12-10-15 Thursday

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Throwback Thursday: Newt and Maxi

I recently ran across this picture of Newt from… well, the picture is named “Newt 2008ish”, but it was actually taken in March 2007. Nance and Rick were visiting, and I used their Nikon to take the picture.

It blows me away what a KITTEN he still was!

And while I was trying to figure out the date on that picture, I ran across this one, from November 2006.

That’s Maxi and Newt. I can’t believe how tiny she was. She’s not a large-framed cat, but she’s so TINY there.

That was when we’d bought this house but we were working on the inside of the house and didn’t move in ’til spring 2007. We’d had Maxi and Newt spayed and neutered, Maxi’s kittens had all been adopted out through Challenger’s House. We couldn’t convince Maxi and Newt to come inside (MY how things have changed), so we put towels in a huge cardboard box and made sure they had food and water.

(If you’re interested and haven’t already read it – or want to read it again – here’s the post wherein Maxi and Newt showed up one day with her kittens. At that point, we thought Newt was the father to those kittens so we were calling him “Daddy”; when I actually took them in to have them spayed and neutered, the vet said she thought Newt might be one of Maxi’s kittens from a previous litter.)


Good morning, sunshine.

Adele and her “baby.” She really likes to beat that thing up!


Joe Bob’s lower lip was a little swollen for a day, and just as I started seriously considering taking him to the vet, it went back to normal. I think Joe Bob just likes to mess with me.


2014: Balancing act.
2013: (Hey, what’s more fun than having a handheld vacuum full of angry buzzing wasps? That’s right, a BAGGIE with ONE angry buzzing wasp!)
2012: “It just keeps going AROUND!”
2011: Meet the new guys!
2010: “No, dear, your toes don’t ‘look funny.’ That’s what chicken toes are supposed to look like!”
2009: The many faces of Mike Teevee.
2008: Delmar always looks so SMUG.
2007: And to you I say, because I really like Elle (NO we’re not adopting her!) and I have started calling her Ellie Belly and I want to have her around for a little while longer, so shaddup.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.