Yes, as you know there are NOT 70 soft and snuggly places to sleep in the foster room so that these poor wee muffinheads have to cram themselves onto the bottom of that scratcher. It’s a rough life, is what I’m saying.
Whist is just so CUTE.
At the milk bar. (Left to right: Rummy, Fizzbin and Uno – and Pinochle in the back, snoozing.)
Yep – Canasta does indeed still play. (And she can’t wait ’til the kittens get big enough for a vigorous tussle.)
If you look at the top of the picture, in the middle-left, you’ll see a squirrel hanging on the fence. (Permanent resident) Charlie was frozen in wonder – and didn’t run toward that squirrel ’til the squirrel had slipped through the fence for parts unknown. (Our permanent residents are allowed out in the back yard during the day because we have a cat fence around the back yard. Google “Purrfect Fence” for more information about the type of cat fence we have.)
They seem to view the Fruitasan* as more of a climbing challenge than a seat/hammock to snooze in. They’re certainly having fun!
*The Fruitasan fruit holder came from Pier1 a few years ago. Unfortunately, they seem to no longer to have them (and as far as I know, brick-and-mortar Pier1 stores are no longer in existence.) I hear that there are similar products out there in stores like TJ Maxx and Homegoods – I haven’t seen them myself, but if you have those stores near you, it’s worth a check.
Play time in the kitten room. Those kittens have the hippity-hops! (Must be party bunny.)
Whist is an excellent soccer player – just like her mama!
Everyone’s lookin’ for trouble. Buncha troublemakers! (The poofy tail on Pinochle is killing me.)
Here comes Rummy!
Whist is turning into a talker, just like her mama!
(Our permanent residents are allowed out into the back yard during the day because we have a cat fence that confines them to the back yard (and a cat door that they can go through.) Google “Purrfect Fence” for more information about the type of cat fence we have. It works perfectly for us.)
Former fosters alert! We have here Piper (formerly Ryder’s daughter Dynamo from 2018) and housepanther Freddie Purrcury (formerly Onion Ring from the Vittles in late 2020). They are total BFFs and inseperable, and Freddie ADORES his big sister. How absolutely adorable are they? (Thanks, Katelyn!)
They’re 6 weeks old today! The time is just flying by and they’re somehow getting cuter every minute. Fizzbin continues to be the largest kitten, and Uno and Rummy are tied for smallest. Here’s a list of their weights with their newborn weights in parentheses.
Uno: 1 lb 9 oz (4.1 oz)
Slapjack: 1 lb 12.5 oz (4.8 oz)
Pinochle: 1 lb 9.5 oz (4.4 oz)
Whist: 1 lb 10.5 oz (4.3 oz)
Rummy: 1 lb 9 oz (4.1 oz)
Fizzbin: 1 lb 14 oz (4.8 oz)
Canasta gained weight this week, and I was going to say that that’s unusual for this stage of the game, but after looking back at the weight charts for former foster mamas Bunny (last year) and Caroline (2019), I see that in actuality they both gained weight when their kittens started eating on their own, which of course makes sense. (And of course even though the kittens are now all eating solid food, they nurse whenever Canasta will allow it.)
2 1/2 minutes of kittens playing. They’re 6 weeks old today!
Uno’s a talker! (Just like her Mama!)
Fizzbin and Uno playing – and a bit of a skittery hop from Fizzbin! Nicely done, kittens.
Uno and the poofy tail. That girl cracks me UP.
2020: No entry.
2019: They have a combined weight of nearly 11 pounds, which is 4 pounds MORE than Caroline weighs.
2018: Katarina and the Crazy Eyes.
2017: I mean, I don’t know. You think Andouille might be a bit of a mama’s boy?
2015: “Hey! I can’t see you, but I know you’re there and I DON’T LIKE IT.”
2014: “HALLO, INTERNET PEOPLES.”
2013: Buttercup whispering in Leia’s ear. “Say hello to your public, PRINCESS BRATTY.”
2012: “I appear to have gotten myself into quite a pickle.”
2011: McMaos, named.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: He seems to like having the run of the house, if the fact that he ran around like a bat out of hell the entire time is anything to judge by.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.