3-18-19 Monday

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Just a note: Friday evening I found out that Facebook had decided love-and-hisses.com (the domain, not the Facebook page) “violates community standards” and so any links from Facebook that included the domain were removed, and any attempts to link to love-and-hisses.com are not allowed to go through. (This is not something Facebook bothered to tell me; I’ve heard zero from Facebook at this point.)

I’ve repeatedly clicked the option to request a review and all the other options I had, and it’s been complete crickets-chirping silence from Facebook. There’s no way to contact Facebook support directly that I can tell, and so I guess we’ll wait and see what happens. Until then, it really doesn’t make any difference to those of you who come to the blog directly, but for the people who click on the daily link that posts on the Facebook page, I had to figure out a work-around (sharing a link to a WordPress page that has a clickable link to this page) and while it’s a bit of a pain, it’s not THAT much of a pain so like I said – we’ll see what happens.

It could be worse – at least they didn’t remove the Love & Hisses Facebook page, and I can still post pictures and videos to it. But it’s frustrating and it’s a good thing I can’t destroy things by thinking very angrily about them, is all I’ll say.


Look at these sweet sisters…

Why’d you wake us?

That of course is Amber on the left (who was our bottle baby Ambercup of the Squash Bugs litter back in 2015) and on the right is Phoenix, from our Mercury’s Missions litter in 2017. I just love seeing those girls snuggled up and so happy, don’t you?

(Thanks, Debra!)


In future years, when I think of Willie, I will forever remember him sitting around with a little formula right below his mouth. He and Mary are the biggest fans of the bottle.

Him has a sleepy, him does.

Albert is all “Pardon me madam, I heard there was a bottle to be had?”

Laura playing with Ma’s tail and watching her self-bathing technique.

Almanzo shows off his belly spots (and kind of blends into that blanket, doesn’t he?)

“That weird lady is taking our picture again, Pa.”
“Yeah, she does that a lot.”

“We SEE you, lady.”

Charles is utterly fascinated with this scratcher. Any time one of the kittens tries going through the hole and he sees them, he comes running over to smack at them.



Three milk bar patrons!

Albert and Charles.

I think in a few more weeks, there will be a LOT of kittens-wrasslin’-with-Pa pictures. Charles bats at them and will (gently) bunny-kick them, but I think he’ll be glad when they’re bigger and he can really PLAY with them. He and Laura played a round of Slappy Paws yesterday that was far too adorable and then I had to kiss them both because UGH SO CUTE.

The kittens are all still being offered the bottle three times a day. They’re growing less interested (with the exception of Willie, who adores the bottle beyond all reason.) I suspect they’re starting to eat kibble and possibly some of the canned food I give Caroline and Charles, but I haven’t actually seen it happening yet, so I’m just guessing.


The Magnificent Khal.


2018: No entry.
2017: No entry.
2016: Ken Adams haz a sleepy.
2015: Heeeere he comes to save the dayyyyy! Mighty Pete is on his wayyyyy!
2014: And now we have a screen door!
2013: “Humans. So gullible.”
2012: Lazy Sunday.
2011: (But, y’know, no pressure or anything, Maggie!)
2010: A future litter of kittens (when it’s MY turn to name them!): Dither, Ponder, Discuss, and Swagger. I’ll call them The Verbs!
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



3-18-19 Monday — 22 Comments

  1. Willie is a star (see blue star right by his milky face).

    FB is a great tool…but sometimes they can be a “tool”…ehem…

    Khal….just be glad I am not in AL. You would be missing one of your cats.

    That may just the the cutest cat family in all of history!

    • I think everyone of your litters is the cutest ever, but this one is not only cute but interesting because of the interplay of Charles and Caroline with the kittens and each other. I’ve never seen a male cat show affectionate interest in kittens. Before this litter I would have voted for Nola’s litter. Andre and Bella are beautiful adults-must be something in the water at your house that makes such great cats.

      • My hubby calls me the Pied Piper. I would be getting that fluffy boy in my arms and making a run for it in a flash. LOL

  2. Charles and the Cheese Scratcher… 🙂

    These kittens are just too cute!!

    Stupid FB. Well, maybe this will encourage all the lovely blog readers to comment here on the blog itself rather than on the linking post, which would be good!! I like to read people’s comments, but I don’t really want to go to FB to do it. Yep, I’m a curmudgeon that way, what of it??:D

    • You aren’t alone. *puts on her curmudgeon hat* I rather thoroughly dislike Facebook. Ethical data practices? What are those? Sorry, my phone is not for snooping through and monetization. I booted all social media apps and most games off of my phone for this reason.

  3. Wow, that picture of Khal. For just a second I thought there was a new fluffy cat in town and it was a Himalayan of some kind. Cool pic.
    Little drops of milk on kitten chin…too cute.

  4. Love all the new photos! Can’t wait to see Pa playing with the kids! Too bad about Facebook!
    Can you tell the kittens apart yet, without using the ear tip colors? It looks like Willie has a lighter face and almost an orange tint to his fur. He’s SUCH a darling boy! Those belly dots of his kill me!

    • I can tell Willie without looking at his ear (though I usually double-check to be sure), I know Mary because of her attitude, and of course Laura because of her paws. I cannot for the life of me tell Almanzo and Albert apart, though!

  5. Those belly spots! We wonder if you ever play the game “Kiss all the belly spots?” Because, certainly, that would be hours worth of entertainment around there, right?

    • Those bellies get a lot of kisses – but I’ve gotta be careful, because those little paws have sharp little claws on them! 🙂

  6. My feeling is that Facebook changed a bunch of things in a big panic after the horrible New Zealand mosque shootings and the live-streaming and video of it. Love and Hisses probably got caught in some of that crossfire and will be corrected eventually.

    Thank goodness for beautiful and loving kittens and cats.

  7. Of all the domains that Facebook has blocked, yours has to be the least offensive ever! It’s a fantastic site and i come here every morning, for the pics of the adorable felines and also for your clever and funny captions.

  8. Oh that Khal…anyone else think of the Bee Gees (the Australian band, not the past litter, lol) or a young Leif Garrett with all that poufy hair?!

    Who’s the delicious morsel in the basket commiserating with Pa?

    How gorgeous are those girls?! Love seeing them so happy together!

  9. I can’t get over the adorableness of these kittens’ spotted or striped bellies. Or Khal’s magnificence.

  10. I love all the kittens just like all the other litters. However, my guess is that Ma and Pa will be adopted, together of course, before any of the kittens. They are just so cute together!