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Yesterday, Nance, Rick, Trey and Shirley, who adopted Maddy, my very first bottle baby, had to say goodbye to her. From the first moment they met her at my house, when they drove down from Pennsylvania to adopt her, Nance and Rick loved her and I know they’ll miss her terribly.

I’m not kidding when I tell you that I wish I could be sure that every one of my fosters went to a home as great as theirs. Maddy wasn’t with them long enough, but I think she made every second count.

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Aslan and Jareth (especially Jareth) think that the hammock hanging off the cat tree in my room is AWESOME.

Buttercup, showing Leia who the boss is.

Jareth and Charming in the cat tree hammock.

It must be the angle of this picture or Aslan’s expression, but I think he looks nothing like himself in this picture. If you’d shown it to me and asked who that kitten was, I don’t think I would have known.

Charming, feelin’ pouty.

Now THAT one I recognize as Aslan.

Charming on the cat tree in the front room.

Smilin’ Aslan.

Charming with attitude.

Leia, complaining about me and that stupid camera.

Kate got off to Petsmart with no problems at all. She was a bit hissy – she hissed at Lisa – but she didn’t hide in the litter box, which is a good sign. When I swung by an hour later to see how she was doing, Kate was curled up asleep, and looked pretty relaxed. I think she won’t be there for long! (Fingers crossed.)

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Norbert and Puff, sitting in the Magic Basket waiting for something.

“It moved! Did you feel it move? Is it about to take off?!”

Khaleesi keeps an eye on Ruth.

Puff checking out the litter bucket (and later on he climbed up on top of it and cried because he couldn’t get back down).

A melee of Dragons.

Like all mother kitties before her, Khaleesi is getting too thin. I’ve stepped up the canned food, but they’re sucking the life out of her!

Sleepy babies.

Oh, that face. He is just so SWEET.

I think Norbert looks like a Mogwai. Only cuter.

He wears this look of surprise an awful lot.

And here’s a Norbert video. First he shows a toy who the boss is, and then discovers his toes!

YouTube link.

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Sugarbutt certainly does love that Ham-mick. It’s where he sleeps almost every night (and every afternoon, too!)


2012: Kinda relaxed for someone who’s about to go off and get the ol’ snip-snip, isn’t he?
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: Girlfriend has got some LUNGS.
2008: It’s so cute I want to squeeze them to death.
2007: The knowledge that he’s the Purtiest! Kitty! Ever! makes Sugarbutt a wee bit smug.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



6-5-13 — 23 Comments

  1. About your skinny Mama cats, why isn’t it that easy for humans? My baby is 22 and I’m still working on the baby weight.

    Norbert kills me dead. I had a tuxedo cat that I adored. He was a miserable cat, mean to everyone, but oh how I loved him.

    I’m so sorry for Maddy and Nance and family.

  2. I love that picture of Norbert and Puff -they are so different but both adorable (theyr’e my favourites). I haven’t been here long enough to have heard of Maddy, but I read what Nance wrote and I can see myself getting like that one day with my own grumpy puss, so my sympathies.

  3. My heart goes out to Nance and her family for the loss of Maddy. My condolences to you too as I know she was dear to you. Way too young to cross over.

    Love all the babies and mamas! I pray that today is Kate’s day and she becomes the apple of a family’s eye!

  4. So sorry for Nance & family and you guys on the loss of Maddie.

    I’m a little bit in love with Norbert. Ok, a lot in love. I’m not ashamed.

    Fingers crossed that Kate will get adopted in a flash! I mean, how could anyone not want her?!

  5. Condolences to Maddy’s family. She was beautiful and loved and still will be.

    Robyn, you don’t have to answer this… What’s up with Stefan (I think that was his name)?

    Charming and Norbert… Norbert and Charming… my faves – I do loves the tuxies. Who am I kidding… I will take all of them – wrap ’em up and I’ll be there to pick ’em up!

    Good Luck to Kate – she’s beautiful… it shouldn’t be long!

