Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Vacation!Uh oh, Momma and Grandpaw and Grandmaw are going on va-cay-shun to look for the munee they left in Lost Wages! How'd they looze their munee? Wiff efurrybean gone, who'z gonna feed us?
Don't worry, Pumpkin, Aunty Lynette and Aunty Leona will come over to feed the kitties, as well as Pluto and Suzy and Quincy and the fishies. And clean the litter boxes and change your water and water the plants.
Who'z gonna giff me stinky goodness in the mornink? And play wiff me and let me pounce on them? And giff us Tem-tay-shuns?
Well, you're just going to have to wait until we get back on Monday night for that.
Aww Momma, do yu haf to go?
Sorry, Pumpkin, but the tickets are paid for and we're leaving tonight.
There's nufing in here. Aren't yu taking anyfing, Momma?
I haven't started packing yet!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Emily, Our First Indoor Kitty
Since I was in the sixth grade, we've always had cats off and on but they were always outdoor cats. Eventually Mom started letting them come in the house for short periods of time but they always yowled to go back outside. Emily was our first all indoor cat. My sister Leona was getting married and she was staying at our house so that she wouldn't have to commute into town during the final days of preparations. We didn't have a cat at the time and she was missing her own cats so on 4/25/90, she went to the humane society and brought home a cat. Emily was 10-months-old and reminded her of her own favorite cat, Jennifer. Her adoption papers described her as "tiger with orange" but I've since learned that she was a torbie, a tortie tabby. She was a very calm and self-possed girl who LOVED neck scritches and tummy rubs. We had her for nearly 10 years until the day we had to help her to the Rainbow Bridge on 1/27/00 when she developed liver cancer. She was a very good cat and I still miss her.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Midnight MondayI likes the new lobster toy we gotted frum Grr, Midnight and Cocoa and the bonky ball that Missy and KC sented to us. Fanks a lot!
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Party-Time at Derby's Place
I'll be teleporting offur to Derby's place to celebrate the Oktobur birfdays and gotcha days this weekend. Mine birfday wuz Oktobur 15 and mine gotcha day is Oktobur 29 so I getz a twofur. Come on offur to the party!
Friday, October 20, 2006
I Wanna Come In!
I don't unnerstand why us kitties haff to be locked owt in the patio effurry night. I wanna be in the howse! So whut if the beans can't sleep wiff me jumping on the bed at night. I wanna play! And grandmaw shoots me wiff water when I climb on the screen door. It'z not fair!
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Paper Ball Rownd UpMomma makes lotz of paper balls fur me but they keep running away. Then she went hunting fur them. She fownd lotz under the microwave stand and behind furnicher and in the cornerz of diffrent roomz.
I don't play fetch wiff them like Emma does, cuz when Momma tosses them to me, they're MINE and I won't giff them back!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
After his initial fright, Pumpkin took everything in stride. He enjoyed his Fancy Feast stinky goodness (white meat chicken and whipped egg souffle!) and shared it with Bebe and Blackie. Poor Tiger was spooked for the rest of the day and hid under the bed. With nothing else to do, I had a photo session with Pumpkin while he was on my bed.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Hurricane Rescue Story for Animal LoversClicky HERE for amazing pikchurs of woofies and a furrend being rescued frum Hurricane Katrina. This made Momma smile!
Friday, October 13, 2006
I'm a Gorgeous Ginger!I'm now an offyshul member of the Gorgeous Gingers! Fank yu, Fat Eric!
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Blue-Eyed BoyEven as a little kitten, Pumpkin had bright blue eyes, and they remained blue even as he got older.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The BratBebe here. I remember when Pumpkin kept bothering me when I wuz trying to relax and watch the birdies owtside. So I swatted him!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Pumpkin and BebeAt first, the big cats refused to go into the living room where we were keeping Pumpkin. Again, it was Bebe who was the first one to check out the new kitten like he did when Tiger joined the family. This video was made on 11/20/05, 3 weeks after Pumpkin's arrival and he's about 5-weeks-old. That's me and my Mom commenting in the background.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
The Seven Ages of CatsSince I've been looking at Pumpkin's kitten pictures for the recent posts, I've realized how true this cartoon is. Cats are tiny only for a little while and then they hardly change once they grow up!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Getting Bigger and PlayfulPumpkin soon outgrew his bucket and was now living in a large cardboard box. At 4-weeks-old, he's entered the cute playful kitten stage. Here are my very favorite baby Pumpkin pictures.
And he learned very early how to put the bitey on his Momma!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Feeding the KittyPumpkin refused to nurse from the bottle on his first night at our house which had us really worried. Would he make it without his kitty momma? We bought eye droppers the next day and dribbled milk into his mouth to get him to eat. Once he started drinking from the eye dropper, we tried the bottle again and he soon got the hang of it. In addition to feeding him every few hours, we had to wipe his bottom with a warm wet paper towel to get him to pee and poop like his momma would have done. His appetite was voracious. When he was hungry, he let you know it was feeding time. And if the milk wasn't coming out quickly enough, he got frustrated so we had to squeeze the bottle for him. After eating, I held him to my shoulder and patted his little back to get him to burp, just like a human baby.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
At Last, Here's Pumpkin's Story!On the evening of 10/29/05 while my parents and I were eating dinner, the telephone rang. It was my sister Leona. She started to lell us about a kitten that she heard crying in her yard all afternoon. She left it alone, thinking that the momma cat would come back to get it. But when the sun started to set, and the kitten was still crying, she couldn't stand it anymore and went out to find it. It was too small to be accepted at the humane society. They only took cats if they were at least 1 1/2 pounds. Any smaller and they would euthanize it since they didn't have the resources to foster it. And Leona couldn't keep it since her husband was VERY allergic to cats. So she asked if we could take the kitten. Uh oh, ANOTHER cat? We had 4 at the time and didn't want another one, but we couldn't say no to the poor abandoned baby. Twenty minutes later, Leona showed up with the kitten in a bucket (who we heard mewing all the way in the driveway), a pet nursing kit and a can of powdered KMR. We looked in the bucket and went awwwww!
We think he was only about 2-weeks-old, and was very dirty from scrambling around in the dirt outside. His little front claws were just CAKED in mud which I managed to clean off. Leona named him Pumpkin since he's orange and was found 2 days before Halloween. And he weighed just 6.7 ounces, which is waaay below the minimum weight for acceptance at the humane society. However, once he entered our household, he became a permanent member of our family.