Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Wow! So much has happened to me over that past few weeks. A few weeks ago, Ginger and Christopher decided they might want to keep me. Then a nice lady emailed Ginger and said she was interested in adopting me. Wow; two people wanted me at once. I felt so special. The other lady that was interested in me had a cat named THURSDAY! What are the chances? It's almost like it was meant to be!

I went to meet Thursday's Mom and family. I wasn't even nice to them, so I'm not sure why they decided to take me, but they did. Ginger ugly-cried. It was a little embarrassing. I know I'm sweet, but geesh, keep it together, lady!

I was excited to meet Thursday...a little apprehensive, but excited.

But, alas - it wasn't meant to be. Thursday did not like me at all! And I was scared of Thursday's brother, James...a DOG! We gave it about a week, but once it was obvious Thursday and I wouldn't get along (perhaps we needed a buffer? A Wednesday? hahahaha!), I decided to go back to Ginger and Christopher.

This past Monday morning, Christopher dropped me off at the vet. They DID NOT tell me this was going to be part of the deal! The doctor poked me a bit and then I started to feel awful sleepy. The next thing I know, I wake up with a cut on my belly and all my claws are gone! What the crap??

Ginger assures me this was the only way I could live with them, so I guess I am accepting. It hurts a bit, but I think it will be okay in a few days. Ginger likens this claw business to cosmetic surgery. She say's it's unnecessary, expensive, painful, and you do it to make yourself more attractive to someone else. But she says that if you do the proper research, pick a good doctor, get pain medication, and take good care of yourself while you recover, you can lead a sweet-ass life afterward. Fine.

I just came home today. Ginger picked me up at lunch.

(Okay - listen - here's the real truth: I didn't like that nonsense at the vet one bit. I'm going to be fine. I still love Ginger and Christopher, but I totally pooped in the corner of their library.)

So anyway, I have a home now! I'm pretty darn excited about it. I've kind of started to like this blogging business, so I might keep it up. Check back and I will let you know how things are going!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Shots

I had to go to the AARF House this evening to get my second round of distemper shots. Ginger came home from work, put me in that awful carrier and then took me down the stairs. That tiny little animal they call Leroy (or is it just a really large rodent...I just can't tell...) was crying and I guess Ginger felt like she should comfort it. She put me on the table so that my friend Buster couldn't get to me (they try to keep us separated, but we talk and hold hands under the crack at the bottom of the door all the time). Ginger sat down with Leroy for a minute and when she turned around, this is what she found:

That Buster. He's just so funny.

Anyway - we got in the car (I HATE the car!) and went over to AARF. We had to wait a really long time this time. Ginger said she left the car running the whole time for me so that I wouldn't cook once we got back in the car. YIKES! I'm glad she did that! I'm also glad the car was still there when we got back out. That would have been most unfortunate to have had to walk back home.

I'm two-thirds of the way done with my distemper shots now. At least I think I am anyway. Surely there are no more than three rounds of shots; that would be preposterous. This last shot wasn't so hot. It really hurt me!

While we were there, Ginger also talked to someone about getting me "fixed." I don't know what this means; I'm not broken! Whatever it means, I think it's going to happen soon. I hope I won't have to get back in the car to do it, but I have a feeling I will. I would feel a whole lot better about all of this if I at least knew I had a home to go to... Doesn't someone want to adopt me? I really am charming. Let me prove it to you!


Friday, July 8, 2011


I just got this picture from Matt - isn't it the cutest???

(what sweet little boys!)

A few days after Ben and Obi went home, I got an email from Meghan. In the preview, all I saw was "Hi Ginger, Unfortunately Obi isn't adjusting very well..." My heart just sank! But don't worry! They weren't giving up! Meghan said that he acted pretty scared and hid under the couch a lot. She just wanted to know if he did this at our house. Well...he lived in a bathroom when he was with us so there wasn't a whole lot of room for shyness, but he always was the most reserved. Meghan figured he just needed a little time to adjust, and I figured she was right.

