Meet Anakin! Ani is a two legged cat, born without a pelvis or back legs but that doesn't stop him. He is full of love & life! My family and I rescued Anakin and I am caring for him. My family and I are lifelong animal lovers and will give Ani the absolute best possible home, love and care. I will be posting updates, photos and videos of Anakin on his Facebook page, Twitter and YouTube as he grows.
Anakin's Facebook Page ~ http://www.facebook.com/AnakinTheTwoLeggedCat
Anakin's Twitter Page ~ https://twitter.com/anakintwolegs
Anakin FAQ ~ http://tigerpixie.com/pages/anakintwoleggedcatFAQ.php
Anakin's Website ~ http://AnakinTwoLeggedCat.com
Anakin on YouTube ~ http://www.youtube.com/Tigerpixie
I have updated Anakin's FAQ Page today 7/17/12. I have added many more questions I am repeatedly asked about Ani. http://tigerpixie.com/pages/anakintwoleggedcatFAQ.php
I will be updating this page as he grows and as I have new questions that are coming up.
I have some very exciting news to share with you today! :) I have created a Zazzle Store for my photos & future artworks of Anakin! Zazzle is a wonderful on demand printing company that will enable me to share my photos of Anakin on many products and gift items! I have started Anakin's Store with 2 images, his Logo image & the beautiful close up image of him.
Anakin's xrays, a side view and top view, showing that he has no pelvis or back legs. Other than that the rest of his insides are all just the way they should be. (That's Dr. Case's hand up over his head in the top view)
Such a handsome little guy!
Me holding Ani. It almost looks like he has no legs in the picture.
Ani relaxing on Angel's lap. Looking at him like this he doesn't look any different than any other kitten.
Ani scooting around the bathroom.
Ani with his little teddybear in the carrier where he likes to sleep right now.
A really good shot of Ani walking. He's got awesome balance! Here's a video of him walking ~ http://youtu.be/zMIBxFtvZKI
Handsome Little Man :)
Relaxing Anakin :)
By his water bowl
So many toys!
Loves those beads!
An above view of Ani's setup in our hall bathroom. See little Ani in the corner wondering why I'm standing on the counter LOL!
Looks like someone had a good time with the toilet paper! LOL :) It must of been dangling just low enough for him to reach it.
Anakin LOVES Friskies Cat Fishing game on the iPad. He doesn't care too much to catch the slow fish but really likes to go after the faster ones. Here's the video of Ani playing....
Anakin after his surgery. Mama's groggy little boy.
Anakin after his surgery. Ani all stretched out and purring.
Ani says, this is his "surprised look" LOL! Could his eyes get any bigger :)
Opps, I interrupted Lil Man's afternoon nap! Such a sleepy little boy. I need to get a photo of his other paw pads :) He has got the cutest little lone black spot on it & all the rest is pink like this one here.
"Blurry Action Shots!" (sorry the flash was off) Ani was attacking then licking his little doggie toy like crazy!
Anakin has a Box! Is he going to be a box lover like Maru??
Handsome Anakin :)
Ani checking out the Fish. He loves the fish tank. We will have to get him steps & a perch when he is bigger so he can watch the fish tank AKA "Kitty TV" whenever he wants.
Anakin on the bed. (clockwise) Watching TV, Checking out the ceiling fan, stretched out relaxing, looking sleepy :)
Anakin saying "Hello" to Trixie :) She hissed at Anakin a little bit. She did the same with George & now she gives him baths LOL! I'm sure she'll come around to Ani in a few weeks too.
Anakin playing in the hallway. That's the bathroom door open there on the right. He looks so tiny in the hall :)
Anakin got a toy mouse & card from Gary & his kitties all the way from Canada! Anakin loves this little toy! Thank you Gary :) (The toy mouse was made by the ladies of the Animal Welfare Association. All profits go to help homeless cats)
Pixie coming to visit Anakin. No really it was more like coming over to stare at him & then run away. Pixie is my scaredy cat. She is a very skittish girl.
