11-14-17 Tuesday

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Way back in early 2015, we had this sweet girl, who came to us hugely (or so we thought) pregnant. I’m sure if you were reading back then, you remember this girl.

That was the girl we named Lucille Ball (Lucy), who came to us on March 19th. She seemed HUGE to us, and I was sure she’d have her kittens nearly immediately, but we all know how THAT goes, right? She just kept getting bigger, and finally on April 1st she gave birth to 7 healthy kittens.


Lucy and her kittens: Belushi, Carlin, Gilda, Shelton, Shecky, Roseanne, and Louis. (I wanted to see if I could do it by memory, and I did!)


I love how all you can see of her is her head and her stripey leg. Also, that little brown tabby kitten butt with the half-tail belongs to Carlin, who came to us when he was about 5 weeks old. He’d been orphaned and needed some love and mothering, and despite a hissy beginning, Lucy took him on. (Roseanne’s judgmental little face in the lower left of the picture is cracking me up, too.)


Nothing to be seen of Lucy but her big ol’ feet.


“We ain’t skeered o’ no vacuum cleaner!”

So Lucy and her kittens headed off to Petsmart (well, except for Carlin and Skelton, who are now George and Red, and who you can see on Instagram alongside their big brother True Blood Bill with an occasional glimpse of their big sister Izzy), and the kittens were all adopted, and then so was Lucy!

She is now Gilly, and Pam shared some pictures on Facebook yesterday.

Pam said: Daily life with our sweet Gilly. (Formerly Mama Lucy) She’s always there to “help” us with everything we do: napping, cleaning gutters, getting ready for a picnic or just hanging out. Maybe this will help your empty nest syndrome a little bit!

It’s terrible to see her SO stressed, isn’t it? Thanks for the update, Pam!

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2018 Calendars!

All calendars are marked up by $3 each (each calendar will cost $12.99 plus shipping), and all profits will be split between Challenger’s House and Forgotten Felines.


2018 Anderson Kitties Calendar.


2018 Love & Hisses Calendar.

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Joseph Robert, it’s cold out there. Come back inside to your heated bed!

Unless it’s actively snowing, hailing, or raining very hard, Joe Bob prefers to be outside. He’s like Kara in that respect.

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Previously
2016: Which is when I realized that Jake and Alice had been chasing after a flying squirrel.
2015: No entry.
2014: We got out Da Bird, and Dennis got involved.
2013: The Loonicorn!
2012: VERY pleased with herself, our Polly.
2011: Not a single Pepper was adopted over the weekend, are you BLIND?
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: Kittens in tiny hats.
2007: “What do YOU want? Go away. You have COOTIES.”
2006: Newt lurrrrrves his Momma.
2005: The Downfall of Senator Stanley J. Boogerton.

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