12-3-21 Friday

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I’m amazed they got along as well as they did. Aren’t you afraid of infecting the younger ones with whatever the older ones may have been exposed to at Petsmart?

Not really – everyone in the cat room at Petsmart is healthy and up to date on their vaccinations.


You seem to have kitties purring in your lap pretty frequently with this litter! Is this turning out to be an extra lapkitteny bunch, or is it just me?

This bunch is definitely an especially snuggly litter! (They must get it from their mama, who just spends all her time purring and waiting for petting. What a SWEETHEART she is!)


I bet Alfie and Christopher are just beside themselves being back “home” with so much run around space! So happy they are there. Maybe an application will come in and they won’t have to go back.

That’s what I am very much hoping for, that they’ll get adopted from here! And Alfie and Christopher are definitely having a blast, whether it’s racing from one side of the house to the other, racing up the cat tree, or piling up in the nearest bed or basket to snooze.


I love them all lined up like that, so well behaved and nicely dressed. Nikki looks so much tinier than her brothers and sisters, was she the runt? (Carli “Suspish” Calcium, hee hee…)

Nikki is definitely the smallest of her litter – she always was, and still is, though she’s only a couple of ounces smaller than Ruthy at this point. I think all 3 girls are going to be small adults (but then… looking at our own Alice… I’m apparently not very good at predicting that sort of thing, so I might be wrong!)



So, just because I was curious, I went to Zazzle and tried switching one of the default 12-month calendars to a 15-month to see what would happen. And the answer about which pics they’ll use for the extra months is “none;” the preview of the pages for the extra 3 months was blank. So apparently it’s a case of, if the seller (ie, Robyn) hasn’t specifically designed a longer-than-12-months calendar and uploaded enough pics for all the pages, Zazzle just leaves any extras blank and each buyer would have to supply their own images for the additional months. Which you could certainly do, if you had pics of your own pets or something you wanted to use; their custom design tool isn’t terribly difficult to figure out, just click the blue “edit design” button under the seller’s name on the page for a specific product, upload your stuff and go to town. Just be aware you’d need to use pretty large images (on the order of 3000 x 1700 pixels or bigger, especially for the largest size calendars) to make sure everything came out crisp and not blurry.

(Thanks, waterdragon!)


Ozzy, lapkitten.

Christopher Chutney (left) and Alfie Alfredo, mid-tussle.

Christopher Chutney is all “ABNER!”

News flash: kittens like boxes.

Sammy’s all “What? Is comfy!”

Good morning, sunshine.

Barry and those ridiculous Precious Moments eyes.

Places to GO.

If you look very closely, you can see Ruthy’s shaved belly and her spay scar.

Mid-Churu. Alfie (far left) is cracking me up with his “I have reached my limit for your shenanigans, lady.” face.

Alfie decided Barry needed some cleaning up.


Uncle Charlie’s all “They’re not kidding. I AM pretty darn good-looking!”


Posted on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr) yesterday.

Here comes Carli!

Nikki’s all “Come on, Alfie, you know you can get those feather teasers down for us if you really WANT to!” (But Alfie decided not to make the leap.)

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The snoopervisory committee, hard at work!

Alfie Alfredo is lookin’ down the internet to remind y’all that Love & Hisses 2022 calendars are still available – 7 different calendars, right on over here at Zazzle.

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Carli’s biscuits – get ’em while they’re fresh!

I took this picture of Nikki Tuesday afternoon, after I got them home from their spays and neuters, and she was clearly seeing into another dimension.

Good night innernets. (Barry, Sammy and Nikki)


2020: Tater Tot’s all “You rang?”
2019: “Hi, Unca Khal! You gonna drink water? You thirsty? I can drink water, too!”
2018: Pulley’s a LAYDEE.
2017: No entry.
2016: No entry.
2015: “I don’t really know any way to even lead into this, so I’ll just tell you,” Fred said. “I’ve been bitten by a squirrel.”
2014: I don’t know what’s got her all bothered, but somebody must’ve said SOMEthing.
2013: They’re smart little monkeys, is what they are.
2012: The Weeds girls go a-visitin’.
2011: Kitteh Video Saturday.
2010: Bobby, having finished his own plate, moves on down the line to see what everyone else has.
2009: I calls him “SnuffleFLOOFaGus.”
2008: No entry.
2007: Sitting in the portal, waiting for the mother ship to arrive.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



12-3-21 Friday — 6 Comments

  1. I hope you don’t mind this question: how much time do you spend with your fosters? Is it more time or less as they get older?

    I’m a new foster mom and was wondering if I need to spend more time with my kittens. Since I work from home, I take several breaks to feed and clean-up, but I only get to spend solid time bonding in the evening. I want to learn from the best!

  2. LOL! The picture of Christopher saying “Abner” made me giggle. Have you thought of using a Bewitched naming theme ever?
    Samantha, Sabrina, Darrin (or maybe Derwood), Endora, Tabitha, Adam, Mr. Stevens, Uncle Arthur, Aunt Clara, Abner, and Gladys

    • So don’t make the same mistake I did with my Bewitched litter- Sam’s cousin was Serena, not Sabrina! And of course, I ended up keeping my Sabrina, so I laugh at the happy mistake all the time! 😀

  3. I just love the posts about all your fosters. My cat is 17-1/2 & blind so she is no longer much fun, but she definitely is much more snuggly now. I know Ozzy has swirl markings which I love. Do both Carli & Nicki also have the swirls?

  4. Help needed. You seem to be able to manage multiple cats with out major cat fights. Growing up we always had at least two or three cats and every now and then there was a minor spat (kids will be kids:-) After my two 15 year old kittens passed a year ago we got two rescue kittens from the same litter, a boy and a girl. They were about 12 weeks old when we got them. For a year they got along fantastically. They are both just over a year now and we are starting to have some major behavior issues with the female flat out attacking and not stopping the the male cat. I’m not sure what the ultimate “trigger” is or was, but the poor male cat now is constantly looking over his shoulder and very kitties he because he keeps getting beat up. All of this just started a couple weeks ago. I try separating them, have bought pheromone diffusers. They have cat trees on both levels of the house, litter boxes in multiple rooms and food in multiple rooms. my husband and I are even sleeping On separate levels of the house to keep them apart and nothing seems to be settling her down. Next stop is the vet, though she seems to be her perfect self until she attacks. Any suggestions? We love both of them to death and I’m terrified that she is a “single” kitty kitten. He is just a sweet boy without a mean bone in his body and I know he misses his play buddy. Thanks!
    Love reading your post! They are a part of my morning coffee routine!