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If you’ve ever tried to figure out how to tell the orange boys apart, here’s how I do it – especially now that Axle managed to get his own collar off AND take Gauge’s collar off (he thinks they’re super fun toys.) I go by the colors on and around their noses.
(I know that the picture below and the one of Clutch make it look like there’s a huge difference in their fur color, but it’s just the lighting – all three of them are pretty much the same shade of orange.)
I consider Fender to be one of the orange boys, even though he’s actually buff – or cream, if you prefer. In pictures he often looks more orange than he is in person. I never have any trouble telling him apart from the other three in person (even if I can’t see his face), but sometimes I’m stumped when I’m looking at pictures.
How to tell the brown tabby girls apart.
Solenoid is all brown tabby. Yesterday was the first day I actually thought “Hey, she’s the only one in the litter who doesn’t have white feet.” This is the FIRST TIME I noticed. And they’ve been with me for nearly two months. (In my defense, there are a LOT OF KITTENS IN MY FOSTER ROOM right now!) I mean, I knew she didn’t have white feet, I just didn’t actually notice that every one of her siblings does! Edited to add: Oops – Dynamo doesn’t have white feet either! Did I mention that there are a lot of kittens right now?
How to tell the tuxie girls apart.
Tank and LoJack (especially LoJack) next to Ryder’s kittens reminds me a lot of when Dennis was added to the Players. They were all so long and lanky and sleek, and he was just this little short, round-faced kitten. He did stretch out a bit as he got older, but he just had a shorter, smaller frame than they did, a totally different body type.
I went looking for a picture to show the difference in body types between Dennis and the Players and didn’t really find one that showed it as well as I’d like. I did, however, find this video of Mariette walking across the room specifically to show Dennis her butt and it made me laugh out loud.
Oh, how I miss that boy.
2017: I love how all you can see of her is her head and her stripey leg.
2016: Which is when I realized that Jake and Alice had been chasing after a flying squirrel.
2015: No entry.
2014: We got out Da Bird, and Dennis got involved.
2013: The Loonicorn!
2012: VERY pleased with herself, our Polly.
2011: Not a single Pepper was adopted over the weekend, are you BLIND?
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: Kittens in tiny hats.
2007: “What do YOU want? Go away. You have COOTIES.”
2006: Newt lurrrrrves his Momma.
2005: The Downfall of Senator Stanley J. Boogerton.