3-26-18 Monday

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Look who it is!

It is the Hook formerly known as Puff (also “Little Big Head”) and the Flynn formerly known as Kohle!

Selena said: My boys having been hearing all about the new mommas and ALL THE BABIES. They are not nearly as impressed as I am! lol! They do want to send greetings to their Love & Hisses friends. Flynn and Hook are both about to have birthdays in the next two months. I can’t believe that they will be 6 years and 5 years old.

I cannot believe that those boys are already nearly 5 and 6 years old! Amazing.

(Thanks, Selena!)


BUT WAIT. That’s not all! Remember this familiar face?

That’s Khaleesi, mother to the aforementioned Little Big Head (now Hook) up there.

Alton said: Sometimes, believe it or not, there are things that Alexa doesn’t know. Fortunately we have Khaleesi as a ready and willing backup. For example, ask Alexa if cats prefer chicken or salmon. (Go ahead, I’ll wait…) But if you ask Khaleesi that question, she will give you a very definitive answer.

I would happily get my news brief and weather report every morning from Khaleesi, wouldn’t you?

(Thanks, Alton!)


On Saturday, with Fred’s help, I got a picture of each and every kitten AND their weights. Pictures aren’t the greatest, but they’ll do.

Dean. “Is scary up here!” Weight: 1 pound, 3.4 ounces.

Katarina. “I shall NOT look at the camera!” Weight: 13.7 ounces.

Torvill. “WHAT is going ON?!” Weight: 1 pound, 0.4 ounces.

Oksana. “You unhand me, mister, so I can mess you UP.” Weight: 14.6 ounces.

Ornj #1. Weight: 6.1 ounces.

Meezer #1. Weight: 5.4 ounces.

Black/Tuxie. Weight: 5.1 ounces.

Ornj #2. Weight: 5.2 ounces.

Meezer #2. Weight: 5.5 ounces.

Gray. Weight: 5.6 ounces.

We piled them all in the basket and then Fred took them out one by one, we snapped a picture and weighed them, and Fred put them back in the crate. We were down to two little ones in the basket, and they let out increasingly alarmed sounds, and Katarina came stomping out of the crate to see what we were doing to her babies. It was awfully adorable. She was trying to figure out how to get in there with them, but alas the sides of the basket were too high.

The whole family. I love how there are kittens draped everywhere.

Katarina, exposing that soft tuxie belly.

Kristi’s turn to babysit.

Basket full of little ones.


Archie’s exhausted and ready for a nap.


2017: No entry.
2016: No entry.
2015: “Why do my paws feel WET???”
2014: Mariette can’t believe you just said that.
2012: For future reference (although I’m sure I’ll never remember this), it’s apparently at the 3 1/2 week mark when the kittens lose their fear and start seriously venturing forth from their safe place.
2011: No entry.
2010: I don’t know what the number is that determines crazy cat lady-hood, but I’ve got to say that two can’t possibly be the number. That’s hardly even cat PERSON level, right there.
2009: Beulah thinks this is the MOST FUN EVER, and she crawls up on the back of my leg and hangs on for the ride.
2008: No entry.
2007: I ain’t cleaning the frickin’ floors in this house ever again
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



3-26-18 Monday — 11 Comments

  1. Katarina’s turning out to be one of those little girls who you know will always be available to babysit. And she has a lovely head of hair as well.

    Oh Archie, how I would love to see you up there charming the Mamas and being a cool uncle to the babies.

  2. Oksana and Katarina definitely have the floof going on — and boy is Dean a chunk of kitten!

  3. How are we ever going to be satisfied with just one litter in the future. This is already such a fun and wonderful experience from afar. I cannot imagine how this is playing out up close. We are so lucky to see this. Seriously, this could be a wonderful human interest or child’s book. Ya got 2 writers in the house…

  4. Archie must have been wraslin’ dish towels again! No wonder he’s exhausted. Keeping everyone safe is a very intense job. Especially with all the new little ones to look after from afar.

  5. I had forgotten that cats can have multiple fathers per litter, and was baffled by the diversity of Kristi’s litter!