so what’s really coming out of the little atomiser thingy, Robyn? ‘cos that a hilarious lot of kittens you have there. wobbily, slippery, skittish, floofy kittens. i laughed.
That’s a Feliway plug-in. I added it to the room a few days after we got Emmy in hopes that it would help her relax. I didn’t notice any real difference – to be honest, I’ve never noticed a difference when using the Feliway plug-ins, but hope springs eternal.
I’ve been clicking on the ‘year ago, 2 years ago, 3 years ago links’ and have been finding them as hilarious as when they were happening. Did you ever get an update on Beulah? SHe was such a funny looking bug-eyed kitten!! (What? Bug-eyed is not an insult! I have a bug-eyed kitteh myself!!)
I did get an update about Beulah (who is now named Pumpkin), here. She stayed a little smallish, but she lost her alien bug-eyed look!
I just filled out a survey about pets, pet food, etc. They asked how many cats and I said 4. They only wanted answers for 3. Can’t figure how you would pick the 3 you answered about were you doing that survey.
I would probably go with the three oldest, or maybe the three that were in my line of vision at the time. Or the three youngest. Really, it would depend on my mood at the moment. Funny how they never have 13 spaces for pet names, isn’t it?
and what happened to the mirrors you used to have up, those were so much fun!!
I had to take the mirrors (which were at kitten-face-height) down soon after we brought Emmy home. I don’t know if she was seeing her reflection and it was freaking her out or she was thinking it was another cat and was trying to get to it, but she knocked both mirrors onto the floor. So I took the mirrors out of there and put them… somewhere. Once I figure out where they are, I’ll hang them back up because I’m sure the kittens will have a good time staring at their own gorgeous little faces! (Though I suspect that Darwin will be all “Why is Razzie staring at me and doing everything I do?” and vice versa.)
That little red kitten on your header makes me laugh each and every time I see him (or her).
That is Garrity, from the patched-together litter The Rescuees!
Someone asked recently who the kittens are in the banner at the top, so in case there are any you don’t recognize, they are:
Second row, left to right are: Bobby Brady (Brady Bunch), Ezra and Elijah (The Seven), Ike (who was only with us for a few days, and then went to another foster mom), Beulah (The Seven), and Keebler (the Cookies).
As I went on to tell her, I don’t really have any reason for choosing those particular kittens, they just happened to be pictures that I liked. Every now and then I think “I should do a new banner and use the kittens from the last year…” but then I see old man Keebler over there and can’t quite bring myself to do it. I may one of these days, just because there are so many great pictures I could use.
I saw this and just had to share it with you!!
Katherine sent me the link to this, and it made me literally laugh out loud:
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (BFAS)has a flock of rescue ducks and geese and one of their most hilarious entries was about James, the alpha male of the flock, befriending Quackers, a blind female. BFAS wrote, “There’s a new development down at the pond, and it seems James’ intentions towards Quackers are not honorable.”!
That is awesome. 🙂
What kind of blueberries are you growing; a male and female plant or self pollinators? Is the fruit large? I have a friend who grows them just outside the kitchen door and she has instant breakfast treats! They’re on my list for this year… do they fruit the first year?
We have three blueberry plants; two of them are “Premier Blueberry” variety, which according to this site produces a large berry that ripens early. Also, they’re resistant to late frost. I don’t know if they’re really male and female, but blueberries often need a cross-pollinator, which is why (I think) the Lowe’s employee suggested we get two of them. The third, I have no idea what type of blueberry it is. I bought it online a few years ago, and until last year it didn’t produce any blueberries (which means, I assume, that it also needs a cross-pollinator.)
We got these last year and we got a couple of handfuls of blueberries, so apparently they do fruit the first year. I don’t remember them being notably large, but it’s a good bet that I didn’t water them as often as I should have.
Blueberries are my favorite fruit!
I wanted to let you know that after seeing all your amazing photos of cats leaping after Da Bird, that I went got a Da Bird for my cat.
And he’s terrified of it. Hides under the bed as soon as it comes out.
Our Shiba Inu mix dog, however? LOVES Da Bird. He leaps and jumps and snaps at it, all while whining this high pitched chatter at me because he’s so upset he can’t quite seem to get it. It’s hilariously funny when his long muppet limbs suddenly go out from under him and he lands in a heap on the ground after a particularly high leap.
He actually begs to play with it. So. Da Bird: Not just for cats!
It never ever would have occurred to me that a dog would want to play with Da Bird – I’m so glad your Da Bird purchase wasn’t in vain!
What is the recipe for your piggie and doggie cookies? They don’t look like I expected them to!
The dogs actually get whatever I’ve picked up for them (ie, whatever’s on sale). I’ve made dog treats in the past, but they’re much more involved than the pig cookies, so I’ve gotten lazy. The pig cookies recipe is here – it’s just a Snickerdoodles recipe I’ve changed around a little to make it easier. I usually make a double batch at a time, since they each get at least a couple a day.
Do the little ones run around like that at night too? When my two cats were little bits, not much older than the Noms, they would occasionally chase each other through the house at night, and it sounded like the local college was having track practice in my hallway.
They certainly do race around at night – I can hear them sounding like a herd of elephants in there. Usually the first thing I hear when I wake up in the morning is the sound of kittens racing around and batting at toys.
Have I perhaps mentioned that Corbie is the most beautiful boy ever?
2011: “What is this place? Where is my MOMMY?!”
2010: I don’t know what Bolitar did, but it was apparently QUITE offensive.
2009: I love how Beulah is hugging Elijah like he’s a big ol’ body pillow.
2008: No entry.
2007: “You may not touch the Suggie toes.”
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.