7-31-18 Tuesday

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Look at this sweet sleepy girl.

That’s Phoenix, of course, who at this time last year was still wriggling around in her mama’s belly. The tabby patches on her arm and over her eye are just so adorable, aren’t they? Love that girl!

(Thanks, Debra!)


Yesterday was bath day for Moop, Calais and Millie. Once they were bathed, I turned the heater on so they could get mostly dry before I moved them back to the foster room. In the past, they’ve always just hung out either in the carrier on the floor or in the middle of the floor while drying, but yesterday they apparently hit that point where they figured out how to jump up on top of the toilet seat and then to the counter, so I walked in to see this:

(Millie was on the floor hanging out in the carrier.)

Moop was like “Hey! You! Get outta here! There’s only room for one adorable floofy gremlinmuppet in this bathroom!”

When I made the bathing schedule, I deliberately scheduled Moop and Calais for Day 1 and added Millie as the third because I knew Calais and Moop were going to be REALLY KINDA DIFFICULT to bathe. And they are – somehow, Moop’s arms extend to three times their length, and while I’m trying to wet him down in the bathtub, he’s got his freakishly long arm stretched across the bathroom opening the door and heading for the foster room.

(Okay, that’s an exaggeration OBVIOUSLY, but that’s how it feels. Meanwhile I’m like “Moop, you are the smallest kitten of the whole bunch, how are you POSSIBLY giving me this much trouble?!”)

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: thankfully they’re all quick to forgive me.

No one tell Bethel that today’s her bath day.

That packing strap is giving KennyBorkBorkMoopiePie the Crazy Eyes.

Bowl full o’ Dexter.

Annnd a bowl full o’ Millie.

Dexter, Moop and Buxton in the big bed.

Oh, that silly little marshmallow.

Eliot’s all “I LOVE ARUNDEL!” and Arundel’s all “Oh, joy.”

Dexter gets his ::thlurrrp:: on.

They all love hanging out in that carrier (it’s got a heated bed), but Arundel loves it most of all.


Awww, this picture is from back in May. Dewey’s got his face in the ‘nip, Maxi’s looking on angrily (which was pretty much her M.O.) and Khal is staying out of the line of fire.


2017: Agnes-tude!
2016: Juniper has discovered the teddy bear bed and thinks it’s quite comfy.
2015: Crooked Acres Friday.
2013: Puff does not appreciate it, but she’s just doin’ her job, man!
2012: “Am busy ripping paper! You go ‘way!”
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: The kittens are 15 weeks old today
2007: Maxi, guardian of the garden.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



7-31-18 Tuesday — 21 Comments

  1. Millie, you are a tiny tortie doll of a kittyness! <3 Ahem.

    Kenny Moop Squeakleton Baby Khal, you are a character! XD I'm surprised he's the smallest in the litter; I thought Millie got that distinction. Whoops.

    Speaking of Khal, my gosh, I know I've said similar before, but that sweet shy house panther superfloofball has thoroughly enchanted me. Please give him a scritch or three from me?

  2. Oh, silly lady. Clearly, the Moopster is fighting you off in an attempt to stop his transformation into a full-on gremlin whenever you insist on getting him wet.

    I didn’t think that was possible… but he must be a special mogwai and have extraordinary powers, for which you should be very grateful!

  3. As usual, wonderful and sweet pictures of the babies!

    Great to see Phoenix so happy and well-loved!

    Aww, Maxi…

    Hahaha, 2014: “…there were Doodles running in all directions” :):):)

  4. For a big ol’ lug o’ love, Drogo is certainly reluctant to tangle with the ladies (aww, Maxi!). Smart on his part.

    Aw, look at sweet Phoenix!

    I love that picture of Arundel, lounging on the heated blankie in the carrier. Cats have the best life.

  5. Aww… he’s practicing his Mooplication tables. And a wise weird lady once wrote, “Cleanliness is next to Sugarbuttliness.” The Right Honorable Moople K. MacBorkBork should be grateful he hasn’t required a direct “sweetwater” application!

  6. Did I miss the Katia & Kristi update ? I keep hoping that some loving person will take them in.

    • There’s not really an update – they’re still at “boot camp” being worked with. I think they’ll be there long-term – Kristi is still a lovebug and Katia has stopped hissing.

  7. They hate the baths now, but you just know that when these kittens are adopted, they’ll be camped out around the bathtub in the new digs with that ‘Awright you know what time it is!’ look … .

  8. I know you’re going to miss Maxi’s fuming. I know I’m going to miss seeing photos of her death glares/silent fuming too. 🙁

  9. I should be only looking at the kittens but you have really pretty blue and green and yellow towels.

    • You made me go look. When I originally saw that picture, I was actually impressed by how much counter space she has in her spare bathroom!!!!