The new theme, as you can see, is now live. It’s not 100% done (I still need to finish rebuilding the sidebar), but it’s pretty much done.
The header/banner at the top is set to randomize. Each time you click into the site, you should see a different banner. At the moment there are only about 10 of them, but I’ll be adding to them as I get time. If you click on the banner itself, that takes you to the home page (helpful if you’re reading an old post and want to go back to the most current post.)
If you’re on the home page, you have to scroll down to the bottom for the arrow to take you to the previous post. If you click on the title at the top (in this case, where it says “9-4-23 Monday” at the top of the post), that’ll take you to the post itself, and there’ll be navigation arrows at the top and bottom of the posts.
If you’re reading this on a mobile device (and possibly a tablet), you probably aren’t seeing the sidebar. To see the sidebar, you can scroll down past the post, past the comments, and then the sidebar should start with the calendar, the search bar, and a whole bunch of other stuff.
If you’re having any problems, let me know. I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to fix it, but I’ll certainly try!
Here comes Troi! (The scratcher, which I was on the verge of stashing back in the closet for the next litter, suffered an unfortunate poop-related incident requiring it to be tossed in the trash. Fortunately, I have another one stashed in the closet for the next time I need one!)
They are having a blast with this bed (I call it “the cup” ’cause it kinda looks like a cup, please don’t be intimidated by my brilliant creative skills). (That, by the way, is a Furrytail BOSS Elevated Cat Bed; it was passed along to us by someone whose cats wouldn’t use it. The kittens usually like it, but these guys LOVE it.)(Note to self: Perhaps “Boss bed” would be a better name to call it?… Nah.)
As predicted, the kittens started eating canned food over the weekend – everyone but Spock, that is. It was like they had a meeting and all decided it was time to give the canned food a try. Janeway was the first to really dig in to the plate of food, followed very shortly by Kirk and Troi. I couldn’t get Kes to eat from the plate while I was in the room, but I checked the camera later and saw her eating. Except for Kes, they still need a little help to get going (it’s like they forget between mealtimes how much they like the canned food; once I put a little of the food in their mouths, they’re like “Oh YEAH! I like this stuff!” and then they dig in.) I don’t think it’ll be much longer ’til Spock joins the gang, he’s just doing things in his own time (as all kittens do!)
Most of the kittens are now climbing into the big litter boxes (the ones that are meant for Uhura) and using those instead of using the little litter boxes. I’ll set up the big under-bed storage container in the next few days and I expect they’ll take to it pretty immediately.
Holy COW, is Troi adorable or what?
BOOPing Kirk. (Featuring sounds from my stomach. Sorry. I was hungry!)
She might be tiny, but Troi has NO problem knocking her bigger siblings away from the milk bar and claiming their spots for herself. Also: Kes is feelin’ pretty good (and she is just. so. CUTE.)
The kittens are finally giving this “solid food” stuff a try and they like it quite a bit! (The pictures aren’t the greatest because I had cat food on my hands and was trying not to get it on my phone.) Between the three of them, Kirk, Janeway and Troi pretty much demolished a 3-ounce can yesterday morning. Later, Kes ate quite a bit, too. The only kitten who still isn’t interested is Spock, but that’s okay – he’ll figure it out when he’s ready.
Hanging out in the foster room, watching the kittens explore!
Troi’s walking around the foster room, telling me all about it. (She’s a talker, if you hadn’t noticed.)
The Trekklings are six weeks old! They look so grown up, don’t they? This week they started eating solid food (though they still need some help with it – and Spock continues to not be interested), they’re playing like little crazy things, AND they’re using Mama’s litter boxes instead of the smaller ones I had set up for them. I finally got around to making their weight chart, and you can see it here.
Kirk is feelin’ good (so is Kes, for that matter), and he’s feelin’ flirty. Also, Uhura has something to say.
The kittens are hanging around doing what they do – Spock and Troi are fighting (Spock looked like he thought he might take a bite of Mama, and then reconsidered), Janeway is talking quietly to me, Kirk’s havin’ a scratch, and Kes is just letting her whiskers blow in the breeze. Nothing exciting, but they sure are cute.
2022: No entry.
2021: No entry.
2020: D’Artagnan fell asleep playing with Athos’s tail.
2019: I swear, Margeaux always looks SO BALEFUL, but I promise you she is just the SWEETEST.
2018: “Moopy’s going where, now?”
2017: “Hey, kid. Why don’t you go play and let Mama take a rest?”
2016: “Feels like a kitten is chewing on and bunny-kicking my heart, Doc.”
2015: “Lady, get your hand away, I’m tryin’ to sleep!”
2014: Throw Back Thursday: Logie
2013: Tandem Paws of Doom.
2012: I don’t know how you could ever determine a prettiest Pickle, because they’re ALL so pretty.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: And now I’m about to leave to take Lafayette to the vet for his new eyelips.
2008: Kara, Zoe & Kaylee.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.