10-31-18 Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween, everyone! We got a few cats to dress up for the occasion…

Ryder, looking regal.

LoJack inquires, “How YOU doin’?”

She’s a GOOD witch. A good witch who’s over this nonsense, but a good witch nonetheless.

Gauge is lookin’ snazzy.

Chef Mama would like to report that the milk bar has been shut down permanently. SORRY NOT SORRY.

Pouty Princess Cam.

“I did not say you could use my tiara, child. OFF WITH YER HEAD.”

She’s got her fancy hat on, and she’s ready to go.

Ryder is leaving us today. She’s going to be spayed, and then tonight she’s going to Steve’s house, where he and his wife will foster her until she’s ready for Petsmart (or adopted, whichever happens first!) You may or may not recall that Steve’s the one who spotted Ryder moving her kittens into a dumpster, and who fostered them all for a couple of weeks before they came to me. So Ryder knows them and will be comfortable there – and VERY happy, I suspect, that she won’t be constantly harassed by kittens who are dyyyyyyyinggggggggg for some of the ol’ milk bar.

(I will, of course, keep y’all updated when she’s adopted. And of course if anyone’s interested in adopting her, drop an email to info (at) ffhsv.org )


The older they get, the less willing the permanent residents are to play dress-up, though I managed to get a few pictures. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Halloween pictures from previous years over on Instagram/Facebook today.

Holy cow, it’s a Newticorn! You hardly ever see THOSE during daytime hours.

“Rawr.” (Loosely translated: “You’ll pay for this, human.”)

“STAHP.” Archie the Angry Mouse.


2016: Happy Halloween!
2015: Happy Halloween!
2014: “Hallo, I’m Alice and I’ll be your frog for the evening.”
2013: “These kitten wings are so fresh and tasty! Could use a little BBQ sauce for dipping, though.”
2012: Perfect Halloween kitty!
2011: This time of year, when you see a gathering of very interested looking kittens, it means a wasp has gotten inside.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: I suspect Lem.
2007: No entry.
2006: I don’t know why my mother felt that Maddy would make a good hat. Maddy did not agree.
2005: I think Miz Poo and Mister Boogers have more fun in the kitten room than the kittens do.



10-31-18 Happy Halloween! — 14 Comments

  1. Is Ryder the super mother cat?? That is –Is hers the largest litter you have come in contact with? She is a wonder to keep 9 kittens fed with only 8 feeding stations on the milk bar.

    • Yes, and the best part of the whole thing is that that milk bar and kitten factory is about to be shut down for good.

  2. Have a well deserved spa day Ryder! Happy life sweet girl!

    Sigh. I’m having a hard time seeing the chef’s hat on anyone but Stefan.

  3. Bon voyage, Mama Ryder… ❤

    I laughed way more than was reasonable at the Newticorn!! Love that Newtles.

  4. Oh man the Permies are hilarious! Look at Kara’s face!

    Bye bye sweet Ryder, you are off to a new life with no more kittens. But you can be proud of your babies and how great they’ve grown up!

  5. What an indignity to dress up a cat as a mouse – poor Archie. I can’t believe you get your cats to hold still long enough for costume pictures.

  6. My favorite from years past was Alice the Frog .
    EDIT: OMG! I just used the “search” function to look for said frog picture, but what came up was the post of when Ms. Robyn found an ACTUAL frog in Fred’s study. I read through the post LAUGHING all the way. Thank you Robyn for the great reminder of life’s little pleasures. (this blog and laughing WITH you not AT you) 🙂