A Fine Bromance

As with all our foster kitties, Rocky has taken a shine to Mr. Mulder.


He’s my hero.

Mulder is mildly irritated by the little hooligan, but he tolerates him enough to let him snuggle up once in a while.


I love him so much.

Rocky has more energy than all four of my couch potato kitties. He played with this ball for 15 minutes and then collapsed in to a little nap.

As I write this, I’m waiting for Layla to come pick Rocky up to take him to her house. She has found a home for him in Nashville and plans to meet his new mommy in Birmingham on Friday for the prisoner exchange. Layla wanted to keep him for a few days so her little boy could have a fun little buddy to play with.

Good luck at your new home Rocky Balboa. We will miss you. 😦

Rocky on Walkabout

Our little Foster kitten has begun to explore his surroundings. He’s getting tamer by the day and lets Jim pick him up and give him love.


Dis guy seems pwetty nice.

The discoloration around his eye and nose is from the skin irritation caused by the conjunctivitis.  That condition is clearing up nicely and his eye drops will be finished by Monday evening. When the skin clears up, Rocky will be even more gorgeous than he is now.

We moved him from the guest bathroom to more luxurious conditions in the office/guest room. He has a comfy couch to destroy with his razor-sharp claws, plus many visitors throughout the day.


These legs are furrier than mine!

He’s even met the foster kitten guru and trainer in residence, Mr. Mulder.


Rule # 1, kid! I’M the boss!

Sessions with Mulder are very thorough and can be quite exhausting!


I need a bweak!

This sweet baby will be ready for adoption by Monday evening. Call or text if you’d like to take Rocky for a test drive. He has very few miles on him and is certified pre-owned by the Burlingame Kitty Rescue & Spa Corporation. 334-207-9561

It’s a BOY!

Our little foster kitten allowed Jim to invade his personal space to find out if he was a girl or boy.


Meet Rocky Balboa

Jim suggested the name because he’s a fighter and he’s very tuff! The vet gave him a very thorough exam (with a very thorough bill) and pronounced him “pretty good”. He has no major maladies or injuries but he does have earmites, conjunctivitis, worms, fleas plus he’s underweight. She thinks he’s approximately 8 weeks old. Jim and I give him eye drops three times a day and ear drops two times a day. After his poop sample was tested, it seems he has another kind of worms and I’m picking up THAT medication today. Rocky is a sweet cat with the potential to be a great pet. He’s shy and skittish, but when we’re able to pull him out of his hidey hole, he purrs like a motorboat while Jim gives him “mandatory love”. If you think you want this little guy in your life and promise to have him neutered and keep him as an INSIDE kitty please give me a ringy-ding.


I promise I’ll be good.

PS, he learned to use his litter box after only one day. I think we have a genius kitten on our hands!

Just When I Thought I Was OUT…

They pull me back in!


This is my neighbor Bobby Jon. He brought me a kitten!

He must have thought I was bored after finally getting all my ducks to the lake. Thanks pal. I really did have too much time on my hands. 🙂

Actually, Bobby Joh’s neighbor Layla has been listening to this stray kitten cry under her house for two days and was finally able to trap it. The little guy said he wanted to come to my house for a while and Bobby Jon obliged.

Jim and I mobilized the Burlingame Kitten Rescue plan and in no time we had him set up in the guest bathroom with food, water, litter box and cubby hole. We have to get to the store for kitten chow, but he wolfed down some grown up kitty food and promptly found a hiding place.


squeezed between the cubby box and the bathtub.

She cried and cried and cried for about an hour until the kitten whisperer came in to have a talk with her and show her how to get IN the box.


Another appearance of Jim’s hiney. Good thing it’s a nice one.

He calmed him/her down and I was later able to catch a cute clip of her.

I’m using both gender pronouns because we don’t know what flavor this one is. It seemed rude to get all up in her bid-ness on her first day here. Jim will “sex” her tomorrow when she has calmed down a bit. Please don’t call the authorities. It’s not how it sounds. 🙂

A final note…Layla writes a wildly popular blog. See it here https://theletteredcottage.net/

I’ll do my best neighbor. After raising five messy ducks in my back yard for two months, this is gonna be a piece of cake!