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Someone requested a view of the belly of the beast Paul, so here you go.

That is, indeed, a diamond-shaped white patch on his belly. I don’t know that we’ve had a rare Diamond-Bellied Tuxie before!

And also, someone else pointed out that Peter looks dark gray in some lights. He’s black – a House Panther – but has a neat smoky undercoat.

No one really pointed out anything about Mary except that she looks like trouble, and she is totally the most delightful little handful of trouble and attitude and bratty sass and sweet purring snugglebug.

I swear their heads are as big as the rest of their bodies combined. I don’t know how they keep from tipping over all the time.

Peter jumps on Mary and makes her shriek, while Paul yells directions from outside the danger zone. “Her neck! BITE HER NECK!”

He is just such a pretty boy, isn’t he?

Mary coming out of the condo and trying to decide where to run – and who to bite – next.

Fluffy Paul in the sun.

Rough life, little Mary.

Just about naptime, I think.

Something I mean to mention in yesterday’s post:

I have actually had a foster named Peter in the past: Peter Brady. I’ve also had a Paul: Paul Simon. And? That’s right, I’ve had a Mary. Maggie’s official name (not that I ever called her by it) was Mary Margaret. (I was allowed to use the names because “Peter” and “Peter Brady” are two different names in the records, and the same with “Paul” and “Paul Simon.” Mary (without a second name) was used a long time ago for a cat who wasn’t my foster, but the cat in question passed on a few years ago, which made the name fair game.)


Videos! In the first, they’re just fighting monkeys. These kittens spend ALL their time either sound asleep or biting each others’ butts, I swear.

YouTube link.

And in the second, they think that tall scratcher is pretty cool.

YouTube link.


Dennis’s favorite place to snooze during the day: on the cat tree in my room.

It’s a rough, rough life.


2014: ..a chin strap, to hold her ears on! (Orlandoโ€™s got one, too.)
2013: No entry.
2012: Lest you think that Everett spends all his time chasing da bird, it is not so. He does lots of other things!
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: Snugglebug.
2008: Elle and Skittles were finally adopted!
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



2-24-15 — 26 Comments

  1. I’d been craving a dose of Dennis; many thanks. It went perfectly with the opener of diamond belly, house panther, and gray fluffernutter. I’m saving the vids for later today — or trying to.

    • hey, I do that too — save the videos for later in the day, that is. I have to confess that I come back to L&H multiple times a day, to look at the pics again and then to see who else has commented since the last time I looked. I guess you could say that I’m seriously addicted!

  2. Diamond belly! How hard was it to get him to roll over for you? SO pretty.

    I’m partial to housepanthers, myself. And teeny ones are killer ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I am curious, how do you deal with dental hygiene for all of those cats? Do you take them in for teeth cleanings, or do you have some trick to keep their teeth healthy?

  4. I love watching them chase each other. They are so clumsy and awkward – it’s like watching tiny furry drunks in a slow-motion fight!

  5. I WANT ALL THREE! *sigh* I believe I am in desperate need of a House Panther, and a little fluffy grey kitty, and if I take those two then I HAVE to take the rare Diamond-Tuxie!

  6. Thanks for the shot of Paul’s belleh. So is diamond belly really a rare thing? My girl tuxie has a diamond belly very much like Paul’s. I like to think of it as a rumpled tuxedo after a night out on the town (as opposed to a slim cut tuxedo that seems to be in fashion these days).

    • No, it’s not really a rare thing (as far as I know) – though I imagine that if we tried hard enough, we could convince people that it is, and make it so they’re in high demand! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. “I donโ€™t know how they keep from tipping over all the time.”

    Uh, because their heads are full of marshmallow fluff. Duh! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. It’s sad how much I want to hear about the permanent residents.

    Particularly the long awaited stand-off between Archie and Alice over Fred’s lap.

    Which I suspect Alice may win due to Archie’s new lack of interest. “Hey, I already suckered that mark, I’m inside living the life of Riley.”

    • Alice is actually pretty good about letting other cats have some Fred time. As long as there’s room for her to squeeze in there and get some petting, she’s happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Mary’s faint tabby swirls are more prominent in the videos. What an adorable batch of fosters. Future naming theme ( perhaps more appropriate to the next batch of gingers?) Pasta: Farfalle, Fussili, Gemelli, Orzo, Penne, Rotini, Ziti

  10. Adorable! We love those wide, yet pointy ears and big heads! Are those secret tabby stripes we see lurking just under the fuzzy gray surface on Mary? Beautiful fosters!

  11. I had a montage of Peter, Paul, and Mary songs going through my head as I watched the video. I think those three need a puffy dragon to play with.