George & Ani playing "footsie" while Trixie watches :)
Anakin's little paw :) There's that lone little black spot I was telling you all about. So cute with his little jelly bean toes!
My daughter Angel drew this picture for Anakin. How cute is that! Ani just wanted to chew on the paper though LOL!
Anakin relaxing with me on the couch. He's not much bigger than the TV remote!
Anakin Action Shots! Here's Ani playing with his Fat Cat wobbley mouse toy! He really loves this toy! :)
Anakin's got a poofy tail! He was looking at our dog Buddy. He was standing by the baby gate and Ani was showing him how big and tough he can be. Buddy is really good with the cats. Ani just doesn't know he doesn't have to be scared of Buddy yet. I keep them well separated & have been introducing them very slowly.
Anakin & my other kitties got a package in the mail today all the way from the UK! Thank you so much to Suzanne & her furbabies, Shelby, Trouble, Treacle, Poppet, Phoebe & their Fur Angel Doebe. Ani loved all of the toys! George has even played with one of them already too. Here's Ani again smelling a card LOL! It's becoming a habit with him i think.
Sleeping Ani :) I took this photo this afternoon while standing in the living room so I didn't wake him up. After playing hard with his toys, Ani was having a good little nap with his tail curled up around his face.
Anakin & I got a nice card in the mail today from Ryan & Winston the cat of Penscaola, FL (Where Ani & I live!) Hehe! Ani likes to smell the card. He even tried to bite it! Thank you so much Ryan & Winston :)
Anakin has a new game on the iPad! Paint for Cats! This week I'll get some video of him play this one and post one of his "paintings" too :)
Anakin is ready for his close up! :) Doesn't he have beautuful eyes :)
Anakin hanging out in my daughter Angel's doll house :) See he knows he's a sweet little doll baby!
Anakin got a beautiful ladybug blanket & card in the mail today from Betsy in Helena, Montana! Thank you so much Betsy!! Ani loves the blanket & so do I. It's so soft! He's taking his afternoon nap on it right now :) Here's a few photos of Anakin checking out his new blanket. He's smelling it in the first photo (LOL, he loves to smell everything new) Then relaxing on it in the second photo :)
Ani checking out the kitty condo!
Anakin & our dog Buddy, I've been working with them both so they can get used to each other. Most nights I've been holding Anakin on my lap & having Buddy right there, petting them both at the same time. Anakin would hiss at Buddy every time he's move his head. The last few nights the hissing has gotten to be a lot less. Today I have Anakin out in the Living room and have brought Buddy out and have him in the Kitchen. It's blocked off from the Living room but they can still see each other. So far so good. Anakin is just watching Buddy a little & going about playing in the Living room. Buddy doesn't care either way. He's used to being around cats since he was a puppy. The next step will be having them both in the same room. I will keep Buddy's leash on him & keep him right near me though. That's won't start until I think they are ready. I don't have any pixs of Anakin & Buddy together yet but here's a picture of George & Buddy sharing the couch. George had only be with us a week or so when this was taken :)
Ani has discovered the joys of Curtains! Open mouth smelling the curtains in the first pix. Yes, that's him licking the curtains in the second pix LOL! Then of course clawing and swinging on them in the last two pixs. These are the sheer curtains in my art area. They look a little rough because all the cats play with them and like to hang out in the window there. I built Anakin some temporary steps so he can sit in the window. I'll be posting pictures and video of him going up the steps & climbing the kitty condo later this week.
Pretty Boy Anakin! :) Here's Ani sitting under my art table. Behind & around him are some of my boxes of artwork & things I take to my art shows. He really is getting bigger isn't he :) To me he looks a lot older in this pix too.
Anakin LOVES to sit in the window in my art area :) Here's the makeshift steps I've put for him until we get some real steps & ramps built for him. He can walk up and down these steps with no problem at all. (Yes, I have video of him on the steps. I'll be posting it later this week.) Ani loves to get up in the window and take a nap or just look around outside. I caught him mid yawn in the second pix LOL! Taking his nap in the third pix. Last but not least looking out the window with Pixie. (My screen has seen better days :P I usually open the window when is cool outside & the kitties have clawed on it some.)
