1-18-23 Wednesday

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Would you like to meet the new foster? Or, as I like to call her, “The first faker of 2023”?

This is gray and white tabby girl Brioche and yes, she does bear a striking resemblance to permanent resident Archie.

As mentioned, she is a faker – in other words, we thought she was pregnant when we got her, but that turned out to be untrue.

She is in HEAT. Oh, joy.

She’s scheduled for her spay on January 26th, next Thursday. But for now, she’s in the foster room rolling around, purring, chirping and trilling, and doing the low march.

I think she’s about 18 months old. She might be a bit older, but if she is, it isn’t by much. She came from the same area where Cinnaspin came from, and in fact is believed to be Cinnaspin’s mother. (When I said that Cinnaspin’s entire litter had been killed by stray dogs, I just assumed that included their mother. That’s what I get for assuming!)

I am not planning to put Cinnaspin and Linzer in with Brioche, since I like to quarantine new fosters for a couple of weeks, just to be safe. If they’re all still around past the 2-week mark, then I’ll probably introduce them and see how it goes.

(And if you’re interested in adopting Brioche, drop an email to Forgotten Felines at info (at) ffhsv.org to inquire.)


Linzer’s all curled up for a nap.

As is Cinnaspin!

Little bit of attitude, here.

These girls are ALSO scheduled for their spay surgeries next Thursday, so that means that if you are interested in adopting them (they have to be adopted together), email Forgotten Felines of Huntsville at info (at) ffhsv.org to get the ball rolling. They are a couple of SERIOUSLY sweet girls with lapkitten tendencies who love to curl up for naps with me (listen, it’s a really rough life for me, but if the kittens want to nap, what can I do? They’re the boss of me!), will curl up in my lap when I’m at the computer, and – get this – they LIKE to be kissed. Also: adorable.

So like I said: they’re a bonded pair who can only go together, and email Forgotten Felines of Huntsville at info (at) ffhsv.org to inquire.


Old man Newt on the ham-mick, keepin’ comfy.


Posted on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr) yesterday.

It’s tongue-out Tuesday, and Linzer celebrates appropriately.

One of the volunteers (Melissa) posted this picture of Nacho (with Francesca behind her in a pink collar.) As you can see, Nacho’s out, lookin’ confident, and likely hoping there’s another Churu coming her way! The girls are still at Petsmart, but I am hoping they get to go home very soon. In the meantime, they’re adjusting well and being well cared-for by the awesome volunteers.

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Cinnaspin, struttin’ her stuff.

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Cinnspin and Linzer are just sittin’ and purrin’… and purrin’… and purrin’…

A ray of sun shone at just the right moment to light up Cinnaspin. ☀️

Good night innernets. (Cinnaspin & Linzer)


2022: Archie had to come creeping along to see what I was doing.
2021: Over the weekend Canasta’s belly really seemed to expand.
2020: No entry.
2019: We’ve come a long way, baby.
2018: “What. Do you WANT. LADY?”
2017: Hello, beautiful.
2016: “Well, well, well,” says Stefani. “FINALLY my tank arrived!”
2015: No entry.
2014: No entry.
2013: Sooner or later, all cats end up in these beds.
2012: Cuties.
2011: When the nice couple showed up, we took them upstairs to meet the boys, and I tell you what – it was embarrassing, how many cats went scattering as we walked through the house.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
2007: Moonman is such a sweet, friendly guy and he’s worming his way into Fred’s heart. (No, we’re not adopting him! But Fred’s going to be sad to see him go.) (FYI, you now know Moonman as Joe Bob.)
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



1-18-23 Wednesday — 4 Comments

  1. Welcome to Brioche!! I think you guys are going to have a fun few days, haha. Love your description of “rolling around, purring, chirping and trilling, and doing the low march” 🙂

    As for that teeny tiny ball of Linzer and her ears in the “Linzer’s all curled up for a nap” picture — well, that is awfully cute, is what that is. And Cinnaspin’s colors continue to be lovely and amazing.

    Hi Newt!

    I’m so glad that dear Nacho and Francesca are doing ok at Petsmart.

  2. I watched your vid on YT last night and thought Brioche was adorable! I’m sure knowing she’s a faker does nothing for her image in your eyes, though.

    Kudos for having to put up with yet another heat cycle. You are my Superwoman!

    • At this point, she’s my favorite of all the “in-heat” fosters I’ve had. She’s so quiet that I can’t hear her from outside of the room (though of course that might change). If she’s GOTTA be in heat (thanks, Mother Nature), this is my preferred volume.