11-3-17 Friday

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I just read the 2007 entry, wherein Mr. Boogers howls, and Fred tries to get you to pet the dead squirrel (“Stop it, LENNY. I’m not going to PET THE DEAD SQUIRREL.”) and I am going to be silently laughing all day over here and making people wonder what’s wrong with me…good stuff!

That post cracks me up, too. I can still remember, 10 years later, my total HORROR that I’d messed up the time I was supposed to leave and was already late for the appointment!

(And Fred has always tried to get me to touch dead things which, ugh, NO THANKS.)


Is the bed Joe Bob is on heated? At my house, the heated bed is the most popular.

It’s not! When I took that picture, I hadn’t put out the heated beds yet. Since then, I’ve got heated beds all over the house along with an electric throw on the couch, and the couch is always the most popular, followed by the heated beds in the computer room. That bed that Joe Bob is laying on in the picture, however, is on Fred’s desk. There’s never a heated bed there (no easy place to plug one in), but it’s pretty popular because everyone loooves Fred. (Of course, as I typed that I looked up to see that I had Jake in the bed on one side of my desk, and Newt in the other – so I guess my desk is pretty popular too!)


Seeing this progression makes me appreciate how much work goes into your photography, Robyn. I only wonder one thing — do you have an extra hand that waves the feather teaser while you shoot?

If I had an extra hand, it would be PERFECT. I usually have the feather teaser in my left hand, waving it wildly, while I’m taking pictures with my right hand. I bet if I had BOTH hands to hold the camera with, they’d turn out better!


Mercury giving Fred a come-hither look.

“What doon, lady?” inquires Stardust.

Hubble, keeping an eye on me.

“Silence, peasants!”



Don’t stare into the sun, Telstar, you’ll melt your brains!

“Lady, GIMME that feather teaser!”

Hubble and Phoenix, scheming how best to get their paws on that feather teaser.

Little posers.

Pretty, pretty Telstar.

Aurora up close.


Asleep like this, Archie almost looks sweet, doesn’t he?


2016: Happy Thlurrrpsday!
2015: Alice Mo and the Ears of Annoyance.
2014: I guess this is what passes for Kitteh TV.
2013: No entry.
2012: No entry.
2011: Because what we need in the back forty is MORE birds.
2010: Have you met Rhyme?
2009: She’s all “Sh’yeah, lady. WhatEVS.”
2008: I made a mistake Friday night with the foster kittens.
2007: Tommy and Boog Determine Just Who the Boss Is ‘Round These Parts
2006: Maddy’s new Mommy and Daddy came a-visitin’ yesterday.
2005: I was wondering why Tom Cullen was snooping around in the stamp drawer…



11-3-17 Friday — 8 Comments

  1. My cats like the self-heating beds, and I’ve discovered in my hunting around for materials for feral cat shelters that Mylar emergency blankets like the type the Red Cross uses are super cheap on Amazon. It’s too bad I can’t sew to save my life, because the crafting of self-heating cat beds appears to be an easy and cheap proposition.

    • mylar blankets are sold with camping/hiking supplies, too, and it wouldn’t surprise me to find them with first aid supplies.

      Google “no sew fleece blanket diy” and make pet-sized versions with a piece of mylar in the middle. Just remember to either air dry or dry on very low heat so the mylar doesn’t melt.

  2. Oh those kittens! I do not know how you haven’t squeezed the fluff out of them! And Mercury…so gorgeous. I will miss them all, but PLEASE let their people come get them ASAP!

    Archie always looks sweet – especially when he is killing the evil dish towels for you.

  3. I always think Archie looks like a big squishy doll, and I think I’d take the risk and hug the stuffing out of him.

    Oh, I love that first picture of Hubble and Phoenix with their little wee paws raised in tandem!

  4. Robyn, there’s a camera support like a tripod but with just one leg that you could try. It provides some support but is much easier to move around than a tripod (fewer legs, less weight). One could add camera mounting hardware to a broomstick or bamboo pole as a test, even. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=monopod

    Your blog is usually the first thing I read every morning with my tea. Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to the planning and moving and setting up your new house. Do you know how many foster rooms you’ll have? I hope it’s 2 or 3. LOL

    • I’ve used monopods myself. I find them completely annoying, especially when shooting kittens because they just don’t move as fast as kittens do. they’re great when shooting concerts and festivals — have a camera support without being an @$$h0l3 and taking up all the space.