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The good news: Everett Peppers was adopted yesterday!!!! He’s gone to a home with a (human) boy to play with and a 5 year-old cat and so far things are going well and they love Everett to death already. Not that I’m surprised, perhaps I’ve mentioned that he is one awesome boy?

The other good news: Lisa was able to sweet-talk Sally Peppers out of her cage, Sally climbed into Lisa’s lap, and got some lovin’. I was super glad to hear that, because I know y’all know that I’ve been worried about that sweet girl. I’m going to predict that she’ll be adopted within the next two weeks. Fingers crossed!

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I swear, I thought that I had made this clear, but there have recently been enough people surprised by the news that I’m coming to the conclusion that I wasn’t clear at all. So here goes:

Love & Hisses has its own Facebook page. This is where I post things that happen between daily posts (like Everett Peppers being adopted, and it was the first place I posted about Emmy having her first kitten), and to have it show up on your feed, you have to click “like.”

If you prefer not to follow the page, I.. well, I won’t know one way or the other. If there’s a way to know who has “liked” the page, I don’t know about it (and I have enough other things to worry about, I promise I’m not going to hunt you down and tearfully ask why you hate sweet baby kittehs). I just wanted to make it clear – the Love & Hisses Facebook page is a separate entity from my personal Facebook page, just so you know.

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Mama Emmy and babies are doing just fine. No news to report – at this age they do nothing but eat and sleep and occasionally roll around. Emmy has no issues with me picking up her babies, and I only hold them until they start sniffing around, realize that I’m not their mama, and begin yelling. I did hold one for a few moments past the time it started yelling yesterday because I wanted to know what Emmy’s reaction would be. Emmy’s reaction? No reaction at all. I think she trusts that I’m not going to hurt her babies.

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Nursing babies. OH SO SWEET.

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TOES. (That’s Stumpy there on the left.)

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So sweepy.

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More Stumpy-toes.

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Note that the baby on the far right is on a mission.

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Places to go!

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Ahhh, snuggled between his siblings is the place to be.

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Happy little monkey face.

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Honestly, these babies are constantly moving, squirming, climbing over each other, fighting over the best nipple.

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And mama just lays there patiently.

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Newt the observer.

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That patch of missing fur is due to an abscess from a few months ago. The vet shaved the hair around it, but it didn’t need to be lanced, he just needed a course of antibiotics. The fur is slowly growing back in. You rarely get to hear Newt’s voice, but BOY did he have something to say on the 10-minute drive to the vet’s office!


2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: These pigs are probably going to be the happiest, most well-fed pigs in the area.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



3-4-12 — 17 Comments

  1. Do any of the permanent residents react to newborn/babies being in the foster room?

  2. Aww so sweet and perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon read. My feet are up and the tea is in my best cups! Such goodnews. About Everett the action cat he’s going to be a perfect fit with a little boy!

  3. What a pleasant surprise to see a bunch of kitten pics on a Sunday morning. Thank you so much for making my day. <3

  4. Aw, little buddies…so tiny and peaceful. *misty eyed* Just think, in a month or so you’ll unleash hell and it’s gonna be so.cute!

    In the first picture, poor Newt looks like he saw Emmy birthing those babies. LOL!

  5. Such great news about Everett and Sally! C’mon Sally, be less hissy! You need a home girly!

    And may I just add one thing? Fat little bellehs!!!


  6. I see you were able to get her off the wood and onto a comfy mat or whatever that is. Her babies are off to a great start in life.

  7. You should have heard the cuteness cries at our house, looking at the photos: “Ohhhhhhhhh!!! OHHHHH!!! Lookit the PAW!! Lookit the LEGS!! Lookit the little FACE!”

  8. Oh Emmy and her adorable babies! I swear I’ll be a puddle of syrupy goo the longer I look at these gorgeous pics of Emmy and her babies!

    Hello Newt! He looks like he can’t believe what just happened to him! 🙂

    Take care

  9. Am I seeing signs of calico on happy little monkey face — or am I insane? Wait, perhaps I don’t want an answer to that second question . . .

  10. I would be doing my darndest to squeeze myself into that box to cover that little monkey face with kisses. In fact, I could very well see me putting a pillow at the front of the box and camping out on the floor so I could watch Emmy and her babes 24/7. Sure… there’d be a supply of band-aids and antibiotic ointment in the pillowcase, but the blood loss would be well worth it.

    So Newt’s the strong and silent type, eh? Norman rarely makes a peep, but this morning he had quite a bit to say when he felt his breakfast had been delayed… except he didn’t say it to me. He went into the other room and howled at both other cats and the dog until they all came in to wake me up. I feel pretty strongly that whatever Norm said to the dog roughly translates to “Climb in bed with her and bounce tennis balls off her head until she gives in”. Good thing Newt didn’t have anyone else to give ideas to on the car ride. 😉

  11. I wish I’d had my phone with me to video Miss Sally Peppers in action. She was so happy rubbing, purring, getting neck scritches. She finally crawled into my lap and let me give her a massage. When I got up she regressed some and put herself back in her cage, which necessitated her climbing up the bottom cage door to get to the her top floor suite. She blossoms once out of that cage as long as you don’t make sudden moves or noises.

    That one little guy on a mission must be the boy of the bunch…leave it to a man to go the wrong direction and not ask for directions.

  12. Aww, such cute wittle babies! Brigitte’s comment made me LOL – Newt does look kind of shocked and appalled. and Lisa’s guessing that stripey no 1 is a boy, ha-ha-ha.
    Did you say Lucy got her little self adopted, last week? sorry, mind like a sieve, i forget things…yay for Everett and Sally’s forever home is surely days away.

  13. Hurray for Everett! though I’m sad he wont get another stint at your house for more airborn shots.. But great for him!
    Oh the babies! Love the babies! Seriously want to snuggle the babies! So glad Emmy is so relaxed!
    Ok, why have I never noticed how cute Newt is before? So round! Round body, round head, round eyes, just all kinds of lovely round goodness! He needs a smooch right there on that M on the forehead!
    That look in the first picture.. looking at the ear shadow of someone else.. I can totally see him saying “Why Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to suduce me?” Unless that’s like Jake or something.. MOL