So, here’s a story you might find interesting.
Ever since I got these kittens, Aramis has reminded me VERY strongly of Ryder’s kittens (who we fostered in 2018), especially Axle and Dynamo.
I’m not sure it translates in pictures all that well, but it’s the eyes. Literally every time I’d be snuggling with Aramis, I’d think “WOW does he look like Axle and Dynamo.” But he was pulled from Athens animal control, so there was no way there could possibly be any relationship there. OR SO I THOUGHT.
Then the other night, Steve (who spotted Ryder moving kittens in 2018 and fostered her and her NIIIIINE kittens until I had room to take them) messaged me to ask if Aramis was the kitten he’d rescued recently. I said I didn’t think so, but then I tried REAL HARD to remember if Michelle had actually said Aramis came from animal control, or if I’d just assumed. (I don’t remember, but I’m sure I just assumed.)
Turns out Aramis IS the kitten Steve rescued a few months ago near where he works (same place Ryder and her kittens came from). A cat was moving her kittens, and when Steve spotted her and went to see what was going on, she ran off, leaving Aramis behind. Then the kitten went to Michelle’s, where it happened that Alexandra had room at the milk bar, and they had a name in need of a kitten.
So clearly there is an unneutered male cat in that neighborhood with very strong genes, and Aramis and Ryder’s kittens are half-siblings or cousins.
And this is what Aramis looked like when he was rescued. (Hopefully his mama will return at some point so she can be trapped and spayed.)
I thought y’all might find that interesting. I sure did!
When Uncle Archie Came Calling (again).
Archie and ALL 8 kittens. (Fred was waving Da Bird around and they were all fascinated.)
2019: No entry.
2018: “Is we almost done, lady? This is boring!”
2017: I finally poked the end of her tongue so she’d thlurrrp it back into her mouth.
2016: “Here, let me spiff you up before you go get smart, Floompy.”
2015: Introducing the Swimmers and the Squash Bugs (to each other).
2014: ::fume:: “I HATE THAT GUY.”
2013: And it seems that Tommy had had JUST ABOUT ENOUGH.
2012: To Polly, Tony Rocky Horror Pickle said “Poke.”
2011: Molly reacts to Jake’s intrusion into her territory.
2010: He’s kind of like Godzilla, all flailing around growling while tiny Martin and Dodger and Melodie and Moxie go running for their lives.
2009: “Dear lord, please let me catch the laser light, it’s all I want in this world, thank you. Amen.”
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.