7-17-18 Tuesday

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Can you believe it’s been ONE YEAR since Roux and Praline – sisters to Andouille (now Andre) and Beignet (now Bella) (both of whom you can see over on their Facebook page) – went home? I have an update!

Catherine says:

Hello from Praline & Roux,

It is hard to believe that these sweet girls have been in our family for a whole year! As expected, each has adopted her own boy, and they do a good job keeping tabs on them. Some examples: When we dropped one off at camp, Roux spent the better part of a day laying across the threshold of his room and eyeing me every time I passed as if to say, “You know that you are missing this one, right?” Praline is equally protective and will camp out next to the weather alarm as soon as it goes off just to make sure that we stay safe.

They still love to play like sisters, chasing each other, stealing toys from one another, and taking turns annihilating a feather teaser. They’ll turn around the next minute though and curl up together for a nap. Praline is the more affectionate and loves to purr loudly next to her people or even seek out a good belly rub from a stranger. Her favorite toys are mice that rattle, which she will bat and chase for hours. Roux is the more curious, which has gotten her into some interesting places, but she does not care for new people. She loves the pipecleaner-style toys and will occasionally play fetch with them before she hides them in her “stash” which moves around as we locate it and redistribute toys evenly. Both are healthy and fabulous- we are so grateful to call them ours.

“Playing” on a six foot high bookshelf…where Roux seems to have the upper paw.

“What? We’re just hanging out like sisters do.”

Roux’s favorite napping position.

Praline still loves to curl up in her basket, which she will have you know has shrunk.

Don’t you love a happy ending? So sweet!

(Thank you, Catherine!)


It’s a Millie in a basket.

Bethel shows off her pretty eyes.

Lap full o’ Calais.

Otis and Buxton playing.

He is such a Muppety little Moop.

Moop and Dexter in the basket.

Otis and Buxton took play time into the crate, where Arundel WAS sleeping, so she appreciated that.

Dexter gets a cuddle from Calais.

Such a sweet little ornj boy.

Snuggle time for Calais and Buxton.

Pretty Dexter.

As of yesterday, everyone is eating on their own again; after I fed Dexter via the syringe in the morning, he decided he’d rather feed himself, and proceeded to do so. They’re still not eating quite enough (I’m supplementing), but they’re eating more than they were, and they’re also starting to get back to normal as far as playing. It’s nice to see (hear) some real activity in the foster room – it was SO quiet over the weekend!


Despite the fact that he could go outside in the back yard if he wanted, Deputy Dewey wants to be in the FRONT yard, since that’s where all the chipmunks hang out. That I am out there without him gives him the Face o’ Disapproval.


2017: “She’s little, but she’s sassy!”
2016: No entry.
2015: Roundup: Gilda
2014: Throw Back Thursday: Everett Peppers.
2013: “There’s something right behind me, isn’t there?”
2012: Guest Post, by Stompers.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: Kaylee will not be deterred.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



7-17-18 Tuesday — 12 Comments

  1. I so love foster updates! Love hearing how they’ve adjusted so well.

    Love seeing those Monkees back up to mischief.

  2. To me, Deputy Dewbert looks like he’s extremely concerned for your safety because, if those chipmunks chose to strike, he wouldn’t be out there to defend you.

  3. Seeing Muppety Moop and Dexter together in the basket made my day.

    Are they OK being in the front yard, what with the street and cars?

    (And my favourite post of all.time! The Stompers Guest Post from 2012!!!)

    • They’re only allowed in the (cat-fenced) back yard, which Deputy Dewey objects to (but he doesn’t get a vote!)

      • Damn I’m a weenie. OK, he’s inside, and you’re outside.

        I was born a blonde and I turn 50 this year. Make of it what you will.

          • I also LLOL’d. Then my brain said, “What are YOU laughing at? You just turned 50 and you mighta been born brunette but you were born in San Fernando, so shaddup Valley girl!”

  4. Happy to see the fosters now living their best lives!

    Question for Friday: Just curious, do the permanent kitties come indoors at night? And in general, since they have a choice to be in/out during the day, would you say they spend more time outdoors?

  5. Awww, such a great update on Praline and Roux! I love that each has “chosen” their own boy – how sweet is that!

    That picture of Dewey is so weird, I wasn’t sure what I was looking at at first! It almost looks like you were standing behind him and took a picture of his reflection in the window.

  6. Glad the little ones are doing better. Oh that is the saddest little Dewey face! Pouring it on thick, that one.