    • I’ll answer this one in Friday’s entry. I was going to wait and do a whole song-and-dance with pictures and everything, but life is going to get busy for the next couple of weeks, so rather than wait I’ll just steal one of Fred’s pictures. πŸ™‚

  6. Farewell, Maddy — that girl was clearly a pistol, and she was blessed to have fetched up with Nance et al. Robyn, Aslan (heartbreaker alert!) doesn’t look like himself in that pic because he’s growing up. Today’s pictures are particularly wonderful, and I’ve got my fingers crossed for lovely Kate.

  7. So sorry for Nance and her family…..it is never easy no matter the circumstances.

    Kisses to Kate. I don’t know why, but like you I am sometimes surprised by how well they adapt to moving to a store like that. Maybe the peace and quiet?? πŸ™‚

    Kiss Norbert for me….sheesh that boy is a cutie!

  8. I am so sorry to hear about Maddy. Gone way to soon. I know her family is going to miss her terribly and I am sure you are heartbroken, too. There’s something special about raising a bottle baby. Rest in peace, Maddy.

    When I had Handsome Jack out last night, Kate saw him (from her second floor room) and not only hissed, but when I got closer I could hear her growling. But she’s all show. I opened the cage and scritched around her head and she was just fine. I won’t be back there until Tuesday and hope she gets snapped up this weekend!

    • Ha – when I was putting her in her cage, Handsome Jack was batting at her tail and she did NOT appreciate it. I bet she’s holding a grudge. πŸ™‚

  9. My heart goes out to Nance and her family. In somewhat related news, I fell down the rabbit hole when I clicked over to her blog and stayed to read for 2 hours. It’s added to my reader list now.

    Unrecognizable Aslan looks so sad, like he’s getting ready to cry. That must have been the moment he realized that you relocated his milk bar to PetSmart.

    • Yeah, he’s saying “But-but-but I don’t have my driver’s license yet. What am I going to do when I want my miiiiiilk?!”

  10. Aww Maddy…. :'(

    Good luck Kate! And you don’t have to growl at the boys…they can’t get you in trouble any more!

  11. So sorry to hear about Maddy. I lost one to kidney disease. It is heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with Nance and her family, and you too, Robyn.

    Those little dragons are something else!!

  12. My deepest sympathies on Maddy.. I’m going to read her tribute, but I fear leaky eyes at work..

    Norbert.. oh my love.. give him kisses on his little forehead for me..

  13. Love to Nance and her family, and to you, too as Maddy was special to you – it was only recently I came across your early posts about Maddy and found out she was the same character often gracing Nance’s portion of the Dinosaurs’ receipes.

    I’ve added Nance’s blog to my reader.

    Thank you for the kitten therapy today – much needed. And good thoughts going out for a wonderful adoption for Kate – she’s earned it!

    • Nance and I actually knew each other (in an online sense) for a few years before Maddy came along, but it was seeing Maddy’s pictures that got her to actually come down here so we could meet in person! Nance and Maddy had a connection from the moment Rick made Maddy mad and she hissed and smacked at him. πŸ™‚

      • “Nance and I actually knew each other (in an online sense)”

        As opposed to the Biblical?
        (Sorry, had to.)

        I’m awfully sorry to read of Maddy’s passing. I’m not sure why it so often seems like the cranky cats hurt us so much more when they leave us.

        This YouTube video gives me lots of feels about that particular topic. The performer’s singing a song that she wrote for her cat. I read somewhere (can’t find it now) that he’s old now and mostly deaf, and since he can’t hear himself when he meows, he “screams,” and she wrote a song about it. I think her lyrics perfectly encapsulate that love/irritation relationship so many of us cat lovers know all so well. (Also the chickens make me think I’ve shared it here before, and if so then many apologies.)

  14. Funny how Norbert has a little head and big ears while Scorch and Puff have big heads and little ears. Norbert has a bit of the Beula thing going on.

  15. So very sorry about Maddy. Virtual hug to Nance and Robyn. Why does it hurt so much when we lose our little four legged babies?

    I really wish I didn’t live so far away from you and I could get another kitty. Aslan and Ruth would be MINE !!!!!! And if I lived closer I could give all the perms and fosters hugs and snuggles (well the ones that would allow it πŸ™‚ ) I’d even help you with litter duties !!!!!!!!