1-15-21 Friday

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Ever since Canasta showed up she’s reminded me of something/one.. I think I know what it is! She looks like she’s squinting a little and it reminds me of the eyelip kittens you had way back when, the ones who got surgery to move lip skin to their eye lids.(can’t think of their collective name off hand and am too lazy to look it up) She doesn’t have eyelid issues does she?

That’s the True Bloods you’re thinking of and I can see the resemblance! She doesn’t have eyelid issues though, thankfully. For the first few days we had her, her eyes were bothering her, so I put ointment in them, which made her even squintier. The ointment seemed to help, but I think it’s just the shape of her eyes that makes her look like she’s squinting – she doesn’t have big round eyes like Moira Rose (now Roxy) does.


Is she especially tall or leggy?

Canasta might be a little taller than the average cat, but to me she looks pretty average, size-wise. She’s just lanky, which makes her look longer and taller.


Is it bad I’m most sad there will not be baby Schittheads?

We’re going to save that naming theme and use it in the future. So baby Schittheads there will be at some point!


Canasta has a routine: she eats breakfast or dinner, waddles across the room to this scratcher, sharpens her claws, and eventually makes her way to my lap.

Then she has a bath.

“Now that’s a belly, lady.”

Then we have a snuggle.

“I likes my routine.”


Alice Mo the calico sure does have pretty eyes (yo).

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2019: I swear, my cats have got the PRETTIEST eyes.
2018: She means BUSINESS.
2017: No entry.
2016: “That is downright tasty!” she said.
2015: Lita gives Stevie a low five.
2014: “How YOU doin’?”
2013: Baby Beans looks like he’d rather smack Barney than the feather teaser.
2012: No entry.
2011: No entry.
2010: “Flu, my floofy tail. She’s just lollygagging! Get in here and give me my pettins, woman!”
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



1-15-21 Friday — 7 Comments

  1. Could the lovely Canasta have a wee bit of Siamese in her? The shape of her overall reminds me so. Beautiful feline.

  2. I think you mentioned that Canasta might have some Siamese in her? Oh, look, so did the earlier commenter! That might explain her “squinty” angular eyes. My one Siamese has eyes like that as well as the lanky limbs, long fingers and toes and larger ears. My other, more traditional (“apple head,” I think) Siamese has rounder eyes and shorter legs. And my former Siamese was cross-eyed! Does Canasta speak/cry like a Siamese?

    • Canasta’s got the long fingers and toes too (I noticed this morning) – they’re very delicate compared to Charlie’s big ol’ meaty paws.

      She actually rarely meows – usually when I first walk into the room (I’m trying to get a video of it, but naturally the times I’m ready to capture it on video she’s not feeling communicative) and every now and then she’ll chirp as she walks toward me, but other than that she’s a really quiet girl. I’m used to fosters who howl at the door, and she does very little of that!

  3. I love Canasta (and the fact that she loves a good routine — same , girrrrl, same!). Her toes are sooo cute and her little face is squooshable AND smoochable! I’m so happy she’s safe and getting the best care. I can’t wait to meet her little nuggets. <3

    • nuggets, cardsharks… Golden Nugget! A Las Vegas classic hotel-casino themed litter? Flamingo, Mirage, Circus Circus (hey, there was a Piggly Wiggly, so why not?), Tropicana, Caesars Palace, Linq, Sahara. And for a modern group, Bellagio, Luxor, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, Palazzo, Encore.