6-24-19 Monday

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This time last year, the Olympians were going home. That included these two:

That’s gray Tessa and meezer Ohno. Ohno is still Ohno, and Tessa is now Heygo. Their family came all the way from North Carolina to adopt them… and here’s an update!

It’s approaching our one year anniversary of bringing the girls home, so there’s no better time to send a long overdue update. They continue to be the sweetest kitties. No petting session is complete without being covered in drool. A LOT of drool. Ohno is the more considerate one and grooms us while we pet her, usually licking the drool back up. This is not a complaint! I love when she does that lol.

Napping partners.

SKSSDDDC (Same Kid, Same Spot, Diff Day, Diff Cat).

Nap time.

Another funny thing to update you on: The very first night from our trip to bring the kittens home, we found out we were expecting another human kitten of our own. Cue my husband and I blearily staring at each other, realizing how much we were getting outnumbered by babies. But Ohno and Heygo have been great siblings to our two. They play, cuddle, and fiercely snuggle our toddler when she sleeps. You’ll see that in the pics.


Don’t look, Ethel!

Pretty girl.

Ohno has also claimed human kitten two as her own. Though she is often found stealing the baby bottle nipples. We leave decoy ones out for her specifically to play with. It’s hilarious to see her carrying them in her mouth like a pacifier. I tried taking a picture but only captured a blurry one from a distance.

Stealing baby bottle nipples like she do.

Role reversal.

Smuggest smugs that ever smugged.

You’re cute, but I am not changing your diaper.

Anyway, all my rambling aside (zombie mom brain), I just want to let you know how much we love these two. Our house is full but so are our hearts. Ok cheesiness over. Until our next update!

Thank you SO MUCH for the update, Danielle! (Ohno’s bottle nipple thievery is cracking me UP!)


Madeline appears to be concerned that I’m going to pick her up and kiss her. (And indeed I did.)

Up away from the kittens is Margeaux’s favorite place to be.

Antoine the poser.

Jacques would like you to know that the Tiny Basket isn’t as big as it used to be.

Seems plenty big enough for Antoine, though.

Katriane and all those kittens. Left to right: Madeline, Francois, Amelie, Esmee, Jacques & Antoine.

“Can’t a guy snuggle with a stuffed bunny, lady?” (Jacques)

If only Esmee could relax.

I don’t know what Antoine did, but judging by how hard he’s trying to look innocent, it’s something he shouldn’t’ve been doing.

“Who, meeeeee?” Yes, Amelie, YOU.


Everyone is doing great lately. Amelie passed over the 1 pound mark on Saturday, which makes me VERY happy – she was 8 ounces the first time I weighed her, and she bounced back and forth from 8 to 10 ounces and back down again for the first two weeks we had them, which was incredibly frustrating and scary. Now she’s doing great, and she’s no longer even the smallest kitten in the foster room – she outweighs Madeline (who is the smallest) by 3 ounces! Jacques hit 1 1/2 pounds yesterday, so he outweighs them all, but luckily he’s a gentle giant.

Another important milestone passed – everyone is using the litter box 100%, and everything in that regards is looking good, too!


Jake does a quick check to see if the Sheriff is around before he makes his move on that patch of catnip. (And Newt, on his throne, ignores the peasant.)


2018: No entry.
2017: No entry.
2016: (We knew the way you know about a good melon.)
2014: Blaster keeps an eye on the ceiling fan, ’cause SOMEONE has to.
2013: Here he is with the ever-patient Tommy.
2012: No entry.
2011: “Are you sure these Declan hats are all the rage in England?”
2010: Corbett (AKA “Bad Boy”, even though he really isn’t)
2009: Guess who’s about to go off and be spayed and neutered???
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: “What the – ?” I said to Miz Poo, who was looking more than a little freaked out.



6-24-19 Monday — 13 Comments

  1. What a great way to start the week! Thanks so much for sharing the updates and pictures of Ohno and Heygo.

    That is a seriously cute bunch of pictures. Amelie’s belly (which makes her look even more like Tony (RH) Pickle, lol) is too much!

    AND Jake! And Newt!!!

  2. What a great way to start the week – a hilarious update on Ohno and Heygo (Tessa)! Thanks, Danielle: It’s clear that your home is filled with sweet little ones and lots of love and fun!

    (ok-Brigitte got her post in before mine – but as we both noted, it IS a great way to start the week – kids, kittens and great pictures!)

  3. Awwwwww-some Monday post! Love the family pix. Also, I love how Margeaux’s striking face looks like a Chuck Jones cartoon!

  4. Love those foster updates! They look so at ease with their new litter mates. Thank you Danielle!

  5. Perfect Monday news! Love updates, so sweet how those two have settled with their humans and the 2-legged kittens…also great to see Amelie filling out, and all of ’em thriving.
    Thank you!

  6. Thank you, Danielle, for the wonderful photos——I love your easy-going manner and sense of humor!

  7. Thank you all for your kind responses, and so happy you guys enjoyed the update! I’m also super glad there’s a group here who I can not only share my true crazy cat obsessed self to, but they also know the cats I’m gabbing on about. I tried to reign myself in a bit but I guess even Robyn thought it was one picture too much. Lol just kidding. I did send in a ton of pictures and there needed to be room in the post for the adorable current fosters! Again, thanks everyone!

    • Ha – would you believe I literally JUST found that picture “filed” with some pictures I had put in a different folder when I was “organizing”? I’m going to share it in tomorrow’s post because Heygo’s face is CRACKING me up!

      • You’re so busy with kitties I’m amazed you can put posts together so coherently each day. Totally could understand that pic getting lost in the mix. But yes, Heygo’s expression is everything!

  8. Wow!! What a great update. I laughed out loud at “SKSSDDDC (Same Kid, Same Spot, Diff Day, Diff Cat)”!! So great to see Tessa and Heygo, and their adorable little “human kittens” (I laughed at THAT too!)

    As for Madeline – what a tiny gray dear wee big eyed girl!!!

    Love these babies and their BELLIES.

  9. In case no one noticed, Robyn added new pictures under In Residence. Thanks for being quick to add them. They’re great pics!

  10. I’m so glad for your blog posts. I’m cutting Facebook out but I miss my kitties! What a great update!