5-23-18 Wednesday

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I should have mentioned this earlier this week, but I forgot (you know how I am). Saturday marked 13 years since my very first blog post (though back then we called ’em journals, not blogs) about my very first set of fosters, Mia and her kittens Peanut, Flossie, Snoopy, Edgar & Oy (that was back before we went with a theme for the whole litter, though Mia and Oy were both named after Stephen King characters.)

13 years, 351 cats and kittens. That’s something, isn’t it?


Kristi with attitude.

Brian Boitano and Torvill, hangin’ out. (Brian looks bigger than Torvill in this picture, but he’s not. It’s the angle!)

A girl and her mama.

Debi enjoys a good belly rub.

“Paws UP, y’all!”

A girl and her granny.

Katia and kittens. Though none of the kittens are especially vocal (I mean, why would they be when their every need is met before they even know they need it?) Ohno is occasionally a talker, and I think she’s the BAYbee of the bunch.

Apparently Ohno had places to go.


Pictures do not do Debi justice – she is such a pretty girl!

“I know you’re there, lady.”

Tessa the pretty poser.

After playing with the kittens the other night, Fred pointed to Debi and said “This one reminds me of that one we had that was so cool.”

Well, THAT clears it up. So I had to ask for details – was it recent? Was it at Crooked Acres or before? Was the “cool one” born in our house, part of a litter, a bottle baby? It was recent-ish, he thought it was at Crooked Acres, it was a black kitten, he thought maybe she’d gone to Petsmart and then come back for a little while, and he didn’t remember any more than that, though he was sure he’d know the name if I said it.

“I think it was a girl and she was cool. You’d wave the feather teaser around and her eyes would go black. She was awesome.”

Finally, I brought up the list of fosters page and started scrolling through looking for black kittens. I was scrolling, scrolling, scrolling, and before I got to the kitten in question, I realized who he was talking about…


Tricki and her brother Toto were at Petsmart and came to us for a break for about a month, along with John Smith and Bunnie (see them all in this post.) Tricki went back to Petsmart in February, came back to us in April, went to Petsmart in May, came back to us in mid-August for a couple of weeks, went back to Petsmart at the beginning of September and was FINALLY adopted a few weeks later. To this day, I’m amazed that we didn’t end up keeping her because she was one awesome, tiny little goofball of a girl.

I can definitely see the resemblance between Debi and Tricki!


Frankie’s pretty sure SOMEONE needs to sweep this deck.


2016: Ken “Moe” Adams gets his Kravitz on.
2015: “But… I don’t WANT a new little brother!”
2014: Meet the new guys! (Gilbert, Grant, and Marshall)
2012: This boy spends a LOT of time chasing, grabbing, and biting his tail.
2011: “But *I* wanna watch those wacky Real Housewives!” says Dorothy.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: She was howling, she was screaming, she was hissing, she was spitting.



5-23-18 Wednesday — 18 Comments

  1. Wow, 13 years and 351 kitties, that is something to be really proud about! I for one am glad that you decided to foster – not only because of the lives it bettered and saved – but for allowing us into your foster room to be a part of the fun.

    And we get to cozy up to the Permies as well, (which is like getting another cat, only without upsetting the litter box/apple cart with our furry ones).


  2. Congrats on 13 awesome years of sharing your lives and helping kitties find Homes to start theirs!! I happen to love today’s ‘girl and her mama pic’ where we can see you in action! The good ole “look here girls” hand… ❤️

    • And of course the cats roll around in them and bring them inside. They get EVERYwhere! (Someone ought to sweep the deck, is what I say to myself every day. But someone never does! 🙂 )

  3. 13 years, 351 cats and kittens. That’s something, isn’t it?

    Yes, yes it is. Congratulations and thanks for letting us come along for the ride.

  4. Are those the same grey sweatpants in the inaugural blog post? Approved for kitten snuggling, and snags from their tiny claws!

  5. Wow 351 fosters,that’s a lot of kibble and litter! More importantly snuggles and laughs. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

  6. Please do “a day in the life of” about caring for all of your kitties!!

  7. Congratulations on 13 years of fostering! I’ve been here since your early days and have enjoyed every minute you’ve shared with us! Thank you for all you do!

  8. Happy blogoversary! 🙂
    What is amusing to me is I recognize the names of Mia, Peanut, and Edgar, although my Edgar was Edgar the Obnoxious. Mia I totally wanted to adopt but didn’t and Peanut turned into Treads who I blog about quite frequently because I loved him so.

    and I am sitting over here laughing at you and Fred looking at kitties to see who the ‘cool’ one is.

    • Good names are good names! 🙂 (Every now and then someone else will use a name I used in the past, and sometimes it confuses me!) I called my Edgar “Egg” and I loved him so much. I was worried that no one would adopt him because he wasn’t as cute as his nearly-identical brother Oy and they wouldn’t appreciate how awesome he was and the only thing that kept me from insisting we keep him is that I’d promised Fred I wouldn’t!

      • Oh!! I had totally lost track of time. I have been following you since the first journal. 🙂 Congratulations!

  9. Congrats! That’s alot of kittens. Those eyes on Tricki, OMG they are gorgeous! I wonder why it took so long to find a forever home. I would have scooped her up in a heartbeat. I love black cats!
    I’m very thankful I found your blog and thoroughly love you sharing the kitties with us.