7-11-17 Tuesday

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A squirrel was running back and forth on the driveway setting off the driveway alarm, and Praline was like “Lady, make it stop.”

Roux put on her Ears of Annoyance and said “No, seriously. Lady, make it stop.”

So I unplugged the driveway alarm, and Praline said “Now how are we going to know when someone’s here?”

“I’ll keep an eye out!” volunteered Roux.

“That’s not even the right side of the house!” said Praline.
“Then I’ll watch the neighbors instead!” said Roux.


I mean, I don’t know. You s’pose there was a feather teaser up there somewhere?

Whipping wildly back and forth?

It certainly had Ressler’s attention!

“If we are very very patient, it will come low enough and we can bite it,” Ressler told the clearly-fascinated Mrs. Potts.

Agnes from above.

Chip from above (my favorite part of the picture: the gray and white paws grabbing at Chip’s tail from the platform below.)

Gaston from above (yes, those were his paws in the last section.)

Lumiere from above. He was so over my nonsense at this point. “Just let me sleep, lady!”

Mrs. Potts from above.

Ressler from above (oh, those big round eyes!)

Lastly, but certainly not leastly: Belle from above!


Dennis from his perch atop the kitchen cabinets. He loves to hang out up there in the hottest part of the day. You’d think it’d be cooler on the floor, but that boy doesn’t care.


2016: We are here at Crooked Acres, where we’ve secretly replaced a kitten with this Squirrel Monkey in a kitten suit. Let’s see if anyone can tell the difference!
2015: Sugarbutt.
2014: Jake was all, “Where’d they COME from?!”
2013: “Oh. I didn’t know YOU were up there.”
2012: “I put on my Stranger Danger floof, and I arched up and I gave the STRANGER a look so he’d know not to mess with me.”
2011: That’s quite the little pile of kittens, no?
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: I adore this picture, because it looks like Zoe is airborne, that the purple thing is the rug and she’s in a mid-air Matrix move.
2007: Break my heart, why dontcha?
2006: No entry.
2005: I swear, Oy bounces around so bright-eyed and full of energy that it’s hard to get him to stand still.



7-11-17 Tuesday — 14 Comments

  1. Dennis is a hoot! We used to find KC, the first kitten that Bill and I had together (40 years ago), sitting on top of the refrigerator. He would get scolded as I do not allow my cats on my kitchen counters or tables. Then one day I “caught him in the act.” He was not using the counters to get to the refrigerator. He just jumped (or should I say levitated) up to the top from the floor.

    All your current kittens are cute as is Belle. I hope forever homes are found for all, as well as all the kitties waiting at PetSmart.

  2. Oh, I was just thinking the same thing – those big, round, fascinated-by-everything kitten eyes!!!

  3. Mrs. Potts is just such a ridiculous and adorable name for a little lady kitteh… :):):)

    Oh, Sugarbutt 🙁

    • Oh, I know – it cracks me up every time I type it!

      (And I cannot believe it’s been 2 years since Sugarbutt. What a terrible year that was.)

  4. Even from his perch on high, you can still see Dennis’s beautifully colored eyes! From yesterday… I’m for #TeamRessler! Hoping he dives right in to the milkbar and gets the chocolate milk spigot and all will be well!

    • So far he hasn’t figured it out – but he’s got his blankie, that seems to be working for him. 🙂

  5. I just want to hug Praline and let her know that it’s ok.

    that is a great solo picture of Mrs Potts.

  6. Oh my goodness, the serious little faces on those monkeys! Love love love! Never fails to make me feel better. 🙂

  7. Love what you did with all the “from above” pictures and concluding with Dennis from below. And a really good story, too. Brilliant! Have you ever considered writing stories? Maybe not horror like you-know-who. LOL

  8. Gaston’s coloring reminds me an awful lot of Archie, like they could be long lost brothers. <3

  9. That Roux – she’s so helpful! And Dennis – you are such a pretty boy! ❤️