Category Archives: 2017 Swahili

Simba Has A Family — and Now Twiga and Tembo Also Have Families

Friends of some of Berkeley Humane’s people arranged to adopt Simba tonight, as a surprise present for their teen son.  Simba was unhappy on the ride over–she was alone  and didn’t like it.  But she liked the people and fell asleep in the boy’s arms while paperwork was being done.  I don’t know if Twiga and Tembo notice Simba is missing, but they go to their first adoption event tomorrow.  They’re making enough noise for three crashing around.

Twiga and Tembo got home today, Friday! We’re kittenless for now.  Our home cats will realize it in a while.


Posted by on May 11, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Purring Pile Of Fur

A little less fur than a day ago, but they’re feeling fine.  I put their collars on so they can get used to them.  No digging in the water bowl, but there is a little bit of toes on the edge of the water.  Maybe they have a harder time judging the distance by looks or whiskers.

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Posted by on May 10, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


After Surgery

They’re pretty wobbly, but they were starved and happy to have space to run around.  All 3 are girls.  Twiga can still jump onto the barricade’s cross piece.

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Posted by on May 9, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Twiga Is Up

Twiga figured out the loft ladder just now, both up and down.  There isn’t anywhere off limits now, except the loft itself when blocked.

Tomorrow, no food after 6 a.m. and surgery.  They’re all nicely over 2 pounds.  I’ve started transitioning them to the Chicken Soup Soul kibble and canned food.


Posted by on May 8, 2017 in 2017 Swahili


Sleep Masters

They had their photos taken at the shelter today.  These are from yesterday.  The fancy camera shoot went pretty well–I brought one of their boxes which was a decent prop and a comfort for them.  I did spend some time making noises and waving my arms behind the photographer to get them to look his way and look intrigued.

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Posted by on May 6, 2017 in 2017 Swahili



They had a lot of fun with boxes today.  At one point, Simba was shoving a box which shoved another box and the kibble halfway across the room.  They’re all enjoying small holes to squish through.  One of them, I think Twiga, got out–probably snuck out following me but maybe got over the barricade.  She was crying while going downstairs, freaked by being in new territory, but needing to explore.

Simba and Tembo have reached 2 pounds.  All are getting excited about taking over the house.  Which they don’t get to do.


Posted by on May 4, 2017 in 2017 Swahili



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