11-6-09 – the Cookies & the Wonkas.

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I weighed the Cookies last night, and every one of them is over a pound. Three of them (the girls) were all at exactly 1 pound, 1/2 ounce. Keebler was 1 pound, 1 ounce, and Hydrox was the big guy at 1 pound, 3 ounces.

They’re growing up!

It’s funny, when you look at her, Milano/ Pink looks like she’s noticeably smaller than the others, but apparently not. Maybe she’s just got a big head!

Lorna Doone/ Orange, hanging out on top of the container of baby wipes.

We have this little bitty kitten-sized box in the Cookies room. It was there when the Wonkas were in that room, and they loved to push it around the room. Gus would stand with his front paws on the box and just push it from one side of the room to the other. The Cookies, on the other hand, like to just go into the box and hang out in there. Every now and then I’ll do a head count, realize someone’s missing, and start looking. Most of the time it’s Milano who’s missing, and most of the time it’s because she’s just sitting in the box, staring off into space. I don’t know what she sees, but it’s apparently quite interesting!

Awww, look at who’s a little poser! He totally knows you all have a crush on him, and he’s milking it. Suckers!

“MY GOD IT’S BEEN TEN MINUTES SINCE WE ATE WE ARE STARVING TO DEATH!” Look at Lorna Doone, there, with the determined look on her little face. She’s turning into quite the little climber!

“Hello, SUCKERS. You know you love me. You feed me a bottle and snuggle with me, please?”

Nine times out of ten, when I walk into the room, most of them are snuggled up in this big comfy cat bed.

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It’s a big weekend ahead for the Wonkas – tomorrow morning I’m going to let them out into the rest of the upstairs! There’ll be a door (that Fred built) blocking the hallway so that they can only go into my room and the bathroom in addition to their own room, and so that the other cats can’t get to where the Wonkas are. But this means that the amount of space they’ll have will, like, triple. And if they’re anything like every single other foster kitten we’ve had, they’ll end up hanging out on my bed most of the time. They’ll go back into their room at night, but will have the run of the upstairs during the day. I suspect they’ll like it quite a lot!

I don’t know why, but she loves to stand at the back of the water fountain and bend over the top of it, and drink from the top. I keep expecting her to lose her balance and fall in, but it hasn’t happened yet!

“::URRRRRP!:: Oh! ‘Scuse me!”

“Is it nap time?” Indeed it is, little girl. Let’s snuggle up and snooze!

“Who, me? NOTHIN. Just sniffing this fuzz. And maybe eating a beetle. That’s all!”

“Lady? Why you can’t hold that camera straight, ever?”

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Miz Poo keeps an eye on Jake and Elwood. She thinks they probably need to be smacked.


2008: Exploring.
2007: Thatโ€™s an appetizing start to the morning.
2006: You wouldn’t like her when she’s wide awake.
2005: No entry.



11-6-09 – the Cookies & the Wonkas. — 8 Comments

  1. That little box idea is really good. I think I may try that with my little ones.

    I love how the colours in the Cookies’ fur are starting to come out – they’re getting darker every day. They’re going to have such beautiful coats when they’re older.

    I also get a kick out of how Mike always tilts his head for a picture. LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Ack! Hydrox is such a little ham! Those huge eyes crack me up. I love how in the cat bed photo he’s the one looking up at the camera.

  3. The reason I love Hydrox so much is that his markings are so much like my tuxie cat Ben! I got my cats as adults and always wonder what they might have been like as kittens. I think Ben would have been like Hydrox! Now I need a black & white where black comes down over the nose (like a batman mask) and I could have a glimpse of the past of my other boy Jerry!

    I really enjoy your foster stories and pictures!

  4. Ok, I love all of them – they are all cute. I would have loved to see Gus pushing that box around though – it sounds hilarious. I am glad they are all doing so well! Have a fun weekend!

  5. Don’t forget the Wonkas are going to be on the Cute tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hydrox is a su-purr-model. Clearly. He also knows what works. Some poor fool is going to adopt him with no clue what they’re getting themselves into… Treats NOW. Pets NOW. 100 new toys NOW.

  6. Oh my goodness those are cute kittens. I have a slew of kittens too but they are getting older now.But these guys are so very cute. I love the one that is telling you to please hold the camera straight. That is terrific.

  7. Oh, Veruca, would that I lived closer… your cute little worried face slays me!

    Can’t wait to hear the Wonka’s adventures in the (bigger) world tomorrow!