11-16-21 Tuesday

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NOTE: If you’re interested in keeping up with Canasta and don’t do Instagram, she (and Oli!) are now on Facebook, right here!

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Yesterday was auction organizing day here at Love & Hisses HQ. The auction ends on Saturday evenings, we spend Saturday night and Sunday contacting winners, and then on Monday Teresa comes over with a carload of stuff (I picked up several bins from her house last week), and we separate stuff out so that we know who gets what. Then Tuesday (that’s today!) Karen and Teresa come over and we spend about 5 hours packing boxes to ship.

It’s an intense process, but we’re getting really good at it.

We took a break from organizing about halfway through, and Teresa and I went into the kitten room. I was curious to see what the kittens’ reactions would be to a stranger. I hoped that Carli wouldn’t hide the entire time.

Carli did not hide at ALL.


Teresa had no sooner sat down than Carli went stomping over – tail in the air – to see what was going on.


Barry (left) and Sammy were all “Do we know you?” Please note Carli, still sitting there sniffing Teresa.


Carli “what suspish ain’t no suspish here” Calcium, Sammy, and Ozzy.


Getting scritches.


More scritches.


On the suspicious side of things: Ruthy and Nikki.


Nikki caught the suspish.


Little more scritchin’.

Ruthy and Nickel kept up their scaredy-cat ways, but at least they were out in the room keeping an eye on Teresa instead of hiding. I am VERY pleased at Carli’s behavior, though. Who’d have guessed it?

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Newt’s havin’ a think.

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Posted on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr) yesterday.


I love Carli’s classic tabby swirls.


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Permanent residents Jake (gray), Khal (floofy black) and Archie (gray tabby on my lap) in the back yard from a few months ago. I’d call it “permanent residents in action” but I think it’s more like “permanent residents’ inaction.”


This picture really shows off the different eye color – that’s Nikki in the front, Ruthy in the middle, and Barry in the back.


“Soon.”


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It’s tussle time in the kitten room! (It’s always tussle time in the kitten room.)


Good night innernets. (Barry Beryllium)⁠

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Previously
2020: Calamity Jane’s enjoying the view.
2019: No entry.
2018: “LITTLE MUFFINHEADED KITTEN, I HAVE ADDED 10,000 TOY MICE TO YOUR SHOPPING LIST. WOULD YOU LIKE A FEATHER TEASER AS WELL AND TO HAVE EVERYTHING SHIPPED OVERNIGHT?”
2017: No entry.
2016: Wahhh! Raleigh is DA BAYBEE!
2015: Myrtle Beach sunrise.
2014: No entry.
2013: Toof check!
2012: All the girl fosters in one bed.
2011: Don’t you want to slap me?
2010: He’s one long cat!
2009: Someone commented yesterday that Gus looks like he might be made solely of lint.
2008: No entry.
2007: The concerned “What is SHE doing?!” look on Deuce’s face is cracking me up.
2006: No entry.
2005: A rare shot of all six of them.

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