10-4-17 Wednesday

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Today, Mercury’s Missions are EIGHT weeks old! Time flies, doesn’t it?

Here are their progression pictures.

And here’s what they look like when I’m whipping a feather toy around, trying to get them to pose for me.






Mercury was twining around Fred’s feet while he was holding the kittens for me, and he decided she needed to get in on the action.

If this look doesn’t say “What fresh Hell is this?”…

This one certainly does!

Four of the five at the milk bar – Aurora was on the cat tree snoozing.

How about some eyeballs?

Aurora’s still got a bit of blue, but hers are now mostly green.

Hubble wouldn’t get both of his eyeballs in the sun for me (brat), but you can see that he’s got a lot of blue-green, with some gold-brown moving outward from the pupil in a starburst pattern.

Phoenix seems to be sticking with this greenish-brown color.

Stardust has a bit of blue-green around the outside, but her eye color is pretty close to Phoenix’s.

Telstar’s eyes are pretty cool looking – brown-green in the middle, green outward from that, and then still some blue around the edges.


I probably should have just waited until they were headed off to Petsmart to do this, but I got the idea in my head yesterday and just had to do it. Each kitten has their own video with their newborn through 8 week pictures dissolving into the next picture. I think it’s kind of neat.

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These pictures were taken back in February, when Frankie was starting to feel better and wanted to check out the back yard. I love the swirls on his side.

Back when he had teef.


2016: I must need a lot of snoopervision.
2015: No entry.
2014: “Hallo, innernets. Why do I feel like somebody’s always watching me?”
2013: I fear that I am going to just up and squoosh him ’til the Fluff comes right out his ears.
2012: Polly the Dryer Inspector thinks I don’t empty the lint trap often enough.
2011: Poor, sad, deprived kittens with no toys to speak of.
2010: (Reminder to self: bring ear plugs next time!)
2009: It’s just amazing!
2008: Pet store kitties.
2007: Their story is that they’re 5 sisters, about five months old, and they were, I believe, the kittens of a feral cat.
2006: So stop asking why, you stinkin’ peoples.
2005: Look guilty, don’t they?



10-4-17 Wednesday — 10 Comments

  1. AWESOME Post!!! LOVE the progression pics and Mercury!!! While I initially thought Mercury’s reaction in the first pic was directed at Fred in an “Unhand me immediately, sir!” kind of way, I now think it’s more directed at you, Robyn, in a “Seriously? And you’re not just going to let him do this, but you’re going to take pictures?!?” kind of way! haha Just kidding – but I love Mercury’s picture and expression! I love, Love, LOVE the progression videos!!! The babies are adorable – I can NOT pick a favorite! D’awww, Frankie!!! BTW, how is he doing?

  2. Love the time lapse videos. Little Telstar is so handsome.

    Now it is time to hit the road. I am an hour later than planned in leaving for Kentucky, but I had to check out the babies first.

  3. LOL… absolutely loooove Mercury’s ‘fresh hell’ pics! that is just too funny!

    Frankie’s tabbyswirls are awesome… I always forget; is that called ‘classic’ or ‘mackerel’ tabby markings?

  4. Love the progression videos!!! Especially watching Hubble’s amazing nose spots change!

  5. Those videos are amazing! It seems to me that the most dramatic change occurs between weeks 1 and 2. What do you all think?