Here's Anakin sitting in the Kitty Tower! How he gets up there is quite amazing! :) He climbs up the Kitty Condo (the carpeted cylinder with 2 openings to the left) & gets on top of it then goes across to the Tower! I've made him makeshift steps on the right side of the Tower now too. So he can go up or down to the Tower either way. He also goes to the top step and gets into the desk chair I have near the tower. I was so surprised the first time he climbed the Condo though. It's quite something just how strong his front legs are. I have a video of him doing this climb & I will be posting it tomorrow. I know the Kitty tower looks a little rough. I'm planning to get a big tall carpeted Cat Tower to go there. One with lots of ramps for Anakin. I know all my cats will love it & I will too since it will be right by where I paint :)
New at Anakin's Zazzle Store, Anakin Ladybugs & Hearts! This image was requested by a few people. I hope that you all enjoy it. Anakin's Zazzle Store Link is..... http://www.AnakinTwoLeggedCatStore.com/
....It's nice & easy to remember! :)
** If there is a particular image of Anakin you would like to see added, please let me know you are interested & which products and I will work on adding them to his store for you. Also if the image of Anakin you love is not on the product you would like yet, please let me know and I will work on get that product added to the store for you.
I hope that you enjoy Anakin's Store! I have had so much fun creating all of these products and look forward to adding many more! So please check back and see what's new. Please feel free to share Anakin's Store with your family & friends.
Anakin surprised & hyper! Big eyed, claws out and super fluffy tail! LOL! :D
Anakin got a cute kitty postcard in the mail today all the way from Belgium! Ani looks so proud in the first pix LOL! Then goes on to chew on the end of the card LOL! Thank you so much Auntie Linda!! :D
Anakin got some new toys in the mail today! :) Thank you so much to Ray, Bo & Dudley for the awesome toy rings & catnip! (That's Bo & Dudley cuddling in the photo behind Ani) I couldn't get a good pix of Ani with the rings. He was having way too much fun playing with them. Trixie, Pixie & George also like the rings too :)
Anakin got a beautiful crochet blanket & sweet kitty card in the mail today from Julie in Washington :) It's just purrfect and Ani really loves it! Thank you so much Julie!! :)
Here's a great little article about Anakin in a German newspaper :) Thank you for sharing this with me Nadine! The title says "Cat has only two legs" & the article tells about how I found him and how well he is doing & about Ani's YouTube & Facebook. Cool!
Well look who I found up on top of my bed today! :) Anakin has learned to climb up there all by himself! He was so proud too. I already have a chair by the side of the bed so Zoe can get up and down on her own. I've now added a few boxes next to the chair so Ani can climb up or down safely. He's a daredevil though & just wants to jump off the chair! Little Man is growing up too fast!
I am overwhelmed with the love Anakin's friends have shown us and I want to thank each and everyone of you! I know many of you are new to Anakin's page and I hope you come back often to follow Ani as he growns up. I am Anakin's mama, Carrie Hawks and I'm a fantasy cat artist. I've been selling my artwork online for over 10 years now. This is my website for my Artwork, http://www.Tigerpixie.com Also if you like my artwork & would like to follow it my Art Page on Facebook it is here, http://www.facebook.com/TigerpixieArt
Anakin & Buddy, making progress :) Ani is in the same rooms with Buddy now for much of the day. Ani still doesn't like Buddy too much & hisses at him some. Buddy is like whatever and just ignores him. He's so used to the cats being around. Ani doesn't hide from Buddy though so that is good. No pictures together on the couch like Buddy & George yet but we are making good progress ;)
Anakin sharing the Kitty Tower with Trixie :)
Lookie what Anakin, Trixie, Pixie, Zoe & George got from their Grandma & Grandpa! Wow! Is that an awesome Kitty Condo or what! Thank you Grandma & Grandpa! It just arrived today & before it was even out of the box Ani was investigating it all. He has already found his way up the ramp to the second box & can easily climb up & down the whole condo. I added the small chair on the side to help him get down that side easier. I managed to get 4 of the 5 cats in the first pix. Zoe doesn't seem to interested in the condo yet. Anakin is sleeping on the second level right now :)
I have to post the before condo pixs ;) Here's Ani, Trixie & Pixie last night checking out the giant box of condo goodies! Ani looks so tiny next to the box.
