3-9-17 TBT: Maggie

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Throw Back Thursday: Maggie.

Way way WAY back in 2011, we had this sweet girl, right here.

That, of course, is Maggie (her official name was Mary Margaret, which is how I got around the fact that “Maggie” had been used in the past).

Maggie was hugely pregnant when we got her.

And she just kept getting bigger, with no end in sight.

Finally, she popped!

She had not three or four, but SIX kittens. You can read the whole birth story here. And you can read their official introduction (ie, faces with names) here. Since we thought they might be born around St. Patrick’s Day, they all got Irish names. (No offense to the Irish among you if any of those names aren’t Irish. I’m a dumb American.)

Maggie was a wonderful calm, loving, sweet mama.

And her babies grew strong and healthy.

Just as her kittens got the run of the house and were more independent, along came three motherless girl kittens in the form of the Spice Girls.

Cilantro, Coriander, and Clove.

They were technically old enough to not need a mama… but still pretty young.

Maggie meets Clove.

It didn’t take much convincing for Maggie to start caring for those three little girl kitties.

The McMaos (Maggie’s babies) and the Spice Girls integrated into one big litter, and became friends.

Clove and Macushla.

Snack time!

Maggie’s under there somewhere.

Maggie went off to Petsmart along with her boys, and was adopted at the end of July 2011.

We’ve gotten lots of wonderful updates from Alex, and here’s another!

Alex says:

It’s been a while since I’ve given a Maggie update, mostly because there is little to report. Maggie continues to be happy and healthy here in Wisconsin.

When I wake up most mornings, she is curled up next to my legs, and when I go downstairs, she follows me while reminding me to feed her by meowing/grunting in her special Maggie way.

Of all the cats, Maggie tolerates our toddler the most. We use her to teach Henry to be gentle with kitties, which means I will hold her in place while he pets her. Maggie, for the most part, just lays there and takes the love we force upon her.

So Maggie continues her Wisconsin life with her two brothers. But she sends her love to all those who knew her.

Thank you so much for the update, Alex – we all appreciate it so very much!



Oh Dennis, you are just SUCH a beyootiful boy!

(He knows. He better know – I tell him 75 times a day. Hopefully by now it’s sunk in.)


2016: “Well, I’ll be. You really can hear the ocean!”
2015: “I was NOT bunny-kicking my sister in the back of the head and making her cry. That would be WRONG.”
2014: No entry.
2013: No entry.
2012: Babies at the milk bar.
2011: Corbie Wednesday.
2010: Hoyt goes home.
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.