Today we focus on Kara (Sheriff Mama)!
That window leads into the kitchen, and if Fred sees a cat standing there he’ll open the window and let them in that way (instead of making them come in through the screened porch.) Naturally ALL the cats now think that’s the best way to come inside, and very often I’ll be passing through the kitchen, hear a plaintive meow, and look over to see a cat (usually Kara, Archie or Frankie) meowing to come inside. I don’t let them in that way, because I’m mean.
Here’s something that’ll blow you away (but maybe only if you’ve been reading for a VERY long time) – Kara will be 12 years old in just a few months. She came to us as a hugely pregnant stray, guesstimated as being 1 year old – and was the very first pregnant cat to give birth in our home. The fact that she gave birth to the first three kittens while we were watching Survivor: Micronesia has always stuck in my head.
(Kara birthed 4 kittens total, and has had zero-zilch-nada-nope interest in kittens ever since.)
2017: I feel like I’ve interrupted something.
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.
2013: “LADY YOU GOTTA SIT DOWN. I NEED SOME LAP TIME.”
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.