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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Kitten has a name!

We have been calling her Little Bit or Baby, whatever came to mind and we really wanted to find a name that fit her, very feminine and fresh! She is fearless with our other cats and dogs and plays with every one of them.
She is still just so tiny and small, I have to cherish every moment as I know she will be as big as our other cats soon! I have never seen a kitten like her every day. Bleu always seemed so small compared to Blak, a heavier cat, Bleu is all legs tall and very slender.

We have fed her with a bottle and burped her like baby. She loves it and Oh My, does she love to eat! She chows down her food and whines while we are making it. We changed from the canned liquid at $5.00 a can to the KMR 2nd Step powered dry mix with water and a dry kitten food, Iams Proactive Health specially formulated for growing kittens.

Well, she loves to sit by the computer and play around my feet with whatever toy that Emma and Bailey have left lying around. Our house is full with dog toys and chews so she stays very busy. She can run pretty good now and gets under a couple of items she has found to hide in. She can get under my footstool and still gets under my husband's computer table in a hidey hole. She is an awesome climber and climbs up my shirt to bite at my face, Ouch! She has really sharp claws and a NO No to bite me.

She laps at her KMR milk now in a small bowl and I still burp her afterward, I think it is much needed as she tries to eat so fast. I have a small litter pan with clay litter, a web-site said to use clay. I use wheat litter for the other two cats and their dome is too big for her. She also doesn't stray that far into the hallway to get to my bathroom.

She has brought much joy to us as my husband splits care responsibility. making her milk formula and watching her when she is outside of her carrier she sleeps in. She is good about going in to lie down for naps but when she hears us up in the morning, she starts whining to be fed and get out. But, she does play with her towel and entertain herself very well until then.

Lily lying on Bailey

Lily investigating an 8x11 photo paper folder, she IS tiny!

Wow, I almost forgot, her name is LILY! (Lilith)

My friend Nancy Huggins suggested "Lucky" as her friend got a kitten rescued from their local fairgrounds and that kitten is very lucky as our kitten is to be out of the heat. Well, Lucky got us thinking and I wanted alittle more feminine name for her, so here is is:

 Lily -

I was just thinking since the last update post from Mary Janes Farm Blog  Post below about Flower Fairies and what the flower names mean, Lily

Lily Flowers and Meanings

Lilies are the flowers of the spiritually advanced. They are also the totem flowers of mothers (especially new ones), fertility and nurturing. Lilies are also appropriate flowers to present during weddings as they are symbolic of unions, partnerships, and long lasting relationships. Give lilies to new mothers and brides-to-be; share the symbolism of these beautiful blossoms with them, and watch their faces light up with delight. Click here for a full symbolic meaning of the lily. Lily meaning quick-reference keyword list:

• Hope

• Faith

• Birth

• Purity

• Renewal

• Promise

• Passion

• Becoming

• Chastity

• Innocence

• Fertility

• Cleansing

• Motherhood

• Remembrance

• Transitioning

Greek lore associates lily meaning with birth and it is asymbol for motherhood because the flower was said to be created from the breast milk of Hera.

As the story goes, Zeus wanted Hercules (his son born from an extra-marital affair) to become a god. One way of doing this was to have him suckle at the breast of his wife, Hera. Zeus invoked the god of sleep, Somnus, to put Hera in a deep slumber while he enticed Hercules to suck at her bosom. He did this so vigorously that the milk overflowed. That which flowed heaven-wards became the Milky Way, and the milk that flowed to the earth turned into a white lily.

Contrarily, the lily also hold masculine qualities as the Greeks held the lily as a symbol of high eroticism and sexuality (the long pistil of the flower suggesting a phallus and the pollen symbolizing fertility).

Old wives tales suggest telling the sex of an unborn child by using a rose and a lily. All one need do is approach an expectant mother with a lily in one hand and a rose in the other. If the mother chooses the rose, it will be a girl. If she picks the lily, it will be a boy (again, referencing the long pistil as a masculine feature).

In alchemical symbolism lily meaning is associated with lunar and feminine qualities.

Christians hold the lily as a symbol of chastity, innocence, purity and piety. In early Christian art the white lily is symbolic of the "Madonna" as the flower is associated with the virgin Mary. It is typically depicted in a vase or held by Gabriel in Annunciation paintings.

Moreover, the parts of the lily have specific religious signficance to the Virgin Mary:

• The stem of the lily symbolizes Mary's religiously faithful mind

• Lily petals represent her Mary's purity and virginity

• The scent of the flower represents Mary's divinity

• The leaves leaves signify her humility.

With its three petals, the lily is often considered a trinity symbol, holding the representation of three virtues: Charity, Hope and Faith.

Another reference to the lily's trinity-like nature is found in Byzantium and France where the lily sometimes identified with the Fleur-de-lys. Each protrusion of the motif is symbolic of 1) royalty, 2) prosperity and 3) expanse.

In symbolic dreams, lily meaning deals with the sanctity of the heart, elegance and a need for clarity or cleansing. If the dreamer is looking at a lily it is a message of encouragement & chance of success in an endeavor looks very good. If one is dreaming of holding a lily, it indicates he/she is highly respected by others. If the dreamer is throwing or tossing a lily aside, it is a message that he/she has been abusing his/her power.

Dreaming of lilies could mean the time is right to act upon a long-thought upon plan. Further, it indicates that we are coming into a fuller integration of ourselves and developing personal balance. It is also a sign that we are seeking rest, peace and tranquility.

In esoteric and mystery teachings, lily meaning s include:

• Development

• Growth

• Progress

• Freedom

• Purity

Specifically, we see the lily in several Tarot cards,namely the Magician card, Temperance card, and the Ace of Pentacles card (in traditional Rider-Waite deck renditions).

In the symbolic language of the Tarot, the lily also holds symbolism of purity, innocence and fertility. Additionally, the lily symbolizes vulnerability, and the freedom to be ourselves, as well as allowing others to be as they are too. The lily is a symbolic flower of health and provision. In a reading, the lily can signal growth, development, and a quality of innocence in our lives. Depending on the surrounding cards, the lily may also indicate new relationships and births.

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nancy huggins said...

My DD was also a Nanny until recently for a little girl named Lillie..she starts a nanny job when some babies are 6 weeks old and then when they are old enough to go to preschool her job with that family ends and she moves on to the next family (she is also the cat lover :)
Nice to know Lillie is doing so good..Maggie is still a big brat and weighs about 40 even hurts when she steps on my toes. Will be glad when she has a yard to get some exersize in..pups are getting F A T :)

Kristin said...

Ooooh, those pictures are adorable! What could be cuter than a baby Lily kitten!!? I have another blog friend, Michele with the Muse Factory (blogspot) that will love these - I will let her know.
Thank you so much for your kind comments and for becoming a follower! I am so happy to have you (and right back at ya!), Kristin xo

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Lily looks like the perfect name! She is adorable and clearly she came to the right home. Purring kittens - what a wonderful thing!

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