Friday, September 19, 2008


No names yet, but here are the new little ones:

Four this time -- this feels more like a "litter."  We're back to the "kittens in the bedroom, dog and cats making noises outside the door" stage.

There are three girls and a boy -- the boy is the first marmie kitty, second picture down.  The girls all have kinks in their tails, with the calico's tail twisted tightly up against her body.  I don't know how old they are, but one of them (I don't know which) was actually already 2 lbs, while the others are only a few ounces under, so they probably won't be here too long.

For complicated personal reasons, I might have to name the female marmie Kate.  She looks paler than her brother in the picture, but that's just the lighting.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

And Now It's Time to Say Goodbye ...

... to all our company:

Well, not today.  But soon.  Thursday.  

Molly and Cassie both made weight today.  Molly is 2 pounds, 9 ounces, and Cassie is right behind her at 2 lbs, 7 oz.  So they are on Friday's schedule to be "fixed" (or, as Laurie puts it, to have their itty bitty bits removed), which means I bring them back to the Humane Society on Thursday, and then on Saturday, they will probably be at the Tacoma PetSmart available for adoption.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they'll be adopted together, because they really are buddies.

We will be getting a second batch of kittens, but truthfully, it's still an experiment.  The humans and the dog have enjoyed having them -- Cassie and Pippin play together really well -- but we're not sure about the Big Guys.  Our adult cats still seem somewhat offended by the kittens' presence.  Right now, we're hoping that as these two leave and new ones come in, Hadrian and Trajan will adjust to the idea that the kittens are temporary visitors, and are most definitely not taking their place.

Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Kitten Alarm Clock

Cassie has been getting a lot of focus lately, but Molly is still here.  This is a fairly typical view of her at rest, though she's not at rest very often.  She spends a lot of her time zooming around making noises that I feel like I should go investigate, like, now.

This morning I woke up around O-dark-thirty (we are late to bed, late to rise people) to a cat standing on my chest and purring at me.  I suspect Molly purred me awake.  She's got quite a little engine in there.  So, we had a sweet little cuddle, during which time I was never 100% awake, and then I drifted back to sleep while Molly decided to go explore something new.  Like, probably, my laundry hamper.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sleepy Cassie

Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been a bit stressed about fostering lately. This first time is an "experiment," to see how well the whole household reacts. My husband, the dog and I are having fun, but the older cats don't seem to be adjusting too well. They seem to think we've replaced them with the kittens.

Also, Cassie still isn't gaining weight. She seems otherwise happy and healthy, but just isn't growing. She is absolutely adorable, though!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Staying Little

"Weight Watchers is such a great program. I used to be 20 pounds -- now look at me!"

Seriously, Cassie does seem to be worrying about her schoolgirl figure. We weighed in at the Humane Society yesterday. Molly is 2 pounds now, but Cassie hasn't gained any weight since we've had her. She was 1 lb, 10 oz. when I first picked her up, and her upset tummy brought her down to 1 lb., 9 oz. She's still there. So, we're crossing our fingers that she'll start growing soon.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Peace is returning. Trajan only looks uninterested, btw. He's actually doing his best not to scare Molly away (or to be startled himself, the big scaredy cat). I expect Molly to pounce on one of the Big Ones' tails soon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Pippin, you are about 14 times the kittens' size. Slow down. They'll play with you eventually.