3-12-18 Monday

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Kristi has not had her kittens yet, but other exciting things that happened over the weekend:

1. I touched the babies, and I made a video of it. You can see that when you scroll down to the video section. I did not lose a finger, didn’t get a scratch or hiss or smack or growl. In fact, Fred said “She’s more relaxed with you leaning into the crate than she is with me sitting three feet away and not trying to touch anything!” Whoooo’s the Katia Whisperer? ‘Cause it ain’t Fred! (Yes, I’m gloating.) I have, since Saturday evening, touched the kittens every single time I’ve been in the room since. I haven’t tried picking any of them up, but that’ll be the next step.

2. Katia came OUT of her crate while I was in the room, and I caught it on (not very good) video. I think she wanted to go eat some of the canned food I’d brought in with me, but she was nervous to begin with and then Fred started making noise downstairs, so she went right on back into the crate. But still – first time she’s ever willingly left the crate with a human present! (I didn’t move, I barely took a breath, and I certainly didn’t try to touch the babies. We’re taking it slow.)

3. That BELLY.


They’ve gotten so big, haven’t they? Two weeks old as of yesterday!

Katia will have you know that kittens make excellent footrests.


Little flirt.

If you look closely, you’ll see that Katarina has herself some eyeballs.

Christopher Dean and the teeny tongue.

Jayne Torvill and her little eyeballs peeking through.

Oksana also has eyeballs!

I think Fred had just walked into the room, so she was keeping an eye on him.


Ya know, I was KIDDING when I said that maybe you’d wait ’til St. Patrick’s Day, Kristi. I didn’t mean it as a challenge!



Videos! In the first, I touch the kittens while Katia keeps watch.

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In the second, Katia leaves her crate. There’s not a lot of action here, but I thought y’all might like to see Katia when she’s not huddled in her crate or hiding under stuffed teddy bears.

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Archie, having killed the dish towel multiple times today, is quite pleased with himself.


2017: No entry.
2016: No entry.
2015: “Get out mah way! I gots it!”
2014: My glamorous life: you know you want it.
2013: Note to Tommy: it’s impossible to look scary in a blue cape.
2012: “I like to get as close to Mama’s face as possible. It’s more comfy up here.”
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: “Woe is me, and when will the suffering ENNNNND?”
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.