It’s PLAY TIME. (And I promise you, Snowcone is not stuck in that scratcher. He’s just resting and being grumpy about having his tail played with.)
Can confirm: Buffalo Bill, Funnel Cake and Wild Bill are all happy boys.
Charlie is a happy muffin, yes he is.
Fritter’s pretty sure that if he digs at the glass enough, he can get to the other side.
Snowcone and Buffalo Bill FIGHT TO THE DEATH. Or until I intervene, whichever comes first.
Today’s purring soundtrack provided by… A bunch of kittens! Shocking, I know.
3 minutes of crazy.
How about a middle of the night stroll down memory lane? Say hi to fosters #70-74: mama Kara, her daughters Inara, Kaylee and Zoe, and her son River. Kara was the very first pregnant cat we ever fostered, and she spoiled us rotten by giving birth 1 1/2 days after we brought her home. She was a wonderful mother to her kittens, and when they were gone, she was DONE. She wanted NOTHING to do with any other kittens for the rest of her life.
I know this for certain because we ended up making Kara a permanent resident (she passed away in February at the age of nearly 13. She was our vigilant Sheriff Mama and we still miss her (though she would be horrified by the idea of our fostering 15 kittens.)
River and Inara were adopted together – River became Nate and Inara is Dora. River passed away a few years ago, but Dora is still around (and enjoying her life as an only cat.)
Zoe and Kaylee were each adopted out separately from Petsmart – I hear that Kaylee is doing well, but haven’t heard anything from Zoe’s people.
In this picture, the kittens were about 4 months old and still nursing at every opportunity.
And continuing along with the stroll down Memory Lane, say hi to fosters #75-78: tortie Claudette, orange tabby Lem, torbie Marion (back) and brown tabby Delmar. They were scaredy cats when we got them in October 2008, but by the time they left us three months later in January 2009, they were total lovebugs who would pile up into my lap for a snuggle at the slightest opportunity.
Lem and Delmar were adopted together. Oddly I don’t have any notes on Claudette and Marion, but I assume they were adopted out separately.
Update! It’s Luna, formerly known as Winter! Nicole says: “Luna (aka Winter) woken up from her nap. So sorry your majesty! She’s absolutely a princess you guys! Very prissy and very much mommas little girl🥰. She tells ME when it’s time for bed, too! Gives me a few little mews ready to be picked up and taken to her cozy place which is either next to my head/shoulder or down between my feet. I just love her so much!!!”
Who’s surprised that she’s a princess? NOT ME! (Thanks, Nicole!)
Throw back Thursday: one of my favorite pictures of all time (I’m sure I’ve shared it before & I’ll share it again!) – from 2007, orange tabby Peyton in mid-leap and putting the ol’ chomperoo on his sister Jesikat.
Pretzel’s got a lot to say… and it’s usually “PET ME!”
Charlie (formerly Aramis) continues to adore his pile o’ beds. (I put the pile at the end of my bed because I think he might be more attached to the beds than to me, and at least that way he’ll occasionally come over for a snuggle.)
Eclair and the best! toy! EVER.
Finishing off the day of Halloween kitty pics with my very favorite: our sweet boy Dennis from 2016. He was the BEST, and I miss him every day. ❤️
2019: I suppose now that Halloween is over, I should put the Halloween box away.
2018: “I don’t LIKE him,” said Cruise.
2017: I shouldn’t be surprised at the big difference between the 8 and 12 week old pictures, but somehow I am.
2016: “Oh, silvervine pillow, I love you SO!”
2015: No entry.
2014: Alice Mo has had quite enough of your shenanigans, thank you.
2013: “Hi! We fightin’! You go ‘way now!”
2012: The pigs would like to know just HOW they’re supposed to subsist on – HORRORS – pig food?!
2011: I’m thinking I should tell people we have thirty cats, and when they express shock or start dialing the Hoarders people, I’ll laugh and say “Just kidding! Thirty cats would be LUDICROUS! We only have twenty!”
2010: He sure was good about being stuffed into a chicken costume!
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo
2006: Gross tapeworm talk.
2005: Craaaazy eyes!