Shameless Begging

OK, two more Kittens plus Mommy Lori went back to the shelter yesterday.  Now we’re down to three babies: Matilda, Harry & Mulder.

The Last Supper

I’m starting to wonder if I’ll be able to take Mulder back when the time comes. I promised myself I wouldn’t keep another foster kitten, but my resolve is weakening.  It would be so nice if someone I knew adopted him so I could watch him grow up and visit the little guy once in a while.  I’m not too proud to use less than honorable methods to get my way, (ask Jim) so here is a series of heart-melting pictures of the cutest kitten in Alabama.  Gird your loins!

Jim’s hairy leg almost feels like Mommy!

He likes to hug toys when he sleeps.

OK, now I’ll just have to break out the big guns!


OK, I admit, that was mean.  Did it work? 🙂

Chicks & Kitts

I think there must be a magnetic force that brings kittens and girls together.  Yesterday we had some lovely ladies stop by for a kitten fix.

You guys must be related!

Meggie took Mr. Mulder home for a test drive for a couple of hours.  Wonder how it went?

Can Meggie keep me please?

Some first timers stopped in to inquire about my chickens.  They were unaware of the chicken eviction.

Mellissa & Layla

Go here to read that sad story ladies.

The kids invaded Buster’s private lair yesterday and he invited them for tea.  Up til now he’s been giving them a gentle head butt when they cross his DMZ.

OK, they are pretty cute. Just don’t eat my parsley!

And here’s a game they think they invented…

Two more kittens and Miss Lori return to the shelter tomorrow.  *sniff*

Cow College Reunion

Back in 1987/89 I was privileged to attend graduate school at Mississippi State with four of the coolest chicks ever.  Sadly, only four of us now walk the Earth, but three of us were able to have a mini-reunion this weekend and I commemorate the event here.

Marcie, Donna Jean & Deb together again. Laurie and Dee Anna were sorely missed.

Little Harry fell in love with a certain brunette temptress over the weekend.

Bliss, thy name is Donna Jean…

The weekend was full of kitty hijinks and Mulder and Matilda put on a show called “Fight to the Death!”

The highly intellectual discussion you hear in the background concerns a hilarious viral joke called DOG DIARY vs. CAT DIARY.  You can link to it here.  It will ring true to  all dog/cat owners.  🙂

Lori and the kittens go back to the shelter on Tuesday, but I will likely  have to keep Mulder and Harry for another week because they are underweight.  Since Nate left last week, Mulder has had to recruit a new BFF.

Harry filled the position nicely.

For all of you who have an old friend you haven’t talked to or seen in many years, please go to the phone and say howdy.  You’ll be rewarded in ways you can’t imagine.

It’s Pat!

Actually Jim discovered that it’s really Patty.  Either way, this is one cute multi-colored kitty.  Yesterday I filmed this little movie of Patty giving Mr. Mulder a beauty treatment.

After the sponge bath, they settled down for a little nap.

Here’s a big hug Mulder!

Missy looked on at the spectacle of fluffiness and pretended she was bored.  I know better.  That old gray lady thought they were adorable!

I’ve seen cuter.

Five more days and the kids all go back to the Shelter!  Come get your kitten fix while you still can!

Bye, Bye, Bye

Well, this is the hard part.  Three of my babies made weight (2 pounds) and that means it’s time to go back to the shelter for adoption.

Natasha, Billie & Philip

They’ll have another series of shots, and then they get their surgeries.  After that, they live in the kitten room until they find their forever parents.  The thing about kittens is, they don’t stay in the kitten room for very long.  Kittens go fast.  The adult cats can live in the shelter for months and months before finding a home.  Tayunia promised that the three of them would remain together until each leave the shelter.

In good hands.

I promised myself I would not cry and I was successful.  (No one saw what happened on the ride home!)

I still have 5 adorable babies until next Tuesday, when I’ll take them all back including sweet Lori.  She’s been the best mamma kitty ever.  On the morning before I took my three away, I gave them each some alone time with her.  It will be a relief for her to have only five to feed now and she won’t miss the ones who are gone.  Nature is very forgiving.  Billie had some playtime with her favorite toy on her last morning with me.  She loves to push ice around on my kitchen floor.

This fostering business is rewarding and fun 99% of the time.  It’s that last 1% that really gets me.  😦

Geometry, Flying Nuns & Whiskers

My kittens know Geometry!

They made a sleeping isosceles triangle!

Does anyone else think Mulder resembles Sister Bertrille? (Google this if you’re under 40)

Pat wanted to show off his fabulous whiskers!

That is all for today.  Just some silly pictures to amuse you.  Get your hankies out for tomorrow post.  REMEMBER I WARNED YOU!