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As her eating skills have improved, Arya’s after-eating food beard has been reduced to more of a food goatee.

Hodor has to fold his ears out of the way so he doesn’t get food on them.

Jon Snow looks like he’s about to mess me up – but he’s actually concentrating really hard at getting those last bits of food from his face to his mouth.

Snuggle time!

Selfie time!

Jon Snow enjoys a good ear rub.

Brandon’s eyes are pretty much the same color as his fur – at least for the moment.

Jon Snow gets this look on his face after I’ve kissed him several times in a row. He looks like he’s savoring it.

“I can haz a snuggle?”

“Youuuuu wiiiiiilll kiiiiiiiss meeeeee…”

Video! The whole thing is cute, but the best part is at the beginning, when Arya flails around and can’t quite turn over because of her big ol’ belly.

YouTube link.

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Dragons sure do love that sunlight.

Sunlight makes Ember giggly.

Slap fight on the cat tree. I love that, way in the background, on the right, you can see Miz Poo laying on the bed.

Ruth, having funny thoughts.

Nap time.

Even sound asleep, Puff knows to aim those Ears of Annoyance at me.

Ember has got some SERIOUS ears.

Ruth, Ember, Puff, and Norbert are home from their spaying and neutering, and doing fine. They started racing around as soon as they got home, and pretty much did that all day. They wanted a lot of attention and reassurance, which was just SO HARD, as I’m sure you can imagine.

Scorch seems to be on the mend. I have no idea what was wrong with him. We realized on Saturday that he was having pretty bad diarrhea, and it just got worse as the weekend went on, no matter what I tried. He was still playing, even though he didn’t feel well, so I wasn’t too worried until Monday morning when he wouldn’t play, wouldn’t eat, and didn’t want to do anything but sit in a hunched-over position. He lost 3 1/2 ounces from Saturday to Monday which doesn’t sound like much, but he only weighed just under three pounds to start with. I had to wait a little while for him to use the litter box, but as soon as he did I scooped it into an old container and took it and him up to the vet. The fecal didn’t show anything wrong, so we talked about what I’d been trying (Forti-Flora, slippery elm syrup, pumpkin, pectin, Pedialyte) and what to try next (a low dose of steroids, keep on with what I’d been doing). Tuesday he didn’t seem any better and he vomited a couple of times. He refused to eat (though anything that did go in his mouth seemed to come out his other end with not much time in between), and that evening I talked to the vet. She suggested we start him on Metronidazole, which I did immediately.

I don’t know if it was the Metronidazole, the other stuff I’d been trying, a night spent cuddling in bed with me, or a combination of all three, but Wednesday morning when I got up and headed into the kitchen to give the permanent residents their morning snack, he ran in with me and howled until I gave him something to eat. He continued to eat throughout the day yesterday, and I even saw him playing a couple of times. He was definitely glad to see his siblings back, and spent a lot of time snuggling with them. The diarrhea is getting better, he’s clearly feeling better, HALLELUJAH!

Depending on how he does the rest of the week, he may go for his neuter next week. The good thing about them at this age is that when they bounce back, they tend to do it pretty quickly.

So, that’s the story with Scorch. He was not feeling well, and now he is! Luckily, none of the other Dragons seem to be feeling poorly, so we won’t have to go through it another 4 times.

(The best part of his illness, in my opinion, is that with his siblings not here, Scorch decided to take solace with Uncle Suggie, who didn’t have the heart to put the smack down on a poor wee ill kitten. Well, until Scorch started snuffling around in Suggie’s belly fur, that is. Then there was a hiss, a smack in the general direction that didn’t make contact, and a flounce. Suggie’s an excellent flouncer!)

If you waded through all that text up there, here’s a video for you! Norbie and Ruth are awfully cute, but the best part of the video is the obnoxious noises Fred was making in the background because he didn’t know I was making a video.

YouTube link.

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Miz Poo also thinks that sunlight is pretty awesome.

Sun baths are even better.


2011: Want your own β€œI love cats, it’s people who annoy me” gear?
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: “Yeah, I know. He KEEPS showing it to me. He thinks I WANT to see it. This is what I live with, day in and day out.”
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



7-25-13 — 20 Comments

  1. Oh, that puppydog is going to make me cry! πŸ™ πŸ™ *snuggles her up a storm* Bless you, Heaven, for taking the poor thing home with you. Bless you. That poor sweet dog.

    Glad Scorch is feeling better. πŸ™‚

  2. I’m glad Scorch is feeling better, poor little dragon!

    And, is it just a trick of photography/the light, or does that Jon Snow have some great black eyeliner on?

  3. Yay for Scorch feeling better! And yay for Heaven for taking care of that lovely pup.

    So you call your kitties “turkey” too, huh? My husband calls any small creature (the guinea pig I had in grad school [Zippy, rest his tiny soul], kittens we’ve fostered, etc.) “turkey” or, more frequently, “turkey leg.” I can only imagine it’s because they are similar in size to those giant turkey legs you can get at RenFests and other fairs.

  4. we think Jon Snow is gonna get you!!! πŸ™‚ Poor Scorch….purrs to feel better soon. Oh – and we think it is your fault that mom now calls the tiny kittens “monkeys”.

    • It’s cute and sweet when they’re tiny. Not so much when they weigh 15 lbs. πŸ™‚

  5. Hoping for the best for Heaven’s charge, and thank goodness Scotch is on the mend. Of course the kittens grow more darling with each passing moment, but Miz Poo’s sweetness eclipses even them today. You go, girl!

  6. They are all adorable, but I really want to squish Norbert and smother him with kisses. Ember is a close second.

    I’m glad Scorch bounced back quickly from his mystery illness!

  7. I can’t say a THANK YOU BIG enough to all of you who’ve helped me raise this money. Velcro (or Stickie!!!) will be at the vets today and I will get her 100% better if it kills me! Which it won’t coz the kitties need me too :-/

    My head-stone will say RESTING AT LAST!

    THANK YOU all again….VERY MUCH

    • Yay for Velcro! I want to add my thanks to everyone who helped. Heaven you are an angel for helping this baby and so glad you have the funds to pay for it.


  9. LOVE the look on Sugarbutt’s face. Who isn’t tagged in this post by the way πŸ˜‰

  10. HALLELUJAH! indeed! Glad Scorch is feeling better. Kittens are soooo fragile, and there isn’t much margin when they start to lose weight.

    The kitten pictures are especially captivating today, but Miz Poo outshines them all. What a doll!

  11. WOW….how does this happen? I just don’t know how to even begin to say thank you properly <3

  12. Heaven, your comments are making me smiley! Please keep us posted on how the puppydog is doing.

    Just out of curiosity, what kind of dog is she? When you said Velcro, I immediately thought golden retriever; they have a reputation, along with labs, of being Velcro dogs.

    • I believe she’s pit & Spaniel (although she could very well have some hound in her too) Her white eye lashes *get me* every time I look at her!

      I’m almost certain that I have a forever AND I MEAN FOREVER home for her πŸ˜€