The kittens kept hanging out under the little brass bed (not hiding – as soon as I go into the room, they come out. They just like hanging out under there) and finally M’Lynn decided to see what the fuss was about.
At 6 weeks old, Shelby might be the weight of a 4 week old (she’s flirting with the 1-pound mark!) but her eyes are changing color – you can see the green moving outward from her pupil. It’s always so cool to see them change.
M’Lynn is off for her spay today. I expect her to come through it just fine, and that we’ll be back here by mid-afternoon. The coin toss is whether the kittens will react to her like “Oh look, it’s Mama. ::shrug::” or if they’ll notice that she smells different and put on their floof suits. (I prefer the calm reaction, but I can’t deny I would be very amused by a floof suit or two.)
We have an update on Jethro and Elly May (formerly known as Spock and Janeway)! Tammy says: “These little whippersnappers are making themselves right at home. Elly May is extremely outgoing. She is of the mindset, let’s jump in the deep end and then we’ll figure out how to proceed. Jethro is a little more cautious and will take his cues from Elly but he can be headstrong. When it comes to eating he definitely takes after his namesake. You would think every meal is his last! The living room has become their personal playground, as you will see in the photos. I have several pillows on the sofa and I moved them to the back to give the kids more room to lay down and snuggle however, their favorite game is to play hide-n-seek behind the pillows and by mid-afternoon the pillows are either on the sofa or the floor! At night they have started coming to the bedroom to sleep at the foot of the bed. They are such a joy and pure entertainment.”
Thank you, Tammy! ❤️
M’Lynn in heat (this is from a couple of days ago – she’s no longer in heat. Thankfully, I find that a mama cat’s first heat cycle after having kittens tends to be pretty short), writhing around, loving everyone. And Drum, Ouiser and Clairee racing around like wild things. (M’Lynn is going for her spay surgery on Wednesday!)
PS: Shelby was sitting in my lap, thus is not in this video.
An update on former foster Kirk (it is, after all, #Toesday. Check out those little pink beans!) Rebekah reports that Captain Kirk is a total maniac, and he and Mango have SO much fun. Check out the picture of him with Mango AND Oreo on the screened in porch. What an adorable trio! (Rebekah also reports that Kirk is the best kitten ever. We knew that! 😉 )
Thanks Rebekah! ❤️
This is the most ridiculous(ly cute) thing you’ll see today. You should probably sit down. I don’t want the cute to knock you off your feet.
2022: Look, if you want tacos from the taco truck, you better get in there.
2021: It’s been a hit, to say the least.
2020: (Or as I like to think of it, the day wherein the internet bands together to remind my stupid self that kittens should not go in the washer or dryer and that I should not put them in the washer or dryer, no not even on the “gentle” or “air dry” cycles. How would I ever know otherwise? I dunno! Thanks internet!)
2019: “Can I borrow more dollars, lady?”
2018: I couldn’t find Cam and then there she was.
2016: Chesnee, miraculously healed.
2015: No entry.
2014: #Corbie is 100% over this kitten situation.
2013: “You go ‘way, lady. I speak to this boy ’bout his attitude.”
2012: The Americauna hen said “Stop all that slurping out there, I’m trying to molt! I need to concentrate!”
2011: Try to relax, Chuckles.
2010: He is SUCH a happy boy.
2009: “HELLO I HAZ A COMPLAINT.”
2008: No entry.
2007: “HALP, I SAY!”
2006: I hope he gets adopted before next Monday, though.
2005: Good thing for him he’s so cute, I suppose.