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In case you missed it on Saturday:


And then, just a few short hours later:


It was a good adoption day, at least for my fosters (I think they were the only two adopted on Saturday).

I actually knew last week that someone had called and talked to Susan about Razzie. But she wasn’t going to be able to make it to Petsmart until Saturday, so I didn’t tell ANYone because I was afraid I’d jinx it. All Saturday morning, I had butterflies in my stomach, worrying that it wouldn’t happen, and then Lisa emailed and let me know it had, and I was SO THRILLED.

Someone asked how old Razzie is, and I actually couldn’t remember what day they were born on, so I checked. As it turned out, she turned 6 months old the day she was adopted. If a forever home isn’t the perfect 6-month birthday present, I don’t know what is!

Caspian went home with a very excited 10 year-old boy, and I suspect that by now, they are the best of friends.

This leaves Wellington, Dingwall Scotty, Mr. Stripey, and Sungold left at Petsmart.

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Petey Pickle, watching the birds and bugs flit around.

Petey and Polly.

Polly is such a brat. That is NOT her tail she’s biting, it’s Petey’s. She would not leave his tail alone.

I swear TonyΒ Rocky Horror Pickle is shaped like a softball with toothpicks sticking out of it. But he’s got really long toes!

I call him my little RatBat.

Sleepy baby, being harassed by Joe Pickle.

Petey, complaining that Princess Polly won’t let him sleep.

Polly the tail biter is committed to biting every tail she sees.

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Those girls certainly do like that scratcher.

They kind of look like they’re playing Follow the Leader, here.

Thistle, swinging at the feather teaser.

“One day, feather teaser. ONE DAY.”

Miss Blue Eyes. See how the color around her pupils is actually a darker blue? That’s what makes me think she’s going to keep her blue eyes. I know that not all the kittens in a litter have their eyes change color at the same pace – with the Taters, Kennebec had blue eyes when we got them, even though Agata and Fianna’s eyes had completely changed – but when they do change they tend to change from the pupil outward. I would have expected, if Dandelion’s eyes were going to change, that we’d see some indication of it by now.

They resist my attempts to get a picture of all three sleeping on the cat tree. The instant I open the door, Purslane’s off the tree like a shot. You can see her in the lower left of the picture. Thistle’s on the lower platform of the tree, and Dandelion is taking it more slowly. It’s not that Dandelion isn’t friendly, it’s just that she sees no reason to RUSH when she can mosey.

“Dandy not sure about you, lady. You keep cleaning my EARS and I don’t like it. You leave my ears alone, I might think about being your BFF.” (Best Furry Feline, of course.)

Oh, the faint stripes. LOVE ’em.

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Today’s Crooked Acres Cover Boy: Elwood! Or, if you will, Ellie Belly. Also, Ellie Bellz.

He takes cleanliness seriously.

Corbie photo bomb!

“I am the one who knocks.” (That’s a Breaking Bad reference.)


2011: No entry.
2010: Well. What would YOU do? I couldn’t just leave!
2009: That’s Hoyt, the big mouth.
2008: The quintessential Zoe look.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



9-3-12 — 36 Comments

  1. Enough cute on here to start a shop!
    But, is that first shot of Ellwood cat porn?? hee hee..

  2. Love the “follow the leader”
    picture, especially that you can see Purslane’s reflection in the mirror!

    Ummm, Ellie decided he was going for the Playgirl spread instead of Cosmo!

  3. I may have missed it but why does Mr. Tony Pickle have such a large tummy? I see the large tummy and think worms of some sort but knowing you have had him checked out and seeing him with the other Pickles, (LOVE that name by the way!) him having those nasties seems very unlikely.

    • It’s just big because it’s big – they’ve all been dewormed. Past experience has shown that as he gets older, he’ll “grow into” his tummy – usually around the time they hit their long & lanky stage, the big belly goes away.

  4. Dandelion’s eye’s are mesmerizingly gorgeous. So happy for Razzie and Caspian and they’re families!

  5. That’s not a Corbie photo bomb. That’s a well meaning Corbie whispering in Elwood’s ear that he might want to lower his leg and cover the back end.

    In my house, the kittens all have the same response to being my BFF… “Put the eyedrops down and we’ll talk.”