Awww, Anakin wishes George would come inside & play! George is my only cat that goes outside. I tried everything but he refused to be an indoor only cat. He was an outside stray until we rescued him when he was about 9 months old & is now a happy indoor/outdoor cat.
Anakin with his loooooong tail tucked up front between his paws :)
Ani got some prezzies today! :) He got a pretty purple card & a wonderful drawing of himself from Cheyenne in Montana. He also got a lovely poem using the letters of his name from M. Hall in Indiana :) The poem says, Anakin, Adorable, Natural Beauty, Adventerous, Kitten, Inspiring, Nice, <3 Ani <3 Thank you so much to both of you! Of course Ani had to smell them both really good. Hehe!
Anakin, Trixie, Pixie, Zoe, George & Buddy too got some awesome gifts from Jennifer, Christian & their fur crew from Arizona :D They got a beautiful butterfly card, 2 Boomerang Buddy Banana toys & some bones for Buddy :) Here's Trixie & Anakin trying not to look too excited about the new toys BUT they really were excited. They LOVE those Bananas! ;) Buddy has already finished his first bone too Thank you so much for these great gifts :)
Awww sleepy baby Ani! I'll have a new video to post Friday that includes this photo at the end. I was hoping to finish the video tonight but it's takes a while for me to make them & it's not quite done yet.
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Ani says, there's nothing like getting some prezzies when you've been feeling down! Look at these wonderful gift that Anakin got :) The top two pixs: From Corrinne, Eric, Chuck, Juggy & Teddy in New Jersey ~ Ani got some great toy mice, some yummy bonito flakes & a very sweet letter :) Trixie even had to come check out the prezzies! She goes where the treats are LOL! Thank you Sooooo Much! The bottom two pixs: From Amanda in Australia ~ Anakin got an awesome pull toy mouse that runs around in a circle, some Skitter Critters catnip mice, Fancy feast Royale & a sweet note with kisses & hugs :) Thank you for these amazing kitty gifts Amanda!! Anakin & I send our love to you all! Wow from New Jersey to Australia all in one pix! You guys are all too sweet!
Anakin had a relaxing weekend of getting better & healing :) (He's doing great!) Here's Lil Ani hanging out in the Hidey-Hole of the Cat Condo. Yes he can get in & out of there even with the cone ;) He found a carpet string hanging inside (That's what he's looking at) So I had to cut that off, so he didn't chew it off & eat it.
Hopefully this is the last pix of Anakin wearing the cone! Here's Ani sitting in his favorite chair today. You can even see his little sock foot from where they shaved his fur for the IV. Nothing fancy but I really like this pix. He looks so bright eyed & happy :)
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Anakin is still doing great. Actually tonight he just had his first poop since Friday & it was fine. Everything is still inside :) Also the cone doesn't even bother him at all anymore. Here's my Lil Man with some new toys we picked up for him yesterday :) He loves the little tunnel! We go to the vet for a check up in the morning. I'll keep you all posted.
We made it through Isaac just fine. We only lost power for about 2 hours and had a little wind & rain. Anakin is still doing good too :) I finally made it to the Post office to see if there was anything in Anakin's PO Box & it was full actually overflowing & I had boxes behind the counter too! Apparently the Post Office's notification system for telling customers when they have new package is not working right now. So needless to say I was in shock when I saw the number of packages & cards for my Lil Man. He was just a surprised when I piled them all around him for this photo! Of course he started sniffing & chewing on them right away! LOL! Please give us a few days to go through all of them and I'll get some photos of Anakin with his new goodies. I'm still in shock from all the packages! So much Love for Ani!! :) Thank you sooooooooooo much to all of you!! :)
Prezzies! Anakin got this gorgeous blanket & Kitty Treats. I got a cute little kitty notepad & the Cat Daddy book :) How cool is that! There are from Gaby & Andrea from California :) Thank you soooo much to both of you!! Ani LOVES the blanket & I love it all!