Wasn't I excited the next week when I got this email a week later:

Hey Ginger-

So much has changed in the past week! On Friday we noticed that by the end of an evening that Obi was relaxing and playing much more so we decided not to put the boys back into the bathroom for overnight- and then the next day being Saturday the boys were out all day. The "old" shy Obi was gone by nightfall! I wouldn't say he was as crazy as Ben but he is now playing and snuggling with us on a regular basis. :)

"No Ben" has probably become the most used phrase in our household. Everything and anything that he is NOT supposed to get into- he is. But he is making us laugh constantly. I can't count the number of times he has fallen off the sofa/toy because he gets distracted by something across the room.

Both boys have become super loud purr-ers but their voice box still needs some working on as their meows are still very sad and scratchy sounding.

I attached a picture that Matt caught earlier in the week that I thought was super cute- the boys look like they are hugging each other (I actually think they both might still have ear mites cause they are always digging at each others ears- they go back to the vet next week)

Until next time!


(this was the attached pic - labeled "brotherly love")

And, geesh! Those darn eat mites! Hopefully the vet got rid of those!

What a great update!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Miss. Tuesday on Petfinder

Take a look guys! I'm on Petfinder! There's so much talk lately of people finding love online, I decided I would have to check it out. I sure do hope somebody sees what a great addition I could be to their family.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Update: Oliver, Earl and....Drumroll, Please....


Have you ever heard a funnier cat name? I love it! WW sent an update on little Mucchi Chumbuckles the week after he went home and he is doing great! He is getting along really well with the other little kitten that she adopted. Someone actually tossed that other kitten out on the road and luckily someone rescued it and WW adopted it. Those are two very lucky kitties there.

KS also sent an update on Oliver and Earl. They are also doing really well! KS said that they act like they have been with them their whole lives and, of course, they are inseparable. Her kids love them and they love people! She said they had company and the kittens just wanted to be around everyone...until they just fell asleep in the middle of the floor - haha!

It sounds like they are settling in wonderfully!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Congratulations to Ben and Obi (Formerly Maurice)

Ben and Obi (formerly Maurice), the last two babies, went to their new home last night! I am so excited for them - they got a great set of kitty parents! Matt and Meghan were super excited to take them home. They came prepared with the cutest little collars for the boys - complete with jingle bells and name tags. Meghan even MADE one of the collars! I was so impressed. It was adorable. She said she couldn't find a second collar that she liked so she "just cut another collar and sewed some ribbon on it." She said it just like that - like it was super easy. I get the feeling that Meghan is awesomely crafty.

When I got to work this morning, I got the most wonderful surprise! I had a note and some pictures waiting on me when I turned on my computer!

(matt and meghan with obi and ben)

(obi checking things out - he was a bit timid at first...even hid under the couch for a little while, but he came out after seeing ben roaming around. he is going to do just fine.)

(meghan said ben immediately took to his new surrounding and tried to play with everything in the house. this does not surprise us.)

I aso need to share updates that I got on the other three kittens! I will try to post again tomorrow night! It makes me happy to see that they are all so loved!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Sweet Miss. Tuesday

Okay, guys - it's time to start talking about Miss. Tuesday. She has done a really good job at making the kittens look good on this blog, but she hasn't said nearly enough about herself.

Miss. Tuesday needs a home too. Christopher and I just look at these pictures of her and shake our heads. She is not nearly as photogenic as she is sweet, loving and affectionate.

I would like to share with you part of a comment left on the blog a week or so ago: "Mama cat (Miss Tuesday) is the best cat of all. She is loving and affectionate and purrs all the time. Good natured. I love her. Who ever gets her hits the cat lottery." --Cindy Richter, Foster Grandmother of Miss. Tuesday

Did you hear that? "..hits the cat lottery." They cat lottery, people! Are you really going to pass that up?

Here's Tuesday getting some love and head scratches from Christopher:

She is such a sweetheart! We really want to find her a good home.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Congratulations to Cole, Earl and Grey Oliver!

Congratulations to Cole, Earl and Grey Oliver! All three babies went to their new homes this evening! It was a little sad...I may or may not have cried for a brief moment before we went in to the AARF House, but it was also VERY happy! They are going to love their new homes and they will be very well taken care of.



(grey oliver)

(...i'm not sure which one this is, but isn't it a cute picture??)

