Saturday morning, I delivered Gilda, Roseanne, Belushi and Shecky to Petsmart. Gilda and Roseanne were together in one cage, and Shecky and Belushi were in another. Mid-afternoon, I got the email that….
A few minutes later, Kathie called to let me know that Roseanne was making it clear that she was LONELY. I told her I’d be there in a little while with someone to keep Roseanne company, went upstairs and grabbed Rickles, and headed off to Petsmart to deliver him. I gave the very vocal Roseanne some love, and did the same with Shecky and Belushi. I was VERY pleased to see that none of them were hiding in the litter boxes, which a lot of kittens tend to do at first, and which I hate seeing.
When I left a little while later, a couple was looking at all the kittens. I expected (hoped) that there’d be another adoption before I got home, but they couldn’t decide, and told Kathie they’d be back Tuesday. So, fingers crossed!
I’ve got Carlin, Louis, Skelton and Lucy left here, and boy is it QUIET. Lucy spends her days in the foster room, doing this:
And her evenings running around upstairs while the kittens are in the foster room (her milk still hasn’t completely dried up, even though no one’s nursed since last Tuesday). She spends her nights in the bathroom, and in the morning Fred lets her back into the foster room and lets the kittens out. I let her out into the rest of the upstairs if she asks for it (she has a very polite but piercing meow).
Since she’s been mostly separated from her kittens, her personality is really starting to come through. She’s a silly, playful goof of a girl. There’s a small cardboard box located in Fred’s bedroom that has offended her, and she’s intent on tearing it apart.
Her diarrhea issue is still ongoing, but (I probably shouldn’t say this, for fear of jinxing it) it seems to be improving. Fingers crossed that it continues to do so!
Remember how, back at the beginning of June, I posted a video of two kittens in West Virginia who needed a home? Here’s the video, for a refresher:
Well, those kittens found a home with a reader of this very blog, who comments as Warriorinside!
The floofy boykitten previously known as Linus is now Fizzgig, and has a love for the track toy (as you’ll see below). The former Lucy is now Kira. (If you don’t recognize the names, they’re from the Jim Henson movie The Dark Crystal – and this is Fizzgig from that movie.)
Congratulations, Warriorinside, I suspect you’ve got many years of goofy kitty antics to look forward to!
Some of them may have gone off to Petsmart, but I still have pictures of them to share – probably you’ll be seeing them for most of the week.
Louis, Skelton and Carlin haven’t really reacted to the absence of their siblings. They seem a little confused, like they know something is different but they’re not sure quite what it is. They’ve joined us for TV time the last few nights, and I thought the sound of the TV might scare them, but it doesn’t bother them at all. In fact, Carlin sat and watched part of the first episode of Deadwood with us Saturday night (hopefully he didn’t pick up any of the language!)
Video! Just a quick one of the kittens playing like the wild things they are.
For two cats who SWEAR that they hate each other, Archie and Stefan certainly spend a lot of time in each other’s general vicinity. I guess they go by the adage that you should keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
2014: No entry.
2013: “MAMA, I SAID STOP, I AM CLEAN!”
2012: “Inspector Stompers think you a slob. Why you never do dishes? That’s horrifying.”
2010: Rhyme’s all “I LOVE YOU, Crazy Jake!”
2009: What’s cuter than a growling kitten? NOTHING.
2008: No entry.
2007: Sweet little pink kitty toes.
2006: No entry.
2005: Love that Flossie.