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On Saturday, Scorch was adopted! The couple who adopted him was planning to change his name to “Scotch” (which is funny, since I just mentioned last week that that would be a good name for him). This leaves Khaleesi, Ember, and Ruth still at Petsmart.

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The Starks are finally making their way downstairs for most of the day. I was starting to think they just preferred to stay upstairs, then all of a sudden they were all over the place downstairs. They tend to prefer the front room, but if I’m at my computer (at the back of the house), Arya will curl up in one of the cat beds on my desk and keep me company (or she’ll curl up between me and the keyboard, depending on whether she wants to be petted.)

Jon Snow, snoozing in the little cat tree in the front room.

Norbie and Brandon, on the ham-mick in the front room.

Arya, curled up on one of the couches in the front room.

Hodor came out from wherever he was to join Norbie and Brandon on the ham-mick.

Arya shows off her spay scar.

Norbie apparently felt crowded and went to find some space.

Later, Jon Snow took a snooze on the ham-mick, and then something woke him up and he sat there with this grumpy look on his face for the longest time.


Poor Arya was sound asleep, and then suddenly Jon Snow was all “I NEEDS ME A SNUGGLE!” and flopped down right on top of her.

She was all “Wah! I can’t BREATHE!”
And he was all “I NEEDS A SNUGGLE!”

So I went and rescued her from him, which she appreciated and he did not.

“If you didn’t want to snuggle, you could have just said so!” he said, casting a wounded look her way.

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Pretty, pretty Sheriff Mama is fairly certain that YOU are up to NO GOOD. She knows how you are.


2012: No entry.
2010: How I have not squeezed the stuffing out of that boy, I do not know.
2009: โ€œHeyyyy, good-lookinโ€™!โ€
2008: I donโ€™t remember what she was appalled by, but apparently it was quite SOMETHING.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



8-26-13 — 23 Comments

    • They’re not actually that dark – the setting on the camera made everyone’s color “pop” during that photo session. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I hope you at least gave Jon the snuggle that he so clearly needed!!!

    Great news about Scorch/Scotch. I don’t know why people think he’s a Scotch, is it his coat? I don’t look at his coloring and think Scotch, I just think Yum. Now how someone can look at Ember and walk past, I couldn’t.

    • Maybe they looked at him and thought “Butterscotch”. Or maybe they drink. Scotch liquor can be kind of a light caramel or amber – depending on the proof! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. “Later, Jon Snow took a snooze on the ham-mick, and then something woke him up and he sat there with this grumpy look on his face for the longest time. I’ve been there before. You’re trying to get a good nap and something rouses you, and it just leaves you feeling peeved!

    I absolutely love Arya’s mottled coloring in the last kitten picture. Is she a calico? I can never keep all the coat types straight.

    • I’m calling her a calico, though it’s possible she’s a calitabby since she has tabby stripes in some of her color blocks.

  3. How does Sheriff Mama know these things ?? I’m trying to be good but it can be difficult sometimes !!!

    Arya is so beautiful !!! So much like my sweet Ladybug, makes me miss her more and wish I could bring Arya home with me.

  4. Hodor came out from wherever he was to join Norbie and Brandon on the ham-mick.

    LOVE the look on his face as he joins them, as if to say you better not disturb us with your snapping photos

  5. and “Scotch” is Maine for “scorch”–“It’s a scotcher today.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hodor’s eyes are gorgeous. And Mr. Jon Snow’s great orange markings are really showing now. His wounded look would have forced me to pick him up and give him 932 snorgles!!

    How did Sheriff Mama find out about me? Gulp!

  7. My kids wanted a t-shirt for back to school that read: “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” from Harry Potter. I didn’t buy it for them, but was thinking about getting it for myself. Sheriff Mama is PSYCHIC!

    Jon Snow’s tail makes me squee. The orange stripeys are killing me dead.

  8. Hey Robyn,

    you know what would be cool on your blog, if you had a ‘jump to the comments’ at the top of the post for those of us stopping back by later in the day just to read the comments after stopping by in the AM

    • If you’re coming to the site at love-and-hisses.com (rather than love-and-hisses.com/?p=whatever), there’s a bubble at the top over to the right with a number in it. If you click on that, it’ll jump you down to the comments.

      • I’m trying to figure out how to add a “jump to the comments” link in the top info bar, but having no luck!

  9. Rescuing kittens from excessive snuggling — what a dread responsibility, Robyn! Congratulations to Scorch/Scotch’s lucky new family. May he have the greatest of playmates and most excellent of servants. Fingers crossed for his beautiful sibs still at Petsmart.