I delivered some preserves locally last week, and I got to see someone you might recognize.
That is, of course, the cat formerly known as Lucille Ball (Lucy), who came to us in March 2015. She was pregnant, and she made us wait FOREVER before she had her SEVEN (!) kittens, Belushi, Louis, Gilda, Shecky, Skelton, Rickles, and Roseanne. And THEN she took on the care of Carlin, who came to us when he was about 5 weeks old. (Shecky is now Gir Shecky, and Skelton and Carlin were adopted together and are now Red and George – and you can see them on Instagram along with their big brother Bill, who was one of the True Blood Six back in 2009!)
ANYway, Lucy is now Gilly, and that girl is just as silly as she was when she was here – with the advantage of not having to care for kittens. She’s living the life!
It was so lovely to see her again in person. Thanks for letting me stop by, Pam!
That toy was a pretty big hit with the kittens, too. I don’t know if Oskar and Klaus are running any Cyber Monday specials, but it’s worth checking out!
Five of the six kittens. Iva must have been off doing something important. We have Charleston on the far left, Aberdeen looking at the camera, Charlotte in front of her, Chesnee on the curvy scratcher, and Raleigh in the basket.
Every time I see Abby and Charlotte near each other, I try to get a picture to show that they do, indeed, look like sisters. Which doesn’t mean that they ARE, just that they certainly look like they could be.
A year ago, I mentioned that a floofy black cat had started coming around – we started calling him Fancypants – but would vamoose as soon as he saw us. He disappeared at some point, and was gone for several months. Recently, he showed up again, and Fred got serious about taming him. At this point, he’s been able to touch Fancypants a few time, and Fancypants likes to walk around with his tail straight up in the air, talking to Fred. It’s only a matter of time before we’re able to get hold of him and cart him off to the vet.
(I’m calling the cat “he”, but we don’t know yet whether it’s a male or female. We’ve discussed the possibility of some familial connection between Fancypants and Floomp/Privet.)
2015: ::smug contemplation::
2014: 148 people* emailed, commented, messaged, and smoke signaled me to let me know that JETHRO TULL IS NOT A ONE-HIT WONDER BAND.
2013: How do you like it NOW, Jake?!
2012: “This holiday season, it is very important to keep your teeth flossed. I like to use this hanging stringy-rope thing which hangs here all handy like.”
2011: Sugarbutt put up a leg to block the snuggle…
2010: No entry.
2009: “I will kick your fuzzy gray butt.”
2008: I hope they don’t forget me.
2007: No entry.
2006: “The stinkin’ little kittens are GONE! Woohoo!!!”
2005: No entry.