Thanks to KS, WW and their families for giving these babies a good home!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thanks, Kelly and Kanga!

I almost forgot to post this! After my blog post about Mother's Day and Fancy Feast, one of Ginger's coworkers was reading and brought this treat in from her kitty, Kanga! Wasn't that sweet? Thanks, Kelly and Kanga!


Saturday, May 28, 2011

First Babysitter

The kittens and I had our first babysitter this past week! Ginger and Christopher were both traveling for work for a couple days - what are the chances? Big THANK YOU to Ginger's brother, Keith, for coming to see us every day and taking such good care of us! He even took this video while he was here:


Friday, May 27, 2011

Still Climbing

My apologies to Meghan & Matt, KS and WW...I fear I have allowed the kittens to develop a bit of a bad habit. They climb legs. They stay in a small space and it's hard to control five kittens at once...and it really is kind of long as you are wearing jeans and a sturdy cotton shirt. No silk, no lace, no sheer.

They are so sweet. They want to be held and loved. Gentle Ben (soon to be Benjamin Watson, "Ben") is the biggest climber of all - straight up to the shoulders. When Ginger cleans our room, feeds us, changes our water - everything - Gentle Ben is on her shoulder. Cole (soon to be...?) is getting there too - he makes it to her shoulders about 50 percent of the time.

Grey Oliver and Earl (I believe KS is dropping the "Grey" and keeping the Oliver and keeping Earl!) are climbers too, but they mostly climb up to Ginger's waist and then back down...and up...and down...and up...

Maurice (soon to be Obadiah Jackson, "Obi") isn't quite as agile, but he will definitely climb up to Ginger's lap if she is sitting.

Me? I'm a different story. Ginger say's I'm an angel. I don't climb, I just purr and love! Nobody has asked to bring me to their home yet, but I'm staying positive. I hope it happens soon. Does anybody know someone that would want me to live with them?


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gentle Ben and Maurice

Gentle Ben and Maurice have found a great home with a wonderful couple in Kernersville. M&M are going to love these two kitties! Gentle Ben and Maurice won't be ready to leave Mom until the first week in June, but they are looking forward to joining their new family.

(why are they in the sink, you may ask? they are too rambunctious to get a picture of just the two of them together, both semi-looking at the camera!)

(gentle ben has been chowing down on some dry food! i am so proud of him. these two pictures are so funny!)

(maurice poses for the picture!)

Gentle Ben is the rowdiest of the crew and Maurice is the most calm. I think they will make a good pair - they can even each other out!


Earl and Grey Oliver

Earl and Grey Oliver have found a great home with KS and her family. KS has a special place in her heart for grey kitties and had been looking for a some for the past couple months. I think that KS and her family are going to love Earl and Grey Oliver! The kittens won't be ready to leave Mom until the first week of June, but they are very excited to meet their new family.

(even in the sink I couldn't get a good picture of their faces together!)

(see what I mean?)

(sweet earl)



Cole has found a great home with WW and her family. Cole will be heading off by himself, but WW and KS are sisters-in-law so perhaps he will get to see Grey Oliver and Earl occasionally. Plus, WW has a couple other cats at home who will be able to show Cole the ropes. Cole won't be able to leave Mom until the first week in June, but he is looking forward to meeting his new family.


Friday, May 13, 2011

New Homes for the Babies

I didn't expect this news to come so soon, but all of my babies have found homes! I know new homes are best for them (and necessary), but I will miss them terribly. They won't be able to leave me until the first week in June, but they are all looking forward to meeting their new families. This really is wonderful news.

We sure have come a long way in one month, haven't we?

(april 13, 2011)

(may 13, 2011)


Monday, May 9, 2011

Family Pictures

A few more pics of the fam!

(sweet miss. tuesday)

(gentle ben and pal, grey oliver)

(earl washing gentle ben - how cute!)


(cole and earl)

(gentle ben, cole and a little bit of maurice. that maurice - he was a bit camera shy this time around!)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fancy Feast for Mom

I got a can of this for Mother's Day and it was DELICIOUS! None of the kittens seemed to want any, which was fine by me; I got to eat the whole thing by myself.


