1-9-17 Monday

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Just to let y’all know, we won’t be having kittens for a little while – until at least the end of January. Fred has requested a little break from fostering to let Dewey acclimate, and I’m going to take advantage of the time to get the foster room repainted and rearranged. That room hasn’t been painted since we bought this house 10 years ago (though I did repaint the trim about 4 years ago) and it desperately needs it.

In the meantime, I’ll post about the permanent residents (probably you’ll see a lot of Dewey and his beloved Stefan), maybe get a Crooked Acres post done, and perhaps even get some pictures of my trip from Myrtle Beach posted. The time will fly by!


You remember, I am sure, the kittens formerly known as Art Vandelay and Bert Macklin? Here are a few random pictures to remind you of how they looked back in March.



Bert and Art.

Art and Bert.

Well, they were adopted together, Art is now Patches and Bert is now Periwinkle, and this is what they look like today!

Brudderly love.

Patches and his girl. Look at that little blissful face!

Smug face, ears of annoyance.

Listen, SOMEONE has to make sure the trains run on time!

A budding Bond villain and her cat. (Kristin’s caption cracked me UP!)

Bond villain with another minion.

Thanks for letting me share, Kristin – and give those boys kisses from all of us!


The three amigos.

I hope that when I walk into the room and find that Dewey has finally gathered up the nerve to flop across Stefan, I have a camera nearby.

Oh, just lay your head down, little Dewbs. Stefan won’t mind!

I feel like I’ve interrupted something.


Smilin’ Loony Jake.


2016: No entry.
2015: Stevie illustrates how best to take pictures of your belly with the Cat Selfie app.
2014: When it comes to the cats, Fred is 100% Aurora Greenway.
2012: Also, so you don’t have to go without your kitteh fix, here I am getting my very first kitten for my (I think) sixth birthday, so it was mumblety-mumble years ago.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: She’s all ::sniffsniffsniff:: “HI TOMMY!” and he’s all “Yeah, whatever, runt.”
2008: No entry.
2007: Naturally, Mister Boogers heard us talking to them, and came up to be a jerk.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



1-9-17 Monday — 55 Comments

  1. Oh, Jake! Keep on loonin’.

    I have a Periwinkle, too! Peri for short. She’s one of my current batch of foster kittens.

  2. I have a tab open on my tablet with the video of Bert’s first day with the new legs. I play it every time I scroll by it, and I laugh, and laugh, and laugh at this every single time. I’m sure I am at least 50 of the 900 or so views. Great to see updates from adopters. Enjoy the break and hope you get some bottle babies when you return.

  3. Love all the pictures. However, Jake looks like he just finished doing something VERY naughty and is feeling quite proud of himself for it! 🙂

    I love how the Bond girl’s kitties’ back legs are splayed in both of the pictures!

  4. Happy Happy Birthday Robyn of the perpetually youthful! 🙂 As cold as it’s been the last couple of days, it’s a perfect day to snuggle in for one more day under some cats and read and nap!! Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing day!

  5. Okay, so… as long as you are without fosrers, I would LOVE to get the details on how you can get the family portraits (i.e. fit seven or eight kittens in one picture and get them all to look at the same time).

  6. I think taking a wee break to help Dewey is great! And you know we love love LOVE to see pictures of the perms!!

    By the way, Happy Mumblety-mumble Day!!! 😉

  7. Happy Jan 9 Robyn, if that dates means anything to you :). I love the update on Bert and Art (Periwinkle and Patches). I had a soft spot in my heart for them when they were at Crooked Acres.
    The Loony Jake photo is THE LOONIEST! He definitely has done something that he should not have and is waiting for you to find out.
    Enjoy the painting. I actually like painting. The color picking not so much.

    • Good. You can come to my house and paint! I love color picking and interior design, but hate painting.


      (I won’t need to paint for a while, I just got done with a major project this summer and am re-accumulating funds for the next project, which will not entail painting on my part.)

    • Thanks, Elaine! 🙂

      I hate painting, and I am terrible at picking colors (Fred does all the color picking), but I love the final result (usually), so I guess I gotta do the work.

      It’s a toss-up whether I’ll actually repaint or just shrug and say “Meh. Looks good enough!”

  8. The photos of the Bond villain and her minions really brightened my morning. Every girl needs her kitties 🙂 Thank you, Kristin, and Robyn, for sharing them.

  9. Happy Birthday Miz Robyn! So nice of you to take a break for Dewey. He’s such a cutie. Will enjoy pictures of the permanents and Crooked Acres.

  10. Happy Birthday Robyn!

    So, may I ask a question hopefully you or one of your readers may be able to help with? My Old Man Atticus is 18 years old, and he is in good health (for an old dude). But, he has leaned down considerably, and because he’s at a George Costanza-stage of life when it comes to grooming (Jerry to George: “You know the message you’re sending out to the world with these sweat pants? You’re telling the world ‘I give up.’”) – except for paws and his brother’s ears – and he tends to get a bit maty as a result. So, I brush him regularly, but I’m concerned that because he’s so bony at his age I’ll hurt him with the bristles of the brush. I’m wondering if anyone has any recommendations on a good brush or technique that can be used? Thanks!!!

  11. Jake is channeling Jack Nicholson, I believe…. such a loon! Oh, Patches and Periwinkle… they’ve hit the jackpot! Enjoy your respite – oh I do hope that Dewey gets acclimated and comfortable!