10-7-22 Friday

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And you have the most awesome kitten room. Where do you shop for them?

Thank you! I shop for them everywhere – online, in stores (Target, Home Goods, Marshalls and TJ Maxx are favorites) – basically, every store I walk into, when I see something I like, my first thought is always “Can I use this for the kittens?”


help me collective! I got a new (to me) sofa this weekend and my cat (Felix) thinks it is going to be the BEST scratching post ever! I’ve currently got foil taped all around the corners, but needless to say – that’s kinda ugly…. What do y’all suggest for a longterm solution?

I absolutely agree with what Jess and April-Dawn said (you can see those comments here) – have a variety of scratchers nearby, redirect him to the scratchers if you see him going after the couch, and keep the couch covered, at least for the short term.


Sleepy Saul.

Kim’s all “I see youuuu…”

Lalo on the scratcher/track toy, in the sun.

Nacho’s havin’ a think.

Francesca thinks the taco truck is tastier than the tacos.

Sweet Saul.

Lalo’s showing off his shiny white (sharp!) teeth.

Mike in the sun, showing off his hidden stripes.

Saul and Lalo want me to vamoose – it’s nap time, don’tchaknow.

Gus, up close.


An old shot of Dewey (with that picture of Tubby on the wall in the background, awww) so y’all don’t forget what a pretty, pretty boy he is.


Posted on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr) yesterday.

It’s Thlurrrpsday, and Mama Kim Wexler suggests you keep your paws clean.

Throw Back Thursday: in 2005, I caught this shot of our permanent resident Mister Boogers in motion. (Mister Boogers had a small nub of a tail and what he lacked in tail he more than made up for in personality. He was the BEST.)

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Doesn’t it figure that the smallest and youngest one of the bunch was the first one to figure out how to get up high and do some nosing around?

It seems like a good time to take a nap, apparently. That’s Nacho and Francesca in the purple crown bed, and the boys in the other bed (from front: Saul, Mike, Gus, and Lalo flopped across the middle of the bed with his feet at the front and his head at the back.)

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Permanent resident Archie keeps us safe from the dish towels. Those things can be wily, so you can imagine how much I appreciate his vigilance! (Bonus: Archie from 2016, telling me how he is DYING OF STARVATION. His voice cracks me up.)

That’s right, #Thlurrrrpsday is still going on, and Lalo shows off his skills.

Good night innernets. (Mike)


2021: Say hello to our new foster mama Maddy Magnesium.
2020: ::maniacal laughter::
2019: Yesterday she was watching a squirrel out the window, and Henri stomped up to her and tried to nurse while she was standing there. So RUDE.
2018: Monday coming at me like.
2017: No entry.
2016: It’s a big world out there, Ponyboy.
2015: Pattypan and the Squeezy Eyes o’ Love.
2014: I don’t know what you did, but Sheriff Mama’s got her eye on you, and it looks like you’re in TROUBLE.
2013: “Hello, beautiful ceiling fan, going around and around!”
2012: No entry.
2011: “QUIT IT!” I yelled and waved my arm again, again to no avail.
2010: The many faces of Georgie, Livestock Guardian Dog extraordinaire
2009: “Hey, look! A box! And toys!”
2008: Now that all her babies have been adopted, Kara will be going to the pet store on Thursday, hopefully to be adopted quickly.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: Warm little pile o’ kitties.



10-7-22 Friday — 5 Comments

  1. In regards to the lady that was wondering how to preserve her couch. My friend had a cat that tore her couch to bits so she got a nice scratching post, covered it with catnip and showed the kitty her prize. It worked wonders!

  2. Wow, that towel really did get the upper hand on Archie!

    So embarrassing when you have an argument with an inanimate object, and lose?

  3. So much fun watching the kittens racing around the kitten room!

    In regards to the scratching, I saw something online a few weeks ago, unfortunately do not remember the name of it, but it looked like it would work. It is transparent like saran wrap but thicker and adheres to the furniture in a relatively large coverage area. If only I had written it down or bookmarked it. Doing a search on Google the closest to it was from ‘Leo’s Paw’…and there are lots of choices! (where was this when our now 13-year old was learning…??)

  4. On the scratching… If it hasn’t been mentioned – try double sided/sticky tape where they’re scratching, if it won’t harm the couch. When they touch the sticky tape – they won’t want to go back to it.

  5. Thanks for all the suggestions about the scratching the sofa! I actually went out of town for a few days so haven’t had time to implement anything yet, but I’ll let you know what I do and what works!