Freeze dried shrimp? When did we start this and do the catfish know about this? Do we still have catfish! Remember the problems with the pond.
Yes, freeze-dried shrimp – like this. We keep them on hand because they are pretty strong-smelling, and I can sit down in the middle of the room, open the jar, and it takes about 5 seconds for kittens (or permanent residents – whoever I’m trying to lure over to me) to smell them and come running.
I haven’t asked the catfish their opinion, but rumor has it they’re contacting their union representatives because they’d like some, too.
We do still have catfish – plenty of them – and I’m sure they’re out there multiplying as I type.
Hey Robyn, have you seen the CATS takeover in the London subway station? It is awesome! Here’s a link.
Now I want to do that in our town’s three-stop subway system!
I did see that, and I think it is very cool!
Now do the kitties adopted from Challenger’s House have to be inside kitties? Just wondering, as I know your own permanent residents who like to wander outside were technically adopted from Challenger’s House…
Kitties from Challenger’s House do have to be inside kitties – the Challenger’s House kitties we’ve adopted are confined to the back yard (they either wear collars or (Alice and Jake) simply can’t/don’t want to go over the fence), which meets the criteria, since the point is to keep them safe and not free-roaming.
Our free-ranging cats (Maxi, Newt, Archie, Stefan) either showed up here or… actually, they all showed up here, now that I think about it. Having them as free-roaming cats isn’t my first choice, but it works for us (I’d honestly prefer to fence in the entire property in cat fencing so they could have some freedom but remain safe, but that isn’t a possibility.)
Someone recently asked what we’re going to do with the free-roaming cats when we move. The plan is to find a place with a decent-sized back yard and cat fence in the back yard – and the free roamers will be contained to the back yard. (It will be fun trying to keep Archie contained, is all I’ll say.) This will make Maxi (hater of the fact that other cats exist) particularly unhappy, but she’ll adjust. They all will.
The current plan, by the way, is to sell this place in the spring of 2018 (yes, I said 2018, 1 1/2 years+ away). Due to Fred’s job getting crazy in the near future and staying that way for a while, we want to wait until things calm down before we make it all crazy again.
Has Archie lost weight? His face seems thinner in that pic.
Nope, it’s just the angle. He weighs 11 3/4 pounds, and has stayed right around there for the last year – and it’s ALL muscle.
I saw this video on Facebook and thought “Robyn needs to make some of these as props for her kitten pictures!” Although for kittens, you may need to use toddler shirts.
I totally do – and I hadn’t thought about toddler shirts, but that’s a great idea!
A new banner!?! Who is that sweet ornj baby?
That’s Kennebec from the Taters litter (the same litter Stompers was from). I love that picture very much (it’s one of my favorites) and I thought it would be a good banner.
Lovers of black cats might like this story about the recently appointed mouser at the Treasury in the UK. He is clearly much loved by the human staff.
PS – he has his own instagram account.
I love it!
If someone wanted to order that pink crochet bed, that you snatched up, how would we go about it? Is it padded on the bottom?
It is padded on the bottom, and Andrea is willing to make them to order – contact her at anniclan AT aol DOT com to discuss! (I highly recommend it – I haven’t put it in the room with the Greasers yet, but I plan to soon, and I expect I’m going to get lots of pictures of them snoozing on it!)
I demand to know why that prison picture is not a banner.
Partly because the size made it difficult, but mostly because I never thought about it. It’s a banner now, though. Not my finest work, but that picture will never not make me laugh.
Is it the angle or does Darry have big feet?
Darry has great big feet – all these kittens do. They could just about wear my shoes, I swear.
Another litter has turned out to be a big fan of the Bergan Turbo Track. Every time I go into the room in the morning, they’ve moved it completely from one side of the room to the other.
This litter has really come around in the last couple of days. I reported that Darry was proving to be the toughest to crack – well, he’s cracked. He’ll still hiss and run when I walk into the room, but as soon as I sit down, he comes over and swats (gently) at my hand so I’ll pet him. All I have to do is look at Ponyboy, and he purrs. Sodapop likes to flop down against my leg – and Two-Bit will roll around on his back showing his glorious belly until I give in and give him a belly rub. They are some super sweet boys!
The litter boxes are still located in the room with them – I usually put them in the closet with kittens this age, but I was pretty sure that if given the chance, these guys would hide in the closet and I’d never see them. Now that they’ve relaxed, I’ll probably open the closet door this weekend and start moving the litter boxes into the closet. I’m sure they’ll like having the extra room to run!
2015: I have begun their all-important naptime training.
2014: Polo, havin’ a thought.
2013: Starks, adopted!
2012: Percy Pickle is amazed at the money-hungry, greedy, STUPID jackassery in this world.
2011: I think Buster Burbles would be a GREAT name, and when I find my musical talent, I will totally name my ’80s cover band Buster Burbles.
2010: So many toys, so little time.
2009: Off goes my sweet boy Terry, to get his fancy new eyelips.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: “See? My foot IS as big as my head!”