9-28-18 Friday

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Note: There won’t be a Weekly Roundup post on Sunday this week either; I am still wearing a splint on my right hand (I had carpal tunnel surgery last Friday, for those who skimmed past that info) and it’s making using the mouse difficult, it’s very hard to type, and quite honestly is DRIVING ME BATTY. I have one more week in this stupid thing (I HATE IT. Have I made that clear?) and then hopefully life will go back to normal. IT BETTER.



What is the sheep-shaped object in the Archie video? A sheep-shaped stool? Or bench, I guess.

That’s a sheep ottoman from Overstock.com. It was originally intended to go in the kitten room, but due to the difficulty of cleaning it should kittens walk their poopy little paws all over it, it ended up in the back living room. Some of the cats jump from the floor to the ottoman and then go out the cat doors on either side of the bay window. (Some of the cats just jump up onto the bay window ledge from the floor. Depends on the cat.)


You know what I’d like to see? I’d like to see a picture of your feet standing next to the Croc bed. It looks so big with all those kittens in it, but I know it’s really not….

How about a size 9 women’s shoe inside the Croc bed?

And the same size 9 shoe next to Ryder and Fender?


The pic of Pulley and her toebeans, do I see an extra toe on that foot?

No polydactyl kittens in this bunch; they’ve all got the usual number of toes.


Who is the delicious little traffic cop next to the orange trackball toy? Solenoid?

That’s Pulley. Pulley has white feet and white on her face; Solenoid is a full brown tabby.


My cousin is a sales rep for Fresh Step. They have a new trackless cat litter. She says it’s unlike the other litters that say they are trackless. It works. I was a die-hard Tidy Cat user until she gave me some coupons for Fresh Step. I really like it so much better I’m willing to pay $4 more for the biggest package.

I was going to buy a bucket of it and give it a try, but it doesn’t come in unscented and I canNOT do scented litter. What a bummer!


So does Axle have a diamond shaped nose? His nose “leather” (skin?) looks larger than his brothers’ and I am able to pick him out easier.

Here’s a side-by-side collage of Axle, Clutch and Gauge (click on it to see the larger version over at Flickr.) I mostly tell the three apart by their ears (Gauge has a dab of blue fingernail polish; Axle’s is yellow), their eyes (Axle still has really blue eyes), and their sizes (Axle’s the smallest, Gauge is the largest).


This picture to the contrary, the kittens are spending much less time in the Croc bed these days. I’m planning to clean their room today and rearrange it, put a few small cat trees in there, and maybe some big overstuffed beds.

Pulley wants HUGS!

Mama’s tail is SO MUCH FUN.

Gauge (left) and Axle.

“This is MINE, okay? You no touch.” As you wish, Axle.

Cruise keeps an eye on me.

They spend more time climbing on the Croc bed than sleeping in it.

They like to pile up in the Kitty Kasa to sleep.

Smilin’ Solenoid.

Clutch is feelin’ sassy.

Tiny Pulley in the Tiny Basket.


Frankie wonders if it’s nap time yet.


2017: An hour in the life of mama Mercury.
2016: “I thought I was a pretty boy, lady.”
2015: Skinny Pete, as it turns out, is NOT A BOY.
2014: No entry.
2013: Carmela peeks to see what’s going on out THERE.
2012: She’s worried and disapproving.
2011: “Let the party begin, I HAVE ARRIVED!”
2010: Nothing cuter than a disgusted cat, unless it’s a hissing kitten.
2009: “Oh WOE, I am lost, someone please save me!”
2008: No entry.
2007: Those are some awesome Crazy Eyes there on the left.
2006: But this is the ONLY position she’ll take her bottle in, standing on her back legs with her back against me.
2005: Hey. Did you SEE the Best. Picture. Ever.?



9-28-18 Friday — 10 Comments

  1. LOVE seeing Frankie and his chubby cheeks!

    With each picture, I think “oh, what a doll!!!”. Then the next picture comes along and I’m all ” oh!!! Man, look at that wee face!”. I don’t know how you do it, Robyn. I’d get nothing done.

  2. A bounty of Marmalade. Love them all but have a special love for the orange babies.
    Will you have a splint burning ceremony? Kind of an Autumnal Equinox Stonehenge Druid Fire Dancing and Chanting thing?

  3. I’m with you on scented litter. When I would enter my apartment, the scented stuff smelled like a rotting animal carcase. After I switched to unscented it took awhile to get rid of the smell.

    I keep seeing “Solenoid” as “Soledad”!

  4. Ok, so am I the only one who sees butterfly antennea in Axle’s forehead markings between his eyes? I wonder, does he flutter by? A pair of wings, and he is all set for Halloween. 🙂

    • I agree with you. It does look like he has butterfly antennae. His tabby “M” is not as noticeable as the M on the other two.

  5. Question: do you know about how old a kitten is when their brains start to transition from marshmallow fluff to gray matter? My 4 month old insists on stepping in his freshly laid poop and then flinging his paw sending presents against the wall. He is driving me crazy.

  6. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. They are all looking so wonderful. Wait till they get their cat trees in their room. It’s going to be a whole new adventure for all of them. Having fun with momma’s tail is very cute. Have a great weekend and can’t wait to see more photos.

  7. I dont have a Facebook account, and I have to express my joy over Torvill and Oksana finding forever homes right on the heels of Arundel and Elliot doing the same SOMEwhere, so here it is on this Friday post — YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

  8. Doesn’t one of the orange boys (Clutch?) have a dap of white between his eyes that the others are lacking, or am I just seeing things?