Weekly Instagram/Facebook Roundup!
Floofin’ it. #TraderJoe #floof #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #fosterkittens
Winn Dixie looks HUGE here, but it’s just cause she’s sitting up and the others are laying down. Also, the floof. #WinnDixie #TraderJoe #Von #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #fosterkittens #floof #CUTE
Somebody’s leaving in a little while, to start the journey home! #TraderJoe #floof #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #fosterkittens #CUTE
He had one last snuggle with his sister (and me!) before he went off to meet his new mama. He is on his way home… to Wisconsin! That’s right, she and her friend drove all the way down here to get him, and now they’re driving all the way back! That boy is going to have one happy, pampered life. #TraderJoe #floof #kittens #fosterkittens #KittensOfInstagram
What better way to spend a wet, wintry Sunday? #Von #floof #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #fosterkittens
Nappin time! #WinnDixie #Von #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #CUTE #floof #TheSleepies #zzzzzz #fosterkittens
Will be leaving here in a bit with these little floofies. Time for them to go home! #Von #WinnDixie #floof #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #fosterkittens #GoinHome
“Whatcha doin’ with that carrier, lady?” #Von #WinnDixie #floof #GoinHome #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #fosterkittens
“Nawt funny, lady.” #WinnDixie #Von #GoinHome
#Dennis would like to know where all those kittens went! #PermanentResident #CatsofInstagram #CUTE
“Wake me up when Spring arrives.” #Corbie #PermanentResident #HibernatingCat #CatsOfInstagram
The electric throw is turned on, as if you couldn’t have guessed. #LoonyJake #Sugarbutt #Hibernating #PermanentResident #CatsOfInstagram
They may have decided that this being-inside thing isn’t so bad. I have petted (and rubbed the bellies of) the two boys, but the tortie is still hissy. #NewFosters #TortieTude #fosterkittens #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #CUTE
That hiss would be a whole lot more impressive if you hadn’t just been rolling around on your back while I rubbed your belly, kiddo. #JethroTull #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #FailingToBeFeral #TuxieLove #fosterkittens #OpenMouthOfOutrage
Little bitty flirt. Still hisses when I reach for her, but likes having her ears rubbed. #MollyHatchet #TorbieTude #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #FailingToBeFeral #fosterkittens
Likes being held, LOVES a good belly rub, not crazy about being kissed. BETTER GET USED TO IT. PS: he has the softest, thickest fur and I could sit and pet him all day long.
#ThunderclapNewman #fosterkittens #CUTE #kittens #KittensOfInstagram #smooch
(From Lilly) This is how Sherman felt at the beginning of travel day 2 🙂 he had had all night to run around the hotel room and then all of a sudden he was back in that dang plastic prison! He was trying the “I’m a wee baby and NOBODY puts baby in the corner” approach here!
(From Lilly. Well, from Sherman via Lilly.) “Hi innernets! It’s me! The lady here is nice but she’s always goin’ to some place called work. I don’t know what it means but I stay busy takin’ naps and doin’ kitteh stuff. Then she comes home and she gives me gushy foods and lotsa kisses. Ok bye!”
Von and Winn Dixie are doing great – Cathy said that they’ve escaped their room but then will run back in on their own. Her daughter got to meet them the other day, and is amazed at how well socialized they are. Don’t they look like happy little snugglers?
2013: Carmela is just a little ‘nip fiend.
2012: “I’m thankful for being gorgeous.”
2011: Chuckles. PLEASE. Am I going to have to get you a valium? Calm DOWN.
2010: Reacher has reached overload, apparently.
2009: I told Fred she’s a kitten magnet.
2008: No entry.
2007: Bath time in the condo.
2006: On ur desk slurping ur water (and about to take flight).
2005: I suppose this is one way to spoon.
Love the photo of Corbie all curled up in the cat bed. Wish I could snuggle like that the entire winter too.
