Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Goldfish and Chanel

no idea how that is comfortable Miss Goldfish

It is a joy to watch Chanel and Goldfish interact. It is like Chanel got her own mini-me. They are having a blast. The other nice thing is that Goldfish seems to be taking more of her cues from Chanel now and is a little less jumpy - sometimes. haha

Chanel certainly does love that kitten:

Fortunately for everyone else here, these two having such a good relationship means that they tend to leave the older girls alone. Chanel still will try to be all lovey with Daiquiri - who puts up with it for a short period of time and then tells Chanel to take a hike. Ivy will put up with the full body rub from either girl and maybe a little laying next to each other. But thankfully with them being so close in age, they tend to keep each other busy.

Oh - and Goldfish found Chanel's peep toy the other day too:

Monday, November 12, 2018

weekend report

Guess who got adopted and went home on Saturday??



Well, the first of our boys were adopted. Once Kilkenny and Sapporo were neutered, mom got them up on the website (which loads out to several different adoption sites) to let people know they were available. Considering how sick they had been, mom was reluctant to send them right back to the adoption center.

An application came through online and mom met a couple on Saturday and sent Sapporo home with them. They have our information, so hopefully we will get updates.

Marzen is doing very well after his neuter. The nice part about young males is that they really have no idea anything had been done to them and recover very quickly.

Next step is to take them up to the adoption center. Marzen is online but they really will get adopted faster if people can see them in person.

Also, November is Adopt A Senior Pet month. Mom wanted to do something to bring attention to it when people came into the adoption center so with the help of a friend, she had a banner made for the front window:

Friday, November 9, 2018

Random Fridays

Balashi is going for the cute award...and OMG is his fur soft

the tiny mighty Peroni

poor Marzen....he always looks so concerned
(also, he was neutered yesterday, so he is ready to go)

Guinness wants mom to STOP with the pictures

OMG - there are BIRDS outside the window!!!
Goldfish on top, Chanel in the middle, Junior on the table

tails - best cat toy ever
Peroni is playing with Guinness' tail while Sapporo is playing with hers
the picture must also be a weird angle cause Sapporo is MUCH bigger than Peroni

OK - so mom thought she fixed the Nest camera. Only....not so much. She thinks maybe it is a link thingie....but she has tried erasing the code and replacing it and that doesn't work either. Surprise, surprise, mom is in over her head. Sorry about that.....

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Comfort Zone [sponsored]

Mom had a chance to meet the makers of Comfort Zone when she was at Blog Paws in Kansas City. They actually sponsored a breakfast to talk about their product and mom took Chanel. After the food was served, a marketing person started to talk and suddenly Chanel decided she needed to be ON the table expressing her opinion about everything. 

We've never tried a diffuser like this in the house before, though we have certainly heard about them and actually seen them in other cat houses as well as at vet offices. Mom has been interested to give them a try but never actually did anything about it. So when Comfort Zone offered to send us some to try and review, mom was on board.
           **disclaimer: we got the diffusers at no charge to us in exchange for a free review. While we didn't pay for anything, receiving the product in no way affected our opinions. Everything here is our own opinion of the product (well ok - mom's opinion).

We put two of them up in the house. One of them in the kitten room (you can see it below behind Saporro) and the other in a main corner of the house. At that corner, the tile is the kitchen and the hall behind Ivy leads back to the bedrooms. The main space you see is the living room. The back bedroom is where the cat stuff is located and the water dishes are in the kitchen. This makes for a major traffic area.

As we have said before, Ivy and Junior have a rather tense relationship - he stalks her and she hates him with a passion. Mom is hoping the diffuser at the corner will help with anyone being stuck there.

The one in the foster room was mainly for Goldfish. The minute we got the box (about a month ago), mom put one in the foster room with her. As most of you know, Goldfish has been a work in progress. Mom would be able to touch her, but then have to do something (like medicate her or grab her to take her to get spayed) and all that trust would go out the window.

The nice part with two of them up now is that Goldfish still gets the exposure while leaving one in with the kittens to help with any stress there.

Mom knows this isn't a miracle product, but after a month, she will say that she is seeing Ivy be a little calmer, Junior be a little less jumpy...and Goldfish getting more relaxed. All things considered, we will count that as a success.

Thanks to Comfort Zone for allowing us to try their product. They make the calming formula and have now branched out to a multi-cat formula as well.

Monday, November 5, 2018

kittens at play

Everything is a toy....

That box is very popular. Balashi likes to hide in it, but he isn't the only one. 

 Kilkenny has found it too. The expression on Marzen's face is hilarious - like he just can't believe that idiot he has to claim as his brother.

 Kilkenny realized he could go trick or treating as a box of canned food, unfortunately it is past the holiday. Sorry buddy.

 Mom has learned to leave her phone face down when she is in the kitten room to avoid anyone waking it up and placing weird phone calls. However, she has a ring on the back of her phone and the kittens discovered it over the weekend. Marzen even tried to pick it up by the ring and carry it away.

Sapporo was leaning against mom's leg.
It made mom laugh as this is how Chanel sits too.

This our box lady - go away.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Random Fridays

**quick note - there is something goofy going on with the web cameras at the moment. Mom hasn't had a chance to mess with them so hopefully she will figure it out this weekend (wish her luck)

Dear Marzen:
you are big enough - time to get neutered

Dear Saporro:
time to head to the adoption center

Dear Kilkenny:
please stop sneezing on people so you can go to the adoption center

Balashi - he is so funny. doesn't mind being held and will PURR, 
but he makes you catch him first

Guinness - the kitten with no sense of anyone else's personal space

well huh - no pictures of Peroni. Of course, it is as hard to get a picture of her as it is to get one of Guinness. Both of them want to be VERY_CLOSE to mom when she is in the foster room.

Goldfish has a magic trick: she likes to go into the foster room when mom goes in. Mom of course is either socializing kittens or doing stuff. Goldfish goes in looking for canned food. Anyhow, Monday morning she ran into the room. Mom tried to coax her back out, but of course Goldfish would have to walk BY mom to get out the door - and if mom holds the door open too long, other kittens escape. After a couple of tries, mom gave up and left Goldfish to spend the day with the kittens.

Only....when mom got home Monday night, Goldfish was in the living room sitting on the back of the chair.

Wait a minute....    Yep - she is climbing the screen door to get out. Mom caught her in the act on Wednesday night. Mom isn't really happy about Goldfish climbing the screens. We are going to have to give this some thought. Mom may have to break down and feed us and that kitten some canned food each time she goes into the kitten room. Hey - it's a win/win!!