8-12-21 Thursday

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Sofia Soy Sauce is all “What?” She’s starting to look more like a kitten and less like an alien.


It’s a Theo Pesto in a basket.


Theo Pesto, Tia Teriyaki and Sofia Soy Sauce are acting like I interrupted something.


Christopher Chutney’s keeping an eye on things.


This looks like an ad for some lifestyle brand. I cleaned the foster room the other day and moved that cat tree in and put the smaller cat trees next to it, and the kittens think it’s QUITE the setup.


I like that Sofia Soy Sauce is giving Franco Fondue the ol’ chomperoo as he goes by.


In case I haven’t mentioned it, Molly Marinara is just the PRETTIEST. (Please note Theo in the upper left of the picture, peeking out from behind that toy. He looks like he’s stalking his mama from behind a bush.)


Franco Fondue and Theo Pesto are all “What?”


Tia Teriyaki is all “Lady. Stop takin’ my ding-dang picture and PET ME.” (Of course I did.)


That’s quite the pose Alfie Alfredo’s got going on there.

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Charlie loves that cat tree. Which is on the screened porch. It’s been over 100ºF (with the heat index) for the past several days, but why hang out inside where there’s air conditioning? That’s no fun.

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Posted on social media yesterday.


I would urge y’all not to be too sad for Hannah Hollandaise. Yes, she’d love to belly up to the milk bar with the other kittens, but she gets plenty of snuggles from me while the other kittens are nursing. (In fact, I would like to complain that I always want to snuggle longer than she does – after a few minutes, she’s like “Snuggle time is over, I gots things to do. BYE!” and off she goes.) She’s fine, and while she isn’t best friends with Molly or her kittens, she does play with the other kittens and Molly mostly ignores her. It’s not ideal – we want her to be accepted into the litter seamlessly, of course – but it’s what we’ve got and she really isn’t an unhappy girl.⁠

A few people have wondered why Molly accepted Sofia Soy Sauce so easily and wants nothing to do with Hannah Hollandaise. Sofia Soy Sauce was only a few weeks old, tiny and in need of nursing, and no doubt Molly’s motherly hormones were in full gear. Hannah Hollandaise is a kitten who can eat on her own and race around the room jumping on the other kittens, and Molly’s motherly hormones are on the wane. If Hannah Hollandaise showed up 6 weeks ago, I suspect Molly would have taken her on without much of a fight.⁠


“I smack the ball and it comes back. So I smack it again, and it comes back AGAIN. This is blowing my mind, man.” (Sofia Soy Sauce)


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Looks like Franco Fondue has energy to spare! (Don’t miss Hannah Hollandaise’s jump-and-skitter at the end.)


Someone’s always nosing around the milk bar. (Theo Pesto and Christopher Chutney, to be exact.)


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Some video of (permanent resident) Archie, who likes to stomp around the back yard talking to himself.⁠


“Yes hello, am kitten.” (Molly Marinara)


Good night innernets. (Christopher Chutney)

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Previously
2020: “What doin’, weird lady?” d’Artagnan inquires.
2019: Gabrielle shows off her delightful belly.
2018: They did not enjoy the rock opera “Baffin’ Time” I performed as I lathered them up, because they are ingrates.
2017: I try not to annoy the mamas too much.
2016: Showing off his perfectly applied eyeliner.
2015: A Day in the Life.
2014: Orlando gives me the face of “What you doin’, weird lady?”
2013: Puff (now Hook) goes home.
2012: No entry.
2011: The way you’re asking the question makes me think that there might be people out there who don’t decorate the house to flatter their cats, is that what you’re telling me?
2010: Here at Crooked Acres, it’s business as usual.
2009: Oh, he’s so spoiled but he is SO sweet.
2008: These kittens are KILLING ME.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: Good thing he’s so cute!

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