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In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve got a new design here on the blog (if you read this via a reader, you won’t notice a thing, I imagine!). It pretty much looks like it’s going to, though I’ve got a bit more fiddling to do.

The banners at the top are set to come up randomly. I know the pictures are a bit small, but the width and height of the banner are constrained by the design. Those banners were put together pretty quickly; hopefully I’ll get the hang of how to fit as many pictures in the banner so they won’t be TOO small (the banners were made using PicMonkey, by the way. I LOVE PicMonkey!). Like I said, they’re set to come up randomly, and if you want to see all of them, go here (the link to that page is also at the top of the sidebar). It’s my plan to eventually have a banner for each litter; once that’s done, I’ll likely go back through and make extra banners as the mood strikes me (yes, Stompers DOES need his own banner!)

So, there we go. That wasn’t too painful, was it? The main thing I need to do is go add links to other blogs in the sidebar, make some more banners, and then I’ll consider the job done. Until I feel like changing something, that is.

Let me know if anything doesn’t work for you!

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Puff would like Scorch to know just WHO the boss is around these parts.


I imagine there was a feather teaser waving around wildly up there somewhere.

Oh, I love that Scorch and his serious little face.

Beautiful, beautiful Ruthie.

Kittens are always fighting through the bars of the bed. I’m not sure what the attraction is, but it’s a popular one.

Just hanging out.

Oh, Norbie. I kiss you 37 times a day, and you look like you need MORE kissing.

“You keep your kisses to yourself, lady. At least when my brudders are around. I don’t need them teasing me any more than they already do!”

To those who asked, Jake is just fine after Khaleesi attacked him. I wasn’t actually there when it happened, but I imagine that Jake tried to play with or headbutt one of the Dragons, the Dragon hissed, and Khaleesi’s protective instincts took over. When things were calm, we tried putting the barrier up at the end of the hall so that the kittens couldn’t get out, figuring that if her kittens weren’t out then Khaleesi wouldn’t feel the need to protect them. But she has apparently decided that Jake is The Enemy, and went after him again. Poor Jake. And for that matter, poor Khaleesi – she was just trying to protect her babies.

She’ll be going to Petsmart tomorrow. Hopefully she’ll be adopted quickly! She’s such a sweet girl that I don’t know how anyone could resist her.

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The Starks are gettin’ bitey lately. Especially Arya.

Brandon has his bitey moments also. Well, they all do.


Jon Snow just wants to snuggle.

Arya, the bitey brat.


The neatly folded paws are killing me dead.

“STOP IT, I said that HURTS!”

“Who, meeeeeee?”

Brandon and Jon Snow have both hit the one-pound mark (weight chart here). Arya and Hodor are about three ounces smaller. They’re all eating well and using the litter box (mostly). I tried introducing them to canned food mixed with formula, but Arya was the only one who showed any interest, and she mostly wanted to swim around in the plate of food.

They’re still living in the bathtub in the downstairs bathroom. Every time I think I should move them up to the small foster room, I walk in to find that someone used the litter box and someone else swam through it, requiring a scrubdown of the tub and at least a couple of the kittens. It’s so handy to have the sink right there (and the tub is SO easy to clean!) that I’ve been putting it off. I think I’m ready to make the move, though. I want to let them have room to explore after I’ve fed them, and the bathroom is so cluttered with taking-care-of-kittens supplies that they don’t have much room to move around. They’ll be confined to a cage when I’m not in there, so any mess they make SHOULD be confined. So I’m going to give it a try today and see how it goes, is what I’m saying. Wish me luck!

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Oh, Miz Poo, you are the sweetest girl on earth. You really are! (And she knows it.)


2012: No entry.
2011: β€œI am NOT faking it. Stop looking at me like that.”
2010: The Bookworms (Bolitar, to be exact!)
2009: Fighting amongst the shoes.
2008: “You want a piece of ME? Because I will mess you UP.”
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: I sure do love these kitties, and MAN am I going to miss them when they’re gone.



