1-15-19 Tuesday

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Look at these sweet girls…

Stardust and Phoenix say hello.

It’s a good thing they’re practicing their snuggle techniques, because it’s supposed to get colllld around here next week. “Arctic,” I think James Spann said. I’d complain more, except that it’s been a pretty mild winter (so far.) Just, y’know, not enough SUN.

(Thanks, Debra!)


A few people have asked when we’re going to get more kittens. At Fred’s request we’re taking all of January as a break from fostering, so I imagine that around the beginning of February is a good guess!


Today we focus on Archie.

He loves hanging out here behind the sink, probably because it’s close enough to keep an eye on the dish towels.

I swear, my cats have got the PRETTIEST eyes.


Havin’ a think.

Ears of Annoyance.

It’s actually hard to tell what’s going on here at first glance – he was inside and I was taking his picture from outside (you can see my reflection, as well as the reflection of the potted lime tree behind me.)

We guesstimate that Archie’s about 6 years old. He first showed up in late 2014 as an adult (he was first mentioned here). At that time I was hoping to find him a home elsewhere, but by the time I got serious about doing so, Fred had gotten attached. It was our plan to have him as a (sheltered) outdoor cat, but one day he decided he wanted to be inside. After Fred spent the ENTIRE weekend trying to block him from coming into the back yard, it was clear that Archie would not be denied, and so he became an indoor/outdoor cat. (You can read his formal introduction here.)

He’s a cat with a short fuse, and though he’s happy to growl and hiss at the other cats, he’s never (that I’ve seen) taken a swipe at any of them. I’ve been able to pick him up while he’s in the middle of a full-blown hissy fit, and although every muscle in his body is tensed and he hisses and growls like a wild thing, he has never once scratched or bitten me.

I think that what I’m saying is that he’s all hiss and no scratch.


2018: She means BUSINESS.
2017: No entry.
2016: “That is downright tasty!” she said.
2015: Lita gives Stevie a low five.
2014: “How YOU doin’?”
2013: Baby Beans looks like he’d rather smack Barney than the feather teaser.
2012: No entry.
2011: No entry.
2010: “Flu, my floofy tail. She’s just lollygagging! Get in here and give me my pettins, woman!”
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.