F-1 Female Savannah "Zulu" (formerly Slick) born 3/22/09 is the newest member of Lysa and Randy family in California. She is a fabulous little girl!
Zulu at 2 weeks
Zulu @ 2 Weeks
Zulu at 2 weeks
Zulu at 7 weeks
Zulu at 7 weeks
Zulu at 12 weeks
Zulu at 15 weeks
Zulu at 7 months
F-1 Savannah Female Zulu at 7 months
This is F-1 Zula female Savannah shown here at 8 months, 17 pounds. She is spectacular and well love by Dr. Lysa in CA.
Shown here just a few days before her first birthday she has grown into a spectacular cat!
Zulu, shown here at 10 month is a classic f-1 Savannah female.
This is Zulu today at 20 months old
She has also become much more affectionate with both me and my husband as well. It's hard to get good pictures of Zulu--she doesn't like the camera and tends to make an ugly face, or runs away. She is MUCH more beautiful in person :)
She continued this funny behavior for about 2 weeks, and then all of the sudden, she was in love with Duma!
And now they are great friends and they play chase and kitty wrestling often :) I even caught them almost cuddling the other day.
She seemed to be a bit insecure and in need of more than usual affection. In addition, she may have been a bit mad at me because she would drag my pillow all around the house and tear apart my side of the bed.
In July, we added one more beautiful savannah to our kitty family.At first, Zulu wasn't so sure about the little new guy.
This is Zulu the day she arrived with Dr. Lysa and Randy
She likes to hold him down and kiss him all over, even when he walks right up to her while she's eating and puts his face in her food bowl and eats her food!
Zulu is super healthy and has only been to the vet once since she was spayed. About 1 months ago she stopped eating for a few days. The vet visit was quite an ordeal, but ended up just fine. While she was sedated they did many tests and ultimately determined that she is text book healthy and beautiful. She got some sort of infection from some tainted arugula. She likes some greens in her food and I always buy organic. This one time they were out of organic and I was going out of town so I had to buy what was available. I noticed she was being extremely picky with her food when I got home, and our cat sitter said the same while we were gone. I opened the arugula and let her put her face in it. Normally she would run off with some, but this time she jumped back and ran away from it, so I knew something was wrong with it. I tossed it right away, but she was already infected with something. Anyway, she is great now. All of the vet techs who had never seen a savannah were watching the vet work on her, and they told me they all went to touch her and take pictures of her while she was sedated. She is quite beautiful :)
It's been way too long since I've updated you on Zulu. I can't believe she is 4 now. She is a big, beautiful girl and we love her immensely. She is very servally, in that she absolutely HATES to be held and is not a lap cat at all. But she loves us very strongly--we are her people. She follows us everywhere and gives head butts all the time. She is also a guard kitty. She patrols the perimeter to make sure things are safe before we go to bed each night and then she stays on the landing outside our bedroom, where she can see the upstairs and downstairs at the same time, until we fall asleep. Only then will she allow herself to sleep. In addition, if my husband isn't home and someone comes to the door, she'll get in the window, make herself very poofy, and growl. Always protecting me :)
Zulu LOVES her brother Duma so much and they play regularly. She and Maximus are not as good of friends as Maximus can be kind of a jerk sometimes, but they tolerate each other.She loves cardboard boxes, no matter what size. She likes to sit in them and chew them up, whittle them down, and sleep in them.
Here's a recent pic of Zulu. She LOVES a freshly cleaned kitchen counter and absolutely will not get down until she's ready. She looks very pleased with herself, doesn't she? :)