I’m wondering if there’s a chance Louganis and Phelps will keep their beautiful blue eyes! It looks like everyone else’s has changed … Hey, I can hope!
Hey, I’m hoping right along with you! But unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they’ll keep those gorgeous blue eyes. Doesn’t seem fair, does it?
I bet Zuke has the softest fur. Do you have trouble telling him apart from the Swimmers?
I actually don’t, and here’s why: he’s a bit bigger than they are, he looks more cat-like (they still have a little of the unformed-blob look to them)(which I LOVE), and his eyes have turned green. But mostly, it’s because the Swimmers are pure black with sprinklings of white, but Zuke has a smokey undercoat and stripes and spots that you can see even when he’s not in bright light or sunlight, like so:
Yes, he does have very soft fur, and he LOVES being snuggled and kissed!
So-o-o-o-o. I have a question for the Maine-native, lobster-roll-enjoyin’ Robyn. As you may recall, I live in SoCal, which is a wee distance from Maine. I also work in a typical office cubicle farm, which means the only real excitement is watching cat videos and figuring out what’s for lunch. To that end, a coworker just sent me a menu to what is apparently a food truck that does lobster rolls.
They are going to be a mile or two down the road from us this week, and I’d like your take on the whole lobster-rolls-from-a-truck idea. Is lobster ice cream really a thing? and…I love me some quesadillas, but lobster quesadillas? (I mean, I like cheese, just not on a lobster.)
Unlike Connie, I do love lobster, and I would absolutely buy food from the Cousins food truck. I would even buy a lobster quesadilla, but I think lobster ice cream might just be a step too far. I don’t think of lobster as a sweet dish – though maybe someone out there should try it and report back to me!
Now I am CRAVING lobster, even though I ate a ton of it when I was in Maine last month!
Stinkerbelle looks so soft and fluffy…. Sometimes I imagine picking her up and squeezing her, like hugging a poofy little cloud. Of course in real life, I know my hands would have burned and turned to ash if she even sensed that little fantasy. Does she ever allow any physical contact from your or Fred?
Except for a quick little brush of the fingertips here or there, I haven’t really touched Stinkerbelle in about five years. She will occasionally allow Fred to pet her, but it’s just one or two pettings, and then she’ll turn and swipe at him, claws out. She really is our house feral. Which is too bad, because that girl has the softest, silkiest fur and I would pet her forever if she’d let me!
Is that an Archie-loaf that Cletus is walking by in the 3rd picture from the top?
It certainly is – Archie and Stefan were both around when Cletus showed up, and they just watched him walk around and belly up to the food bowl at the feeding station.
You forget how small the babies are until you see a picture of Pattypan next to the mug. I’m guessing their marshmallow fluff head are also directing them to walk through the food plates as well?
Most of them sit nicely around the plate and eat but, well, Calabash (left) and Phelps (right) have other ideas…
No wonder Calabash’s face is always food-stained!
So I have a question regarding bottle feeding babies. Is there a reason to hold the bottle so high? I ask because it seems a little unnatural compared to how they’d suckle off their mama and I wonder if there’s any risk of them choking or if it just helps the milk glide right on down their throat without them needing to do much work to swallow.
We always start out with the babies laying flat on our laps or table, and try to get them to drink from the bottle that way. Without fail they always get under the bottle and push it upward. I’m not sure why that position is the one they prefer, but it’s the position 99% of our bottle babies seem to want, so we go with it. Milk won’t come out unless they’re actually sucking on the bottle, so I’m not too worried about them choking on it.
So, I have FINALLY figured out how to tell Louganis, Phelps and Torres apart if I can’t see their collar! Want to see? You know you do!
Louganis has a smattering of white hairs between his eyes. Also (though you can’t really tell from this picture), the end of his right ear is tipped forward ever so slightly. And the fur around his mouth is thin, so you can see his pink leeps. And he always wears a look of complete amazement on his little face.
And Torres has one single white hair over her right eye. She’s about the same size as Louganis, but she doesn’t have his tipped ear. She and Phelps both have a scattering of white hairs along the edges of their ears, but she’s got more white than he does.
Being able to tell them apart without being able to see their collars is something I’m more concerned with in regards to labeling pictures than anything, but it’s good to know that there IS a way to tell.
Moving the litter boxes into the closet worked just fine. There’s only one box in the room now, and I’ll move that into the closet later in the day. Then maybe I won’t have to brush litter out of the way before I can sit down!
A video from the foster room: kittens running, playing, and just generally being the wild thangs they are.
2014: Maxi is so so SO tired of your shenanigans.
2013: This shelf gets the Inspector Brandon Whiskers Up award.
2012: Sweet Petey Pickle in the sun.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: Did I mention they’re busy racing around like wild things?
2008: “Is this such a good idea, hanging out here under the bird feeders, with that cat RIGHT THERE?” he wonders.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.