10-26-09 – The Wonkas & The Cookies.

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I love my Wonkas. When I walk into the foster kitten room and they are SO excited to see me that they stumble over each other in their rush to get to me, well, how can you not love that?

They like me to hold them (until they see something more interesting, of course, and then they’re off like a shot), and they like me to kiss them behind the ear (they purr super-loud when I do), and they like me to rub their bellies. Gus and Mike are so funny, because if I’m holding one of them like a baby and rubbing his belly, and then stop for a moment to pet another nearby kitten – OH do they get irate. Mike will complain in short bursts, and Gus will do a long, high-pitched meow. It cracks me up every time. The girls, on the other hand, if I’m holding Mike like a baby and Veruca feels the need for some belly-rubbin’ action, she doesn’t hesitate. She climbs up and flops across him and waits for her own belly rub. Same with Violet.

“MY toy.”

“MY toy!”

I love it when they sit with their front paws tucked under them.

Sweet Gus in the sun (with his toy!)

LOVE the whiskers.

Three of the four (Veruca was uninterested in posing.)

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The thing about the Cookies is that they are so cute.

So cute.

SO cute.

And I love me a Siamese mix, but my lord.

This guy right here?

The one flopped across the stuffed Momma kitty?

“Who, ME?”

YES, you! Hydrox, you are the cutest, sweetest, most personable 4 week-old I have ever come across in my entire life! I don’t know if it’s the fact that you’re so laid-back that when you’ve eaten and gone potty, you go back into your cage and flop across the Momma kitty and go back to sleep. I don’t know if it’s the fact that you love yourself a good belly rub and know how to ask for one. I don’t know if it’s the fact that when you’re happy, you march and march and march. I don’t know if it’s the fact that you have the NEATEST feeling fur or that you’re clearly a litter box-using genius, or a fearless explorer, but Hydrox?

I am in LOVE with you.

I don’t even care that you CLEARLY prefer Fred. When he was done feeding kittens yesterday, and I was hanging out with your sisters and brother on my lap, and you FOLLOWED him to the door and then howled inconsolably at the closed door until he came back, I was all “What am I, chopped liver, you brat?!” But I was just glad that when he left again, and deposited you in my lap before he left, you deigned to stay and enjoy a belly rub before you deserted me for the stuffed Momma kitty.

Now, if I can just figure out a way to get you to teach all your siblings to use the litter box as well as you do!

In the meantime: a Hydrox movie!!!

YouTube link

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Tomorrow, Terry and Sookie are off to the adoption center, where they’ll join Bill and Lafayette. Today, I’ll be devoting my time to snapping pictures of them, and giving them extra doses of L-U-V to carry them through until a person with good taste comes along and falls immediately in love with them.

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Kara likes to hang out where it’s quiet. She has to rest up in case there’s some butt-kicking that needs to be done. It’s rough to be Sheriff Mama.


2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: “What? You’ve never seen a cat in a box?”



10-26-09 – The Wonkas & The Cookies. — 13 Comments

  1. Good luck, Terry and Sookie! That video really shows how small the are – I guess the photos can make them lok a little more grown up than they are…

  2. Hi! This is the first time I comment, but I’ve been reading you through my RSS for a while now. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I love what you’re doing for those kittens. I would love to do the same here, but my spouse doesn’t want to and I don’t even know if it is possible where I live. And my cat would probably go crazy trying to get into the room to see the kitties. He’s a big socializer whom the other cats find a bit overbearing.

    Enough rambling. I agree with Freya, I didn’t realize how small they really where until I saw that video. Tiny!

  3. I don’t know how you ever let these babies go to new homes. That would be my problem with fostering!! I’d want to keep them all!

    Love the movie of Hydrox. So adorable!

  4. We had a B&W part Siamese cat when I was a kid. He was the smartest cat on earth. There is something special about black and white cats, and when you add in the Siamese male parts, you have a WINNER. Keep him! He is super genius special.

  5. This is the perfect way to start my Monday morning…Wonkas and Cookies and a snoozing Sheriff Mama 😉 Oh those Wonka girls though, especially Veruca just kill me…and I’m with you on Hydrox…as cute as all the cookies are, I just adore that little black and white face!

    I got to “play” at being foster mama to a newly rescued tiny 4 week old kitten for half a day and boy was she tiny…it’s just amazing how little they are at that age but how utterly heartbreakingly adorable! I did NOT want to give her back to her real foster mama at the end of the day 🙂

  6. Oh Terry and Sookie — we will be missing you so much! It is so funny to me how I can become so attached to kitten I never met – but I am so glad that they will be getting wonderful homes soon! And the Cookies and Wonkas – well they are just so cute! I understand the appeal of a tiny tuxie cat – I have two! But they are all just adorable!

  7. Hydrox is just adorable – and the video reminded me about how tiny the Cookies are still! And Gus! Gus and his flyaway hair – I love him!

    (My verification words are “Henry nippers,” which sounds like a great kitten name to me!)

  8. Gus still kills me with his floofies! He just looks like he needs a good brushing, and maybe a little hair gel. 🙂

    Sookie and Terry — GOOD LUCK, little ones! I hope you find the BEST homes.

    Love the video. Hydrox’s little mews! Keep up with all the cute videos and we’ll all be Cookie Monsters in no time. Coooookies?! 🙂

  9. Oh, growing up as an angst ridden Jewish kid in a kosher home I always thought I was getting gypped with the Rabbi approved Hydrox and longed for the lard ridden oreos my blond, blue-eyed friends ate. If I knew then what I knew now… HYDROX ROCKS!

  10. KEEP HIM!!!! Keep Hydrox! Please, I beg of you!!! Keep that gorgeous little boy!!!

    And I do LOVE all the others, but he’s too adorable!