Anakin, Trixie, Pixie, George & Zoe got some wonderful organic catnip and a pile of kitty toys from Noella, and her kitties Seiyuuki & Misaki from Washington :) Here's Anakin & Trixie checking out the catnip & toys :) I think Trixie wants them all for herself LOL! Thank you so much Noella & kitties!! (((HUGS))) Your cat nip & toys have been a huge hit with all my furbabies :)
Look at the awesome goodies Anakin got from Jeff from New York! He got some yummy treats, some crinkly toys & an adorable catnip lobster toy! Thank you so much Jeff! Ani loves the lobster and all of my other cats are enjoying the treats since Ani can't eat them right now ;) Anakin, Trixie, Pixie, George, Zoe & even Buddy also got some great Prezzies from Suzanne in the UK! Cute Toy mice & treats for them all! :) Thank you Suzanne!! Oh and the big question... When is the cone coming off?? Anakin still has his stitches and don't want them pulled out yet also we don't want him to lick himself and get re-infected with the parasite so that is why he has had the cone on. Anakin will be finishing up his parasite meds on Wednesday night (9/5) The cone will be coming off then.
Look at the Purrrfect Steps Anakin got from Sara & her felines, Angel, Lindy, Spackle, Ellie, Snickers & Henry from Ohio :) They are just purrrfect for little Ani & as you can see he loves them :) Thank you so much Sara & the felines! Anakin will be putting these steps to good use for sure :)
Anakin sitting with cards & letters! :) This is just one group. I have another to post later in the week ;) Also I wanted to show that Ani isn't always ready to sit still pose purrrty for these photos. The first time around he was more interested in playing with George. LOL! So we tried again later and I got a much better photo. The brown paper coame in one of the packages & he loves to play in it. That's why it's still there on the floor. This group of cards & letters were so sweet & had some really nice donations to help with Anakin's medical expenses. I want to send a HUGE Thank You to.... Frank, Pj & Big Momma from North Carolina! Donna & Cassidy from Michigan! Victoria, Geo, Tom, Fearful, Fearless, Lady & Double Trouble from Colorado! Donna from California!Angela, Tony & Salem from Massachusetts! Kristine from Wisconsin! Bella Rene, Viivian marie, Alfie Maxwell & Pixie from New York! & last but not least, Silvester from Srilanka! :) Thank you all soooo much!! :)
Anakin & Trixie sharing his new blanket :) There's a pretty good size comparison as to how small Ani still is LOL! Trixie looks huge next to Ani! Trixie weighs about 10 pounds. Counting down...Two days til the cone comes off!
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BIG News!! The Cone Is Off!! I took it off this morning and Ani proceeded to take a full body bath! He's all clean, fluffy & playing up a storm! :) (These photos were taken a few days ago when the cone was still on) Anakin got some wonderful presents from over seas! :) Ani got some awesome jingly toy balls from Elli & Puddy from England! :) Ani also got this adorable blanket embroidered with his name and some cute paw prints "Anakin's Blanket" from Adele & Tiggi also from England :) Thank you so much Elli, Puddy, Adele & Tiggi!! Anakin loves all of your gifts & so do I :)
My handsome boys! Anakin & George chillin' by the front door :) & lookie no cone!! Woot! :) Also Ani was checked for parasites today since he has finished up his second round of meds. His test all came back clean. *Fingers, Toes & Paws Crossed* that the bugs are all gone for good this time! Things have been a little hectic around here the past few weeks but I hope to have a new video to post soon!
