Former foster update! Orlando, from the Players litter back in 2014. That’s him on the left at about 4 months old (when we were fostering him) and on the right now! Teresa reports that Orlando is an excellent working-from-home helper (haha) and is likely even more thrilled about permanent work-from-home than Teresa is. 🤣
Former foster update! On the left, from 2012 that is Stompers (original name Cicero, but once Fred nicknamed him Stompers, we never called him anything else) who was just a total sweetheart. That’s him on the right, 9 years later! And you won’t be surprised to hear that.. he’s still a total sweetheart! Kristyn says: “Here he is today! Just as silly and loving as ever. He can usually be found snuggling with whoever will sit still long enough to let him groom them or modeling his gorgeous face for his admirers.”
Happy 1st birthday to former fosters Oleander (Ollie, who was Constance when we fostered them) and Rhus (foster name Rochefort) a little less than a year ago! They were part of the Mewsketeers, and were adopted by Cat, who loves them so very much. But don’t take my word for it – you can see them on their Facebook page daily!
Former foster Lilybet from 2013 was one of our fakers – that is, we were told she was pregnant, but it turned out she wasn’t. So she was spayed and adopted out pretty quickly – and she’s now Artemis. That’s her in 2013 on the left, and her today on the right. That girl is clearly loaded with personality!
Throw Back Thursday: in the summer/fall of 2015, we had three litters of bottle babies in a row. This litter – the Swimmers – were rescued from a puddle during a storm, and we named them after swimmers and divers. I got this picture of Spitz during my first attempt to introduce the kittens to canned food. He wanted his BOTTLE, thank you very much.
kitten clown car compilation
From last fall, a compilation of all the kitten clown car videos! (We were fostering 15 kittens, and when I needed to mop the floor, I’d put all 15 kittens in this crate long enough to mop and let the floor dry – they were usually in there for about 10 minutes.)
This picture from 2 years ago just cracks me up every time. We were fostering Margeaux (up on the cabinet), who came to us with three kittens that – we found out after a day or so – were not hers (she wasn’t producing milk.) Two weeks later, Katriane (on the floor with the kittens) came to us with three kittens that may or may not have been hers, but she was letting them nurse, and was producing milk. Pretty much the INSTANT Katriane entered the foster room and let the kittens that weren’t Margeaux’s nurse in addition to her own three, Margeaux was like “Seeya!” and let her take care of all 6 kittens. I captioned this one “Some of us are smart enough to stay up out of the fray, Katriane.”
Fun fact: Margeaux and Katriane are now Elfie and Neko (they were adopted together and live in New York now!) and you can see them here on Instagram at @keepingtabbies/ !!
Sweet sisters Phoenix (left) and Amber (formerly Ambercup), our fosters in 2017 and 2015 respectively, are adjusting to their new life in Maine. They’ll be saying “Ayuh” and “Pahk the cah” any minute now! 😉 (I am from Maine, so I’m allowed to make that joke, so HUSH.)
2020: No entry.
2019: “BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE RINGWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORM,” I wailed.
2018: “WHAT DOIN’, LADY?!”
2017: This-Universe Robyn often seems to think that THINKING of doing something is the same as actually doing it.
2016: “HI, Unca Stefan! Hi!”
2015: #Skelton has a skeptical. “I does not NEED to be tutored, lady, I am already super smart!”
2014: I love the whiskers in the sun, and also love Dennis’s face, all “WHAT IN TARNATION IS GOING ON?!”
2013: “He’s sucking the life out of me, lady.”
2012: “That little stomping brat always steals all the attention and I DON’T LIKE IT!”
2011: “OH MY STARS! Doesn’t ANYONE ever vacuum this room? Look at this mess!”
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: Warning: May cause cavities due to the sheer utter adorable cuteness.
2007: One of these things is not like the others,.
2006: No entry.
2005: Edgar would just like to sleep, please.