6-6-22 Monday

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Bramble and Hollyhock, and Kudzu and Mondo went home on Saturday! Bramble and Hollyhock went to the Atlanta area to join new big brother Stompers, and Kudzu and Mondo went to Nashville to be the lords of their castle (but they are cousins to Charles and Caroline’s kittens Willie and Albert, and there may be a play date in their future once they’ve acclimated to their new home. They’ll also pop up on Albert and Willie’s Instagram from time to time!) All kittens are keeping their names.

Clover, of course, is still here with us. He’s adoption pending, but his family is out of town, so he’ll go home around June 20th to join new big brother Leo (former foster Athos.) Until then, he seems to really enjoy having the one-on-one time with me.

As mentioned, we’re having work done on the house this week, so we’re checking into a hotel this afternoon and will be spending a few nights there. Clover will come with us, and the permanent residents will stay on the screened porch (which is where they spend the vast majority of their time anyway.) Fred will return to the house to work each day (we moved his office into the garage.) We will ALL be very glad to have this week behind us!

So there’ll be no more blog posts this week, and though I MIGHT occasionally post on social media, posts there will most likely be few and far between.

Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well and, hey, maybe they’ll get done sooner than expected! (A girl can dream, right?)


Here are the rest of the pictures I took of the kittens before they were adopted.

Hollyhock and Bramble, lookin’ comfy.

Mondo’s all “There are birds out there!”

Kudzu has an opinion.

Kudzu is just such a pretty boy.

Hollyhock in the sun.

Kudzu and Clover have a tussle, with Bramble looking on.

Bramble shows off his beautiful eyes. Oh, and those whiskers!

Hollyhock in the sun again. I love how her eyes match her orange fur.

Clover pie! (And Bramble staring off into space.)

Everyone else was racing around, but Kudzu was just like “No, I’ll hang out here in the hammock, thanks.”

“What doin’, lady?” Mondo inquires.

Another shot of Kudzu’s striking eyes.

They discovered this bed/cave and Kudzu really liked it. (Hollyhock and Bramble both snoozed in it for a while, too.)

One last breakfast (please note that they’re all eating from separate compartments!)

And one last lineup picture. (Left to right: Hollyhock, Kudzu, Bramble, Clover, Mondo.)


An old picture of Dewey, so y’all don’t forget what a pretty boy he is. (For newer readers: Dewey doesn’t like to have his picture taken, and after many frustrating attempts to take his picture, I finally decided to stop trying.)


Posted on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr) over the weekend.

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Mondo and Clover have complaints. It’s a very complain-y start to the day, if you hadn’t noticed.

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I was trying to make a video of Mondo purring (so I could use it as the soundtrack for the videos of the kittens as they go home this weekend), but Bramble had somethin’ to say. (I wasn’t petting him enough.)

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Kudzu’s just talkin’. I love his goofy little voice!

(He was purring, but the loudest purr was coming from Mondo, who was sleeping to the left of the camera.)

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If you can’t trust your brother to keep your toeses clean, who can you trust? (That’s Mondo, giving Kudzu’s toes the ol’ slurperoo.)

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Time for the daily toy toss! I love how Clover is hanging out in the pie plate, doing some cleaning, watching the toys fly by, and then suddenly he HAS to get involved!

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Bramble has opinions, and he’s just not shy about sharing them!

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I couldn’t get her to talk, Hollyhock was far too busy makin’ biscuits. She is such a SWEET little thing!

Good night innernets. (Kudzu)

Hooray, hooray, Bramble and Hollyhock were adopted and have gone home today! They’re going to the Atlanta area, and are joining Stompers (who we fostered 10 years ago!) They are keeping their names, and I’ve been promised updates. ⁠

Happy life, sweet babies! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

That tie looks good on you, Kudzu.

Hooray, hooray, Mondo and Kudzu were adopted today! They are headed home to Nashville, TN right now. They’ll be the only kitties in their new home, BUT (fun fact!) they are going to be cousins to Albert and Willie (Charles and Caroline’s kittens, fostered in 2019)! In fact, they went home in the same crate Albert and Willie used when they were adopted. ⁠

Happy life, sweet boys! ❤️❤️❤️

“How YOU doin’?!”⁠

Clover is doing okay – after his brothers left, he raced around and played like crazy for a few hours, and now he’s napping. He is clearly confused as to where everyone went. He and Uncle Charlie touched noses, and then he watched me clean the foster room. It’ll take him a few days to adjust, but I think he’ll be fine.⁠

*Note: Clover is adoption pending, but his new family is out of town until mid-June. He’ll be here with us ’til then, out in the house with us and the permanent residents.

