Monday, December 31, 2018

Year in Review 2018 - part 1

JANUARY
We started the year by letting Sigourney out of the foster room. Turns out she was quite the lap cat too.

Chanel got out to see a local greenhouse:

Our momma cat Panache was adopted!!!

And we got an update on Bristol, one of the Texas kittens:


FEBRUARY
We got an update on Rooney, now Ragnar:

Chanel and Cupcake sent each other cards for Send A Friend A Card Day

Some kitten had a teenage meltdown

We got a new purple Sleepypod for everyone to check out:

Chanel got a new ride:

Our foster kitten Fish was finally adopted.


MARCH
We lost Spud in March. He had been doing poorly for a while and mom finally managed to catch him and get him to the vet. Tests showed his body was failing him and it seemed kinder to let him go.

We didn't have any kittens for a while, so mom went back and did a "meet and greet" for all the resident cats.

Then mom and the kid took their 3rd bi-annual trip to Best Friends. Mom loves taking the kid and the kid loves going. They played with cats and dogs and bunnies...and took some pigs for a walk.


When mom got home.....we got these guys. Yep - Delphi and the Greek Kittens
This group pushed us over the 300 cats and kittens foster number. Wow....

Oh...and Chanel and her siblings turned a year old


APRIL
The Greek kittens got names and continued to grow....

Mom did some rearranging in the foster kitten room

More kittens pictures

Then mom headed off to Blog Paws in Kansas City with Chanel. They roomed with Miss Julie who brought Cupcake (that was an adventure) and their room connected with Aunt Dee...who taught them all about water faucets.


Once they got home, there was a post about traveling and the things mom learned.


MAY
The Greek kittens now almost weighed 2 pounds....except for Veria.



The kittens made weight (yes...all of them) and it was time to move on to their new families.
Delphi

Veria

Sparta

Argos

Olympia

We do get updates from Sparta (now Elliott) family and he is doing great. He is in LURV with their daughter (he was her birthday present).

And then there were more tuxedos.....


We had a Sparta/Elliott update and news that all of the Greek kittens (but not Delphi) had been adopted.

And the new group was named after spices.


JUNE
Mom took Chanel on an outing and got a professional picture taken of her.

We did an update on the spice kittens including news that mom Cardamom was losing patience with the kittens and ended up getting spayed and moved to a partner store.

Chanel went out with mom to meet Miss Andrea for a drink:

We talked about Adopt a Cat month and the FIV+ cats at the rescue.

Mom made fun of how Chanel sleeps on the cat ladder and updated on the spice kittens

Mom also got some pictures of Chanel hanging OFF of the cat ladder

We did another kitten update


Mom did some mental math about Junior and Allie

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So that is the first half of the year.....be sure to come back on Wednesday for part 2

Friday, December 21, 2018

Random Fridays


You know, for all the name calling and HBO words that happened when Mike first came to join us, those little monkeys got busted the other day. They really do seem to like each other.
the picture washed out for some reason
Mike is in the back, Kilkenny in front


Mom was on Instagram the other day and saw that the Kitty Kasas were having a sale. We already had one in the foster room and one in the living room. The adults here tend to ignore that one, but the kittens were using the one in the foster room. Since they are SUPER easy to clean, mom decided to get another bedroom and also a penthouse (the bed on top). Mom had to put Mike and Kilkenny up there at first, but she has checked the camera several times in the last couple of days and they are both up there snuggled together (though how they both fit without someone falling off is a mystery). 

Also as an FYI, the boys are healthy and ready to go. Mike's cold has cleared up. Kilkenny's eye scarred, but it is no longer swollen and red. Which means....off they go to a partner store tomorrow.

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We probably won't post much next week. We wish you all a very Merry Catmas and safe travels if you are going away for the holidays. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

around here

Happy 4th Gotcha Day Daiquiri

closer

closer
(yes - we have lots of pictures of her nose - the minute she
hears the camera she has to come over to see what is going on)

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Crash for the win


Monday, December 17, 2018

weekend report

Happy 10th Gotcha Day to Ivy


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Mom took Mike to visit Santa Claws. We are sure he asked for a forever home for himself and all the other homeless kitties out there. He was VERY well behaved and even walked around on the leash some.




Friday, December 14, 2018

Random Fridays

Chanel does leave the ski chalet at times....
Goldfish tried it out

Daiquiri claims it quite a bit

and....she's back

In case you missed the news, Peroni was adopted on Wednesday. Guinness has also been adopted and goes home tonight. YAY!!! The adoption center has been busy as well with lots of adoptions and homes for the holidays.

Everyone here is doing well. Kilkenny's eye is doing better and Mike isn't sneezing nearly as hard.

Mom tried an experiment with Goldfish the other night. Goldfish was standing on the bed and mom slipped her hand under Goldfish's chest to try to lift her a little off the bed. No such luck - mom didn't even get her hand closed and Goldfish fell over kicking with her back feet and trying to bite. The good news is that when mom moved her hand, Goldfish rolled over and was all about the loving, so she is at least quick to forgive. Mom still needs to try the treat thing while sitting in the living room, but things have been a little crazy around here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

mine mine mine


Are you done yet?

OK - I'm coming in whether you are or not

move over - you are taking up all the room

dang she is mean

I wonder if I stare at her long enough if she will leave
(no - she will not)

Mom found the ski chalet we got last year that wasn't assembled as we got it really close to Christmas and we had our log cabin already up in the living room.

Kilkenny was out in the house on Saturday and decided he liked the chalet. Until a certain mid sized tuxedo cat wandered by and decided that she needed to have it.