7-13-18 Friday

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Look who it is!

That is Gir Shecky, who was Shecky when he was with us back in 2015 as one of Lucy’s Fools. Hasn’t he grown up to be one gorgeous boy?

John said: Guess what day it is?!?!?!? It’s this booger’s 3 Year Anniversary of his Gotcha Day!!!! Lord, if you only knew what Mr. Gir Shecky gets into on a DAILY bases, LOL! He is spoiled rotten and can be the biggest brat…but he’s ours. He is a lover, a cuddle buddy (with Ty…not me) and LOVES to be the center of attention! It’s like he knew today was his Gotcha Day anniversary because he has gone out of his way to make sure we notice and love on him today, haha. We couldn’t imagine a world without him!

(Thanks, John!)


And holy cow – what if the dreaded shmingshmerm had hit the Olympians?? How on earth would you have treated Katia?!? Not to mention what she’d have done to you after hearing her babies objecting to the worst. thing. to. ever. happen. ever. ever. ever. How is she doing in boot camp, btw?

I cannot even imagine what that would have been like. I don’t think I could have treated her! She probably would have let me treat her babies (though kept a close eye on me), but as for treating her? I don’t see that happening!

Kristi and Katia are doing well – Kristi is sweet as ever (there’s no surprise) and Katia is (drumroll) NO LONGER HISSING!


Does Eliot have a little white spot on his back or is that from the scmingscmerm?

Eliot DOES have a little angel kiss spot on his back! (His shmingshmerm showed up on one of his back feet (which is how I realized we were having an issue – I don’t KNOW that it started with him, but I HAVE called him ‘Typhoid Mary’ a time or two) and hasn’t spread beyond that, thankfully.)


And for years they called it the Big Bath Massacre of ’18: “NO ONE WAS LEFT DRY!!!! MWA HA HA HA HA” — Halloween Tails for Kittehs


I am the monarch of all I survey,
Whether it’s night or whether it’s noon,

In Shady Cove and beyond to the sea,

I am lord of the nap and lord of the loon.

You are on FIRE this week, BetaLoop! (Thanks for the much needed laughs!)


Shouldn’t you separate the infected from the uninfected?


I guess at this point everyone is exposed so no need to separate the three?

In a perfect world, I could separate the shmingshmerm-infected kittens from the non-infected, but I don’t have anywhere to put them for longer than a few hours. (The observant among you might have noted that we have a guest bedroom. HOWEVER, we have friends visiting next week who’ll be sleeping in that room, and there is NO WAY ON EARTH I’m putting POSSIBLY uninfected kittens in that room only to find out that – SURPRISE! – they just hadn’t shown ringworm lesions until they’d gotten spores all over the guest bedroom and HEY! Let’s send our friends home with a nice case of ringworm to spread to all their dogs and cats!)

Right now I’ve got four (4) non-ringwormed kittens. Calais, Bethel, Millinocket and KennyBorkBorkMoop are as of yet showing no ringworm patches. I hope it stays that way, but I’m not counting on anything.


I love Google’s NGram service which gives you the graph of the usage of a word or phrase. Here are their results for ‘Incandescent with rage’

That is REALLY cool!


In your blog stats, can you see which is the #1 blog post of all time? I suddenly had the burning desire to know!

If there’s a way to tell (and I’m sure there is), I’m not aware of it. I’ll have to do some research and see if I can figure it out!


State of the kittens: this upper respiratory thing has taken them down hard. They’ve stopped eating and are doing nothing but laying around sleeping and looking pitiful. I’ve started syringe-feeding them every couple of hours (which they’re accepting). The ringworm baths are suspended for the time being, until they’re feeling better, because there’s no way I’m putting them through that while they’re feeling like this. Keep them in your thoughts, if you will, and hopefully they’ll start perking up soon.

These pictures are from earlier this week, when they weren’t feeling so awful.

Arundel pie.

Dexter with attitude.

Kenneth BorkBork Mooperston (the 3rd) and Millie, waiting for a turn in the weird lady’s lap.

Arundel and Calais, hanging out and giving me the attitude.

She sure is a sweet thing. The instant you pick her up, she purrs like crazy.


Buxton the pirate.

Eliot really likes that bed quite a lot, if you couldn’t tell.

Do you get the impression that everyone likes Arundel and Arundel likes everyone?