I'm happy to say Anakin is still Coneless! These pixs were taken when he still had the cone on. I'm just getting them posted now. Anakin with some prezzies!! He got some great toys & a cute collar from Betty & Griotte from France, From Sharon & The Gang in California Ani got some cute kitty toys with some strong catnip in them (Trixie had to come check them out). Anakin got a bag of crinkley balls & two kickaroos from Patti, Jerry, Arnie, Abbot, Hopey from Illinois! Last but not least Anakin got a mystery gift of a Fish scratcher & a water fountain from Hong Kong. I don't know who to thank for these gift. If you see this please let me know who you are :) Thank you soooooo much to all for you for these thoughtful wonderful gifts for Anakin :) You guys are great!!
Again, I'm happy to say Anakin is still Coneless! These pixs were taken when he still had the cone on. I'm just getting them posted now. More prezzies for Anakin! He got an adorable little sculpture of himself! How cute is that! It looks just like him :) He also got some sweet kitty toys. Thank you so much to Heather, Alex & Wash from Arizona. Ani also got two soft blow up cones should he ever need to wear the "Cone of Courage" again. Big Thank You to Karla & ColleenRose for these great cones! :)
Last pix with the cone ;) , I'm happy to say Anakin is still Coneless! These pixs were taken when he still had the cone on. I'm just getting them posted now. Anakin sitting with cards & letters, Take two! :) This group of cards & letters were also so sweet & had some really nice donations to help with Anakin's medical expenses. A Giant tank You to.... Barbara from Washington, Jan from Colorado, Mary & Neil from Maryland and Brenda & Bellie Buttons from New York! :D Thank you soooo much!! :D
Purrrty Boy Ani hanging out by the door :)
Anakin napping in the new Hidey-hole Bed after a long play time with Trixie & George attacking Da Bird! If you don't have Da Bird for your cats I highly recommend it :) It's become my cats’ favorite toy! Ani just loves it! I'll get some video of him playing with it to post. He even hops off the ground to catch it! Yes, both feet off the ground hopping in the air! :) He really surprised me the first time I saw him jumping like that. There really is nothing Anakin can't do!
Ani hanging out on his steps in the front window :) The sun was pretty bright so it's a little washed out. I like the washed out look though for a different kind of photo look.
I'm very happy to report that Anakin's parasite test from the lab came back all negative! However, I will be getting him checked regularly just to make sure he's still parasite free & stays that way. I also wanted to share the business cards I made up for Anakin. I think they came out really cute! They have all the info I wanted on them and best of all share Anakin's message to support the rescue & adoption of special needs pets :) I hope you guys like them! I've been including them with all my art orders and thank you cards as well as giving them out here & there around town if Ani comes up in conversation :)
Anakin has some long arms & look at the long tail too! :) Ani is now 5 months old! Where does the time go! My Lil Man is growing up!