That photo of Von and WinnDixie looks like they’re taking a selfie. Like WinnDixie is holding the camera: “Okay, we gots to take a picture so that the innernets can see how happy we are in our new home!”
And also how Von is kind of looking toward Winn Dixie, to make sure she’s in position! 🙂
Ahhhh, the hissy kitty routine. I remember it well. Mine was fifteen+ years ago with a wee black feral kitten that was able to be captured because he had been hurt and was too weak due to lack of food. I was a known animal lover in the office, and he was brought with me – WELL wrapped in a HUGE blanket. I couldn’t see him at all, and all he could see of me was my hand. Despite knowing he was feral, I couldn’t resist burrowing my hand in to attempt to pet him. He hissed at the sight of my hand, but I continued to give him his first ear rubbing. He purred so hard his little body was vibrating. And every so often he would remember he was supposed to be a tough kitty and let out a hiss – while leaning even harder into my hand.
He spent his first 6 weeks in my home in a crate recovering from his injury. Hissing became his default response to ANYTHING new (and at that point, EVERYTHING was new). The hiss was often accompanied by him crowding the door demanding to be let OUT! He didn’t want to explore while he was out – he wanted to sit on my lap to be petted some more (little hedonist).
I named him Simon, and he turned into the most loving, affectionate cat of my cat crew. When we got our first dog, he showed no fear of dogs, and easily accepted new cats into the household. He has always been an extremely vocal cat, and hissing has been a standard part of that vocabulary, like a swear word to punctuate his speech. But any who have come to know him well realize Simon hisses with no follow-up. He is a lover, not a fighter.
Today due to hyperthyroidism, my formerly VERY robust kitty is a shadow of his former gloriousness. I’ll feel blessed if we still have him at Christmas. But he’s still hissing. During his latest overnight hospital visit, the vet techs had a giggle at his expense, saying despite feeling so poorly, he still hissed at them 🙂 That’s my Simon Mancat!
May these hissy kitties have as long and wonderful a life as my Simon has had. Although maybe with a few less swear words!
Aww…hugs to Simon! My late, sweet Baal (also a black kitty) was a hisser too, though he never followed it up with bites or swats. He just could be grumpy!
Awww, sweet baby!
Always SOOOO happy for a Saturday post. Thank you so much, Robyn!
That one of the napping sisters: Miss Vonnie looks SOOO smug!
Love that Corbie has his arm extended while every other part of his body is tucked in. My boy’s like that too — one arm or leg stuck out while everything else is curled into a ball. So cute!
“And He who made kittens
Put snakes in the grass…”
Too much cuteness for one day! 🙂
I saw in the 2011 post that you were using Cat’s Pride lightweight litter. Are you still using it? Still recommended? I really need to find a less dusty litter than what I am using (Tidy Cats multi-cat clumping).
If you have Petco near you, I’d recommend their brand of litter, which is a clumping litter. I found it much less dusty than the Costco brand I’d been previously using, plus it is unscented, which I very much prefer AND it is very cost-effective. I have plastic buckets at home, so I just load up on the 40-pound bags (I think it’s about $12) and then dump them into the smaller buckets. It cuts down on a lot of packaging waste, so I feel good about reducing plastic in the landfills too.
I actually am not using the Cat’s Pride lightweight litter any more. As it turned out, most of the permanent residents just didn’t like it. I started it in one litter box, then expanded it to two, and then three, trying to convince them to use it, but the same two cats who didn’t have a problem with it (Alice and Miz Poo – Miz Poo is the sweetest girl ever, I swear I could use live bees as litter and she’d use it without complaint) would use it, and the rest would stick to the other litter boxes. So finally I gave up. I’m using Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat litter, and it’s pretty close to dust-free. I recommend it, though some people have complained that it doesn’t keep down the smell as well as other litters. I haven’t had that problem (probably because I add activated charcoal to the litter boxes and scoop several times a day).
Before he played Prog Rock, Jethro Tull revolutionised agriculture..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jethro_Tull_%28agriculturist%29 did you know??
I did not know that! 🙂