Dexter has a think. I love that you can still see a bit of blue around the edges of his eyes.

Fight! Fight!

Millinocket, chomping on Buxton.

Arundel’s face is cracking me up. “Can you make Bethel get her foot out of my ear, PLEASE?”


Calais and the Otismallow hanging out.


Stefan on the rock wall, havin’ Deep Thoughts.


2017: Gaston licking the tree. As you do.
2016: Crooked Acres Wednesday: snakes, spiders, bugs and rats.
2015: Sugarbutt
2014: No entry.
2013: They’re fond of the sunshine, is what I’m saying.
2012: Stompers and Jake size each other up.
2011: Ciara pretty much always looks appalled by whatever we’re doing.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: “I just don’t see what all the fuss is about, lady.”
2006: No entry.
2005: So, it is done.



7-13-18 Friday — 17 Comments

  1. Fingers crossed, good thoughts sent. Feeling so helpless. Hope all kids will pull through. Hang in there, Lil’ones!

  2. Hi Gir Shecky! Brothers Georgie Carlin and Red Skelton wish you a happy 3rd gotcha-versary!!

  3. Gir Shecky is so handsome!! But more importantly, would his Dad John come make my refrigerator look that nice and organized?? 😀

    Come on babies, we need you to get better!

  4. Oh, poor little muffins… Malcolm sends his mini-me Dexter, and all of the babies, healing head butts and warm thoughts.

    How handsome is Gir Shecky! That boy is all kinds of hubba-hubba. (As is my man-candy Stefan.)

  5. Aw, Gir Shecky. 3 years, hard to believe.
    Our new girl has an upper respiratory. Infection also. So far she is jyst sneezy and sleepy. I hope none of the other dwarfs show up.

  6. I couldn’t be happier over Katia’s progress! WHOO HOO!
    Prayers for the munchkins and for you. May all the illnesses quickly pass.

  7. oh man. Ringworm. Brutal. Between that and the upper respiratory stuff, damn. You deserve a cookie. or a stiff drink. or both. Hang in there!

  8. All paws are crossed here for all the little ones to get over the nasties. Hang in there, Robyn.

  9. Happy Gotcha-Day Gir Shecky!!

    Banderling just went through a bout of sickness. Something to do with his liver. He was on several medications (2 antibiotics and 1 for helping the liver), an anti-nausea pill and an appetite stimulant. All 5 for 2 1/2 weeks and the 3 medications for another two weeks. He had pretty much quit eating and we had to feed him with a syringe. We could tell when he was done eating because he’d just push it right back out of his mouth. Making a mess all over the place. I’d hold him while my husband did the feeding. I’d have a towel over me and a towel wrapped around Bander and we’d still end up looking like a hot mess when all was said and done. LOL

    He also developed an upper respiratory issue during it. The vet asked if he’d had an infection before. He has, a few different times. She said when cats are kittens, if they get a UR infection it can lay dormant in their system their whole life and come out again during stressful situations. Which makes perfect sense. He’s had the liver issue before, not this bad but still was fed with a syringe for a couple days and ended up with a UR infection. Broke his leg and within a week was wheezing and sneezing and then this time. So there’s a chance these kittens will have the same thing happen as they get older. But I hope not, for their sake and their human’s.

  10. Great news about Katia dropping the hissing. Well, at least for whoever it is she’s with. Crossing all appendages for her and her mama, Kristi.

  11. Glad to hear that Katia had stopped hissing. I sure hope she and Kristi will be ready to find a happy home together soon!

    Speaking of the Olympians, how is it that none of the remaining 4 kittens has been adopted yet? I keep looking for a “Last night THIS happened” post from you, but to no avail. How can the people at Petsmart resist those sweet little faces????

  12. I love foster updates. I sysect someone’s eying the cheese and yogurt.

    Have no idea what boot cam is but glad to hear the regress.

    And wtf! I thought that we were ast the worst with this thing that not be spoken.

  13. Uggggh please help? I apparently didn’t save the PW to Nance’s site and I am not having luck finding it. I was going to email you instead but figured if you put it here once you might again. If you’d rather I email you I can totally do that too! Tyvm

    • I emailed you; check your spam folder if you don’t get it in your inbox, and if it isn’t there, then email me at mizrobyn (at) gmail.com 🙂