March 19, 2008 - Getting comfortable...

Does this look like the face to inspire fear? Heads up to all adopting from Eastern Europe - they believe that black cats are EVIL and/or BAD LUCK. Melissa is our friendliest cat and must meet everyone in the house. She is always concerned when a child is crying. A great cat all around. Lera took one look at her screamed and tried to walk up the lounge chair backward. And after many days of torturing my poor old crunchy cat - picking her up like a baby, calling her name over and over and sending her packing when Lera looked truly panicked - I walked into the kitchen because Lera was shrilling calling "Malissa" and trying to pet her as quickly as possible.

Well, we have had some time for everyone to get to know Lera abit and Michael still thinks she is great and "portable" He likes that he can pick her up...only Mama and Daddy can pick up Caelia. She still thinks that he is wonderful. Caelia and Lera go between loving each other and trying to put each other in a headlock. I try to stay where I can see them but sometimes I walk away to come running back because Caelia is yelling, "NO, MINE!" and Lera is yelling something equally loud in Russian. And then again, sometimes I walk in on this...

6 comments:

Rita Andrews said...

I just cant get over how much they look alike. I know you will have MANy fun moments with them. It took my 4 little ones about a month to truely know that everything in the room was for everyone. Each has their one favortie thing, like Giovanna's TY bunny she has had since we visited her at 12 mo old...and the others, love to take it just to hear her scream....so it will come in time. You are one lucky momma
enjoy the girls

Rita
RR

Wendy said...

Wow Sheila we have a black cat too!! Macey loves to lay on top of him and listen to him Meow... He is truly a patient cat, good thing!

Macey and Carley went through the same thing. I finally realized that Macey did not have her own stuff (only things that were Carley's or once was Carley's)!! I went thrift store shopping and a few friends gave us toys they were done with and we gave them to Macey. Carley was more willing to share then because Macey had things Carley wanted to play with!! Now they are both good about sharing sometimes they share to well..... like trading their silverware at the table half way through the meal!!

Wendy
www.saundersgang.blogspot.com

PS: I showed my hubby the pictures of the girls and he said wow they have twins.... I said no one is adopted then flipped through other pictures. He could not tell which one was adopted!! I guess it is true when people say was have a twin on the other side of the world!!

Rich, Andrea, Reece & Owen said...

Sheila, I know my 3 cats were the most therapeutic things for Tristan and Wyatt. Granted, none of my 3 are black cats, but they gravitated to them, and the cats loved them back. Wyatt was especially touched by their loving ways with him, you could just see that little broken soul light up when Fritzie was curled up in his bed with him, purring like a lawn mower. ---Andrea Roberts, Reece's Rainbow

Cammie Heflin said...

What a beautiful sight Shelia! They are darling! I love Michael's comment about Lera being "Portable" my son Cooper, has AS too and sounds exactly like something he would say! He said that Addy is still in the "stays stage" because she doesn't walk or crawl! Congrats to your family!

MIGUEL ANGEL Y CARMEN said...

Hola.Desde España, Madrid... me encanta leeros y ver a las niñas son preciosas.(pongo el traductor google). No sabeis que ternura mas grande me haceis sentir,sois unas personas fantasticas. yo tambien tengo un hijo con necesidades especificas y se lo que es ,aparte de que es muy duro luchar cada dia,es gratificante ver lo feliz que es mi niño.en nuestro caso estamos esperando ir a Ucrania a por nuestra princesa,pero no estamos capacitados como vosotros para aceptar una niña con problemas psiquicos,por eso os admiro estoy muy orgullosa de ver que hay gente en el mundo como vosotros capaces de dar amor y oportunidad de amar a niños con dependencia. un beso muy grande y perdonarme por no poder escribiros en ingles ,pero no se nada de ingles..

Milk Mama said...

Oh they are so precious together!!! Sounds like they're settling down as sisters! They're beautiful girls!