Hopper and Dagwood were hanging out by the cat room door when we spotted a big black beetle of some sort, wandering around outside the door. They instantly spotted it too.
They fooled around with that bug for a long time – they were pushing it back and forth under the door, and people outside the door helpfully pushed it back in. Rizzo watched from the elevated bed.
“What are they on about??”
Finally the bug expired and stopped moving. Hopper wandered off for a few minutes, then came back to wait for her bug to return. She waited a long time.
The bug never came.
“I ate it.”
We heard the other day that Dagwood was having tummy trouble and went back to see the vet. We’ll miss his cheeky attitude! and I think Hopper will too. We hope he will be back to us soon.
Furby is a quiet girl who doesn’t draw attention to herself, but evidently she is Miss Congeniality. For the second week in a row the party was at her place.
This lovely new girl, Honey, was the first guest.
Then sweet Tootsie decided she wanted to see what was going on.
Honey thought about giving Tootsie a whap, but she decided against it and they hung out together for quite awhile.
Gemma, next door, watched the goings on.
Even though pretty Jasmine had to go see the vet, we have tuxedos for Tuesday, and toes.
Sweetie was a calm friendly girl with those white tuxie toes.
She was busy at first, keeping herself tidy.
I interfered a little, and she gave me a very skeptical look.
But she is too nice a girl to stay grumpy for long.
Our resident grouch, Gemma, stayed in her cage and waved her paw at anyone who wandered near. She gave us the big eyes of I don’t know you.
Someone is looking pretty happy.
Hey buddy, why are you looking so smug?
“Sorry – didn’t mean to – but I AM ADOPTED. I’m not sure what that means, but you guys are all hugging me and talking about it so it must be good.”
Yes our little blue-eyed guy was adopted Saturday. The people who took him home wanted a cat who was calm and affectionate and got along with other cats, and they stood outside the room for awhile watching him go from lap to lap giving kisses. We will miss him a lot but we’re glad he’s gone home – it’s hard to believe he was with us three weeks, with his looks and disposition.
Also adopted last week – orange Dorito, and ALL the kittens.
Here are some more pictures of our handsome boy, that didn’t make it on the blog last week.
“Haha, you humans with your cameras are so funny.”
Tootsie the sweet pretty tortie was still with us. The room is so cramped right now with a table and extra crates that I hesitated to let out any cat that was uncomfortable with others or difficult to manage. Since Tootsie was sleeping when we arrived, I decided to let her be.
Gemma was a pretty tuxedo girl who, according to the book, did not like to be picked up to be returned to her cage. So I decided to avoid the issue.
She didn’t protest too much, and she seemed iffy about being petted, so I let her be.
This girl was with us before, apparently, although I hadn’t met her, and she was back.
She seemed to be a friendly calm lady. Good thing, too, because guess who was back?
That’s right, big funny Rizzo was in the house.
He seemed to be a little less averse to other cats than he used to be, or else he just liked Furby.
Wednesdays are not my favorite days so I’m loading up all our kitten pictures today.
We had seven kittens on Saturday – two in pairs, and one who was the last remaining from a litter of four.
The little singleton charmed me because she looked just like my very first cat, whom I adopted at the same age.
She was friendly and sweet but also squirmy and active. And all tail.
Then there was a pair of orange boys.
They were also on the busy side and didn’t really want to be held still. Notice the toys in the water dish…
“Hello, who are you?”
“He’s still back there, isn’t he?”
By the time we left, the orange guys were sacked out.
Then there was a pair of grey ones. The boy loved to be held, the girl was squirmy.
And there was a pair of tabby and white boys who were way too active to put up with being held at all.
We love having these cuties with us, although we are not happy to have to keep them in extra-large crates instead of cages. We’ll be grateful when kitten season tapers off, and we won’t be required to have so many cats with us and can give them all some more space.