6-3-19 Monday

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Now that Mary and Laura, and Willie and Albert have gone home, it is SUPER quiet upstairs. Charles and Caroline are taking it all in stride and have changed their behavior not one iota. Almanzo might be ever-so-slightly more snuggly toward me, but since he was pretty snuggly to start with, it’s hard to tell for sure.

Charles and Caroline will be headed home on Saturday.


YOU GUYS. Look at how much the auction brought in for Forgotten Felines!

$9,581.52 raised in total! That is going to spay and neuter, feed and pay for medical care for SO many cats and kittens, and since (as I’ve mentioned repeatedly) kitten season is absolutely nuts here in Alabama this year, they will absolutely put those funds to good use.

Thank you all SO MUCH for donating items for the auction, for bidding on all the amazing stuff, and for sharing, supporting, and cheering on the auction committee (spearheaded by the amazing Teresa). You are all so wonderful!


Ma and her girls. “It’s a big world out there, girls!”

Pa and his boys. (Left to right: Albert, ALmanzo, Willie.)

That Mary, such a little lady.

Mary, Laura and Willie, snoozing.

Laura, Almanzo and Albert are just the picture of innocence.

If you’ve ever asked me “How long will they nurse?”, I’ve likely said “Until they’re separated.” Here are the boys at the milk bar, Saturday morning. She let them nurse for a minute or two, then got up and walked off.

Saturday afternoon, with his parents sitting RIGHT THERE, Willie went over to the milk bar and started to nurse. He was proving my theory that they’d nurse ’til they were separated!

Albert, Almanzo and Willie.

I wanted to get a family portrait. Here are Willie, Almanzo, Mary and Laura with Charles. But where was… uh.. (thinking)… Oh! Albert is missing. Duh.

Here we go. Left to right: Almanzo, Laura, Mary, Albert and Willie. The tilted heads on Mary and Willie crack me UP.

For the life of me, I could NOT get Charles and Caroline to look at me.

You can see everyone’s face, so I called it good enough.

Caroline gets a quick sniff of Charles’s tail.

Laura’s face, all “Why is the guest bedroom door blocked off?” is cracking me up.


Alice Mo is tired of me.

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2018: Aunt Alice wants none of what you’re sellin’, kid.
2017: No entry.
2016: She looks like she’s spoken her piece and counted to three, doesn’t she?
2015: When he gets that expression, it means that Belushi either wants a snuggle or to bite me and hasn’t decided which way he’s going to go.
2014: “Go ‘way, lady. I needs my privacy.”
2013: “MAMA. I am CLEAN!”
2012: No entry.
2011: Mister Boogers, doing his impression.
2010: “I am but a poor wee kitteh!”
2009: Phyllis: always smiling.
2008: Banzai!
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.