Tricki is a beautiful and slinky kitty. She reminds me of Gink in of my favorite children’s books, the Dorrie the little witch series by Patricia Coombs. Dorrie is a little witch whose “hat is always on crooked and her stockings never match, she has a black cat named Gink who follows her wherever she goes.” You can see illustrations of Gink here and here.
That looks like such a sweet series!
Check this out!!!
That is very cool. (Now I’m imagining a video of me trying to train Stefan to do that… where he just sits there and yawns.)
“Lily and I got along like sestras” This makes me think that Orphan Black would be a possible naming scheme for another batch o’kitties. I’m sure it’s already been suggested, but just throwing it out in case.
I don’t think anyone has suggested it, actually, but it’s definitely on my list. I need a large litter of girl kittens!
Tricki is just soooo beautiful. Does she have any white hairs on her at all? My Allie-cat is all black like Tricki except she has four white hairs on her chest. C’mon universe, bring Tricki her new people soonest!
Tricki has at least 5 white hairs – two on her chest, three further down on her tummy. I had to made a concerted effort to check her over before I saw them, they aren’t super obvious. They are, however, longer than her black fur, so you’d think I’d have noticed them before now.
Hi, Renee!!! I am in Jacksonville, too!! Everyone, please go and vote. Clay County Animal Control REALLY needs some help. They are located behind a landfill, not visible from the road and they get NO advertisement!!!! The staff and the volunteers work hard and are the ONLY way those little ones get exposure! (Yes, it is a kill shelter!!!) So please, please go vote!!!!!
This is just a reminder for y’all to vote, please!
Your photos of Tricki are amazing! How do you do it? I have 3 black babies (2 cats, 1 dog) and no matter how pictures I take, how many different cameras, flash, no flash, natural light, artificial light, etc….I can NOT capture them. Please share your secret!!!
I think the only real advice I have is to use the brightest natural light possible, and take a LOT of pictures! You’ll probably notice that most of the pictures I’ll share of Tricki will be of her on Fred’s bed, which is right by two windows that gets great light during the day. I’ll occasionally use the flash, but most of the time I prefer not to, because it casts such a harsh light on the cats.
One of these days, I’m going to post all the pictures I take in a week, before I started delete them, so you guys can see all the awful ones, too. 🙂
I saw this today and thought about several of your kittens in the past, who have been looking for a substitute for mom in all the wrong places.
Isn’t that the most adorable thing ever? Wee kittens in socks! How did I never think of that?
Just wondered if you’d seen this video of “Japan’s cat island?” Kinda neat!
I had! (And here’s more information, for those of you who haven’t heard of it before). Definitely very neat!
so do you do anything with Hibiscus? I’ve got a box of Hibiscus Tea here, so I was just wondering..
I’ve never done anything with Hibiscus flowers, but only because it never occurred to me. I don’t usually drink tea, but I’m tempted to give it a try with our own flowers.
So do you know that it is the same Dolores every year, or do you just assume?
No, unless she’s some kind of super spider, it’s a different Dolores every year. BugGuide says that Orb Weavers usually die at first frost. Which here in Alabama might not be ’til November or so, but if I recall correctly, last year’s Dolores disappeared around mid-October. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find out that this year’s Dolores is the daughter of last year’s Dolores, and last year’s Dolores was 2012 Dolores’s daughter, and so on.
Speaking of Dolores, the Mister has gone missing, and Dolores has been eating like crazy and she’s getting HUGE. I haven’t seen an egg sac yet, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
Yesterday I got too close to her web while trying to take her picture, and it made her run across the web away from me. The sight of all those long legs moving so fast might have made me run in place and scream a little bit.
Poor Dolores. She is SO TIRED of my shenanigans.
So Khaleesi was returned a year ago, huh? So glad we know now that she’s had a happy ending living the life of Riley with a great, smart Mom and doting grandparents. Occasional hazzards of chipmunk patrol, she should have a great life.
I had actually forgotten, until I saw the post from last year, that Khaleesi had been adopted and returned after one week. The reason given for that return is that she bit the ankle of the guy who’d adopted her. She was adopted a second time in September and then returned in March, because she and the other cat in her home were chasing each other back and forth at night, and the adopter couldn’t deal with it. So back she came.
What I think is that Khaleesi was just toying with those adopters, biding her time ’til the right people came along. And I’m pretty sure we can all agree that the right ones very much did!
Miz Poo likes to go out into the back yard and watch the younger cats race around. She’s not sure why they’re racing around like that (kids these days!), but she’s entertained by their antics.
2013: “HOLY CATS! I was wrong! That pink nose will match my curtains PERFECTLY!”
2012: Meet the Weeds!
2011: Laundry inspectors on the job.
2010: No entry.
2009: I love how it looks like Bill is saying “That’s right, Terry, you has a toy! Good for you!
2008: I’m going to miss the brats.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.