BTW, Robyn, thought about you yesterday in the midst of our two-day severe weather outbreak (STL area), the meteorologist mentioned that yesterday was the 5-year anniversary of the Alabama tornado outbreak… Yikes, has it been 5 years already?
Hard to believe, isn’t it? I remember sitting in the downstairs hallway closet with Maggie and her kittens in a crate next to me, trying to convince the permanent residents to come into the closet with me. We’ve had a pretty calm year (so far!), and I’d be perfectly happy to not have to go through THAT experience again. (I wrote about it here, if you’re interested in seeing it – we lost internet for a few days, and at that point, I didn’t have a cell phone I could post from.)
Regina is quite playful and feisty! Do you have a guesstimate of her age?
Regina is about a year and a half old – she was born to a mama cat, and the guy who had her found homes for all the kittens except Regina. Of course, once Regina got old enough, she started having kittens of her own – these kittens are her third (and last!) litter. Obviously she makes awesome kittens, but her baby-making days are OVER, yay!
Why didn’t I notice before that Art parts his hair down the middle? Too cute!
Confession: Art was assigned his name because of that part. I figured it would be easier to remember which one he was if I could remember Art-part. Ken Adams was almost Chanandler Bong because of his “bangs” (Bong-bangs), until I realized it should go to one of the girls!
I was wondering what the sizes are on those woven baskets. I am going to need one for the full size slightly chubby cat and one for a growing kitten.
The little green and black basket measures about 6 1/2 inches across the bottom, and is 3 inches high. The bigger basket measures about 11 inches across at the base, 14 inches at the top, and is about 5 inches high. I recommend going with the larger basket for the kitten – because kittens grow, and I think it’s better to go a little too big than too small (although a cat crammed into a too-small basket does have its charms!)
Robyn, I believe the clothier you are trying to think of is Abercrombie. I have friends with 3 teens, a girl and 2 boys. We went on vacation with them a few years ago and while we were exploring the bluffs along the shoreline of a county park, the mom pointed her camera at them and said “Abercrombie”. They immediately faced in different directions from one another and adopted those same disaffected expressions of which you speak. She has a zany sense of humor and the kids really got into it. It helps that they all pretty much look like they could be models. It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen, but the pictures were awesome! I even took a few myself 🙂 Abercrombie!!
That is hilarious – and you are absolutely right, it’s Ambercrombie I was thinking of!
I’m curious, does your vet charge extra to spay a cat in heat? Mine threatened to charge me a couple hundred more if I didn’t wait until she was out of heat. They said it was because the blood vessels were so engorged during the heat. I’m wondering now if I was lied to.
Random Felines said: Most standard vets won’t do it. our local low cost clinic prefers not to and will ask you to wait, but they will do it. yes, the blood vessels are harder to deal with. however, these clinics do SO many spays that they are just better at it than the typical vet that doesn’t do as many. short answer – there is a risk (however as someone who has fostered a momma cat in heat, I will take the risk over the howling)
The North Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic charges an extra $10 to spay a cat in heat. In my opinion, very much worth it – I think Fred would have paid an extra million dollars when Regina was in full-blown heat. A couple hundred extra seems excessive!
Videos! I titled the first one “Like a record, baby.” You’ve gotta watch the video to figure out why.
And the second video is a short one of Princess Consuela being adorable, as she so often is.
2015: Roseanne has a cranky.
2014: (“Don’t hurt me, ceiling fan. I meant no disrespect.”)
2013: Aslan’s earned himself the nickname “Swiper” because he likes to hang out on or under the ess, swiping at his siblings as they run by.
2012: No entry.
2011: No entry.
2010: Recycling inspectors, asleep on the job!
2009: Poor Troubles.
2008: It’s so cute, I pass out from the sugar shock.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.