Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Remember this guy from October 2012?? That is Kyan and he was part of the group known as the gemstone kittens. And older gentleman found his mom and the kittens on his porch and couldn't care for them so mom agreed to take them.

Well, as happens from time to time, sadly, he was returned to the rescue. His family was being transferred to Hawaii. Turns out that state has a miserable quarantine process to bring domestic animals in and he would have had to be kenneled for about 6 months - regardless of paperwork or anything else. His family couldn't do that to him, so he came back.

He is currently in the "zen" room at the rescue which has a door and is a place for cats to come in that is a little quieter and protected from the open space of the general population at the adoption center.

He is a BIG boy but so very sweet and a little shy. He loves gets pets but hasn't been brave enough to venture out of the zen room yet. Hopefully with time - though he can hang out there so long as he is comfortable. Mom has suggested him to a few people that she thinks would make a good home for him, but no takers yet. Oh - and he was renamed Chester.

Monday, February 25, 2019

weekend report

When the guy came to do that last part of the flooring (putting in the transitions between the floor and the carpet), mom didn't lock the us in the back. Most of us disappear when people show up and mom figured with any banging, no one would come out. As you can see....she was wrong. MOL

It is interesting to watch what will or will not interest Miss Curiosity and her minion. Chanel is definitely interested in what goes on around here. What is more interesting is to watch Goldfish. Her curiosity seems to overwhelm her fear which can be interesting to watch.

Speaking of the minion, she is pretty funny to have around. She LOVES the cat ladder and spends quite a bit of time hanging out up there....sometimes doing more hanging than mom is comfortable with though.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Random Fridays

We got nothing.....seriously. It has been a weird week and it is cold so Chanel hasn't been going out.

Here - enjoy this that mom posted to instagram:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


We got snow last night. Since mom's office was opening late due to bad roads, she brought some inside for us to check out.
 Ivy was skeptical. She sniffed it and went back to sleeping on her bed over the vent.

 Chanel was pretty interested. Daiquiri sniffed it a few times then wandered off.

 Goldfish was convinced to come check it out. She was probably the most interested.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Messing around

Daiquiri seems to have a weird sense when mom points a camera at her. Phone, video, camera....doesn't matter.

Mom has been trying to get video of the girls playing on the floor. The girls?? Not helping:

Friday, February 15, 2019

Random Fridays

we've had that cube for somehow got flattened
notice someone doesn't really care

spyin' on the neighbors


Should be a fairly quiet weekend around here - if you can ignore the mom yelling at the tv while she watches basketball.

No kittens yet....pretty much too cold here and too early. However, if you need a kitten fix, our friends over at Love and Hisses have some cuties (just born 2/13)

Oh - and mom took Chanel for Valentine's pictures and they were processed:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Phone pics

Chanel on the cat ladder
check out the one paw over the rung manuever

she loves to lay like this - partly to tease everyone
else that can't pull it off

the kasa was moved over next to the sofa and 
NOW she likes to sleep in it

this is the bear we got from Miss Julie
it was in the foster room but is now in the living room
since it was dragged from the bedroom by some cat

mom heard rattling in the kitchen the other night
and found this

her normal morning perch

Monday, February 11, 2019

up close with the girls





Mom loves taking up close pictures of everyone. She finds our markings interesting and loves to show them off to everyone.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Random Fridays

judgy cat likes to judge YOU

feel the love (Chanel snuck up on Daiquiri)

Things are still being moved around the living room. The Kitty Kasa (see above) used to be by the bookshelf. Mom is trying to create a "run" along the window wall so we can see out but also get from point A to point B. That said, she moved the Kasa over under the one window and next to the sofa. And....for the first time ever Ivy climbed in to check it out. Proving once again it can be all about location. MOL

How to scare the mom at 6am:
The transitions from the new floor to the areas that still have carpet haven't been completed yet. Apparently the installation guys are not the carpet transition guys. That appointment has been made.

However, the closet door at the top of the steps was taken off and can't be put back on until that is done. Rather than chasing cats out of the closet all the time, mom took the door and has it leaning against the door frame.

Now, mom can't be CERTAIN if a cat was involved or not (you take your best guess), but Thursday morning there was a HUGE bang from the living room. Mom jumped out of bed, and using every 4 letter word she knows and some she made up, dashed through the condo. Turns out the door had fallen and the bang was it hitting the floor. No damage to the door, the floor or any cats. But it sure got mom's heart racing.....

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

smarty pants

Chanel has NO idea what is going on 
and is sure she has NOTHING to do with it either

Some kitten figured out where mom is hiding the toys. She also pulled a blanket out of one of the larger orange bins too. It may be time to get the doors back up to block off the foster room. MOL

In other news, a friend of ours came over last week to fix our wireless connection (yes - it WAS in fact user error and mom hooked it up wrong). She brought over a toy that connects to an app on a phone and runs around the room (it is called a Sphero mini). Mom wasn't sure what Goldfish was going to do with a strange person in the house.

Turns out, Goldfish's curiosity is stronger than her fear of weird things. The ball started moving over the floor and Goldfish stuck her head out of the bedroom....then snuck down the hall....then ran after the toy and had a blast. She even braved up a little and snuck up on our friend when she was sitting on the floor with her back turned. Mom and her friend kept talking the entire time and while Goldfish would get startled, she could be coaxed back out. Mom was very proud of her and treats were had by all. 

Monday, February 4, 2019

it's a party

We've had the floors now for several days. Everyone is out and about...except Junior who is still pretty weirded out by the whole thing.

Next thing is setting up the foster room. Mom isn't sure about the layout (suggestions accepted) and needs to get a few things before it is ready for kittens.

In the meantime, the girls are having a blast chasing toys and each other:

Friday, February 1, 2019

Random Flooring

(see what we did there?? MOL)

When mom moved in to the condo, there was carpet. She hated it and it was abused by us and the fosters. Finally she gave up and found a good deal and decided to make a change.

She spoke to a friend and decided to get laminate vinyl tile that looks like wood. It is GREAT with pets per all the reviews.

Starting over a week ago, she moved books and other stuff and left the living room and foster room with just the basic furniture.

Now - the install was a whole other story, but now that the floors are in, mom is liking them a lot.

This was our opinion of the whole process.

The new floors.

The living room and foster room along with the stair landing have these. Most of us are FREAKED out but Chanel seems to be having a blast running around and skidding.