9-7-18 Friday

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Ok, I’m behind, but I’ve been catching up and I have noticed, or THINK I have noticed, a long heart on Otis’ head? Comes to a point down the back of his head and the top humps are at his ears. Or am I crazy?

You are not crazy (though to be honest, I hadn’t noticed it until now!), and I’ll see if I can’t get a good picture of it over the weekend!


What happened to the kitten with extra toes? Isn’t he in this litter?

That was Brian Boitano, and he was adopted at the end of June. You can see him (he’s now Harry) and his sister (was Picabo, now Harley) in their Facebook group, here.


Robyn, you upload your images to Flickr and then post then on here, instead of uploading directly to WordPress, right? Can you explain that process? My WordPress storage is looking full…

I actually upload small (usually 500 px on the longest side) pictures to my domain, then upload the larger pictures to flickr, make the self-hosted pictures the image source with an html link wrapped around the image so that clicking on it will take you to the larger version on Flickr.

I used to upload the pictures to Flickr and then use the html code directly from Flickr, so that Flickr was the picture host BUT at some point Flickr changed how they did stuff, and my older pictures were no longer showing up, which was a pain in the butt (I’ll still occasionally run across an older Flickr-hosted picture that doesn’t show up and have to fix it).

I figure that hosting a smaller version myself with a link to Flickr works better (there was also an issue for a while with Flickr being down a lot, though it seems to be okay lately).

Does that make sense? I’m not sure it does to anyone but me, so feel free to ask for clarification.


How old are your permanent cats?

I actually have a draft saved in my Gmail with a list of the cats and their dates of birth, because the question comes up so often when Fred and I are talking (and I can NEVER remember!) So here they are:

12 – Newt: 1/2006

11 – Kara: 4/1/2007

9 – Jake: 6/14/2009

8 – Alice: 6/6/2010

7 – Frankie – 4/15/11

5 – Archie: 1/1/13

4 – Khal: 5/12/14

2 – Dewey – 3/1/16


FYI, there has been a reprieve! The kittens will be staying with me for one more week.

They were due to head off to Petsmart today or tomorrow, but there’s been so much interest in them – and people coming to the house to meet them – that I’m going to hang on to them for one more week. If I could get them all adopted straight from here to their new homes (which might be too much to ask, but it never hurts to hope), without them needing to spend time at Petsmart, that would be awesome.

(Yes, there have been applications on some of the kittens. I’m not giving details until they’ve gone home, sorry. You know how I am!)

Oh, that dreamy little face, and OH that little pink nose. Love that Dexter!

I love Otis and his slappin’ paw, which makes it very obvious that I’m waving a feather teaser around.

Bethel and her beloved packing paper.

Buxton from the back.

Feather toys give Arundel the Crazy Eyes.

Bowl full o’ Otis.

Yep, it’s still up there, sweet girl. (Arundel)

“HEY. Get outta there. That’s MY spot!”


“You are a very rude boy.”

Millinocket has apparently taken over the packing paper.

“What doin’, weird lady?”

Eliot with attitude.


Khal makes this face a LOT.


2017: Stardust, clearly thinking “Lady, you is weird.”
2016: “Unca Stefan, that bed is NOT for YOU,” says Privet.
2015: “On my kitteh honor, I did NOT bite my sister on her butt (very hard)!”
2014: No entry.
2013: Norbie, stressin’ again.
2012: “String, I luff you.”
2011: I hope you weren’t trying to swear Sunday afternoon, because we were using up all the profanities.
2010: They were distinctly underwhelmed.
2009: When a kitten falls asleep on you, it’s bad luck to wake them up.
2008: No entry.
2007: Wherein Stinkerbelle becomes a permanent resident.
2006: No entry.
2005: Good thing for him he’s so cute.