2-4-20 Tuesday

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Look who it is! Hint: this time last year they were in the belly of a tiny black and white tuxie.

These sleepy faces belong to Mary and Laura. I can’t believe it’s been eight months since they came to live with us. I look forward to watching your new family.

I love seeing them snuggled up together! And as an aside, all of Charles and Caroline’s kittens remind me SO MUCH of him now that they’re nearly a year old. They all have that same face, it cracks me up.

(Thank you, Nelda!)


And you remember Hook (formerly Puff, and oh holy cow, he’s going to be 7 on May 1st!) and Flynn (formerly Kohle), who were not related, but are BFFs now? Selena shared this picture of them the other night, and I fell over dead.

Hook’s big ol’ bunny feet! Flynn’s patient “Yes, this is how he is” face. LOVE it!

(Thanks, Selena!)


I completely spaced on this in yesterday’s post, but THANK YOU to BetaLoop who suggested Los Mewchachos as the litter name. The more I type it, the more it makes me laugh, and that’s always a good thing!


I love her curly whiskers.

She is SUCH a snugglebug.

Fred’s office is located right next door to the the foster room, and every time he coughs or clears his throat, she stops and looks toward the sound. She is one vigilant girl!

So she’s doing well – her appetite has ramped up quite a bit. She’s gone from barely finishing two (3 oz) cans of food per day to licking the plates clean, so I added a mid-day feeding. (She also has dry food available at all times, but I prefer she get most of her calories from canned food.)

She has checked out both the birthing crates I’ve set up for her (one is near the windows where she likes to hang out, and the other is under the built-in desk where Margeaux birthed her kittens last summer), but hasn’t spent any time in them. She likes to snooze on top of the crate near the window from time to time, but spends most of her time either on the couch or on the cabinet she thinks of as her safe space.

Her skin seems to be improving – a lot of the scabs she had have come off. She’s still got scabby areas around her face and neck, but she’s in much better shape than she was. I think fur’s growing in her bare and patchy spots, though it’s been less than a week so I can’t swear to it. I rarely see her scratching, and she never pulls at her fur (and I don’t find any tufts of fur around the room), so it would be nice if her issue clears up on its own. (Obviously if it doesn’t, she’ll see a vet. But she seems super happy and healthy to me, so we’ll wait and see how she does.)


Jake’s FACE. That catnip pouch he’s got is VERY popular around here. All I had to do was leave it on the kitchen floor and it’s been an endless stream of cats getting hiiigh.

Fun fact: you can bid on the EXACT SAME catnip pouches in the auction which is currently going on RIGHT NOW. True story! (Go here!)


2019: They fell asleep like this, and I nearly passed out from the cute.
2018: No entry.
2017: No entry.
2016: My top twenty faved pictures from Flickr.
2015: “Yes, lady. Is very interesting the way you wave that teaser around. Fascinating.”
2014: Between his big ol’ ears, his long and lanky self, and his ability to balance like this for hours, how can you not love that Orlando?
2013: That’s right, Robin in Robyn’s lap.
2012: No entry.
2011: She’s a little bit of a goofball.
2010: I consider these two little scaredy cats conquered.
2009: Samba always looks like she’s smiling. I want to just pick her up and squeeze the stuffing out of her.
2008: I think he’ll fit right in.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



2-4-20 Tuesday — 5 Comments

  1. Oh dear, is that Laura? She has grown into one gorgeous handsome young lady. I still remember when she was a little kitten and she hasn´t changed since then. When you said, that she and Mary were adopted, I was laughing and crying. I was happy that she had found a forever home, where she is spotted rotten with toys but I was also sad because I wanted to get her myself. She was (and still is) my favorite from the Half Pints.

    Anyways, how are the Les Chatons doing (especially Gabrielle and Josephine)?

    Have you got an idea when Isabella could give birth? I mean, she isn´t huge and I´m also not an expert at predicting when cats will give birth unless they are huge.

    And there is a question I wanted to ask you for a long time. Have you ever had mamas that had less than four kittens (I mean the mamas that had their kittens here like Kara, Maggie, Lucy, Caroline, Margeaux)?

    • Gabrielle and Josephine are doing great – they’ve got a Facebook page!

      I seriously have no clue when she’ll give birth. I honestly didn’t think she would go past last weekend, and now we’re at almost a week. I try not to see every little thing as a sign that she’s about to go into labor, but it’s hard not to. (She’s sleeping more! Does that mean she’s about to go into labor?!)

      I’ll go into more detail in Friday’s post, but I can say that 4 is the smallest number of kittens any of my mamas have had. For a while there, we were in a pattern where every other mama would have 4 kittens, and the ones in between would have more (5, 6 or 7) – but then Caroline had 5 and messed up the pattern!

  2. I wish I’d thought it up myself, but a while back I came across as an image I can’t track down now that had a kitten in a sombrero saying, “Pawdios, Mewchachos, I Gato Go!” on it. In the hunt for it, though, I came across some adorable “Purritos” pix, and wish I’d submitted that as well. “This here’s Chimi, and that one’s Changa…”

  3. I’m checking in daily to see if the kitties have arrived. Can’t wait to see them.

  4. I fall in love a little with every mama cat that you foster, but Isabella has reached out with both paws and taken hold of my heart. I had a long-haired, solid black beauty named Shadow whom I had for thirteen years. She got sick last fall, though, and despite all efforts, I lost her. So seeing Isabella, whose past doesn’t sound great, who needs care, and yet is still so sweet just makes my heart swell. It’s evident that loving care will reveal how gorgeous she truly is; you can already see a difference. Thank you so much for giving her the attention she needs.