Here's Anakin sitting with another sweet batch of cards & letters! (Ani's looking at a set of beads my daughter is shaking) Like the others this group of cards & letters were also wonderful had some generous donations to help with Anakin's medical expenses. Big head bonks and purrs to.... Carolyn and The Rhodes Family both from California, Bradley from Canada, Sheila from Texas, Auntie LoLo from Pensacola, Sara from Montana, Dawn from Wisconsin, Mari from?, Cory & Cosmo from? and Jackie, Bear, Clem, Millie, Monk, Elvis, Forest & Hanna from Virginia ! :D I can't thank you all enough!! :)
Argh Matey!! Aye, I be tak'n care o' me booty! Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day! (September 19th) Yes, it's a little joke ;)Booty = Pirate Treasure & Booty = Ani's Bum. He is still doing great and such a happy little guy! We Love Him To Bits!! In other news, I'm a little behind with everything right now. I'm doing my best to keep up with Anakin's messages, emails, comments, etc along with my mom's help. I'm really hoping I can get this all under control soon so I can start to paint again! I haven't painted in months and I really miss it. I need time to make some new art asap! I want to paint a portrait of Anakin soooo bad! He's a purrfect model for my artwork :)
How interesting is this!! Could they be Anakin's long lost ancesters? I found this image on Google & couldn't find any other info about it other than it's a postcard from 1909 and the caption says A Pair Of Two Legged Cats, Lincoln Park, Chicago, ILL. The one on the right looks a lot like Anakin :) They even both stand like Ani does!! I hope to find more info about them somewhere online *fingers crossed*
Prezzies! Anakin got some colorful mice from Ann from California! Ani & I also got some goodies & a cute tunnel from Bernadeth & Virgule from France! Thank you so much to all of you for these wonderful gifts for Anakin & my other cats :)
Prezzies... Anakin got a few more sweet packages of goodies! From Timothy, Zephyr & Raffy from Oregon ni got a wiggle worm, some glowing toy balls, and and a Elastomouse! They also sent our dog Buddy a Skinneeez! :) From Linda, Mary, Chuckie, Louis, Bella & Rapunzle from New Jersey, Ani got an awesome Flashing Firefly Mat & some fluffy mice. Thank you so much to all of you!! Anakin, Buddy & the other cats will have a blast with all of these :)
Sweet Sleeping Anakin. He looks so peaceful when he sleeps. I love his litle ear tuffs. We lost Anakin's Great Grandma Hawks today. Anakin was lucky enough to get to meet her when she came for a visit back in July. We will all miss her so much :( Rest In Peace Grandma Hawks. We love you!
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Anakin, Trixie, Pixie, Zoe & George got another lovely group of prezzies! (Disclaimer ~ Some of these may be a little mixed up & in the wrong photo because Anakin & Trixie couldn't wait till I took photos to play with the new goodies and had a bunch of them pulled out all over the table! Ooops!) So I want to a send giant Thank you for all of these super toys, treats & goodies too.... (Top Pix) Cathy from Georgia, (Bottom Left) Frank, PJ & Big Momma from North Carolina, Tony, Bagheera & Jacey from California, (Bottom Right) Jason, Stephanie, Josie & Ozzie from Canada! Xoxoxo The kitties are Loving all of these great gifts!! Thank you all sooooo much!! :D
Anakin, Trixie & George having an afternoon nap in the condo :) One kitty on each perch! Trixie thinks she owns the highest one. She always sleeps on that one. Ani is looking at me like I'm interrupting his nap with my camera again.
Ani's fuzzy Teddy Bear Jelly Bean Toes!! :) No, I didn't draw on his foot. I added the bear face digitally. I love the little tuffs of fur between his toes. In other news, Anakin is just about done with his UTI meds and feeling much better. He's back to peeing on his pee pad and/or litter box full time again. Yay!
Happy Caturday from Anakin! Also Thank you so much for all of the wonderful birthday wishes! They were such a sweet surprise to see this morning :) I hope you all have a great weekend! Edited to add ;) It's my birthday not Ani's Hehe! Anakin will be 6 months old around the 15th of Oct. though ;) Sorry for the confusion!
I thought this was a funny pix of Ani :) Here's Anakin looking all sly with his ears back & his squinted eyes! Actually he was listening to Pixie on the floor behind the bed. Loving his fluffy tail too :D Is Ani plotting? Yup I think so... Ani loves to chase Pixie around. Pixie is such a little sissy girl and runs from Anakin. Her running from him of course makes Ani think he's soooo big and bad! Hehe!
One more pix of Anakin sittin' purrty on the green blanket :) He's such a handsome Lil Man. See how he sits on his tail. This is his normal sitting position.
Oh the weather is so nice out! I love fall! Open windows time!! :) Here are Anakin, Trixie & Pixie enjoying the breeze through the window & listening to the birds chirping in the trees. Ani still looks so tiny next to Trixie.
