6-2-20 Tuesday

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Back in January – which feels like it was about 13 years ago – we briefly fostered Natalia. She came to us as possibly pregnant, but very much was not – she’d already been spayed, but had not been microchipped, and as I recall, I felt pretty sure that someone had either dumped her or moved and left her behind.

In any case, she was adopted and only spent 9 days with us. Unfortunately, she was recently returned – she needs a home without a small child.

She is currently at Petsmart on University Drive here in Huntsville, Alabama. She’s a sweet lovebug who loves cuddles. The lady who brought her to me in January reported that she gets along great with dogs. At the moment she’s not thrilled with other cats, but I suspect that in a home environment where she’s slowly introduced, she’d be fine.

You can email Forgotten Felines of Huntsville at info (at) ffhsv.org if you’d like to meet her! (I’ll keep y’all updated if/when she gets adopted.)


After I posed the Amber and Phoenix picture last week, warriorinside inquired after Stardust and Deb was kind enough to pass along a picture of her.

Stardust is fine, she still is a bit quicker than the rest to run if something startles her, and she absolutely will not stand for claw clipping. She greats me every morning by nudging my arm or hand until I pet her, and she walks underneath my hand and then circles and circles!

That girl knows exactly how good she’s got it! (Thanks, Deb!)


Lola keeps an eye on me just in case I think I’m going to get any ideas about grabbing and kissing her.

Clyde is a fan of the curvy scratcher.

As is Cutey.

As is Bunny! I don’t think I’ve ever had fosters who didn’t love that thing.

They’re also loving the wedge scratcher, as illustrated by Clyde.

And Bugs.

AND Benjamin.

And Honey! (Note to self: we need pics of Lola and Cutey in that scratcher to make the set complete.)

Benjamin chillaxes in the pink Adirondack chair while Lola thlurrrps and waits her turn.

The cage has been removed, since once Clyde and Cutey got their 24/7 freedom no one ever went into the cage anymore. I left the heated pad and the snuggle kitty there, and occasionally they hang out there.

I didn’t really expect anyone to be able to climb into that llama basket, but all of them have climbed in at one point or another. They love to prove me wrong!


It’s hard to tell from the small version of this picture, but Newt is sitting in the pot of catnip watching a chipmunk and a squirrel play on the wall about halfway up the yard. You can click on the picture to see the larger version, or click here to see the larger version with Newt, the squirrel and the chipmunk pointed out. (Newt did not bother to leave his pot and go after the rodents, because when you’ve got a good snooze going in your pot o’ ‘nip, you don’t want to ruin it by doing activities.


2019: Where better to drape your tail, Albert?
2018: No entry.
2017: Praline’s got the crazy eyes going on back there.
2016: I sure do love a spotted kitten belly.
2015: “HUGS!” said Rickles.
2014: “Whoa, whoa, WHOA. Whatcha doing with that hand, there, grabby lady?”
2013: No entry.
2012: No entry.
2011: “What you mean it’s not eatin’ time yet? Izzat a trick statement? It’s ALWAYS eatin’ time!”
2010: The Bookworms illustrate just how terribly difficult and grueling their sad little lives are.
2009: But Phyllis just sits there.
2008: River has decided that he’d rather kinda like to be out of that thar kitten room.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



6-2-20 Tuesday — 19 Comments

  1. I believe that Honey is giving you the biggest eye roll ever, in that pic in the holey scratcher. LOL

  2. Ok. Have to ask and I apologize if you had said before, but where did you get that Llama basket?? Too cute! Thanks!

  3. Alejandro is missing from the 2020 adoptions on the sidebar. You may want to put him back!

    • Huh. I wonder how that happened. Was he there before, or did I completely miss moving him? In any case, he’s back. 🙂

  4. I swear, every batch of kittens you have I think “Oh this is the cutest bunch ever!”

  5. Does Clyde have any marshmallow fluff left? Or have you squeezed it all out?

  6. Thank you for the update, Deb and Robyn! It’s good to hear that she is doing well. I was worried about her when she came back from that first home. <3 for the good care and the update!

  7. Ooh, poor Natalia! Was Ms. Sweet Tortieness *scared* of a teeny kid? Awwwww! 🙁 I feel bad for both the kitty and the kiddo, here. I’d adopt Natalia in a heartbeat, but I’m half a country away and my landlady would throw us both out!

    Hi Stardust! 🙂

    And hi Newt; you’ve got a point re: snoozing in the pot o’ ‘nip. Why harsh your mellow by chasing after something? XD *pets*

    • I think that’s what the people who adopted (and returned) Natalia determined, that she was scared of the kid. They can be kinda shrieky at that age (2ish?) and while some cats put up with it well, others… do not. The volunteers who clean at Petsmart have reported that she’s a total lovebug and just wants attention; I suspect it won’t be long before she’s adopted again.

  8. Little Lola sitting in the llama basket — so CUTE!!!

    I’m with Newt. No sense in ruining a good situation by doing activities. I live by that rule as often as I can.

  9. Stardust sounds like she’s a little demanding. Good thing she’s with the family who are more than willing to give in to her demands. So love updates