5-18-21 Tuesday

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In case you missed it, Canasta was adopted yesterday and headed home… to SEATTLE! Yes, her adopter flew down here from Seattle to adopt her and flew back home with her (she was in the cabin, NOT the cargo hold). I guarantee y’all that that girl is going to be spoiled rotten. And she’s now on Instagram, at oli.and.canasta!

“Make sure you tell him that she likes to be held like a baby and have her belly rubbed,” Fred instructed me.

Canasta was thrilled to sit for a last family portrait.

Checking for an escape route.

She was happy to pose by herself, though.

“Y’all get away from there!” she told her kittens, who were fascinated by the carrier. “That’s MINE!”

The kittens are dealing with her absence fine, as kittens usually do.

Today we’ll be packing auction items for shipping and I’m going to be super busy, so I am giving myself a day off from blogging. There’ll be no post tomorrow, but I’ll be back Thursday as usual.


Charlie has a think.


2020: They were playing a round of Slappy Paws and stopped to look at me.
2019: No entry.
2017: Wearing Mama’s foot as a hat.
2016: I don’t know what Bert is thinkin’ about, but he’s thinkin’ about it real, real hard.
2015: Paws UP, y’all!
2014: No entry.
2013: “Madame, I don’t believe I care for your tone.”
2012: Whipper and the Newbs (aka Logie and Newbery) hanging out on the cat tree in the sun.
2011: Actually, that’s another way Dorothy and Alice are alike: they’re small, but they have NO fear when it comes to the other cats.
2010: Oh, I loved her immediately.
2009: He still says she’s ugly.
2008: No entry.
2007: Vampire Kitty likes to spend his days on top of the cupboards, where it’s warm and relatively dark.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



5-18-21 Tuesday — 10 Comments

  1. This just makes my heart so happy!

    I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so invested in one of the Love-and-Hisses mamas, although I want them all to be happy of course. Canasta was just a particularly endearing, goofy girl!

    Now to get the darling bebes into their forever homes!

  2. The moment I saw her cross-eyed, pointy face, I fell in love. I wanted to bring her home, but knew that my permanent residents would be miserable, and make her miserable. So it is with a joyous heart that I wish Ms. Canasta well in her new, loving home. (It somehow makes me feel better that she is now in the same state as me.)

  3. Canasta, we are so happy for you and we hope you enjoy your new furever home. The family portrait is the best. All so sweet together. Thanks for sharing the photos and wonderful news. Have a beautiful rest of your week.

  4. I live in Seattle so welcome sweet girl. She is one of my favorites.

  5. Yaaaaay Canasta! May she have a wonderful, happy and long life with her forever person.

    I’m just imagining half the people in that airplane cabin, passengers and crew alike, melting over the presence of a cat. <3 I would! No, Chanter, it's a plane, not your choir director's living room. The kitty does not get to play musical laps with all the people if she wants. .. But how adorable would that be! 🙂

    • I suspect Canasta would have been perfectly fine with strangers cooing over her (as they would, of course.)