10-14-20 Wednesday

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In case you missed it on social media yesterday…

Athos went home last night!

I delivered him myself, and when I left he was stomping around his new home with his tail held high. He’ll be renamed, but they hadn’t come to an agreement what his new name will be; I’ll report on that when I know.

This brings us to the end of the Mewsketeers’ stay with us (though of course we’ll always have a Mewsketeer in the form of Charlie-formerly-Aramis). They were with us for a total of 89 days (or 2 months, 3 weeks, 6 days if you prefer), from July 15 to October 13. They weren’t born here, but it kind of feels like they were, doesn’t it?

Today’s post will include the rest of my Athos pictures, starting with Athos in mid-July and yesterday.

He’s always been a cutie, yes he has.

Curled up with Charlie.



He caught sight of that fly on the windowsill and found it fascinating.

Just. So. CUTE.


Continuing on with the Glamour Shots pictures of the Vittles, today we have the litter I think of as “the Nubs” because none of them have anything approaching a full tail. (“Are they manxes?” is the most common question, and if you’re asking “Do they have no tails?” then a few of them have tiny little nub tails and a couple of them have no tails at all. If you’re asking “Are they Manx breed kittens?” then all I can tell you is that their mother is a long-haired dilute tortie with a full tail and I have zero clue what their father looks like, though I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find out that he’s either got a short tail or no tail at all.)

French Fry (girl). This doesn’t really show her tail – or lack thereof – but you can rest assured that she has no tail.

Funnel Cake (boy).

Hush Puppy (boy) (I keep trying to call him Hash Brown; I have no idea why that is.) He’s got a very very short tail.

Onion Ring (boy). Also no tail!

Tater Tot (girl). She’s got a teeny little nub of a tail.

This litter of kittens is 12 weeks old as of yesterday; their weights range from 2 pounds, 7 ounces (French Fry) to 3 pounds, 1 ounce (Onion Ring.) They’re a very friendly bunch of muffins.


Jake wonders if more kittens in the kitten room will eventually mean more kitten food in his mouth.


2019: In case you somehow missed it, Margeaux and Katriane headed home Friday.
2018: We’re gonna need a bigger plate!
2017: No entry.
2016: No entry.
2015: Have you heard the rumors?
2014: On Tuesdays we leap (and climb).
2013: Adriana waits patiently for the mother ship to call her home.
2012: No entry.
2011: George and Gracie Friday!
2010: No entry.
2009: He cracks me up, that boy.
2008: Look at Delmar over there on the right, giving me the sass as if he doesn’t fling himself onto his back at the slightest touch.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: “M-O-O-N!” Fred said. “That spells Tom Cullen!”