  6. I love that Dandelion looks like if you took a deep breath and blew on her her fur would go flying away to make more Dandelions. I hope that when she’s adopted her new humans will keep her name.

    • Isn’t it the absolute perfect name for her? She was almost named Clover, I’m glad that name had been used in the past and we couldn’t use it!

  7. That’s so cool for Razzie and Caspian! Yay!

    I fell into the blackhole of going back in the past to find the cutest pictures for my random desktop wallpaper. Last June sure was my favorite month, with all the Russet and Stompers cuteness. I have to stop now, I really have to work. But it’s so hard to stop… KITTENS!

      • At work on Labor Day…no crisis at the moment so I’m reading some of the posts on your food blog. I miss the photos with Inspector Stompers. Was wondering if Tony RH Pickle could maybe inspect a few dishes…he has the belly for it.

    • Well, that room is on the second floor, and the roof outside the window is kinda scary. πŸ™‚ Also, if I know me, the entry that started “I was DETERMINED to get a picture of those girls on the cat tree” would end “And that’s how I fell off the roof.” πŸ˜€

  8. We have just released the 5 week old litter in the drawing room from the cage into the “general population” of the six five month old kittens, there is much running and chasing going on down there lol

  9. I wonder if Caspian has already regaled his new human with “What Happened.” Many congrats to him and to lovely Razzie, and fingers crossed for the rest of the ‘Maters.

  10. That Polly Girl is quite the pest — Perhaps you should change her name to Pestilence. πŸ™‚

    And please, more pictures of Purslane. I just can’t get enough of that Girl.

  11. Elwood is taking a good long time on those toes, that’s some pretty impressive hang time on that leg!
    Love them little weeds! I see that what I thought was the start of flame points on Dandelion is getting whiter and whiter, must have been those dirty ears then. She’s still a beauty!

  12. I hope Caspian’s new brother is a good listener, as Casp’s a great talker. And snuggler, and feather fighter, and well, everything fun that a kitten does.

    I love Corbie’s photo bomb. What a ham.

  13. Have you tried using the flash when taking a picture of Dandelion? What color do her eyes glow? That *might* give you an idea if they’re going to change to something else. We knew Loki’s eyes would be bi-colored before they started turning; one would glow red , the other green. The red one wound up being blue, and his mom’s blue eyes glowed red as well. In fact, the one red eye is why we named him Loki. It’s short for Locutus, as in Locutus of Borg, Captain Picard’s Borg name. He had a red laser next to his eye. Here is a link to a pic (sorry, don’t know how to link): http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=IoS&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1657&bih=989&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=fIEmG40HNILiHM:&imgrefurl=http://oiboyz.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_archive.html&imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mvSWPkVG6zc/SNM7U0u1ljI/AAAAAAAAAbo/MyLI6KRAzNo/s400/locutus1.JPG&w=320&h=240&ei=f5lFUPqzFdHgigLKwYB4&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=487&sig=105213444502272883854&page=1&tbnh=126&tbnw=162&start=0&ndsp=43&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0,i:153&tx=70&ty=67

  14. Oh, I also have a question about Alice. You said the doctor told you she’d stay a small cat. How old was Alice at this point? I have a cat who’s a year old, but he’s so small compared to my other cats, only 8 pounds! Especially in comparison to our other boycat, who’s nearly 14 lbs! I always thought 1 year was pretty much full grown, but wondered when Alice started getting bigger. Snoopy might stay small, though, his mom is fairly small, and she’s a stray who I haven’t been able to get fixed, but usually never has more than 2 or 3 kittens, so maybe his size is a bit stunted?

    • They really ought to come up with a way to fix a cat with a pill you can hide in their food.

    • When the vet said Alice would stay small (LIES! All lies!), Alice was 6 months old. I think by the time she was a year, she’d gone past “small” to average-sized, and now she’s a full-figured gal. πŸ™‚ Cats do keep growing past a year, I know that for sure. I would say that if he’s still small at 2 years, he’s probably not going to get bigger (though that’s also not always true – I’ve heard of cats who waited to hit their full size ’til they were three years old!) If his mother is small, he just may be taking after her.