I got a ton of great suggestions on what to call the entire litter – so many that I couldn’t decide which to use! So I wrote them down, read them to Fred, and he chose (drumroll please)…
LOS GATOS HERMANOS.
Thank you to everyone who made suggestions – at least three people suggested Los Gatos Hermanos, so if you were one of those, please feel free to take your victory lap.
The family. That’s a yawn from Lalo there in the middle.
She always looks so ticked off, but she’s constantly purring and kneading and asking for petting.
Kittens make excellent pillows.
I see eyeballs peeking through. They’re a week old today, they should start plinking at any moment.
Newt’s keeping an eye out for the toad who lives in that flower bed.
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Did you know we have new fosters? The foster room does not like to be empty! Say hello to seal point mama Kim Wexler, all-black girl Francesca, all-black boy Gustavo, tuxie Ignacio, meezer Lalo, and tuxie Saul. The kittens are 6 days old (born 7/27) and the family came from the local animal control. Mama is a little timid, but very friendly. The kittens are little lumps of cute who sleep all the time. We look forward to watching them grow!
Weighing Saul. The kittens range from 7 oz (198.4 g) to 7.4 oz (209.7 g). Saul’s the heaviest, Lalo’s the lightest, and the other three – Ignacio, Francesca & Gustavo – weigh exactly the same (7.2 oz/ 204.1 g). No runts in this litter!
Settling in, getting to know the sounds of the house. (The first bit is from about an hour after I got home with them. Fred thought we should just leave ’em alone for a couple of hours, but I wanted to get to know mama!)
They sure sleep a lot at this age. How do I always forget that?
Mama Kim Wexler doesn’t look too worried about those hissing kittens. (The hissers in question are tuxie Saul and black girl Francesca.)
(Yes, they’re hissing. It’s totally normal, it’s because they smell something unfamiliar (that would be me) and they generally stop shortly after their eyes open.)
2021: Wait! Don’t go yet! You have to say hello to Hannah Hollandaise, the newest Dipper.
2020: I pulled this cave out of the cabinet to see what the kittens thought, and Winter approved completely.
2019: No entry.
2018: Millie’s all “ALWAYS SOMEBODY’S BUTT IN MY FACE!”
2017: Chip’s all “I’VE GOT IT!!!”
2016: Spruce is all “I sees what you’re doin’ there, lady.”
2015: This is what I did during the 2 1/2 weeks while I was gone:
2014: No entry.
2013: Brandon is NOT sharing his toy and you better BACK OFF (you can hear him growling)
2012: “YOU ARE A STRANGER TO ME. I AM CONSIDERING PUTTING ON MY STRANGER DANGER FLOOF.”
2011: But she IS working on her anger management…
2010: Poor long-suffering Moxie.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.