Is Trader Joe cross-eyed? Not sure if it’s those ridiculously ineffective ears of annoyance but he kind of looks it.
Trader Joe’s eyes are just a tiny bit crossed – I like to say they’re slightly askew or off-kilter!
Ralph apparently enjoys himself some tasty slippers! That tongue is killing me D-E-D DED from the cute.
Ralph likes to lick EVERYthing. Toys, the cat tree, the cat beds, his sisters. He just can’t hold his licker!
Is PW feeling better, or does he still have the trots?
PW is feeling much better – he was just quiet, not wanting to play, and not feeling well for a couple of days, but he bounced back quickly.
If there were ever going to be a Rapture, this would be the poster for it.
I just read the Tommy post… I guess in awhile we’ll get to read about how you ended up keeping Sugarbutt? 🙂
You can read the post where Sugarbutt came back (he went to Petsmart, was adopted, and then returned) right here. And then the post where I announced we were keeping him is here. (I wanted to rename him Doo McGillicuddy for some reason, possibly because the name makes me laugh and laugh.)
Tommy’s how old?
Tommy and Sugarbutt both turned 9 at the end of June.
You will have to make a mini movie or something with these pictures !!!
Here ya go:
The best part about those photos is how the fluffy toy in the foreground looks like a cartoonish puff of dust/ rocket exhaust from kitten lift-off.
That toy – which is a wad of dog hair, tossed into a pillowcase and then run through the washer several times – is a favorite toy of the kittens, but I totally didn’t notice it until you pointed it out!
One of my favorite parts about this series of pictures is the way, when PW pops up into the air, the toy goes up with him. LOVE it.
Is Fred going to share his breakfast plate while you are away ?
Are you kidding? Fred pretty much gives those cats anything they want, whenever they want. I’m surprised sometimes that I don’t come home to find all the cats rolling around in a pile of cat food cans that they convinced Fred to open for them. It’s slackery here while I’m gone, I’m telling you.
Dennis insists that Monday make her way into the “Adopted in 2014″ zone, next to her forever brother, Marshall. He can, however, wait until you return!
I know that Monday never “officially” was your foster, but I think her picture belongs in your sidebar under 2014 with ADOPTED on it, because you were her hero. You and Fred took her in, got her fixed, and got her set up at Petsmart (through Challengers House) so that she could find her forever home (WITH Marshall!!!!) and get her off the streets. Without you guys, who knows where she’d be now, so I think you should get the credit, and another check mark for the year for giving a stray/unwanted cat a happy ending!
Well, okay – I can do that! But honestly, all we did was pop her in a carrier and take her to the vet. From there she was spayed and got her vaccinations and then was at the shelter for a few weeks before she headed off to Petsmart. Susan really did all the work!
Inquiring minds want to know: will this work on kittens?
I’ll have to try it out and report back!
I noticed that last year’s post was about Paulie Walnuts. You had a PW then and you have a PW now!
And they’re both orange! Well, Paulie Walnuts was orange and white, but close enough!
OMG, I just about splurted my sip of coffee everywhere when I read that BOTH had been spoken for!! That’s amazing news! Was it an L&H reader? How did they know about those floofybabies before they went to Petsmart?
Winn Dixie and Von’s new Mom is friends with longtime readerfriend Elaine, and she pointed her in this direction. You might remember that Elaine’s friend Jennifer and her son Kiefer adopted Starsky and Hutch.
Obviously Elaine needs to start charging a finder’s fee! 😉
I checked out the 2009 link and OMG HYDROX!! He was my fave cookie! I wonder how he’s doing… I bet he’s still super cute!
I wish we’d get an update on him, he was such a character! I remember the time I had to take another kitten to the vet, and I brought Hydrox along as a travel buddy. I made the vet hold him so she could feel the weight difference between the two of them. One of Hydrox’s many nicknames was Brick Brickman, because that boy was SOLID.
Cute as usual. Commenting because I have a question please. We are getting a kitten (rescue) – have 3 cats already, one about 9 (may have cancer, is holding his own) and two 3 YO sisters. Since I can’t get 2 (not yet anyhow, husband will need more convincing) what is the success rate with an older kitten integrating into the group? I know that older ones are harder to place. Would not try a full adult, but maybe about 6 months or so? Or are we better off not trying and just going with younger? I would hate to get one and try and not work out due to age issues! My heart would break.
Connie said: As long as you take your time and wait for the resident cats to accept there is a new cat in the house before you introduce them, it can go very well. Do lots of site swapping and lots of treats and extra food and more attention paid to the resident cats and do your best to ignore the new comer when they are all around.. it can be done (google cat introductions, there is a lot of great advice out there)
Oldcat said: My first two cats came in about 5 years apart and got along very well. The next introduction was a kitten with a 15 year old cat and was a little more of an issue but still went fairly well. Then about 5 years later I integrated another kitten with the younger survivor and that went well too.
It can absolutely work out, as long as you introduce them slowly, as Connie mentioned. 6 months old really isn’t that old, and in my experience a 6 month old kitten is still fairly flexible and deferential (depending on the kitten, of course).
I’ve noticed that little dot on Von’s nose a few times now, is that messy kitten stuff or a permanent freckle?
That is a permanent freckle – which makes it easier to identify her in the closeup pictures (I have a hard time telling her apart from her sister when it’s just their faces.)
2013: Mama cleans Tony.
2012: Another Snackin’ Song.
2011: We have a pond!
2010: No entry.
2009: He’s a ‘niphead!
2008: I like to kiss the babies.
2007: “Who, ME? I’m just laying here! Not touching you. Nooooot touching you. Not touching you!”
2006: Maddy, wild thang.
2005: The bad boy look.