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Miss Dorfy loves her some Jake.

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She’s so happy, she’s making biscuits on the back of his neck.

Did I mention that pile of cat beds? I took them off the guest bedroom and tossed them near the back door, which is by the washer and dryer, intending to wash them at some point. Before I could wash them, the cats discovered them, and there’s been at least one cat on that pile of beds at all times. Usually it’s Dorothy, sometimes it’s Alice, occasionally Jake’s there, too. Had I realized what a huge hit that pile of beds would be, I’d have put some there long ago.

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The Spice Girls are settling in nicely. We’re having some litterbox issues, which really is a theme for us – we get kittens who have perfectly perfect litterbox leavings, and after a few days things get soft and messy. These girls – at least one of them, probably all of them – have roundworms and are currently being treated. It’s not slowing them down any, though.

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Cilantro and Clove.

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Clove at the water bowl.

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I don’t know what it is about this scratcher, but all the kittens who have entered the foster room like to sniff this corner while they’re considering their next move.

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Sweet Cilantro, perfecting the look of innocence (don’t be fooled).

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Coriander, relaxing…

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::maniacal laughter::

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The McMaos, before I moved them to the guest bedroom.

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Declan, sniffing the stuffed parrot whilst considering his next move.

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Cillian in motion.

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Declan, watching whatever it is that’s going on over there.

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Finnegan surrenders. “Ya gots me, copper!”

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Fergus Simon’s spotted belly just kills me dead. He is such a beautiful boy.

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My favorite part of this picture is Declan over there to the right with the green plastic ring in his mouth, all “Eh? What’s he doin’?”

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I’m pretty sure that all kittens are 89% insane, as illustrated by Macushla. If those aren’t crazy eyes, I don’t know what is (are?)

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“Up or down? Climb up so I can throw myself off the top platform, or down so I can kick my brother’s tail? Oh, the dilemma!”

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This is totally like that episode of Friends where they were trying to poke Ugly Naked Guy to make sure he was still alive, no?

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Like mother…

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…like daughter. ‘Nipheads, both of ’em!

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Thanks to reader Cyndi, the McMaos are undergoing rigorous box training. Here we see Cillian doing his best to get his daily intake of cardboard.

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I suspect when I’m not around, Fergus Simon gives up all pretense and actually walks around on his hind feet all the time. Then it’s like “Oh, here comes the human!” and he drops to all fours.

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I’m not sure what caused it, but Declan was feeling a bit floofy.

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I love how Macushla’s all frantically “No! Stop! Don’t!” and Declan’s not even aware Mac is there.

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Ciara in motion.

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Cillian’s got the crazies.

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::chompchompchomp:: “This stuff is almost tasty. I hope it really does help me grow up big and strong!”

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“You want to feed me. Youuuuu waaaaaant to feeeed meeeee…”

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“I’m IN the box. NOW what?”

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Sheriff Kara keeps an eye on things. Who’s misbehaving? Or rather, I should ask: who ISN’T misbehaving?


2010: No entry.
2009: She’s got a lot to say and BOY does she say it.
2008: No entry.
2007: So the dog has a safe and happy home, and since it ain’t with ME, I am thrilled beyond belief.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



5-31-11 — 16 Comments

  1. All the action pictures are hysterical and I just love them so.
    You don’t realize how big the McMaos have gotten until you see the Spice Girls! 🙂

  2. OH my stars!! So many gorgeous and adorable kitties, so little time! LOL!! Glad wonderful sherriff Kara is keeping an close watch on everything and everyone!!

    Awwwww beautiful Dorothy with the amazing Jake!! Lovely McMoas and mum Maggie!! And sweet Spice Girls. I hope their roundworms disappear soon!!

    Fantastic pics as always – esp Ciara in motion!! LOL! Take care

  3. box training…bwahahaha…so cute and worth the price of mailing a bunch of empty boxes…heeheehee

  4. Re: pile of cat beds: It’s required by law: cats must ALWAYS chose the least convenient spot to sleep on. I have only one cat, and every single time I throw a piece of fabric somewhere intending to do something with it, I turn around and he’s there, sleeping cozily on it. Even if it’s been only five seconds.

    Love Sheriff Kara! She really looks like she’s a sheriff on this picture. All serious and everything.

    Your pictures always make me want to hold kittens. Holding my massive 13 y-o cat can quite reproduce that feeling, I don’t really know why…

  5. Robyn,

    I suddenly find it imperative to ask you to feed Maggie! Please? Now? And again and again?


    Love all the photos and especially seeing how healthy and happy everybody is. Good job!

    (Now go feed Maggie. Stinky goodness will do!)

  6. When I come to visit (someday) the first kitty I want to meet is Jake! There is something about that boy.

  7. LOL Kara is such a beauty of a girl; and she’s got that “Dude.Really.Oy…” look down pat.

    Oh man those McMaos make my day. What a bunch of lovable little fluffers they are! And huge… Those action shots are great; it’s always the background action that cracks me up.

    Hello little Spice Girls *pat pat pat*.

  8. Best picture of Kara yet! Further to Fergus Simon’s enticing belly, have you seen Alvin’s over at Pitter Pats of Baby Cats — not to mention his amazing paws?

    • Oh Kerry, I am SO in love with Alvin. He is just the most amazingly gorgeous little man, I can’t get enough of him!

  9. Yes, kittens are at least 89% insane …as your fabulous pictures show! And I love that picture of Kara. And Dorothy…there’s something about that girl and her mystery background … I sure am going to miss her, but happy she is going to a great home!

  10. “I suspect when I’m not around, Fergus Simon gives up all pretense and actually walks around on his hind feet all the time. Then it’s like “Oh, here comes the human!” and he drops to all fours.”…you’ve been on the mothership, haven’t you? any late night memories of owls or wolves or…stuff? hmm…thems “abductee” mmemories, them is! Any strange bumps or triangle shaped scars on the back of your neck? Just askin’…
    All kittens are 100% percent crazy and they never grow out of it, just work it into a roster so it doesn’t throw out all their other “must do” activities. Excellent photos. I wuv all the kitties big and small and loony.
    Fred’s book on smashwords yet? Oh, c’mon!!! I coulda read it 3 times by now.

  11. OMG, Ciara can fly! She’s the real Supergirl! Gotta get her a little cape now. 🙂

    Hoping the tiny spicy babies will get well soon – gah, they are insanely cute! And precious Miss Dorfy already has my heart, of course.

  12. PS: I meant to ask “Have you been showing the Mcmaos ‘Jurassic Park’?” ‘cos Cillian is doing an excellent Velociraptor impression in that 2nd Macmaos photo!”