Good night innernets. (Clover)

It’s a Clover pie! (My favorite!)⁠

Clover spent his first night without his siblings sleeping with me. He wandered off at one point in the middle of the night to play (or stare at the permanent residents perhaps; I don’t think he’d realized there were 7 of them until now) and then came back to sleep with me. This morning he played a lot, “discovered” the birds through the window, and is currently napping on the big tree.

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Bramble and Hollyhock were adopted (together) yesterday and went home to the Atlanta, GA area. Here they are in pictures from the day of their birth (March 2, 2022) to the day of their adoption (June 4, 2022), backed by a soundtrack of purring kittens.

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Mondo and Kudzu were adopted (together) yesterday and went home to Nashville, TN. Here they are in pictures from the day of their birth (March 2, 2022) to the day of their adoption (June 4, 2022), backed by a soundtrack of purring kittens.

Kudzu and Mondo are settling in! 2 am zoomies, playing in the litter box, Kudzu makin’ biscuits. It’s taking no time at all for those boys to make themselves at home! ❤️

(Thank you to Cole for the pics, and to Mikaela for passing them along! Did I mention that Mondo and Kudzu are cousins to Albert and Willie? Rumor has it they’ll make the occasional appearance on the Albert & Willie Instagram page!)

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Clover is just the SWEETEST.⁠

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Remember those weekly collages of the kittens? Here they are in a video (with the purring soundtrack, of course) so you can watch them grow. (And yes, I missed weeks 5 & 8, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.)

Good night innernets. (Clover)


2021: Pinochle requests that you SMIIIIIIIIIILE.
2020: No entry.
2019: “But why is it WET?!” Almanzo wonders.
2018: The five-kitten pie, baked fresh this morning.
2017: Goodness me, Andouille, that is QUITE the school picture smile you’ve got going on there.
2016: George.
2015: “What up, laydees?”
2013: “Lady, there’s BIRDS out there. How do I get to them?”
2012: “And also ::GROWL::” said Sugarbutt.
2011: Miss Dorfy has gone to her forever home in… (drumroll) St. Louis!
2010: No entry.
2009: “Who, me?”
2008: Kara’s all “Really? We’re still doing this, seven weeks later? REALLY? Are you KIDDING me?”
2007: Speaking of Maxi and Newt, I have to say – they are some tiny, tiny cats.
2006: No entry.
2005: If I could just bottle that energy.



6-6-22 Monday — 11 Comments

  1. Robyn, you are an incredible woman. Your love and dedication for fostering so many cats over the years is more than heartwarming. I only wish there wasn’t such a huge need for your services, but thank goodness there are so many organizations around the world that continue to try and control the pet population! You deserve a much needed respite at the hotel this week with Fred and your traveling kitten, Clover! I think I told you, or you already knew about Furball Animal Sanctuary in Fairbault , MN. If not, check out their website. They have over 100 Ferrell or unwanted cats, some that are adoptable, others who are not. Their story is amazing and they post videos everyday. Their organization is also run by all volunteers. Thanks again Robyn for all of your love & work!

  2. Those of us who are long-time readers want to know how this hotel thing is going to work for you. I’m hoping you are at a suite-type hotel, but who gets the sleeper sofa? 😉

  3. Good luck with the house stuff! I know that is so stressful. I’ll be thinking good, calm, speedy, staying-within-budget thoughts towards the work you’re having done!

  4. Clover’s pose in the “How YOU doing?!” pic made me instantly think of Burt Reynolds’ creepy centerfold in (short-lived) Playgirl magazine. But Clover is WAY WAY cuter.

    (For those who’ve (luckily?) never seen it, just type Burt Reynolds Playgirl centerfold into Google images. Don’t worry, it’s not x-rated, since he hides the offending parts. But Burt is very, very hairy, in an unkittenlike way, and you may find yourself saying “My eyes, my eyes!”.)

  5. Hoping the home renovations are completed quickly with little interruption to the permies activities. I know home renovations are stressful for the humans and kitties, spend as much time with them as you can!

  6. Happy adoptions, sweet kittens! 🙂 May you have long lives of playful bouncing around, snuggles, bird watching, and all the love.

    Those kittens have sure found their purr motors, haven’t they? <3

    Good luck with the renovations; I don't envy you one bit.