12-15-17 Friday

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Time to let me know if you want a holiday card, with this year’s featured Crooked Acres permanent resident! Go here to Postable, enter your name and address, and your card will be on the way soon. I am happy to send cards to other countries, this is NOT limited to US residents. If you have any problems, drop me an email and I’ll do my best to fix it. I’ll take names and addresses until December 20th.

If you’d like to send me a card as well (never ever required, but always appreciated – I don’t keep track of who does or doesn’t send a card, I promise!), send it to: Robyn Anderson, PO Box 461, Athens, AL 35612 USA.

(PS: If that link doesn’t work for you, or you prefer not to enter your info (I delete your name and address once I’ve downloaded it), you can email me instead.)


Who’s the cat that’s not doing as well as you thought with the move?

He’s doing okay now, but for two – almost three – days after we brought the cats home, Newt hid in the fireplace, behind the logs. Given that he’d been so laid-back at Crooked Acres, to the point where he wasn’t running off and hiding from strangers, I just expected him to handle it better. He’s adapted and nowadays spends all his time flopped out in the middle of the floor or in the middle of Fred’s bed or mine.

Really, when it comes down to it, they’re all handling it better than we had any right to expect!

(Of course, just hours after my post published yesterday, Archie decided that he’d had enough of everything and started picking hissy-growly no-contact fights with Stefan and Maxi. BRAT.)


Question, what kind of brush do you use on long haired cats? I have a floofy community cat I’m tending, and he needs brushing.

Connie said: I have several long haired cats and each one responds to different brushes.. The only way to know is to buy several and see what works.

Fred uses a plain old slicker brush on Khal (like such), but your mileage may vary!


Is there enough space for one of the guys to be able to lie behind the sink in front of the window box in the kitchen?

There is, though they really just sit and look out the window before moving along. I haven’t seen anyone snoozing there, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time!

Kara was sitting in the box looking at the back yard, but had to come running over to me when she saw me.


Will you be scanning the cards you’ve received this year? I love going through them and seeing the different cards and I love when I spot mine among them.

I will! I’m hoping to start scanning them over the weekend.


You mentioned you love all the paint colors – does that include the blue in the closet? Not that it’s bad – it just seems like it was selected by a different person 🙂

Oh lord, no – I do not care for that paint in the closet. When we hardwood the closet floor, we’ll (well, *I*) will repaint the walls, too. Also, it’s got a popcorn ceiling that needs to be de-popcorned.


Wow, Khal Drogo certainly looks magnificent lounging on his settee! Is the Khal also benefiting from a heating pad?


In that Khal picture I see a cord (at least I think it’s a cord and not a toy). It got me to thinking because I know you have electric blankets turned on for the kitties-How do they not CHEW all the cords? I could not do that around here.

Khal was indeed laying on a heated bed in that picture. For the cords, go here and check out my advice on how to cover your cords. I don’t have a problem with the permanent residents chewing on cords, but most of them are, and all the cords in the kitten room are always covered because you KNOW how kittens are.


Seeing Khal play warms my heart and I love that he’s staked a claim on that bed. Do you guys have any kind of guesstimate on how old he is?

We think he’s about 3 1/2 – I’ve got a date of birth on him of 5/12/14, so the vet probably aged him as being around 3 when we had him neutered earlier this year.


What’s with Maxi’s shaved paws?

She had a dental cleaning and had 4 teeth pulled while they were being boarded at the vet, while we were moving out of Crooked Acres and into Shady Cove.


Fred’s bed. That’s Khal in the back, Stefan over to the right, Dewey in the middle behind Jake, and Kara on the left.

Kara hanging out on the shelves in Fred’s room. She WAS just laying there chilling out, but when she saw me she had to get up and run over to me. Because she is a ruiner of pictures.

Sheriff Mama has pretty much made the kitchen island her own. The better to see everything from, my dears.

Jake, Alice and Khal. Have I mentioned that Fred’s bed is a favorite spot in the house? It gets a lot of sun!


2016: I’d say Dustin is a cat’s cat.
2015: ::DRAMA HISS::
2014: Molly’s all “COME HERE, TC, I NEEDS A HUG!”
2013: No entry.
2012: No entry.
2011: Angry Muppet is annoyed.
2010: “My nose is dirty and I DON’T LIKE IT.”
2009: If that look on her face doesn’t say “smug”, I don’t know what does.
2008: I suppose I can live with being woken up at 4 in the morning, stumbling to the door, and opening it to let them out into the house.
2007: No entry.
2006: Last night, I had every kitten but Merry asleep in my lap
2005: No entry.