Here we have Jake derping across the back yard, oblivious to the fact that Katriane (YES. STILL IN HEAT AND SO SO VOCAL ABOUT IT) is watching him through the window and wailing at him to come scratch her itch.
Amelie’s got moves.
Francois is Da BAYbee.
Would have been nice if Margeaux was in the picture and if they hadn’t been hanging out next to the litter boxes, but I’ll take what I can get. (Left to right: Katriane, Amelie, Antoine, Francois, Esmee (back), Jacques & Madeline.)
Madeline finds that the very best toy is juuust out of reach.
Madeline’s keepin’ Mama clean.
I set up a crate for Margeaux so she’d have a quiet, out of the way place to give birth when the time comes (there’s also a cage on the other side of the room if she prefers that). It took the kittens approximately 10 minutes to discover it and claim it as their own.
Margeaux’s first alien belly movements. They’re pretty subtle, but definitely there. (I know you want to ask when she’s due and how many kittens she’ll have. She’s been with us since May 28th – 6 weeks on Tuesday – and cats gestate for 58-65 days, usually. So I’d imagine at some point in the next 3 weeks she will birth between 1 and 19 kittens, probably when I’m sleeping or otherwise occupied, but maybe I’ll get lucky and will get to witness the blessed event, who knows? Not me!) Margeaux is the 12th pregnant cat we’ve fostered since 2008.
Having a quiet morning; hijinx and shenanigans are scheduled for later.
2018: No entry.
2017: And please do not make me hunt you down and smack you – YES of COURSE when we move from here we’ll take him with us.
2016: “Hi, innernets! Just gettin’ a snuggle!”
2015: “I will take this one, and this one, and that one too.”
2014: It’s not WAHHHHHHHnesday, Gilbert.
2013: No entry.
2012: No entry.
2011: If they weren’t so cute, we wouldn’t always feel the need to pick them up.
2010: Tom Cullen: Simply Flabulous.
2009: Then he tries to stick his nose up Fred’s nostril.
2008: Every now and then the babies will try to nurse, but Kara shuts that down IMMEDIATELY.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: We need a little sign that says Warning: cat can’t hold his licker.