It was only a matter of time before this happened. Like Trixie, Anakin is now completely fascinated by the printer, the noises it makes and of course the papers coming out of it. Here's Ani in awe of The Printer! Yes, he is biting the paper in the second pix LOL! :)
How are Anakin & our dog Buddy getting along? They are doing really well. Here they are napping near each other. Anakin loves to sleep in that little Hidey-hole bed. Buddy doesn't pay the cats much attention at all anyway. Ani does still hiss at Buddy if he gets too near him. I think Anakin is worried Buddy might step on him so he stays out of his way most of the time. Buddy is big, old, loud and kind of clumsy, like a bull in a china shop but of course we love him anyway :)
Anakin is quite a little lap kitty :) Here's Ani relaxing in my lap while I work on the computer. Hope you all have a relaxing Caturday like Anakin! :D
Today is National Feral Cat Day! As most of you already know Anakin was a feral cat that I rescued. Also Anakin is 6 Months Old this week! My Lil Man is really growing up fast. Here is more info on National Feral Cat Day and how you can help feral cats in your area :)
A cute photo of Anakin & Me (Carrie Hawks, http://www.Tigerpixie.com ) :)
Anakin, Trixie & Zoe ready for dinner! I love how I caught Anakin on one foot in the first pix & how you can see his reflection in the fridge in the second pix :) Zoe doesn't like to have her picture taken very much. She's a grumpy old gal. She loves me but doesn't want much to do with any of the other cats. Anakin quickly learned to stay out of Zoe's way & she doesn't want to play with him ever! Trixie is really great with Anakin. She is the motherly type and loves to lick & clean all of the other cats (except for Zoe of course!) Funny how I ended up with three cats with such similar markings. Zoe is the oldest at 14 years old. We took her in as a stray when she was less that a year old. Trixie & Pixie are sisters and were feral cats that I rescued from my dad's work 2 years ago. So they very well could be related to Anakin since he came from the same feral group.
Anakin playing in his tunnel in the kitchen :) He loves this tunnel! He rolls it all over the kitchen floor, jumping in and out of it and bringing his toys in it too. The flash caught his eyes funny how they are each glowing a different color :)
Anakin off in Dreamland :) Could he get any more comfy looking? :)
Ooops! I interrupted their nap again! Their faces say it all don't they, "Mama go away & let us sleep!" I wanted to thank you all again for the Happy Half Year Birthday wishes for Anakin! It is hard to believe that he is 6 months old already. If you missed Anakin's 6 Months Birthday Flashback Video it's here, http://www.youtube.com/Tigerpixie :)
Handsome Anakin relaxing in a shoe box :) I hope you guys all have a great weekend & find some time to relax like Ani ;)
This set of pixs was so purrfect to add a LOL to ;D Anakin really doesn't like Trixie ignoring him! He'll make sure she notices him later for sure!
Happy Halloween! Love, Anakin :) Oh what I went through to get this purrty pix! LOL! It will be a little video posted later today! So be sure & watch for the video post! ;D
Anakin is having a lazy day after last night's Halloween fun :)
Here's Anakin on Cheezburger site! :D Awesome!!... http://cheezburger.com/43823361
& on Yahoo!... http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/anakin-cat-vs-paper-bag-192500404.html
& on Life With Cats TV! Yay! :D ... http://www.lifewithcats.tv/2012/10/30/3-anakin-and-the-halloween-pumpkins/
Anakin has found he can get under his steps & play there. It's so funny to see him stick his paws out from under and swat at & scare the other cats as they walk by. Also with the steps flipped over he's got a whole new play area! He has a ball climbing up and around the steps while they were flipped over :)
Sleepy Anakin :) Here's Ani having an afternoon snooze on the cat condo perch.
New at Anakin's Zazzle Store, Anakin's 2013 Calendar! A calendar of Anakin has been requested by so many people. I hope that you all enjoy it. Anakin's Zazzle Store Link is....
....It's nice & easy to remember! :)
** I am donating 10% of the profits from Ani's sales on Zazzle to my local TNR program to promote care, adoption and rescue of all animals. The rest will be going to help me with Anakin's care.
Anakin! Wow what a gorgeous lil guy! Do you think he has any idea just how handsome he is? :)