9-13-18 Thursday

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In case you missed it on Facebook/Instagram last night…

Yes, our little OtisMallow was adopted last night! He was adopted along with kittens Trudy and Clementine, sister kittens who were cared for by another Forgotten Felines Huntsville foster family (Trudy and Clementine are sisters). I suspect Otis and his sisters are going to be very happy and very pampered!


I just love that Otis and his floofy tail with the different shades of gray in it.

And I love that Millie and her floofy tail, though you can’t really see it in this picture.

Like all kittens, Otis adores the loop on the back of my phone and he chews on it whenever I’m dumb enough to leave it unprotected.

Otis gives Arundel a bath, and she’s not complaining.

Just hanging out.

Otis, keeping an eye on things.

Otis and Bethel, doing the same. (Bethel’s round eyes just crack me up. She always looks so AMAZED.)

Oh that sweet, sweet Dexter.

Bath time for Eliot.

Bowl full o’ Otis.

Annnd a bowl full o’ Dexter. I think it’s safe to say that they love that bowl scratcher.



That chair exists in that location solely to provide shade and shelter for the cats, usually Alice. I’ve never sat in it, and I’m pretty sure Fred hasn’t either. (And if I were going to go hang out in the fresh air, I’d stick to the screened porch, since the screen does a good job of keeping bugs at bay.)

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2017: In this litter, Hubble appears to be in possession of a happy tail.
2016: Meet the Outsiders.
2015: No entry.
2014: Cats. Like. Boxes. Like, a lot. A LOT.
2013: Pardon me, Norbs. You appear to have a kitten in your armpit.
2012: Meredith Grey (in the front), disapproves of such shenanigans, as do her judgey cohorts.
2011: They were all just like ::shrug:: “yeah, it’s Buster. So?”
2010: God, Corby. I wish you’d learn to relax a little. You’re stressing me out!
2009: I told Fred the other night that if we were going to keep Sam (which we’re not), I’d have to rename him Tigger, because he bounces! all! over! the! place!
2008: No entry.
2007: Later, when I relayed the experience to Fred, he said “You realize that during your entire story, the Benny Hill music was playing in the back of my head, right?”
2006: Meeting Maddy.
2005: What is it with kitties loving to chew on wet hair?



9-13-18 Thursday — 22 Comments

  1. I have that same chair in my yard, only it’s blue, and the cats practically fight over who is going to get to sit on the arms, lay in the seat or hide under it because you’re invisible when you are under the magic blue chair. At least that’s what Sammy thinks, bless his heart.

    • The people who sold us the house left a couple of those chairs behind, and I’ve gone from “We need to replace those” to “We can never replace those!”

  2. I have a green chair like that in the overgrown flower border beside my deck. Its sister chair broke and unceremoniously dumped me on my butt a couple of years ago, which is why this one is off the deck. But I dare not toss it, because it is my older girl Stalker’s lounge chair and official stairway back up on the deck, since she can’t make the jump anymore. 😀

  3. It seems poor Buxton’s listing is stuck in limbo-land. He’s no longer shown as “In Residence”, but hasn’t shown up in the “Adopted in 2018” section yet. Thought maybe you just hadn’t finished updating, but now that Otis’ profile has shown up there, I’m thinking something is amiss.

    Kudos to you, Robyn, for taking 9 somewhat sickly babies and turning them into the gorgeous, healthy, happy kitties they are now! Your love and dedication to them (all those BATHS!!) made a huge difference and I’m so happy to hear that another one of these cuties went directly to their forever homes 🙂

    • I think I was going to move him to “adopted,” got him removed from “in residence,” and then wandered away, which I do SO VERY OFTEN. He’s there now!

      • Oh yes – I distract easily as well 🙂 Plus I don’t know the first thing about maintaining a website so you are light-years ahead of me!!

  4. I just realized Katarina’s not in the “Adopted in 2018” section either and I’m certain she used to be there. Are there some gremlins in WordPress?

    • I think I messed it up when I was moving pictures last night. She’s there now! (Thanks for pointing it out, I’m not sure I ever would have noticed!)

      • You are welcome. Not sure why I noticed it myself, but after noting Buxton’s absence it then hit me that there were only 7 of 8 from the previous foster group.

        By the way, why on earth aren’t Torvill and Oksana adopted yet?? 🙁 It’s breaking my heart!

  5. “Here’s your kitten and his spay/neuter and vaccine records for your city’s registrar, and his Instagram account for his Love-and-Hisses fan base. And remember: Post early and often!” Is that *really* too much to ask?!?

    • Ha – I do send a letter along with the bag of toys pointing out the blog, where the blog posts about their kitten started, and pointedly say “WE LOVE UPDATES!” There’s a note on the health record, too, pointing out that WE LOVE UPDATES. 🙂

  6. I love that they are all getting adopted straight off. I think the red chair needs a name if it’s staying. I suppose we can keep calling it “Red Chair” but then it sounds like a Fred nickname-LOL! It needs a real name like Steve or something.

  7. We are so happy for Otis. He will be so happy in his furever home. We love all of the wonderful photos you shared with us. Bethel’s eyes are so beautiful. It’s great to see such lovely photos. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful day.

  8. Hi

    Such good news about Otis – but I must admit to missing Moop on the blog.

    Any news about the kittens already at Pet Smart from the Olympians litter?

    Kind regards

    Majella from Australia

    • Torvill and Oksana are still at Petsmart and haven’t been adopted yet; all the other Olympian kittens have been adopted. 🙂