Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Happy Birthday Chanel was yesterday. Mom got sidetracked. It happens.

Anyhow, happy 6th Birthday to our resident strange tuxedo girl (and her sister Cupcake who lives with our friend Miss Julie).

A friend was over the other evenjng and managed to get pictures of Chanel on the cat ladder in her favorite positions. Mom hasn't been successful since Chanel moves if mom gets close.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Sleeping spots

 Everyone here has a spot or two they lay claim to during the day. 

Ivy can generally be found under the side table by one of the floor vents. After watching her do this consistantly for a while, mom put a bed under there for her.

Junior likes this bed between the sofa and the coffee table. He can sometimes be found in one of the cat tree cubbies, but this seems to be his spot for now.

Daiquiri will sometimes sleep in the living room but can most often be found on the bed. 

Chanel has claimed the taco truck. Either or it or in it, that seems to be her spot. She will occasionally sleep under mom's desk but not often since mom moves around a lot.

Goldfish can either be found on one particular level of the cat ladder or in the round Sleepypod.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023


 Stripes went back to the shelter on Minday and was adopted Monday night. We wish her and her new family lots of love.

Yeti is being adopted this afternoon. Hard to believe he was with us just over 2 weeks but his new mom is going to be very lucky to get such a great kitten. 

No idea when we will get more kittens but with the weirdly mild winter here we suspect it won't be long. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

2 kittens

 Yeti was neutered on Monday and is up on the website ready to go. Mom isn't sure what sort of drugs he got though cause he came back and he was wound up. All over the place all night. So of course he slept most of Tuesday morning waking up mostly to yell at mom that the food dish was empty. He is going to give his forever family a run for their money.

Good thing he's cute

Stripes is back for another week too. She had a fever and is on meds. Not that she acts sick or anything. 

Mom was planning to keep them separate but Yeti is fast and got in the foster room over the weekend. So slow introductions over a couple of days and she was out all day Tuesday. They don't really play together or snuggle. They will chase each other occasionally but they are pretty independent. Stripes does seem very chatty though...she has a cute chirp she does all the time, even when running. 

Stripes goes back to the shelter on Monday. Yeti will go to the partner store this week. Then just clean the foster room and wait to reload. (Mom is hoping for little ones)

Monday, February 20, 2023

Kitten update

 The girls are doing much better and their meds are done in a couple of days. Stripes has some definite opinions about the permanent residents here. While the foster room door is open, she isn't coming out much. She will wander out for a few minutes but retreats. 

Tortuga is out most of the day. She would do great in an active family cause she is very bored here and it makes her a little needy and whiny. She did settle down some on Saturday for a nap.

Mom will be reaching out to the shelter to see when they have available space for them to go back. 

Monday, February 13, 2023


 Kitten colds aren't uncommon. Shelters do their very best but it's stressful and add on spay surgery and kittens can get sick. 

For the next couple of weeks we are fostering a couple of girls for the shelter as they get over colds. They are sisters and about 3 months old.

She is very bold and has
already decided she wants out
of the foster room. She loves people 
and is soft and cuddly when she 
isn't running around.

She is a little more unsure about
being here but mom can pick her up
and cuddle her and she purrs right away.

They found the basket

Keep in mind that the shelter names the kittens we get so mom is taking no responsibility for naming a tabby kitten Stripes. Haha

Monday, February 6, 2023


 Mom drove the girls to their forever home this weekend. Mom won't do it for everyone but special people will get it. 

Several years ago Dee about a tiny tortie from us named Calais who became Isadora (Izzy). Then she became Aunt Dee to Chanel and Cupcake. 

Izzy passed away in December and Dee kept seeing pictures of the girls and applied to adopt them. 

So now the girls are together forever with a great mom and new kitty brother. Initial supervised introductions went well. Frances got a little floofy but Dusty was fine with it. Felicity has been just curious. 

Names to be determined. 

This is Dusty:

Monday, January 30, 2023

A few more days

 Mom has enjoyed having Frances and Felicity here. They are mostly good kittens. Mom wishes they would stay off her desk and computer but it could be worse. 

Mom leaves Friday to deliver the girls to their new mom and kitty brother. 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Keeping warm

 Mom bought covers for our floor vents to direct the heat out rather than just up. Especially the one vent that is under an end table.

Chanel and Ivy have liked sleeping by that vent before. With the heat now pointing right at them, it's even more popular. Mom finally gave up and out a bed under the table.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Weekend report

 The girls did really well after surgery. Like most kittens they had no idea and were back to normal by the next day.

Since they are going to a friend, mom decided to leave them loose in the house 24/7 starting Friday. (They go home on 2/3 per the current olan) They've been out during the day but not at night. No idea where they slept Friday night but Frances discovered the bed early Sunday morning. 

They are very sweet girls and have been great to have here. They are curious but respectful of the permanent residents so that's been very nice. 

Thursday, January 19, 2023

That was quick....sort of

 Well the girls are off for their spay surgery today. They have been a joy....mostly since they seem to think that they are VERY helpful during the day when mom is working. She can sometimes distract them, but has also had to restart the computer a couple of times.

Frances sleeping ON the air lock

Ummm. No we not doing anything

Sleepy Felicity

Double trouble

Now.....normally with the shelter they stay after surgery and go up for adoption. But not these two. They will come back for a couple of weeks before they go home. Yes - they have been adopted together but a special friend. We will give more details after everything in finalized but mom is pretty excited. 


Monday, January 9, 2023

First kittens of 2023

 Well we were expecting it to take longer, but the shelter reached out to see if we would take a pair of kittens who just need to gain weight for surgery. Not sure their background but they are super sweet and people friendly.



Mom is going to have to recheck the doors in the foster room. Frances figured out how to escape on day two. Fortunately they are vaccinated so no worries there. 

They are pretty respectful of everyone here.

But they are still learning to respect moms desk space so that's been a challenge. 

But it certainly isn't a bad way to spend a chilly weekend with napping kittens.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Slow time of the year

 But.....we got to do some kitten sitting this weekend. Just a couple of days but it was fun to have some small cuteness in the house.

Candy is a cute little tortie. She is probably 5ish weeks old and full of attitude. Mom says her tortie card is gold plated. But she quickly climbed into moms lap for napping.

This is Clover. He's probably just over 8 weeks old. He was super lovey....if mom sat down he was looking for attention. 

They aren't ready for adoption quite yet. So their foster mom gets to enjoy them for a while longer.