Note: in one more week, Mercury and her kittens will be going for their spays and neuters. And once that’s done, they will be available for adoption (except for Phoenix, who has already been spoken for.) If you are in the Huntsville, Alabama area or willing to travel here and would like to adopt one or more of these cats, it’s time to speak up. You can contact Forgotten Felines of Huntsville on Facebook or email them at email@example.com to discuss adoption procedures.
Lately, every time I’ve gone into the kitten room, there’s been a flood of kittens trying to escape. I didn’t want to start giving them the run of the upstairs before I left for Myrtle Beach, since herding kittens back into the foster room at the end of the day is my job, and Fred had plenty to keep him busy while I was gone. When I opened the door Saturday evening, Hubble, Telstar and Aurora came rushing out, so I let them out and shut the door behind them.
Sunday morning we put the screen door up at the bottom of the stairs, and opened the foster room. The kittens came out in a rush, followed by Mercury, and they’ve been having a blast with all that space to run around in.
The kittens have all made it to the bottom of the stairs at one point or another, and Dewey has spent plenty of time flirting with the kittens and playing Slappy Paws under the door. Except for Archie, none of the permanent residents have been allowed upstairs to hang out with them, mostly because I figure we should take one step at a time.
Archie only ended up upstairs because he likes to go up there and eat out of the food bowl in the bathroom, and he was being a pain about wanting to go up. Fred went up with him, and Mercury just watched Archie sniff around, eat, and leave. In another few days, I’ll let Dewey go upstairs and see how that goes. He just wants to be buddies with the kittens, so Mercury might not have an issue with him – in fact, she might play with him herself! She is one playful girl.
2016: When Uncle Stefan came a-visitin’.
2015: No entry.
2014: It’s slackery here while I’m gone, I’m telling you.
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.