Breakfast is served! Clockwise from orange Athos, we have: Athos, Planchet, Aramis, Winter, Constance, d’Artagnan, Porthos and Rochefort. (Yeah, they don’t really all fit around the plate, but they refuse to eat at two separate plates and no one is starving so I’m not gonna stress about it.)
Aramis is one happy little monkey. I swear one day I’m gonna squoosh him.
Rochefort and Constance have a tussle. Please don’t miss the sproingy leaps, they’re hilarious.
I love this picture of (left to right) Porthos, Planchet, Aramis, Athos and d’Artagnan, they are so freakin’ cute. Planchet is adoption pending, but Porthos, Aramis, Athos and d’Artagnan are still available! Email info (AT) ffhsv.org to inquire.
The sleepier he is, the more willing Rochefort is to admit that he’s Da BAYbee.
Sleepy little slackers.
Planchet & Rochefort have a tussle.
Hooray, hooray, Planchet was adopted and went home today!! I don’t think he stopped purring for one instant. He’ll be known as Jupiter – Kai said “He’s the god of storms and that purr sounds like thunder rumbling!” He joins two other kitties in his new home: young kitty boy Bushwacker, who needs a friend to play with, and tortie girl Gemini who wants Bushwacker to have a friend to play with so he’ll leave her alone. 😉 Happy life, sweet boy!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Why chase your own tail when you can chase someone else’s? Winter, Constance and d’Artagnan do just that.
In case you missed it, Planchet was adopted and went home yesterday! Here are pictures of him from July 21st (top left) and August 31st (top right). He grew just a bit! And since Instagram doesn’t like non-square pictures, here’s a shot of him following Alexandra around (bottom left) and getting the ol’ snifferoo from Rochefort. Too cute!
If some (or all!) of them seem like they might fit well in your home, email Forgotten Felines of Huntsville at info (AT) ffhsv.org to inquire. (All kittens must either be adopted in pairs OR be joining a home with a young, playful kitty already in residence.)
d’Artagnan chasing his tail (and a moment of Planchet before he went home yesterday.)
Rochefort found a palmetto bug and considered it his kill (you can hear him growling at the other kittens if they get too close.) He was SO proud of himself, the mighty little hunter. (Yeah, palmetto bugs are gross. That’s a relatively small one. I did squish and flush it eventually.) Video made yesterday morning, before Planchet went home (you’ll see him at the end.)
We’re continuing our Thursday trip down memory lane. Say hello to Moondance and Moonman, fosters# 32 & 33. They came to us in January 2007. They’d been in a cage together at Petsmart for a few weeks and were clearly getting on each others’ nerves, so came to us for a break. They were about a year old and were very very sweet. Moondance (who we nicknamed Myrtle) was NOT a fan of other cats, and if other cats got too close to her she would SCREAM at the top of her lungs. Imagine you’re going about your life as usual and then suddenly there is a breathtaking, ear-piercing scream out of nowhere. It was magical, to say the least. We gave her a month-long break from Petsmart before I couldn’t stand the hellcat scream anymore, and back she went to Petsmart, where she was adopted fairly quickly.
Moonman was nicknamed Joe Bob because he was just a good ol’ boy, and a total sweetheart. He stayed with us for another 3 weeks due to a UTI and just because we liked him. I tried to convince Fred that we should adopt him, but Fred wouldn’t go for it and so he went back to Petsmart and was adopted out.
A few months later he was returned. He stayed at the Challenger’s House shelter until February 2008. We said goodbye to our old man kitty Spot at the end of January 2008, and Fred decreed that the best way to honor Spot would be to adopt another rescue kitty. We both always liked Moonman/Joe Bob, and a few days later Fred brought him home. Joe Bob was just the sweetest, happiest boy. He remained with us until December 2017, when he passed away at the age of 12 years old.
Throwback Thursday: the Mice Bucket Challenge from 2014, starring the late, much-missed Stefan.
Continuing on down memory lane, say hello to fosters #34-37 – mother Fantine and her kittens Cosette, Eponine and Javert. They came to us in early January 2007 and were with us about 3 weeks before they headed off to Petsmart. At the time we were in the middle of renovating the house we’d bought the previous fall (which came to be known as Crooked Acres), and between driving back and forth and working on the house, I didn’t get many pictures of these fosters. (JEEZ, 2007 Robyn. Get your act together! Where’s your dedication?) They were a very sweet, sassy bunch (it doesn’t show in the picture, but Fantine had a short stump of a tail and she would wag it like a dog). Javert and Eponine were adopted together (and renamed Gus and Belle). Fantine and Cosette were adopted out separately.
Back in April, permanent resident Alice brought a live chipmunk into the house and then proceeded to chase it around until Fred heard the chipmunk scolding Alice and came down to rescue it. I had to go back and look at the Nest camera to see exactly what had happened, and this chase around the kitchen island cracked me up. (Bonus: Archie coming in to see what was going on.) I had to extend the chase (in actuality Alice only chased it around the island twice before it ran into the computer room) and add music and watching it just cracks me up.
Constance and Rochefort play/fighting. There are a few good sproings in there!
Kitten Room Play Time! Winter watching D’Artagnan and Aramis fighting at the end cracks me up. She’s usually right in the middle of those tussles!
Athos’s POP! straight up in the air at the beginning cracks me UP.
Rochefort recommends you try the Porthos ears today. They’re especially tender and tasty!
Watching the kittens play… and a look at just who is purring so loudly in my lap.
2019: “Please stop singing, lady. It hurts my earses.” (Beauregard)
2018: “Gimme that camera, lady, I needs to take a selfie!”
2017: “You tryin’ to imply there’s something more important in your life than ME? How RUDE.”
2016: She’s fabulous and she knows it.
2015: No entry.
2014: Polo works on his yawning skills.
2013: Brandon and Hodor like to live dangerously.
2012: Then they were all like “Hmph. We ain’t skeered.”
2011: “Can’t they TELL what an awesome kitten she is?!” he says.
2010: No entry.
2009: Hoyt registers a complaint with the management.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: And licks and licks and licks.