It is May 1st, and if you are the organized type, you have maybe already turned your calendar and found that the Anderson calendar girl for May is…
The foster kitten on tap for getting us through May with a big smile is…
Stefani from the Coaches!
Back in 2013, we had Khaleesi, who made us wait forEVER before she birthed her litter. On the very night she was giving birth, we got a call about a little orphan newborn kitten who needed a mother. While Khaleesi was resting after birthing her third kitten (eventually named Puff), we rubbed the little orphan tuxie with a blood-and-afterbirth soaked rag, and slipped him in among her three kittens.
Khaleesi was a bit baffled (but then, bafflement was a pretty familiar to state to Khaleesi) and while she could often be seen staring at the little orphan trying to figure out where he’d come from, she cared for him as one of her own.
You can read Khaleesi’s whole birth story here, and of course that little orphan was Norbert/Norbie.
Here’s a random selection of pictures as a reminder to how he looked like back then.
He went to live in Chicago with Kirsten, and we’ve been lucky to get regular updates about him (we LOVE updates!)
Here he is today at 4 years old!
Happy Birthday Dragons!
Thanks as always to you and Fred for sharing your adventures and your home. All orphans should be so lucky as Norbert!
Oh, that sweet boy. Haven’t we been lucky to be able to watch him grow? I LOVE IT.
Thank you so much for the update, Kirsten. Please give that sweet boy a kiss from us. And happy birthday, Norbie and ALL the Dragons!
This is the follow up to the picture I posted on Instagram yesterday morning, of Nola and Praline. It was too cute, I had to share even though it’s nearly identical to the other one. The thlurrrp and Praline’s slappin’ paw at the ready just kill me.
The kittens are FOUR weeks old today, can you believe that? Time has flown with these little monkeys. On Saturday Roux climbed into the litter box and peed, and when I went in yesterday morning someone had pooped in the litter box, so we are on our way as far as that goes.
Andouille now eats alongside Nola every time I bring a plate of food in. The girls are starting to show some interest, but I haven’t seen them actually eating yet.
They’re starting to climb the scratcher, the sides of the crate, each other. I should probably bring the small blue cat tree into the room, but I’m not quite ready to see any of them up on the platform throwing themselves to the floor because they’re too fluff-headed to figure out how to get down correctly, so I’ll wait a bit longer.
This video, I cannot even. I was sitting on the foster room floor, minding my own business, and Roux was shrieking because Andouille was biting her butt. Nola thought I was hurting her baby (I WOULD NEVER) and came over to put a stop to the shenanigans. So then we had a conversation (and Roux and Andouille relived their birthing experience).
And also, many of you saw this video on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook yesterday, but I couldn’t wait to share it because that whiny little muffin just cracks. Me. UP.
Do you recognize the box Newt is laying in? If you said that’s the box that Emmy gave birth and raised her kittens in, you would be correct.
Hard to believe Emmy and four kittens fit so completely in that box, isn’t it?
2016: Susie said “Why you floofin’?” And Archie said “I’d like out of this terrible room, please.”
2015: Psst! Louis, your zipper’s showing. People might figure out that you’re really a monkey in a cat suit!
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.