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A few kitties say hello to September

These squirmy fosters are about impossible to capture in a photo. 3 wks old


Here they are plotting their takeover of the house.


Smile!


My tiny foundling is getting bigger. She went to the vet for spaying a few days ago.

Watching Freya Watch

On Friday I took her to the vet for her first vaccine. I swear, the vet said, "What a cute kitten." He also said she weighs 1.1 pounds and he thinks she's about 8 weeks old now. She's now scheduled for spaying at the end of next month.

She watches me...


She watches the ceiling fan...


She watches movies...,


I hope to be watching her for a long, long time.

A little day-brightener for you

Freya is really bonding with her auntie Angel, who is teaching her how to play/fight. They have the same markings on their back legs and tails so I think they might be kin.


She loves to sit on my keyboard which I now keep covered with a plastic tray since she somehow once opened the Uninstall app.


I really have to watch where I put my feet.


Hope these brought you a smile like little Freya brings to me every day.

Every day is adorable photo day!

Next to a standard wireless mouse, you can see how "big" Freya is.


Toys are essential.


It's like having a human baby. Lots of interrupted sleep, for both of us.



Without my cats my wallet would be full and my house would be clean but my heart would be empty.

Look what I found!


She was on the top of my chicken wire catio, 10 feet up. How she got up there will likely always remain a mystery.


On 6/28 at 4:30 a.m. my cats were going crazy. They were running around, jumping on the bed, and hollering. Ugh. So, I got up and started the day at my computer, close to the door that goes out to the catio. The cats out there were really carrying on.

When it started getting light out I went to see what was up. And it was a tiny kitten sitting on a 2/4 who was getting thoroughly checked out by cats who had climbed up an adjacent ramp. After a bit of time and some help from an extension ladder she was safely rescued.

She's so young! Eight inches long and her eyes just starting to change from baby blue, so maybe 3 weeks? Where's your mommy? I mixed a tiny bit of wet cat food into some water and filled a dropper and she quickly consumed 4 doses. Then she had a long nap on my lap.

After she woke up I let her wander around the house a little. I'd closed off the bedrooms where she could find lots of good hiding places. She went right to the cat food bowls and started chowing down on kibble. Later she found the cat box, jumped in and did her business, then covered it up. I'm like scratching my head and saying, "Who is this little creature and how did she get to be so smart?" Then she started chasing a ping pong ball around. And a catnip mouse that's almost as big as she is. She watches TV. Plus she has let the other cats know in no uncertain terms that she is not to be messed with and will someday rule the roost here. And she shall henceforth be known as Freya.

I really didn't want, or need, another cat. But who could pass up being treated to pictures like this every day?

I'm in love.

The Roswell Incident

Some of you may recall that on July 8, 1947, numerous witnesses claim that an Unidentified Flying Object with five aliens aboard crashed into a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. This a well-known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force as well as other Federal Agencies.

However, what you may NOT know is that during the month of April in the year 1948, nine months after that historic event, the following people were born:
Mike Pence
Donald Trump
Paul Manafort
Mitch McConnell
This is the obvious consequence of aliens breeding with sheep and jackasses.

I truly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It certainly did for me.

Show them your cross

A car full of Irish nuns is sitting at a traffic light in downtown Dublin, when a bunch of rowdy drunks pull up alongside of them.
"Hey, show us yer breasts, ya bloody penguins!" shouts one of the drunks.
Quite shocked, Mother Superior turns to Sister Mary Immaculata and says, "I don't think they know who we are; show them your cross."
Sister Mary Immaculata rolls down her window and shouts, "Piss off, ya fookin' little wankers, before I come over there and rip yer balls off!"
Sister Mary Immaculata then rolls up her window, looks back at Mother Superior, quite innocently, and asks, "Did that sound cross enough?


An oldie but a goodie.

I was always aware,

due to growing up in a military family, living on bases. First major thing I recall is the Cuban Missile Crisis. We kids were all worried we'd be bombed or that our dads would be sent away. JFK's assassination had a huge effect on me and my family. Nixon made me realize our government was far from perfect.

To this day I still march in protests, work for state Dem's at fairs and go door-to-door encouraging people to vote. Last weekend I attended an ACLU Activist Training session. As several of us there said, "I can't believe I'm still having to protest this shit!"

Kitty rescue update


We captured the 2 latest feral babies and they are now fixed and at the shelter, awaiting adoption. They quickly adapted to domestic life.

Their mom who got spayed and returned a couple of weeks ago is so much happier now.


Last month we had sent little Val off to a new home but that didn't work out.

Evidently she could not bear to be away from her family so she was horibly despressed. Just laid around, wouldn't acknowledge anyone, would barely eat. So we took her back and she is so happy to be here again. What else can you do, right?


Meanwhile, we took Grania in for her last shots and the vet got quite a surprise. Before, she had been quite mellow and easy to treat. Now she has developed a mind of her own and that mind says, "No way!" She scratched and bit everyone in the exam room and the doctor declared her to be a wild one. Not adoptable. So she will be staying in with us, too. She likes us.


Ah, well. They own me now. Every morning they spend hours bouncing off the walls and each other. Everything is a toy. I never thought cats felt strong family ties but these gitls seem tightly bonded; they are always together. If one wakes up and finds the others have moved elsewhere, she will cry and cry until she finds them.




Last week I got an email and the subject line said: “Former Circus Lion Needs Your Help.” I’m thinking to myself, “Oh geeze, I really don’t have room for one more in here right now…”



https://www.gofundme.com/reduce-the-ferals

Homing the kitties update

I was actually kind of getting used to having 9 cats.

They're all so precious


BUT, the plan was to find homes for them and this past week we found two. They both seem like very loving families and the kids will have happy lives. Bye to:

and


We do still have these babies. It would be nice to rehome two more. There is an abundance of kitties now, though, showing up on Facebook. Plus one of my regular ferals just showed up on my porch looking quite round of belly so looks like many adventures in our future.






Thanks again for all your help. https://www.gofundme.com/reduce-the-ferals




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