Monthly Archives: April 2017


No one can match the relaxing skills of Jack from the previous litter, but Simba achieved Kitty Nirvana earlier this evening with Em and now with Catherine.


Posted by on April 30, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Someone Up My Sleeve

Twiga was running around, playing, log after her siblings had zonked out.  Suddenly, she had to join Simba in my jacket, then wiggle into my sleeve, then zone out.

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Posted by on April 28, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Yet More Homemade Cat Toys

I made some toys from the plastic trays from some oreo cookies.  The best is the ribbed bottom section, with just a bit of the curled side on one side: it spins readily and is too light to hurt if it bops them.  I had to reinforce the hold with tape because the string pulled through at first.

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Posted by on April 26, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Not The Baby Blues

Their eyes are no longer baby blue, but an interesting transitional cluster of colors.

They had their second shots today.  Simba may be a girl.  They may get spay-neutered the week after next–the genders will be known at that time anyhow.

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Posted by on April 25, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Cuddle Buddies

With or without a lap.  Afternoon nap time.

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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Busy, Busy, Busy

It is so easy feeding them now: I mix some KMR and a can of babycat, serve, and they eat.  No finger-feeding.


Posted by on April 23, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Box And Bag

They knew what to do with a bag, right away.  The box was less interesting at first,  but is great to chew on.  They’re 6 weeks old, about a pound and a half each, and doing well.

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Posted by on April 21, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Joy of Julie and Twiga

The tune is “Joy of Julie” by Galen Fraser.  Twiga is my close audience.  We’re getting ready for the fiddle club’s concert weekend, April 28-30.  Shameless plug:

The kittens had the runs and some barfing with the food change of being weaned, but their guts seem to have settled down now.  This morning, Simba weighed the same as Tembo, but Tembo has been working hard to regain her roly poly figure.


Posted by on April 19, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


All My Duckies In A Row

And sometimes they’re self-starting.  Their last bottle was Sunday morning.

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Posted by on April 17, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Tired After Practice

 The kittens were tired after listening to us working on learning the harmonies–picture by Barbara S.

Tembo finally accepted her lot as a food eater–she ate a LOT.  I ended their day with a bottle and she still drank a lot too.

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Posted by on April 15, 2017 in 2017 Swahili