8-29-22 Monday

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Francesca in the tunnel scratcher, and Gus in the background, all “Wait, we can do that?”

Gus in the tunnel, not sure whether he likes it or not.

Nacho finds the tunnel awesome. (Nacho finds most things awesome, to be fair.)

Saul coming back after checking out the door. I love that you can see Kim in the mirror (the far left mirror on the door) keeping an eye on him.

Mike, having had a bottle, considers a nap.

Everyone opted for a nap!

Kim is always vigilant.

Saul decided to try climbing the couch. (He didn’t get far, but I suspect it’s not going to be long before I walk into the room to find him asleep on the couch.)

Nacho found a mouse!

Lalo considers his next move, and Mike waits patiently.

Francesca, Saul and Mike at the milk bar.

I honestly thought that the kittens might start eating over the weekend, but nope – except for Francesca who might have eaten a little on Friday (see video down in the social media section). They’re still all about the milk bar and the bottle, though I’ve seen Lalo and Mike sniffing around the food bowls. My contribution to getting kittens to eat on their own is to keep the plate of canned food full most of the time. I rarely have to do anything to get kitten interested in food when there’s a mother present – her example is usually plenty. I’m sure it won’t be long.


I’m feeling a little judged by Khal (who is continues to be fabulous).


Posted on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr) over the weekend.

Good morning, from the milk bar. Left to right: Francesca, Saul and Mike. (Saul is currently the largest kitten – he and Nacho trade that title back and forth – and Mike is the smallest, of course.)

Nacho’s a little handful.

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Francesca’s eating (kinda?) and Lalo’s lost. I don’t know that Francesca actually ate anything, but she was definitely interested in that plate of food. And bless Lalo’s heart, he might not be the brightest bulb. But that’s okay: not everyone can be a rocket scientist.

Mike looks like a little bulldog here.

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Gus (yellow collar), Nacho (black and white) and Mike (the little guy) have a tussle. As usual, the one who started the tussle is the one who’s on his back complaining that he’s being picked on. Ain’t it always the way?

I appear to have interrupted a kitten meeting that I wasn’t invited to. (Back: Saul. Front, left to right: Francesca, Lalo and Nacho.)

Good night innernets, (Saul)

Obviously if there are 3 litter boxes, they’re all going to crowd into 1. No one pees alone in THIS house!

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I have a lap full of kittens, and I highly recommend it.

Francesca is simply amazed. (And amazing!)

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Mike goes for a wander. I love his little waddle. That boy is just the CUTEST.

Saul’s all “Mama! Mama! Mama! Where ya goin’? Can I go too?!”

Good night innernets. (Lalo, sound asleep on the bare floor, because what fun would a comfy, soft bed be?)

Mike and Lalo are sniffing around for the milk bar, and Kim is all “Nope. No milk bar here!”

After I give Lalo 1 hundred million billion kisses, he gives me this look, and it always cracks me up.

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Lalo, wandering around the room…and into the litter box!

“Paws UP, y’all!” declares Mike.

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I’ve got a lap full of kittens… and Lalo’s in the litter box eating litter. As you do.⁠

Eating litter is normal for kittens at this age, which is why I use non-clumping litter until they’re older. I don’t think they actually ingest much litter (they usually chew on it while looking absolutely disgusted – and then they walk around spitting out pieces of litter, because of course.)

Nacho is utterly amazed by EVERYTHING.

Good night innernets.


2021: No entry.
2020: No entry.
2019: She felt it prudent to keep it on for quite a while, but eventually de-floofed.
2018: Apparently everyone suddenly needed to sharpen their claws.
2017: Ya wave yer paws in the air like ya just don’t care.
2016: First he patted gently with one paw…
2015: #Torres #photobomb.
2014: “Well, I don’t like the sound of THAT.”
2013: It’s the one where they go on vacation to Hawaii and Arya ends up hanging off a cliff and a stranger saves her by grabbing her hair and pulling her back up the cliff! This one always gives me goosebumps.
2012: Thistle having a little alone time in HER box.
2011: And Gracie was all “Yeah, whatebs.”
2010: No entry.
2009: “Thank you, internets, for my new eyelids!”
2008: Sometimes she growls at him.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: So Rambo had his belly shaved, too, and he and Jodie are awfully funny looking, laying around with their little shaved bellies.