I had a very distracted day yesterday (I found a inch of water coming from the hot water heater in the laundry room when I was scooping litter boxes, and we had a plumber come out, which knocked me off balance for the rest of the day. I like my routine!), so didn’t get a chance to do a Q&A post like I usually do on Fridays. I went back through and answered most of the questions asked as replies to the comments, so I’m not planning on making up the Q&A day this week (if I missed your question, feel free to post it again).
I will say that I do realize it’s been forever since I had a Crooked Acres post with pictures of the dogs and chickens and ducks. I’m planning to get out there this weekend to take pictures, so there’ll be a Crooked Acres post next week. We’ve had so much rain in recent months that standing water is everywhere, Fred can’t cut the grass (weeds) and it’s generally pretty unpleasant, so I haven’t been out there much at all. We’re slated to have a nice sunny, hot week, so hopefully things are turning around!
Look who’s two years old! It’s Da Norbs! (Aka Norbie, aka Norbert if you want to get TECHNICAL.)
Norbert in his sheet fort I told you about.
Can you guys even BELIEVE it’s been two years since Norbie was slipped in amongst Khaleesi’s kittens, thus causing her some vague confusion? The birth story is here. Now they’re all grown up!
Thanks, Kirsten, for the pictures. You know we love seeing his sweet face!
Do you remember Rhyme? He was one of the Bookworms, brother to Corbie and Reacher and Bolitar (Buster). They looked like this back in 2010:
The Bookworms stayed with us for longer than kittens usually do, while we waited for them to convert to FIV negative (which they all did). They were practically grown by the time Reacher, Rhyme and Buster left us, and Rhyme grew into a gorgeous brown tabby (seriously, that whole litter was flat-out gorgeous).
(Fosters are not allowed outside, just so y’all know. But when they have the run of the house, they tend to figure out the cat door to the back yard whether we like it or not, and the Bookworms LIKED being outside. They gave me fits!)
There was a lot of drama with the Bookworms being terrified at Petsmart and coming back home with me and at one point I had pretty much decided we were going to have to keep them all, but then Buster was adopted by someone who saw his picture in the cat book Challenger’s House has at Petsmart, Reacher was adopted by Kathy, and finally Rhyme (who was the least terrified of the four) went to Petsmart and was adopted in February 2011. (Corbie, of course, stayed here with us.)
I suspect a lot of you know what’s coming up next. That’s right, Rhyme was returned at the beginning of February this year due to a new baby (sigh) and an issue that was identified by a single trip to the vet. He stayed at the shelter, in the cat room, for a few months. I kept meaning to go up and see him and take some pictures, but never actually did. He went to Petsmart over the weekend, and I finally stopped by on Tuesday to see him. I got a few pictures through the glass, then went in to see him (and of course forgot to take more pictures).
He was nervous but sweet, and enjoyed being petted and kissed. I only stayed for a little while, and when I put him back in his cage, he was fine (though still a little nervous).
Then that very same night he was adopted, yay!
So hopefully that boy has gotten his real happy ending this time – and maybe we’ll get an update on him!
Videos! What does it look like when two kittens who are a month old fight? Well, it’s kind of like Gladiator, only bloodier and with more fur.
Skelton is trapped. TRAPPED, I SAY. Won’t someone save this poor wee kitten?
2014: Norbie & Puff (now Hook) updates!
2013: All I found was Khaleesi looking at me, yawning, and saying “Is it dinner time yet?”
2012: “I lubs my sister.”
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: This did not end well.
2008: THEY ARE SO FREAKIN’ SWEET.
2007: Maxi, as you can see, was quite displeased.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.