3-26-21 Friday

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Apropos of nothing, every time I come to your site (which is everyday) I sing “Love and Hisses, Love and Hisses go together like Purrs and Kisses” to the tune of “Love and Marriage” as sung by Frank Sinatra, LOL!

Ha – I love that!


Is it my imagination or did you at one point post photos of Canasta’s first litter? I looked, but couldn’t find it. Maybe I imagined it. I was wondering how the markings compared. Thanks.

Apparently I posted them on Facebook and they never made it over to the blog for some reason (I must’ve been too busy staring at Canasta’s belly.) So here are the pictures Breanna sent me, together in a collage (and you can click on the picture to see the larger version over at Flickr! Or click on that Facebook link above to go directly to the Facebook post.)


Does anyone follow Kitten Lady on Instagram? She takes care of very small baby animals. She somewhat accidentally got a litter of neonate puppies to foster (Someone at first thought they were kittens!!). She loves them and is taking good care of them, of course, but had a funny video the other day where she was holding one up. She said at this young age they’re just about like kittens and need the same things, but she’s been puzzled about whether they’re happy or not because they don’t purr! I’m sure they are happy. They’re cute too, though not as cute as kittens imho!

I follow her! I didn’t see that video (I don’t always keep up), but I saw the series of puppies yawning as they were being stimulated to potty. So funny!

Her Mamadoo and the Babydoos jingle got stuck in my head and pops up again every now and then. (I have no idea if this embedded post will show up for everyone, but you can see the video/song over at Facebook, too.)


Canasta is featured in LoveMeow today!! So get prepared for lots of new followers! Nice to see the little kittens moving about and exploring.


And the Love Meow post is featured in Cutetropolis!

I love Love Meow! I did see an influx of followers after that post went live.

I don’t know if y’all have noticed, but it’s been NUTS on the Love & Hisses Facebook page. I got more than 2,000 new followers in the space of about a day because someone shared this video of Canasta and the kittens (or here at YouTube), and it really took off.

It continues to get a few hundred shares a day, all over the world (currently it’s been shared 2,700 times), has reached over half a million people, and it’s just plain crazy. I appreciate the new followers (mostly!), but I have been struggling to keep up. I try to take a run through the comments a couple of times a day, but I know I’m missing stuff. Things will calm down – they always do – but in the meantime I really appreciate those of you who are answering questions other people ask – so thank you!


Just out of nosy curiosity what kind of work does Fred do when he’s not doing those other things you listed? Promise I’m not a stalker.

He’s a software engineer/architect.

Which reminds me of a story (I am very chatty today, no?) – when we lived at Crooked Acres, the neighbor’s adult son asked Fred one day what kind of work he did. At that point Fred had been working from home for a couple of years. Fred explained that he was a software engineer/architect and he gave the guy LOTS of DETAILED information about what his job entailed.

When Fred was done explaining, the guy thought about it for a little bit and then said “So… you sit in front of your computer all day?” Fred allowed that that was about right. You could pretty much read the words the guy was thinking, they were written so clearly on his face: “I could sit and play games on the computer all day too. How do I get a job like that?!”


Fred’s grandmother (who passed away about 15 years ago) had no desire to learn about the details of Fred’s job, she knew she wouldn’t understand it all (she had no desire to understand it all, and I’M WITH HER), but she did want to be sure that he was still employed and she hadn’t missed anything. So when we’d see her, she’d ask him if he still “typed on the computer” for his job. Now when I don’t know what someone does for a job, I just assume they type on the computer.


Hello. I have sort of a random question. What is the medicine you use for kittens with goopy eyes? I recently got a one eyed kitten and his good eye is so runny and goopy all the time. He is on allergy medicine but I’m not sure that that is his problem. So I thought I would try some eye medicine.

I use Terramycin – you can find it online in lots of places and it’s a good general eye ointment.


Do mama cats get hairballs more frequently with all the kitten cleaning?

That’s a good question! They actually don’t – kittens don’t really shed until they reach 6-8 months, so mama cats aren’t ingesting that much fur from them.


Can you believe these muffins are FOUR weeks old today?


Pinochle has a sleepy.

Whist has an attitude.

Oh those blue, blue, blue eyes. (Uno)

“Kinda busy here, lady!”

SUCH a good mama.

Uno and the Eyes of Amazement.

Uno needs a belly rub.

Whist with her feets in the air.

Rummy’s sniffer is working.

A mama’s work is never done.

Canasta’s reached the grab-for-a-hug/bunny-kick stage of momming.


Khal’s face is killing me. He’s like “THIS idiot.”


2020: The light blue eyes and the little smile make Pablo quite loonariffic.
2019: Happy as a clam.
2018: Katarina, exposing that soft tuxie belly.
2017: No entry.
2016: No entry.
2015: “Why do my paws feel WET???”
2014: Mariette can’t believe you just said that.
2012: For future reference (although I’m sure I’ll never remember this), it’s apparently at the 3 1/2 week mark when the kittens lose their fear and start seriously venturing forth from their safe place.
2011: No entry.
2010: I don’t know what the number is that determines crazy cat lady-hood, but I’ve got to say that two can’t possibly be the number. That’s hardly even cat PERSON level, right there.
2009: Beulah thinks this is the MOST FUN EVER, and she crawls up on the back of my leg and hangs on for the ride.
2008: No entry.
2007: I ain’t cleaning the frickin’ floors in this house ever again
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.