11-23-09 – The Cookies & the Wonkas.

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If you belong to the Google Groups notify list for this site, my apologies: I don’t know what’s going on. I try to post a message, but it doesn’t seem to go through for about two days. This morning I had an email from Google Groups telling me I had messages to modify from Friday. Hopefully whatever is going on with the notify list will work itself out. It ain’t me, it’s Google Groups, I swear.

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I’ll be leaving here in a little while to take the Cookies to the vet to be Combo tested. I really could have taken them last week, they were all big enough, but I put it off ’til this week.

For the love of god, please keep your fingers crossed that they show up negative across the board, would you? Like I told Fred, the way this year is going they’re either going to all come up positive for Feline Leukemia or they’ll end up having some sort of extremely rare Siamese-mix disease that the vet has only ever read about in some obscure journal, which will require transplants.

Maybe brain transplants. They could remove the marshmallow Fluff and replace it with pudding! Then we’d have to call them The Puddin’ Heads.

“Hellooooooo, laydeez. Welcome to my lair!”


Pensive Blue. I got concerned last week, because Blue had only gained an ounce in the previous week, even though it seemed like she was eating plenty and should have been gaining like her siblings. The shelter manager suggested I give Nutri-Cal a try, so I gave that to her two days in a row, and after that, she needed no help. She’s up to almost a pound and a half – now Keebler’s the smallest of the litter, but he’s gaining just fine.

Advice from me to you: Don’t do a Google search on “Kitten failure to gain weight.” Do yourself a favor and stay FAR away from THAT search string.

Bath time for Baby Blue.

The Cookies get very excited when I open the closet door to put laundry away. They spent over an hour running in and out of the closet on Saturday, sniffing around, climbing on things, falling into the laundry hamper, and then climbing back out. Who knew the closet would hold so much fascination?

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Twoooooooo more weeks ’til the Wonkas are retested! I tell them every single day that they’re FIV negative. They just shrug and say “Oh, whatEVERRRRRRRRR.” They’re firmly into that teenage stage. They’re not babies any more!

“I’m growing up, but I still get snuggles…. right?” Of course, goofy Gus. I can’t stop snuggling that ear floof!

Pretty Veruca.

For the life of me, I don’t know what had Veruca in a tizzy, but it cracks me up when they get this floofed.

Mike, also floofed. Jake or Elwood was on the other side of the door in the hallway, trying to figure out how to get through. Mike does not appreciate the idea of interlopers.

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Oh, how I adore Elwood‘s goofy, grinning face!


2008: The many moods of Delmar.
2007: “Stupid trees with their stupid leaves.”
2006: No entry.
2005: “You flailed around and yelled ‘OW!’, and then a cat came flying off the bed.”



11-23-09 – The Cookies & the Wonkas. — 8 Comments

  1. Okay so I know the kittens are tiny, but that picture of the closet reminds me exactly how teensy they are! *heart flutters*

    I’ll make sure to keep my fingers crossed for the kittehs today … Will cross the paws of my two furbabies too.

  2. Fingers and paws crossed for the Cookies…just tell them “Young kitties, you just HAVE to be completely healthy!” and see if it works…oh, and I’m so with you on the not Googling stuff…I drive myself insane reading all the stuff that could possibly be wrong with my furbabies…thanks Google for giving me a heart attack at least once a day!

    …and what has got the little Wonkas in such a tizzy? Hmmm, maybe Elwood was grinning at them funny?

  3. What do you mean keep our fingers crossed – they are negative – no need to hope for it because I am sure it is true – they are all totally perfect. Yep, that is it. End of discussion – no problems there.

    As far as the Wonkas they seem ok so I am sure it was just a mistake on the test. Yep, they are totally fine too. No problems there either.

    Elwood is just a cutie – I hope he is always smiley like that – I love smiley kitties!

  4. Love the Veruca floofed picture!
    I’ve got all the fingers, toes, paws, and tails in the whole house crossed for them. I’m sure they’ll pass with flying colours though!

  5. Gimme an N! Gimme an E! Gimme a G! Gimme an A! Gimme a T, I, V, E! Negative! Negative! Negative! (I’m a Wonka/Cookie cheerleader!)

    Love Baby Blue’s belleh picture. Adorable!

    Also — your captchas are nearly impossible! This is mine today: R$75,567,662 digital

    Really?! Hah.

  6. Negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative…negative……waiting with bated breath.