12-8-17 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.)


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.

(There are also links in the sidebar to the right, if you’d rather wait and order another day.)

2018 Anderson Kitties Calendar.

2018 Love & Hisses Calendar.


I’m sorry, y’all – I intended to do a post where I answered all your questions you’ve asked this past week and posted pictures of the house, but yesterday was a very busy one for me and so I didn’t get a chance. I promise you I’ll get that post done for Monday, and in the meantime here are some random pictures of the cats (not all of them, just the ones I’ve managed to take with my phone in the past week).

Maxi, showing off her teeth. Please notice her shaved leg (next to her face.) While the cats were being boarded at the vet, poor Maxi had a dental and needed to have four teeth removed. (She’s healing just fine and eating with no problems.)

Frankie, snuggling with me.

Archie, guarding the door between the front hallway and the living room.

Sheriff Mama goes for the stretch.

Sleepy girl.

Newt in the sun.

Sweet boy.

Dewey gives me the hairy eyeball.

Archie checks out the view.

This side of the downstairs is basically one big room separated by those built-ins and columns. We’re referring to them as the “front living room” (to the right) and the “back living room” (straight ahead.) The back living room is where we have a ton of cat beds, four litter boxes (there’s another litter box in Fred’s office, and I hear it’s a VERY popular (poopular) litter box), and is kind of a big mess. The cats love it, especially on sunny days. They’ve started expressing very strong interest in the doors to the rest of the house, so later today we’ll allow them free reign and see how it goes.

That area straight ahead, blocked off by a large piece of cardboard, is the fireplace. We’ve had to block it off because Khal, in his infinite wisdom, decided that the ledge over the fireplace (ie, up the chimney) was the best place to hang out during the day. And then at night he’d come out and leave little black footprints EVERYWHERE; Fred actually ended up giving him a bath yesterday (which went better than you’d expect, probably because I was nowhere else around). This is an issue neither of us saw coming, so for now the fireplace is blocked off and the damper is closed. Hopefully Khal will find a better place to hole up once he has the run of the entire house.

The front living room, where the TV (and more places for cats to sleep) is located.


2016: Creed goes home!
2015: The cat on the bag of cat food is all “That is a FABULOUS tail. I wish MY tail was that fabulous!”
2014: Sparkle will have none of your shenanigans.
2013: No entry.
2012: No entry.
2011: She prefers to stay fabulous.
2010: Buster, to be exact.
2009: Those Wonka girls have some LUNGS on them.
2008: Something has disturbed the Delmar.
2007: Miss Stinky Stakes Her Claim.
2006: Want to meet the new babies? You know you do!
2005: No entry.