7-8-13 — 25 Comments

  1. This new design works really well on my Samsung S2 mobile phone… everything is perfectly sized.

  2. The new design looks great. I read it on my iPad, and your pictures always make me want to come through the screen and snuggle all the beautiful kitties. Thank you for all the work you do for the kitties, and the work on this blog to give this crazy cat lady her daily fix!

  3. Terrific new design, Robyn! Looking forward to seeing all the banners!

    My heart goes out to Khaleesi and Jake. I really hope Khaleesi will be adopted quickly – she is such a sweetheart. If not, I will probably need to make a road trip!!

    Good luck, sweet girl!

    • Thanks! I really like how relatively simple it was to put everything where I wanted it. The old theme was way out of date (there hadn’t been an update to it in years), so I thought it was time. πŸ™‚

  4. Love the new design, Robyn, not to mention — as ever — today’s pictures. (And I’m still chortling about the drug den.) My only, tiny suggestion is that you add the litter’s, or superstar’s, name to each banner. And good luck with House Stark’s move, not to mention Khaleesi’s. May this week bring adoptions galore!

    • Thanks! I’ll see what I can do about adding names to the banners. I decided last night that I think rather than trying to cram all the kittens from each litter in one single banner, I might do fewer pictures per banner – and more banners per litter. That way their little faces will be easier to see. πŸ™‚

  5. The new design looks great!

    Poor Jake. And poor Khaleesi, too. She’s a good momma, protecting her babies, but she must have scared the bejeezus out of the Loon.

    Those Dragon babies are gloriously adorable. I think Ruth is my favorite (well, she is for today, at least).

  6. You need to put on Khaleesi’s cage at Petsmart (sniff) that she is the “Mother of Dragons”! With her looks and that name and pedigree, she should find her people in no time!! Safe journey sweet girl!!! *sniff*

    I like the new look! Now I can’t wait for the Stompers banner to randomly pop up (I want it to be a surprise, so I’m not peeking at the link). πŸ™‚

    • I think I kind of went on and on about Khaleesi in her description, I think the shelter manager might have had to trim it a little so it would fit on the cage! πŸ™‚ She is such a sweet girl, I expect she won’t be there long.

  7. I had to laugh when you said about the babies fighting thru the bars of the bed. We had adopted two black rescue kittens last Sunday, brother and sister, and to introduce them we had them in a large all wire crate to see and be seen by the other 4 legged (canine and feline)members of the house. Once they were out, the little boy we named Boris, thought it was great fun to balance and “tightrope” walk on the top wires and his little legs would fall thru and then he would try to catch those back feet and his tail. It amused him for a good period of time and it was funny to watch. : )

  8. um.. you no longer seem to have the ‘random’ button..

    Poor Norbert.. You shouldn’t let the fact that the other kittehs make fun of you get you down, they are simply just jealous that you are SO DARN KISSABLE!! I’d be kissing you constantly if I were there.. and I send you mental kisses all the time..

    • It’s there, it’s just a different color, and a bit smaller – it’s right under the “archives” link. (I went and double-checked to make sure it was still there, and got sucked into reading several random posts!)

  9. Ooooh!!! I like this new look blog!! I prefer the old header but that’s just a personal preference – I think the new colour scheme is very soothing!

    Big hugs to Khaleesi!! Fingers crossed for her!

    Take care

  10. LOVE Ember! Such a pretty girl. And Ruthie! *heart melts* But Norbs is our favorite. He needs even more kissing. We’re pretty sure of that. Gorgeous redesign. The photos really stand out now, especially the one of Miz Poo! Purrs…

  11. I work records in a doctor’s office. I was writing down a patient’s name today… first four letters “Khal”. I filled in “Khaleesi” (not her name). Whoops.

  12. I love the new look, especially since it’s better on my mobile phone. And the banner photos are too awesome!

    Oh arya, you little rebel you, nomming on your siblings *smooch*

    • I’m so glad it’s working better on everyone’s mobile devices! It was built into the new design, so I didn’t even have to do anything. πŸ™‚