It’s a Great Thing!

The Fluffy One is climbing the couch to get to his window pillow. The Kitten is sleeping on the pillow and says, "Uncle, I am here." As The Fluffy One settles down on the pillow with the Kitten, he tells him, "Yes, yes, I used to do this all of the time with me bro." The Kitten says, "Wow, it must be great to have a bro." As The Kitten purrs with his chin on The Fluffy One's back, The Fluffy One says, "Indeed." On the wall, there's a picture of The Slinky One licking The Fluffy One with his arm around him.

If two cats ever needed each other, more…well, maybe Captain Tinycat should be included in that. But these two. I’ve already informed the vet he has to keep The Fluffy One alive another 20 years for The Kitten to have his Uncle Fluff at all times. I can only imagine how epic having TWO uncles would have been for Kitten bun.

Look at these two.

A young silver tabby and a full-grown fluffy black cat curl up together at a window.

Still need to get video of the dancing and running they do. The Kitten would literally ride around on his Unc’s shoulders if he let him. But The Fluffy One is not into that. He’s cool with the ear grooming, though.

A young grey tabby licks the ear of a fluffy black cat.

(PURRING INTENSIFIES)

A black cat and young grey tabby give each other nose kisses..

What Have We Here?

I am dressed like Darth Vader. "Cats, I am your mothaaaaar," I say. The Puppy, dressed like Chewbacca, says, "WRRRRAAAGH." "Darth Vader, only you could be so bold," Babycat says. She has been dressed like Princess Leia, buns and all. "Help me, Obi-Cat Kenobi, you've my only hope!" The Slinky One, hovering nearby and dressed in Jedi robes, says, "Okay, you don't want to dress up your cats, you wanna go home and rethink your life." The Kitten tries to pull off his Han Solo costume, saying, "Mom, I got a bad feeling about this." Sauntering out in a Lando Calrissian cape, The Fluffy One asks, "Well, well, what have we here?"

Here I was posting the Star Wars-themed one on Carrie Fisher’s birthday and I hear there’s a new trailer for Episode IX I gotta see. How about that.

We have to wait for December for the new movie, but you only have to wait ten more days to see what costumes the gang will actually be wearing (hint: enjoy this drawing because the real thing is going to be way blurrier and I don’t think we’ve got everyone on board yet).

Time To Fly

In a nod to Blade Runner, The Slinky One sits on a roof with a dove. He says, "I seen things you wouldn't believe. I been through the desert on a horse with no name, I took my horse wherever my horse wanted to go, now I'm gonna let this bird fly off and watch it while I sit in the rain. It's all gonna get lost like smells in rain, you know?" The bird coos. "Okay, time to fly," The Slinky One says. In the corner there's a hand holding an origami unicorn. In the background, the Spider, carrying a cane and wearing a moustache and goatee, hangs near a police spinner in the rain and says, "It's too bad they won't live...but then again, who does?"

Last year I was like, “OMG, next year is 2019? BLADE RUNNER HALLOWEEN THEME!” The whole month was going to be a drunk history version of the movie. And then actual 2019 happened, so you get a week, but you get this one how I planned it last year. Maybe a little fancier than I could have imagined. Gotta be fancy for my Slinky One.

Hey, who wants a origami unicorn avatar to show 2019 you know you’re doomed special and you don’t care know it? Credit me!

A drawing of an origami unicorn.

 

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?

In a takeoff of My Fair Lady, Babycat is wearing a straw hat and in standing next to a basket of violets and a bunch of violets laying on the ground. She sings, "All I want is a room somewhere, far away from the cold night air, with one enormous chair...." The Ninja Twins are standing off to the side. The Slinky One is wearing a top hat and tails. "I bet you could make a lady out of that dame!" he says to The Fluffy One, who is wearing a Homburg and trenchcoat. "No, no, no, no...," says The Fluffy One. "I'm a good girl, I am!" Babycat says, glaring at them from her violets. Babycat wakes from her dream, purring in an enormous desk chair, with her kitten's head resting on her knee.

The Kitten is five months old today, and he and his mom have all chairs forever.

A mom cat and her kitten, who is just as big as her, curl up in a desk chair.

Fun fact: One cold and rainy night in 2018, I lured Babycat into the house. The Slinky One was sitting on the stairs, watching as Babycat bounced off the walls. As she ran past him, he went to go find his bro. So they totally met. He was totally cool with her. We see a lot of him in the Kitten. He is a loony hunk, and he likes musicals, too.

A silver tabby kitten looking majestic.

Kitten man loves Uncle Fluff and I think it goes both ways.

A young silver tabby and a full-grown fluffy black cat curl up together at a window.

Babycat and I are living that “If you love somebody set them free,” thing. She came back to me, and she brought us an awesome gift. They’ve got their furever home and I can finally stop crying every time I think of that stupid song from My Fair Lady. Happy first 5 months, little baby. You hot stuff.

They’re All So Cute Together!

The Fluffy One is asleep at his window. Babycat is sleeping on the back of the couch. The Kitten is sprawled out asleep on the seat of the couch, and The Puppy is sleeping with her chin on the arm of the couch. Overhead, the spirit of The Slinky One snoozes near his bro. I crouch down near the couch, hearts in my eyes, and say, "Look at them! They're all so cute together!" The Spider, hanging from a nearby lamp, says, "Wait 'til they wake up."

Okay, this all has kinda happened and they’re all very cute together when they’re awake, but, you know, it’s jarring having a wee grey tiger come running up in your face, especially if you’re a nearsighted fluff panther. Also when a puppy nearly sits on you because you match her favorite rug and you’re on her favorite rug, OMG I’ve heard so much hissing. They’re awesome, though. That window is their favorite. ALL of them.

Here’s to Nip and the Cats Who Love It.

I tell The Fluffy One that it's hot and he should come in. "Eh, go play with your kitten," The Fluffy One tells me. He's laying in catnip, and gets excited about crunching the leaves. "The nip, it opens the magical portal! Yes!" In the third panel, The Fluffy One purrs in the sun with the spirit of his bro purring nearby.

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 lounging in the sun near some catnip.

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.)

He’s Still Adjusting.

The Fluffy One shouts out the window to Uncle Papa, "Ghost Cat! I say, hello?" Uncle Papa looks around, saying, "Oh no, what?" Meanwhile, The Slinky One is hovering near his bro and asks, "Whoa, Bro, you can see me?!" "Ghost Cat, you must take back the daughter and the kitten!" The Fluffy One tells Uncle Papa. "Not cool, man," Uncle Papa replies. "She just wants a better life for her baby. The Slinky One adds, "Aww, but they're okay!" The Fluffy One arches his back and announces, "I will take it to someone higher up!" The Slinky One hovers along with him, saying, "Bro! I'm right here!"

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.

The Fluffy One sleeps at his favorite window unaware that Captain Tinycat is patiently waiting to look out the window as well.

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.

I hold Captain Tinycat at the vet. She is terrified.

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

A grey tabby kitten sleeps on a pillow in front of a window with his mom.

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