2-5-10 – Steely Dan & Fagen, the Magnolias.

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So, I emailed the shelter manager yesterday to ask if there was going to be room for Steely Dan and Fagen at the adoption center soon. I’m having surgery next Wednesday (I’m going to be spayed! Well, partially spayed. I bet the vet wouldn’t charge nearly as much as my surgeon. AND I’d get to go home the same day! Too bad the vet has a no-operating-on-humans policy. Or I assume she does, anyway.) and I had hoped to get them settled before then. Not that they’re any problem – they’ve meshed pretty seamlessly with our cats, and if they needed to stay longer, they certainly could. But I won’t be lifting anything heavy for a few weeks, so either they’d need to go soon, or wait ’til I recovered enough to lift them.

(Yes, Fred COULD take them to the adoption center and get them set up, but I prefer to do it myself.)

Anyway, she said she was sure we could figure something out, and then later she emailed me and said that since I was going to Petsmart to scoop litter boxes and make sure all the cages had food and water (I was filling in for the regular Thursday evening volunteer), I could just bring them with me and get them all set up.

So, I did. Those boys went into the carrier very easily, hardly made a peep on the drive to the store, and were mostly curious about what was going on at the store.

I honestly expected that they’d both run into the litter box and hide immediately upon being put into their cage, but they looked around curiously for a long time.

(And then Steely Dan went into the litter box to hide, while Fagen sat in the cage. I rather expected it to be the other way around!)

They’ve both been given very strict instructions to look super cute (NOT a hard job for them) and to get themselves adopted before the weekend is up!

Send happy adoption thoughts this way, would you?

Steely Dan on the couch; Fagen shooting hate rays from between the couches.

Steely Dan: “I don’t know, it’s kind of nice… Our own food and water, litter box, some cool toys…”
Fagen: :::HATE:::

Steely Dan: “I think I’m going to go hide in the litter box.”
Fagen: :::HATE:::

(Fagen was hating because I had just snuggled and kissed him, then removed a few eye boogers from his eye. O the indignity!)

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This boy right here? He’s 3 pounds, 7 ounces of pure needy love. You come into the room, you pet him. ONLY him. You try to pet one of his sisters and he WILL NOT HAVE THAT.

Did I mention that these guys are enjoying the heck out of their brand new Ham-Mick?

They really are.


Also comes in handy when the fightin’ urge strikes. You can fight in comfort!

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Why so serious? (Jake the lunatic.)


2009: I am only so strong, you know!
2008: I don’t have to be loved by ALL my cats, but if he comes looking for love tonight, I don’t know that there will be any love to SHARE.
2007: “Did someone say ‘snackin’ time’?”
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



2-5-10 – Steely Dan & Fagen, the Magnolias. — 10 Comments

  1. Oh, goodbye boys! You are such cuties we know you will be snapped up right away!

    And the magnolias are adorable of course. They really do love that hammick don’t they?

    Seriously Jake, what’s up?

    And good luck with the surgery – I mean, I am sure you will post again before then, but since I always get so behind I wanted to make sure to get that in!!

  2. what a good foster mommy, getting spayed and setting a good example for your kitties. 😉 good luck! rest lots. make fred your slave. 😉

    poor little hatey fagen. i hope wonderful people come along quickly for you two! and i never say this, but i almost hope they get adopted separately!

  3. Oh sweet fluffy boys-you will be missed. If I lived nearby I would lose my one cat resolve and try to make Fagen Elphaba’s brother. I hope they get scooped up quickly. Best of luck with your surgery, Robyn. Hope the kitty population cuddles up and gives you lots of lovin’ while you recuperate. Ollie is a big needy boy like Drum-my husband calls him the love sponge.

  4. Congrats on the up-coming spaying!! I was hoping for that myself a year ago, only needed to be cleaned out a bit. TMI?

    I LOVE Jake and Elwood!!! My family has had several solid blue kitties over the years and they were all truly unique. Yes, all kitties are unique, but those blues were REALLY unique!

    I hope Dan and Fagen get adopted together.


  5. You know, I’m FULL of ADMIRATION that you cna give your babies away each time. I seriously don’t think I could do it. I’d be a blubbering ball of tears every single time! I suppose it’s a little consolation that you make room for new kittens, but still, you must get so attached to them…:-(

    Warm adoption purrs to Fagan and Dan!

  6. Hi, this is Melodi from Timebomb, I’m glad you were able to get them placed at the center because having been “spayed” myself, I know that if you have any post operative infections, your doctor may order you to stay away from all the cats. We had to do this, my DH was wonderful and got the bedroom guys settled somewhere else, but it was not easy.

    The fewer cats you have at the house, the easier it will be to have a cat-free zone for a few days while you make sure you are not going to pick up anything.

    Great job and hope those guys get adopted soon, they are so cute!

  7. I hope I’m in time to say that I hope your spaying goes smoothly and you recover quickly. We always referred to my mother getting this op as being spayed too! I’m sure all the cats will be glad to have you back… I just hope they don’t try to get up on the bed, snuggle up to you and knead you in the stitches, which is what my old cat Meg very lovingly tried to do to my sister when she was recovering from surgery!