2-21-18 Wednesday

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Archie, keepin’ us safe.

Fred took this picture of Maxi a couple of days ago, and I think it might be the best picture of her EVER.

Newt, Frankie and Khal Drogo, starring in: Cuddle Puddle. Coming soon to a theater near you!

Frankie thinks this “outside” stuff is kinda cool.


So, a couple of weeks ago I told Brittany that my foster room would be ready “In a week or so.” We were having the guys come in and put down hardwood floors in the closets a few days later, and then I needed to paint that stupid closet. She mentioned that someone had contacted them about a pregnant cat, and I let her know I was very interested.

The floors went down, the closet got painted, and I messaged Brittany and said “My foster room is hungry!”

A few days later, she told me that the cat might be feral, but I told her as long as I didn’t end up with the cat long-term, I’d still take her. Emmy was my first (really, only) pregnant feral, and that turned out fine. Brittany assured me that if she was feral, she’d be spayed and returned. This is the cat in question – isn’t she pretty?

(She’s a talker!)

This story isn’t going to end the way I’d expected, though. As it turns out, I didn’t get a pregnant mama.




The whole story tomorrow.


2017: Itโ€™s โ€˜tudes-day for Dewey.
2016: No entry.
2015: No entry.
2014: Bath time for EVERYone!
2013: SuperLunk is on the job as well!
2012: He has a way with the lady cats, that husband oโ€™ mine.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: I realllllllllly donโ€™t want the permanent residents of the house to go into double-digit territory.
2007: “Let’s pee in her bed!”
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



2-21-18 Wednesday — 61 Comments

  1. Be right back must go and squeal like a little girl… *jumping up and down in excitement*

    You’ve taken a lot of beautiful pictures of the Permies since being at Shady Cove. And that picture of Maxi is one of her best (and how about handsome Frankie?!).

  2. TO BE CONTINUED?!?!?! C’mon, Robyn!!!!
    Both mommas are gorgeous!
    Can’t wait till tomorrow!

    • C’mon indeed. I got nothing but time on my hands today and you drop a big ole cliffhanger in our laps. I never thought you could be so evil. cannot wait for the deets.

  3. That closeup. Oh MY! <3 It's almost like one of those "When you see it…" clickbait pics ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. 1) Your back yard looks like a lot of fun for your kitties.
    2) I laughed when I saw the second mama! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Are both mama’s in the same room? If so, how is that going?

  5. Oh wow!!! I can’t wait for the details!! But relax mamas, you’ve hit the jackpot, you just don’t know it yet! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. The picture of Maxi is beautiful, but the one of Frankie is fantastic, too!

    Two momma cats? Oh boy. Let the mayhem begin!

  7. Oh my Robyn! Why do you taunt us so? I can’t access my computer for the next few days because I will be away. How could you? YOU may be the reason I load FB on my phone even though I REALLY don’t want to!

  8. Weโ€™ve been seeing lots of the love since the move. Got a feeling that the hisses part of your blog name is gonna be showing up soon! Canโ€™t wait to see more of the mommas. That second lady is already stealing my heart!

  9. I was so prepared to see that the first feral kitty wasn’t pregnant after all (you’ve had some history with faker sweeties) that I actually gasped at the revelation that you have TWO pregnant mamas! They will calm down – maybe to the point they will be adoptable themselves. I wonder: if they are in the same room now whether they will co-mother the litters, as I have seen in other cases. Whatever, congratulations, Robyn! This is a terrific way to launch the new kitten room!

  10. Oh man, Shady Cove just means that Robyn is doubling down on the foster mama heroine! That second one looks scared to death … hopefully she’ll come around soon.

  11. Oh Lordy, that closeup. “Our next item for auction is a basket of sweet cuddly toys and … uh … [brightly] pure malevolence! Who’ll start the bidding? Anyone?”
    Seriously that’s one of my favourite L&H pictures ever. Cracks me up every time I risk the further withering of my soul to gaze upon that baleful glare. Worth it.

    • JessicaD you are now officially my favorite commenter. First you described a picture of Khal as a collection of friendly dark matter, and now you came up with… ‘(brightly) pure malevolence’. I feel the need to go rescue kitties and have you name them. Although the rest of my clowder disagrees with my plan.

      • Haha, thanks! That photo was just begging for a caption competition. To be honest, I’m having trouble remembering the Khal comment–coulda been me, but would hate to steal the credit from someone else!

        • I got it wrong. Camilla commented that a picture of Khal looked like a collection of friendly dark matter. It was on 1-9-18 and it is an awesome description.

  12. Pregnant, feral, talkative **and** Tortie?

    Goodness. You sure do have your work cut out for you.

    • At least she’s a dilute Tortie? The Tortitude is weaker in dilutes, I’ve found. Still there, but not as strong… Miss HousePanther looks peeved at the world!

      • Had a dilute tortie (passed away this past October at almost 19yrs old). She had a lot of tortitude when she was younger, but she really mellowed in her last 4 or so years ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Another cliffhanger post! Didn’t they outlaw cruel and unusual punishment decades ago?

    Looking forward to the next installment in the two pregnant mamakitties saga.

  14. Well done on the twosome! I’d also like to say that Shady Cove looks like Paradise. Not just for the kitties: the view behind Frankie is amazing. And somehow all the Perms seem to get more beautiful by the day, as if they weren’t already sufficiently good looking!

  15. Omg that last photo is cracking me up!! You got two pregnant cats AND A GREMLIN! So excited yay ๐Ÿ˜€ Kittens!!

  16. If anyone can tame & love them it is you Robyn. You did wonders with the kittens we sent you.

    Love Sue and Byron

  17. Looks like the Cat Whisperer and you are going to have your hands full. Can’t wait for the details. Squee

  18. Awe, that last picture just makes me want to pick her up, basket, bears and all and just cuddle her until she’s calm. Even though I know I’d likely get the paw-o’-doom, claws included, come down on me.

    Love the Frankie and Maxi pictures.

    Thank you Archie, I feel so much better now. Which means I’m relaxed enough to go see Cuddle Puddle as soon as it’s in my theater.

  19. Feel safer knowing that Archie is kicking the butt off of those vicious dish towels! With such an experienced kitty wrangler such as yourself and Fred, I, too, am wondering if it would be possible for you two to tame the ferals. If anybody can do it, you can. These babies are so lucky to have ended up with you.

  20. OMG OMG OMG two Mamas at once! It used to be my habit to read Love & Hisses first thing in the morning, before my email or anything. I think I’m going to have to start doing that again!