Carmelita appears to have the condition we like to call “The zooming hippity-hops.”
Hat of the Day: Isabella in the hat that Fred crocheted (and which was previously modeled by someone. Pablo, I think?) One of my favorite things about Isabella is how patient she is with me when I put a hat on her head. She’s such a good model!
Wahhh! Alejandro? Da BAYbee.
The kittens (especially Javier and Alejandro) have donned their crazypants.
Diego in the tunnel – and tussling with Alejandro.
They sure do love that feather teaser. (Carmelita apparently had better things to do, and doesn’t show up ’til the end.)
Diego the toy thief! Pablo’s not sure WHAT happened there.
Pablo in his box, showing off. He’s such a little nut.
The permanent residents heard that I’m cutting up chicken in the kitchen, and would like theirs now, if you don’t mind. (Permanent residents Alice Mo, Newt, Archie and (wait for it) Khal are featured. Permanent residents Jake and Dewey had better things to do.)
Javier’s dream come true. He’s only been eyeballing that ceiling fan pull pretty much for his ENTIRE life, and now that he can reach it, he’s not sure what to do.
One of the many many MANY goofy things I do with kittens is yawn at them so I can take a picture/video of them yawning. It works more often than you’d expect, but it’s got to be one of those big, loud yawns. I love how the kittens are all looking at me like I am NUTS.
It’s chipmunk season, and so we spend a lot of time trying to catch chipmunks that Alice and Newt have brought inside so we can release them to safety. In this video (which makes me laugh until I wheeze every time I watch it) a chipmunk was climbing the screen on the back porch and Fred (who is blurred out so that he can remain the International Crocheting Man of Mystery that he is) was trying to capture it. Who knew chipmunks could fly? Once at regular speed, once slowed down and once VERY slowed down. My favorite part (aside from the whole thing) is how slowing down the video makes my scream so dramatic. (The chipmunk was captured and released safely.)
Warning: there’s a snake in this video. If that sort of thing scares you, either watch with your eyes closed so you can giggle at my scream at the end, or skip it altogether. Throw Back Thursday: Back in 2016, when our mighty hunter Stefan was still with us (he passed away in 2018) and we lived in the country, he brought a live snake into the house, alerted me with a meow, and caused me to scream and yell for Fred. (There are a couple of pictures of Stefan and his catch at the end of the video.) This is another video that makes me laugh ’til I wheeze every time I watch it.
That toy didn’t last long – here we see Alejandro starting to chew through the string, and by the end of the day it was down and being kicked around the room. (I trimmed the string off so no one would swallow it and require life-saving surgery because YOU KNOW THEY WOULD.)
Javier and Diego are wearing their crazypants today, apparently.
Tossing toys with Alejandro and Carmelita (and appearances by Diego and Javier.)
Keepin’ Javier clean. Awww, that Diego. He’s a giver!
Pablo gets BOOP’d.
Pablo’s got the slurpies.
2019: “We is in love, lady.”
2018: “You know what you did.”
2017: Is he not just the muffin-est muffin ever?
2016: So. Very. Floofy.
2015: Jake, of course, came along and said “HI I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE TREATS?”
2014: No entry.
2013: I call this one “Leia and the eye boogers.”
2012: “O joy, it’s my second-favorite human!”
2011: “Hey, you guys, I haz THREE FEET, and you don’t got none! Ha ha ha!”
2010: “How YOU doin’?”
2009: Maximum occupancy: four kittens.
2008: Hissing babies.
2007: “This dressing looks odd,” I said to myself. “I wonder if it’s out of date?”
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.