Man, if catnip could do that I’d let it grow AAAAAAALLLLLL OVER THE PLACE. (Hi, Mum!)
Yesterday was 16 years since we adopted the Ninja Twins, and I wish they still had each other (here, in this world. X-Files taught me to specify when I’m making wishes). The universe ain’t been right without the double stuff.
The Ninja Twins in 2015, enjoying some sun and nip.
Happy gotcha day, buns. Double treats for Fluffman and nip for everyone! (Except my Mum, she knows why.)
Wow, who could’ve imagined my Fluffy Son would be extra tense about adopting a single mom and her baby? I mean, he only chased her up a tree every time they met and after she had her kitten, she chased him out of his pan, away from her baby. No, he’s not the kitten’s father, but the kitten doesn’t know that, and idolizes him, which is adorable but sad because all The Fluffy One wants to do is relax at his window and go to the pan unmolested and not have to look at other cats.
Yes, this window. He was asleep and has no idea how wonderful this was.
I spray Feliway on things and was making progress sharing Churu with the grown-ups but instead of relating the vision of a tiger girl to something enjoyable, he thinks Churu means she’s around and can’t enjoy it. The kitten doesn’t understand Churu yet, which is odd but also good for the budget. Captain Mommy Tinycat is up to standing on my leg while I give her Churu, so maybe in a few years I’ll be able to hold her like I did at the vet when she was frozen in terror and just wanted to get home with her baby.
One of us was enjoying this moment way more than the other.
Speaking of which, I’m still doing a bit of fundraising over on Ko-fi to cover the gang’s vet bills and anything left over will go to the Whisker Lickins, Churu and Feliway fund, where cats can be cats who don’t hiss at each other. https://ko-fi.com/lyndan
Bonus kitten content!
Well, clearly I’m coping.
(Don’t worry, The Good Sir has a place to sleep, too.)
The original adventure girl, Tookie was known to gain access to rooftops to fight crime. She joined a neighborhood watch after a mugging left her jingly beads in a hedge, and enjoyed sprints through parking lots and climbing into open drawers. At the end of the day, though, her favorite thing was stretching out at home with her feet up. And jewelry. Always jewelry.
I’ve enjoyed telling their stories this month, if it’s okay I think I’ll do it again soon.
Mondays, am I right?
Vaccinations and all the things that have to be done to cats to keep them healthy and alive for as long as possible SO WE THINK even though you’re looking at four possible combinations of how it doesn’t matter and everyone ends up the same and do I have anxiety about taking the cats out of the house in a carrier and a car for strangers to poke them and possibly lose them? What makes you ask that?
They’re going to need a bigger bed.
I really hope they’re all looking out for each other and having a ridiculous amount of fun.
Fun fact: I have never seen The Lion King, and I have no intention of ever seeing it, but my first dog was a lion, and I met him 35 years ago today. Total ripoff, Disney, releasing your lion movie on Grand Funk’s gotcha day. OR IS IT A MYSTICAL SIGN?
My cousin bird was a champion at doing freaky stuff with her eyes, and I’m honestly not sure who would win in a staring contest between her and The Woman but I know it would be a thing to see.
Shoutout to the little bird that kept me company on July 4, too. The Slinky One used to assist me with my fireworks photos, but this year it was that little one. Birds rule.
Is this the heaven for border collies? Herding cows and squirrels? Do cows get rewarded for being your burger by still needing to be herded? What about squirrels, I would think heaven for squirrels involves a lot of nuts. I guess technically that’s what’s happened.
Shoutout to my bestie’s German Shepherd Krikkit, who better be running free in the sun with her kids and sleeping on all the pillows.
Shoutout to that squirrel who was already long gone before I got to that parking spot otherwise I’d probably have tried (and failed) to save him, too! 🤜🤛
While we’re on vacation, let’s check in on The Slinky One, m’Man, and the good sir who was only referenced in one other comic and he died already WHAT IS THIS YEAR. I did tell him to look for my Slinky son and m’Man, and if nothing is really over and just over there, then I hope they’re all getting along and not hissing at each other.
(tl;dr The Fluffy One is OKAY.)