Category Archives: From Pam and Stu

Non-Cone Time

IMG_20141116_101306There are so many things that are hard to do wearing a cone:  tail catching, cleaning, climbing, eating.  I’m giving Zooch a lot of breaks from wearing the cone, and lots of head rubs and neck scritches.

I also moved the bed with the heating pad out to the main area.  They all have been avoiding the under-table space as a former prison space, but the weather is getting colder.  It’s just Bay Area cold, not polar vortex, but still.  Zooch did nap on the heating pad this morning.

Zifra and Zinky have gotten vary into climbing things, so I put the post carpet up.


One Relaxed–The Night Before Her Forever Home


Nothing like an evening with Dr. Who and National Geographics animals, and a warm lap, to induce a deep sleep.  Of course, Pam watches the videos and got perhaps inspired by the leopards.  She jumped at Em’s face a little too roughly.  She may have been contrite afterwards.


So, Saturday night and all the kittens have their forever homes.  Pam’s new mom was just filling out the paperwork when I went to pick up the kittens.  I just picked up their carrier, and said goodby to Pam.  She was alone probably for the first time ever and looked very lonely (her mom was in a separate room at the time).  Good luck to them all.


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Posted by on December 3, 2011 in From Pam and Stu


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Product Testing

Must study thisAdmittedly, they’ll play with anything, including the scraps from cutting out more of these toys.  Pam and Carlotta will study this object though and test it for bat-ability, durability, and sustaining interest.  And I don’t even have to pay them.


Posted by on December 1, 2011 in From Pam and Stu


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Ride ‘Em, Cowcats

yee hawThis is the rocking horse my grandfather made, back in the fifties.  My father repainted it, and the ears and tail have been replaced.  My sister’s kids and then mine played on it.  Sometimes it is in storage in the garage.  Now it is another thing for kittens to climb on.  One just has to be careful not to rock near kitty tails.


Posted by on November 29, 2011 in From Pam and Stu


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Home Here For The Week

gotcha!As you can see, neither got adopted this weekend.  Pam was hissy Sunday; perhaps she didn’t like her neighbors.  If the door is open (and barricade up) our cat, Commie, will walk by and hiss at them.  Nora stares but is shy, Snuggles would like their kibble but avoids seeing the kittens.

They are fierce mousers, indeed, if the mouse is a fuzzy toy one anyhow.  Snuggles learned to kill real (baby) rats on her own, after 3 days of studying one.  These kittens might learn, or they could be pacifists.


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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in From Pam and Stu


Playing Door

Door!When I’m in the room with them, the barricade is sufficient to keep them in the room, as long as nothing too interesting is happening in the hall.  Then they can play Door.  It’s got enough gap at the bottom to fit a paw partway through.  They have yet to discover the hinge-side gap, but this has been good.  They enjoy the mystery of poking at each other when they can’t see each other.

I also have to keep our own cats out.  When Snuggles heard me open a new bag of kibble, she hopped in.  Then everyone stood around stiffly.  Pam gets quite a ridge on her back when she’s scared and trying to look tough.  Snuggles didn’t really want to be with the kittens, and she knew the kibble wasn’t hers, so she left pretty quickly.


Posted by on November 25, 2011 in From Pam and Stu


Movie Day

So I got a couple of typical play sessions, although there have also been some intense sleepy snuggle sessions too.

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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in From Pam and Stu


Repurposed Items

lots of unintended useThis was the photo I’d meant to post earlier today, but Sam borrowed my camera.  The hoodie picture was taken with Mackenzie’s camera.

The kittens’ incisions look good, so I returned some climbing things and added more.  This post was one I’d made and re-covered a while back, that my cats don’t use.  I washed it after a pee incident and gave it to the kittens.  It includes a bike spoke covered in a drinking straw, holding an old cello string and leftover yarn bobble.  I put it next to the tall chair and Carlotta flew up in and figured out how to get on the chair.  Pam went up the post from under the chair and had more of a problem figuring how to get onto the chair.

They’ve had lots of company today and even chilled out watching youTube kitten videos.  The mewing really grabs their attention.


Posted by on November 23, 2011 in From Pam and Stu


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Kittez In Da Hood

in da hoodAmber enjoyed the kitties and they enjoyed her cuddles and the hood ride.  Pam’s not a shoulder rider like Carlotta is, so it was nice for her to get the high ride.  Plus Amber’s a lot taller than I am.

The kittens have been enjoying the chicken broth and samples.  And the heating pad and kibble.  They’re very happy kittens.  And later they’ll get Emily and Kevin.

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in From Pam and Stu


Down to Two

working togetherCarlotta has a small bladder but apparently no crystals now. Pam kindly accompanied her to the vet for this checkup and has been playing and cuddling with her throughout the day.  I’m really hoping the two get adopted together this weekend, although having a new house and other pets might keep Carlotta from pining.  They make a good couple and are easily distinguished one from the other.

The vet recommended some chicken soup to encourage more drinking, so I bought some chicken legs and have boiled up a broth. I cooled it down to body temperature but they acted like it was startlingly hot, but worth it.  I’ll give my cats some too as someone has some outside-the-box pee issues.


Posted by on November 21, 2011 in From Pam and Stu


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