2-2-20 Weekly Roundup

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Good night innernets. (Permanent resident Newt.)

Monday comin’ at me like.

Haaaave you met Isabella? She came to us last night. She was turned in by her owner to a high-kill shelter in a rural area, she’s very pregnant, and her skin is in rough shape (she has a lot of scabs and a lot of missing fur). She’s a little nervous about her new situation, but she’s incredibly sweet and doesn’t hesitate to climb into my lap. I don’t know when she’s due, but I don’t think it’ll be long. I’m seeing a lot of belly movement (I’ll get a belly video up this afternoon.) She’s been treated for fleas and will get some decent food; hopefully that’ll solve her skin issues.

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Isabella’s alien belly.

Good night innernets. ⁠(Isabella)

This was very cool – she was lying on me, and I could feel the babies moving constantly. Usually my mamas prefer to snuggle up next to me, or just want to lie nearby while I pet them, so this was a first and hopefully not a last. (Reason I think she’ll have her kittens soon: the babies are moving constantly. Reason I think she’ll wait a while: her belly is big, but in my experience pregnant cats get so huge that they look like they’ll explode if you poke them… and then they get bigger. She’s not at that impossibly huge point yet. So in conclusion: she’s either about to have them, or she’s not!) ⁠

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Good night innernets.

Reason I think she’s not about to have those kittens: that girl has gotten VERY HUNGRY in the last day. She hardly ate anything the first couple of days (appetite dropoff is often, though not always, a sign of impending labor) and now she can’t get enough food in her face. That’s fine with me – she can certainly stand to put on some weight, and lord knows I’ll keep her fed. ⁠

I thought I’d get a snuggle before I went back to the kitchen to get her dinner. I apparently thought wrong. (To be clear: she’s got kibble available at all times; like most pregnant mamas, she loves her some canned food, though. What mama wants, mama gets.)

Good night innernets.


2019: No entry.
2018: “Whatchoo MEAN ‘child support’?”
2017: She’ll be 10 in April which is not by any means OLD, but it’s certainly oldER and technically she’s in the senior category now.
2016: Extreme Ears of Annoyance.
2015: I swear she must be half monkey.
2014: No entry.
2013: No entry.
2012: Giving me the side eye to see if I’m impressed (I’m not).
2011: How tiny IS Tiny Alice?
2010: M’Lynn the skittish.
2009: It wasn’t until after she put her glasses on that Samba realized she’d been whispering sweet nothings to a water bottle all evening long.
2008: No entry.
2007: Possibly if I stopped buying toys for the cats there wouldn’t be such an issue with them scattered everywhere, but I guess cat toys is my other illness.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



2-2-20 Weekly Roundup — 13 Comments

  1. Have you figured out a last name for the family yet? I know you were looking for something Spanish. You had Los Gatos ( the cats) You could do Los Gatitos ( the kittens) or Los Amores ( the loves), Los Bonitos ( the beautifuls), or Ronroneo ( purring)

      • Me, too, but then there’s also The Nachos – shorter to type and I don’t think there’s been a snack-themed batch since the Cajuns. Queso, Pollo, Pico, Gallo. And little Cuervo. Frijole. Having way too much fun with this.

    • Robyn has so many names to swim through, now, it may take some time for her and Fred to decide. Her sweet sidekick does get a say in what they will be called, right, Robyn?

      I couldn’t believe the explosion of names you received yesterday. I can’t wait to see what you’ve decided. 🙂

    • Fred’ll decide tonight. There are too many good choices, I can’t decide. (We are still going with the general “Spanish names” theme, though.)

  2. Oh, how I love me some Newt…

    Isabella, whatever names your babies end up with, it won’t matter! The Lady Who Feeds could name them after oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and they’d still be adorable.

    • I had to go look up the names of oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. There are some surprisingly good names there! 😀

  3. Issbella’s such a loving and beautiful lady.
    Lots of great name suggestions above!
    Love the Mewchachos/Mewchachas suggestion.

    Also love: Bella, Lucia, Luca.

    No updates from Beauregard and Fleur yet?

    Hope they’re doing well. Miss them.

    At least we get some updates from Luc/Reggie ..
    I follow Josephine and Gabrielle on Facebook and Henri on Instagram, and their mom and aunt on Instagram as well..

  4. Hi do you know what dose of Atopica Frankie’s on? And how many pounds he is? One of my fellow foster ladies has a cat going through stomatitis too. Her teeth have all been pulled but it hasn’t helped her either. I told her about Frankie and atopica and their vet wants to give it a try too but is having trouble finding dosage info. Or if you have any resources about it I could share with her and her vet that’ll be wonderful.

    • I found dosing info on the drugs.com site, here that seems to be in line with what we’re giving Frankie. It’s hard to know for sure, because the Atopica comes with a syringe that you use to pull up the dose according to their weight (Frankie gets the 10 pound dose.)

      I asked Fred, who reminded me that before we could put Frankie on the Atopica, the vet had him on steroids to get the stomatitis under control. Once his mouth looked okay, we weaned him off the steroids and onto the Atopica. Basically, the Atopica doesn’t “fix” the stomatitis, but it helps keep it under control. It’s worked well for us for about a year and half (maybe even 2 years.) The vet did say that it probably wouldn’t work forever, but so far so good.

      • Thank you! That definitely helps. I think the cat is currently on steroids to help with the inflammation, but they’re thinking of next steps since pulling the teeth didn’t help.