12-18-20 Friday

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I counted the kittens & mamas adopted this year, from the side panel. Thirty-five! not yet including Annie Oakley and Eclair, nor Fritter and Pretzel, who will go soon. That will be a total of THIRTY-NINE kittens (and mamas) for 2020!! Wow!

Plus Bunny (who is still at Michelle’s) and poor sweet Anne (who was only with us for a few days before she passed on). So, 41! I haven’t looked back to compare to previous years, but I do believe that’s a record for me.


In case you missed it on social media, yesterday…

Eclair and Annie Oakley were adopted (TOGETHER) and went home! They join a wonderful family with another kitty (who looks a lot like Eclair), a couple of dogs, and some teenage humans.

Eclair, who until now has been really nervous around strangers, stomped right on over to her new family and sniffed ’em all over. Annie Oakley was confident and playful – and when they opened the carrier, she climbed right in to check it out.

This leaves us with Pretzel and Fritter, who will be with us until after Christmas. Starting today, we’re going to let them run around the entire house during the day (Alice: “You’re WHAT?!”) and then put them in the kitten room at night.

Someone somewhere asked (was it Facebook? Instagram? I don’t remember!) if we’re taking a break from fostering for a little while. Usually around this time of year I declare we’re taking a break, and then we don’t. This year I’m not going to bother to declare a break – I don’t feel like we really need one. Now, with just two kittens, is pretty calm and relaxed.

Today’s post includes the rest of my Annie Oakley and Eclair pics.

“HALLO!” Left to right: Eclair, Pretzel, Annie Oakley, Fritter.

Annie Oakley with the big eyes.

Oh those snuggly girls.

Annie Oakley and those big eyes again.

Watching the goings-on.

Eclair – also big-eyed, also watching the goings-on.

Annie and Pretzel have a tussle.

I went upstairs to see what the kittens were doing, and they were enjoying the heated blanket on my bed (which I had turned on for them, of course. I’m not a MONSTER.)

“Uncle Charlie is right, this stack of beds is COMFY.”

Annie Oakley in a pile of tinsel garland. Her tail sticking up back there just cracks me up.

When I took a nap the other day, Fritter and Eclair were total pillow hogs. But it was kind of nice to have Fritter curled around my head and Eclair purring in my ear. (Picture taken with the SnapChat app, using my favorite filter Pencil Sketch.)


Khal’s simultaneously enjoying that heated bed and keeping an eye on me.


2019: Archie is all talk and no action.
2018: “Lady, you gots a lot of shower products,” says Clutch judgmentally.
2017: So, today: Alice!
2016: No entry.
2015: They are just the sweetest little things!
2014: This displeases Madame, who hissed at them when she realized they were exploring.
2013: “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” Adriana demands.
2012: That’s Pearl (formerly Dandelion) and her brother Duke, all snuggled up for a nap.
2011: It starts with someone who’s no longer around (Mister Boogers) and ends with someone who’s no longer around (McLovin’, our very first rooster).
2010: No entry.
2009: “Lady, it has not escaped my notice that when you’re around, chickens fall from the sky. I’ve got my eye on you.”
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: Two things about our country cats I have learned
2005: No entry.



12-18-20 Friday — 7 Comments

  1. I asked that question this week (fostering on hold?), and am so glad to hear that everyone is spoken for, especially before Christmas! I figured there would be more like Orange and Tan, and was hoping you had something already lined up.

    Khal is always so gorgeous!

  2. Wow, seems like a record breaking year all around. This means no one had to go to petsmart this time around, that’s a first right?. Yay! The most fosters at one time, the most adoptions in a year. Y’all are awesome.

  3. I don’t remember reading about Anne 🙁 I’m glad she was warm and loved before she passed.

  4. So happy to see Eclair & Annie Oakley have been adopted, too! Made my day. I am so glad all of this last group of furrbabies (the Vittles) all got furrever homes! Love it!

  5. Yay! So happy about my two favorites, Annie Oakley and Eclair, getting their forever home TOGETHER! And with playmates, too! Cheers!

  6. So surely there must be an award for having FIFTEEN kittens adopted without going to PetSmart-but what can it be? A cupboard with a never-ending supply of toys? A magic want that instantly cleans litter boxes? Self-cleaning cat food dishes? Fabric for slipcovers that dissolves cat fur? Or best of all – more kittens??