Sunday, May 25, 2008

Gotcha Day

It's a happy day, and a sad day. Scooter left us to live with a lovely family that includes a playful, 8 year-old sisfur and a 6 year-old human who loves kitties. I'm so happy for him, but I'll surely miss him. He must have been picking up the vibes this week. Here he is in a last snuggle with Uncle John, and at about 4am he climbed up on my chest for a hug and a snooze until morning. He's a special little guy. If I were a cat I'd be purring madly for Scooter and his new family on his Gotcha Day, May 25th.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Still waiting

When are you supposed to write that next blog post? I think my hairs are turning gray waiting.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It's Spring


Seven goslings this year.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Last Friday I took in one more foster kitten. It wasn't intentional; just seemed like the thing to do. This was another female Maine Coon mix who looks a lot like Dolly, but with Dicken's coloration. We call her Molly, because of the resemblance, and Molly Midget because she's a good deal smaller than the other kittens here, and Molly Minute because not only is she as big as a minute, but she runs a "Molly Minute", too.

Turns out Molly likes the piano. Not only does she fearlessly run up and down the beast, but she seems to enjoy walking on the keys, and she settles herself somewhere nearby when I practice, often right on top. Yesterday I was practicing a little piece that I might decide to play in a recital next week, and she made herself comfortable on a leather folio sitting on top of the piano. Alas, my first, perfect take wasn't recorded, but she's still here for the second, which contains a few useful memory slips.

Molly Log

Weights (Lbs-oz)

5/9 Fr1-7
5/12 Mo1-7
5/19 Mo1-11
5/26 Mo2-1
6/2 Mo2-6.5
6/17 Tu2-12
6/30 Mo3-4
7/8 Tu3-7
8/4 Mo4-4


Est. DOB
Intake to foster care
tx: Revolution
tx: Strongid #1
Well kitten check @LAH
trf to ggp
Eating well, dilute kitten (Nutro, Advantage) and undiluted (Evo) pate 4x/day, and free feeds a variety of kibbles
tx: ponazuril 0.1 cc (all the kittens and Sharae have diarrhea)
tx: Strongid #2 0.5 cc
Distemper #1
tx: Albon 1.2 cc then 0.5 cc qD (thru at least 6/18)
tx: Strongid #3 0.6 cc
Distemper #2
tx: Cestex
tx: ponazuril 0.2 cc
Spay @LAH
FIV/FeLV Neg/Neg
tx: ponazuril 0.21 cc

Friday, May 09, 2008

Arena Ball

I'm not sure why, but several of the kittens decided to hang out in the Nursery tub this morning.

Add one jingly ball, and voila!, Arena Ball. For this inning the combatants are Dolly and Finnegan, and Scooter is the referee.

Someone is stealing the kitten food while they're preoccupied with their game.

An hour later, it's finally quiet. Looks like one of the combatants collapsed in place.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


I'll see your yawn, and raise you a stretch.