterday played leap frog, one jumping over the other, several times.
Dora and Gyro would be very happy in a home with anotehr cat - Gyro and my resident cat yesterday played leap frog, one jumping over the other, several times. Very funny!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gyro and Dora, sisters looking for a home

Dora and Gyro are two adorable 1 yr old tabby sisters.
Dora and Gyro are living in Northern Virginia with their wondeful foster "mom" Bonnie and her cat and hoping to find a home of their own soon.

Dora was named for Dora the Explorer by Bonnie's 3-year old neighbor. Dora greets Bonnie at the door whenever she comes home, and snuggles with her in bed at night. She loves to jump 3 feet into the air to chase toys, and is a great pal to her sister Gryo. She is gentle and sweet and loving. She always comes out to say hello when Bonnie has company. She greets her in the mornings but is very considerate and waits for the alarm to ring before coming to play on her bed.

Gyro is so named because she loves to run around and around and around, sometimes chasing toys, sometimes chasing her own tail, like a gyroscope. Gryo loves to play fetch and will bring toys back to you all night long, just eager for you to throw them again. Gyro likes to give Bonnie kisses all the time - she licks her face, toes, or clothes, if she's wearing them. She likes to sleep by Bonnie's head at night. She is a shy girl with new people until she gets to know them and loves her sister Dora.

Both Dora and Gyro get along wonderfully with the resident 4 year old cat, and also do great with the resident guinea pigs.