I just saw this and thought of your poor chickens. Out in the cold every day with no scarf!
I’m trying to imagine how the chickens would react if we tried to put scarves on them. I suspect it wouldn’t be pretty!
Love the videos !!! I love the bouncing and boinging going on !! Are they a vocal bunch ?
In the first video is that a mini kitty trampoline ???
No, they’re not very vocal at all – with the exception of when I walk into the room with a plate of food for them. Otherwise, they pretty much never meow.
That’s not a trampoline, that’s a CatIt Elevated Bed. They love to get underneath it and smack at the other kittens as they go by.
That last picture of PW and Ralph?TJ? reminds me so much of that CLASSIC picture you took of another orange foster leaping into a buttbite — I can’t remember which foster it was, but he’s older than this litter, and he’s stretched out to the fullest so you can see his beautiful tabby markings — I may have to spend the afternoon surfing your Flickr page to find it!
That’s Ralph that PW is gleefully leaping after. And the picture you’re thinking of has got to be this one, I knew it immediately from your description:
That’s Peyton in mid-leap, going after his sister, Jesikat. They’re both from the KATG 2 litter, from way back in October 2007.
Is that an Open Mouth of Outrage on Von in pic #3?
It could be – but I think she was actually trying to bite Ralph’s tail, which was directly in front of her in the second before I took the picture.
Where did you get those waterproof pads? I would like to get some for my furniture!
I got them at Amazon – these are the ones I have on the couch and recliners. They aren’t cheap, but they are 100% worth it! I actually dyed them – they come in white – and they’ve faded over time.
You know, Mr. Piggly Wiggly looks an awful like the Stompers in that picture.
PW is looking very “Stomper-esque” in his second photo!!
He does have moments when he looks quite Stompers-esque, and like I said, he has that same sweet, snuggly personality, too.
Oh I’m back again after reading last year’s post… Whatever happened to the Basketball Hen and is Wanda still wanda-ing around or did her adventures get her in trouble?
Basketball Hen slowed down, and then slowed down some more, and then it was pretty clear that there was something wrong with her, so Fred processed her*.
Wanda just stopped coming over the fence, and spends all her time with the rest of the flock. I’m not sure if something happened to scare her into no longer wandering or if she gained weight and just couldn’t get over the fence or something else altogether. I kind of miss seeing her wandering around out there.
*I know how awful that sounds “Oh, you’re not feeling well? Off with your head!”, but… well, you guys know we eat our chickens, so. It’s not like we’d do the same with a cat** or George or Gracie.
**Except maybe Stinkerbelle.***
***I AM KIDDING.
Oh – on the chart…. How about ‘favorite spot to pet’ ?? Of course Stinkerbelle’s would be ‘the OTHER cats’… but for me, I know Orlando lurves his chin the most, while Pickles loves at the base of her ears the most… And I love to watch them both MELT when I hit those spots! lol
PW seems to be a great big bully.
You know, he was a singleton for a little while, and I think it’s been hard for him to know how to properly play with other kittens his own age. He’s getting the hang of it, but he can tend to be a little overly rambunctious with them sometimes. They’re learning how to stand up for themselves and he’s learning how to back off, so it’s working out. I even caught them all snuggled up in a pile yesterday for the first time, whereas up ’til now it’s been him off by himself sleeping.
2013: “Juuuust rubbing my face on the track toy… ::boot::”
2012: Such a little floof.
2011: “What the-?”
2010: No entry.
2009: “Madame, I don’t believe I care for your tone.”
2008: No entry.
2006: Maddy is officially off the bottle!
2005: I wouldn’t say that Sugarbutt’s butt is at 100%, but it’s so much better than it was last Thursday that I’m not complaining.