How are you telling Combo and Skinny Pete apart? The old “nail polish in the ear” trick? Or just by their little meows?
Until Wednesday night I was going by their voices (and the fact that Skinny Pete is a chunky monkey), but Wednesday night I put a dab of yellow nail polish on Combo’s ear. When they get older, I’ll collar ’em up like I did the Swimmers.
How long has it been since the fosters outnumbered the permanents? You are certainly honoring the memory of those who have crossed to the Bridge by caring for so many teenies.
That is an excellent question, and I don’t know! It’s been a long time, that’s for sure.
Yay Combo! So do we know where he was that last 10 days or so?
Lucky Combo! I wonder what happened to their mama?
Any sign of Badger, Skinny Pete and Combo’s mama?
I imagine that Combo was with their mama, being moved from place to place until his big loud mouth made Mama say “Oh, good lord. Enough of this, let the humans have him!” and she stomped off to the nearest bar for a few shots. She’s still around, I imagine, and hopefully they’ll be able to get her trapped and spayed – and soon!
Do you think Badger, Skinny Pete and Combo will get to mingle with the SwimBugs?
I’m thinking not, simply because they’re not big enough to test yet – and won’t be before the SwimBugs head off to Petsmart – and although I’m sure they’re perfectly healthy, I don’t want to expose the SwimBugs to any bugs they might be carrying, and vice versa.
Surely that should be at CATACIPY. Oh god I crack myself up.
You cracked me up, too!
That blurry picture of Badger…at his age, isn’t his view of YOU blurry? So when you look at that picture, you’re seeing how he sees you! I think that’s really cool.
That’s a good point! And oh, I love that picture so very much, still.
Do you think that bottle-fed baby cats grow up to be more affectionate?
Oh, absolutely. Affectionate lapcats is what you tend to end up with, at least in my experience.
Fosters are so judgmental. Always reflecting on how your windows and mirrors need to be cleaned. But do they ever lend a paw? Noooooo! Of course not. Typical.
I know, right?!
Just had to share … you need a kitten ring, Robyn!
YES. Yes, I do!
But is Skinny Pete a repeat name? I know you had a Peter before, didn’t you, with the Brady Bunch?? Or am I mis-remembering?
I did have a Peter with the Brady Bunch, but “Peter Brady” and “Skinny Pete” are two entirely different names – at least in the Challenger’s House computer system.
On a related note, I think I mentioned that we’re working our way through Breaking Bad for the third time (it’s been two years since the last time), and I never noticed before that when Jesse is talking to Skinny Pete, he doesn’t call him “Pete.” He calls him “Skinny.” Something about that cracks me UP.
(Unlike Skinny Pete the kitten, Skinny Pete the human character in the show really is awfully skinny.)
Could you post a link again to the little dog houses you got for shelters outside? Thanks!
I’ve got two kinds of dog houses now! In the back yard we have two of the Trixie Small Log Cabin Dog Houses, which we got from Overstock. (You can also get it from Amazon; Amazon has it for the exact same price as Overstock, at least today they do.) Those are the houses that the cats who don’t leave the back yard hang out in. Kara, especially, ADORES hanging out in there during the day.
Under and next to our side stoop, we have the Arf Frame Dog House with Dark Frame in X-Small, which I was going to get from Wayfair, but found cheaper on Amazon (and for the record, those houses were NOT $59.99 when I bought them. They were $46.99). Oh! Okay, I just went and looked at Wayfair, and TODAY the houses are cheaper there, here’s the link. That could (probably will) change, so I’d check both Wayfair and Amazon, and maybe even Google around before you decide where to buy yours (if you’re going to buy one, that is).
Fred actually likes the Arf Frame Dog House a little more than the ones we have in the back yard – he likes the look of them, and he says they were much easier to put together. It was my idea to get houses to replace the shelters under the side stoop, because rainwater would pool in the top of the shelters (made from big Rubbermaid containers) and then it would get all nasty-looking, and I’d have to crawl under there and dump the water off. With the houses, the water should run right off. Of course, it’s been too warm for Maxi to decide whether she likes them or not, but hopefully she will.
I was just thinking to myself last night when you posted the Badger (I think?) pic on Facebook: “How is she going to refer to these three?” Then it hit me: The BeeBees! It handily combines “B”reaking “B”ad with something that sounds like “Baybees,” which they are. Adorably so.
I LOVE this! I was thinking of “Breaking Bad Kittens”, but meh. I like BeeBees much better!
Have you ever fostered more black kittens at once than you have now? I think this is a record! I love the housepanthers, I adopted one last year.
It very well might be a record! I’ve never had a housepanther that was anything less than completely awesome. Kathie says they know they’re the last to get adopted, so they try harder!
FYI – I think you purchased ALL the beds, because Amazon is sold out & doesn’t have any on order… My cats will admire the photos of Dennis in the bed from afar. 🙁
Just keep checking back – they went out of stock when I first saw them, but they came back after a while.
It just occurred to me that you left out a trio of bottle babies!
A few summers ago…they were visiting for a weekend while their foster mom was away…little orange dude was named Butter, and I can’t remember the other 2 little muffins’. But they did threaten to tell their Momma that you were a bad babysitter because you were making them wait too long for their bottle. Sassy little babies, but, oh were they ever cute! I think their post is on the Fav Posts page.
I can’t believe I forgot to include them! There were three of them, an orange tabby (Butter) and two brown tabby girls whose names I totally could not remember, even though Eva told me their names twice. And they were, indeed, bottle babies. They were ADORABLE, weren’t they? I posted about them here and here.
These three are SO HARD to get in one picture that I had to ask Fred to help out. Left to right it’s Skinny Pete, Badger and Combo. Would have been nice if they’d all been looking in my direction, but whatcha gonna do?
For those of you who wanted to hear Combo’s husky little pack-a-day voice, here you go!
Oh, Archie. Such a sweet boy. He always looks REALLY intense, and he kind of made me nervous when he first started coming around. It maybe doesn’t come across in pictures, but he always looks like he could snap and rip your face open. He’s never bitten or scratched me even once, though, he’s always the perfect gentleman.
2014: Throw Back Thursday: Buster.
2013: First Sopranos post!
2012: Apparently Magoo is not terribly tasty.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: “TERRY,” I said. “I thought I was your true love! I thought you loved me best, and now you’re laying in her arms like you could just lay there forever!”
2008: Sights from around Crooked Acres.
2007: “Oh lord, how much more must a poor kitteh suffer? How much longer, lord?”
2006: Maddy loves the belly rubs.
2005: No entry.