Edited to add: If you’re in the market for a cat tree, Woot has a couple for sale today that are a pretty good price.
For the record, the 68″ tree looks sturdier I think it would likely hold up better under the daily wear and tear of crazy cats (but that’s just my opinion!)
(Thanks for the heads-up, Sherry B!)
Looking through the older posts for this day, I saw a list of how many kittens you’ve had, what are you up to now? And is the ratio of boys to girls the same?
Back in 2012, we’d fostered a total of 174 kittens – 91 males and 83 females.
As of now, we’ve fostered a total of 261 kittens, and of that number 142 have been male, and 119 female.
It looks like the ratio has changed a little – we’ve gone from 52% male to 54%. I’ll be curious to see if that number increases or balances out over the next few years.
Stefan’s a happy boy, isn’t he?
He is SUCH a happy, mellow boy. I swear, I think orange (and buff) cats are the happiest cats in the cat kingdom!
I’m currently smitten with Mary (although all three are gorgeous). I see a little bit of the loon in her, and it’s not just the coloring. Is it just me??
It’s not just you, I can see it too! She’s part spitty princess, part loonified, and 100% adorable.
Question for the wonderful cat experts here: I recently adopted a 5 year old girl from a shelter. She hasn’t told me her name yet. She seems a mix of Siamese, Burmese, Tonk and all-American DSH, with a Burmese face, blue, slightly slanted eyes, mocha points and the rest of her coat is very dilute tortishell. (And yes, she is beautiful!)
I just noticed that while her right eye is steady when she looks at me, her left eye moves very slightly back and forth horizontally – almost vibrating. She is not cross-eyed. Before I noticed this, I had taken her to the vet, who did not mention anything about this.
She seems fine and has good vision. Anyone familiar with this sort of thing? I’d appreciate all thoughts. Thanks!
Webbthistle added later: I will be bringing her in to the vet early next week anyway for a quick checkup (following a tooth extraction) and will ask the vet then.
I myself haven’t seen that sort of thing before (and will be curious to hear what the vet says) – anyone else out there seen this? Please chime in!
Is snack time on fiesta dishes?
Snack time IS on Fiesta dishes! When I first got Peter, Paul & Mary, they were too little to figure out how to eat off the chip and dip plate I usually provide snacks on, so I fed them off a regular plate. It’s only due to laziness that I haven’t gotten the chip and dip plates down; it’s much easier to just grab a plate!
RE Joe Bob – the SF writer Robert Heinlein was inspired to write a novel titled “The Door into Summer” because his cat kept going to the doors to the outside and meowing to be let out. Unfortunately it was raining so the cat kept being disappointed. After several times his wife said the cat was looking for the door into summer and Heinlein was so taken by that phrase that he wrote the whole book in a few weeks. Poor Joe Bob I fear he may have to wait a few days for his door into summer.
I love this!
Dennis’ green eyes are just mesmerizing. Does he hypnotize you into doing his bidding?
He certainly does! He look at me like this:
and he says “Lady, I believe I would like a snack.”
I say, “Dennis, it’s not time for a snack. You can’t be having snacks all willy-nilly throughout the day, whenever you want them!”
Then he looks at me like this:
and he says “I SAID, I would like a snack.”
To which I say “I… will… get… you… a… snack….”
Is it me, or do Mary’s eyes match her fur?
They do! I don’t know if they’re going to stay that color, but they pretty closely match her fur right now, and it’s really cool.
Peter, Paul and Mary get a visitor.
In a perfect world, she’d have figured out a way to get to him, and the post would end with a picture of the two of them snuggling. Alas, Dennis decided he’d had enough, and he moseyed off, leaving Peter staring in bewilderment.
You’ll pardon the mess on the table, I hope. I’m not sure what I like more – the way Archie is laying on the table but partially on the big overstuffed bed, or the way the dog bed is looking at him like “What are you DOING, man?!”
2014: “The better to keep an eye on you, lady.”
2013: “I’m bakin’ babies, you know. You have to do whatever I tell you to!”
2012: “MOMMA, I HAZ A COMPLAINT AND MY COMPLAINT IS THAT I AM CLEAN SO STOP LICKING ME!”
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
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2005: No entry.