Thanks for the fancy dinner...or shall I say, fancy feast! Haha!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Behind the Names

I thought I would give Tuesday a break from blogging for a night. Lots of people have asked about the kittens’ names. I really did put a lot of thought into them; here are their stories.

Miss. Tuesday: I volunteer at Forsyth County Animal Control every Tuesday after work. I met the sweet and charming Miss Tuesday on a Tuesday and received permission to foster her and her wonderful kittens on a Tuesday. It only seemed appropriate.

Cole: I’m going in alphabetical order here, so Cole comes first, but he was really the hardest to name. I was convinced that at least one of the cats had to be a girl and I thought it might end up being Cole. Cole would have been Alley (cat) had he been a girl. But since he wasn’t, I went between “Coal” and “Bleu.” I ended up going with Cole, which was an original option for Gentle Ben (being a “coal” color and all). I still liked the name so I changed “Coal” to “Cole.”

Earl: Earl GREY Tea, of course! (Additionally, I thought perhaps my friend, Brianna Earle might want a cat named Earl Earle, but I don’t think she took the bait.)

Gentle Ben: Every time I looked at Gentle Ben, I couldn’t help but think how much he looked like a tiny little bear. Perhaps a miniature version of Gentle Ben.

Grey Oliver: Cutest, funniest story here. (Megan – feel free to correct me if I have anything incorrect.) Before I get too into this story, know that my friend Megan’s father has a strong southern accent. Megan’s parents had a cat for the longest time. An indoor/outdoor cat named Lila. She was an only cat, and rightfully spoiled, until some strays started to come along.

Megan’s mom started to feed them and then her parents did an amazingly responsible and kind thing by trapping the cats, getting them fixed and getting their rabies shots. The cats became friendly and kind of like pets.

Then it got cold. Megan’s mom wanted to bring them in, but her dad said they didn’t need to come in. They came to an agreement that the cats could go directly from outside to the basement at night. Slowly, that turned into “the cats can walk themselves to the basement” and then “the cats can stop in the kitchen for a quick snack on the way to the basement.” Today those cats are living the sweet life with Lila; sitting on laps and curling up in recliners.

Anyway – not too long ago a new cat wandered up. Megan had a conversation with her dad that somewhat followed these lines:

Megan: What does the new cat look like?
Dad: It’s grey Oliver.
(Megan’s parents have a cat named Oliver)
Megan: Oh – so it’s like Oliver only grey?
Dad: No – it’s grey Oliver.
Megan: You named another cat Oliver?
Dad: No! It’s grey Oliver!
Megan: ….So….like Oliver?
Dad: No – I’m telling you it’s grey Oliver!
Megan: Uhm….
Megan: Wait – are you saying it’s grey all over?
Dad: That’s what I’ve been telling you – it’s grey Oliver!

Best. Story. Ever. How could I not name the most grey all over cat “Grey Oliver”?

Maurice: A looong time ago, my mother and I saw a big, fluffy white stuffed polar bear in some store and she commented on how cute she thought it was. A few weeks later, some gift-giving occasion was upon us (I think Mom’s birthday) and I decided to get the bear for my mom. She named it Maurice. This Maurice doesn’t really look like that Maurice, but I always think of something fluffy, soft and cute when I hear that name. And besides – a cat named Maurice? CUTE!

Even though I put a lot of thought into their names, I in no way expect their new parents to keep these names. I would only expect that they would also want to put a lot of thought into a name that means something to them. So, please – adopt! Change names! It will be wonderful!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Four Weeks

The kittens are about four and a half weeks old now. They are getting cuter and cuter every day because they are developing their own cute, little personalities.

(cole is sweet and quite calm. he likes to sit in laps and play with his brothers.)

(gentle ben is the quietest of the five. even though he spends a lot of time sleeping, he shows plenty of love.)

(earl with a little gentle ben. earl is a sweet kitty and likes to be held, but he's a wee bit afraid of heights. he cries every time someone picks him up, though he is just fine once he is steady on a lap or shoulder.)

(grey oliver is very curious. he's the smallest, but he's quite smart! i believe he might have been the first to start using the litter box.)

(maurice is very pretty with beautiful markings. he's very easy-going and friends with everyone!)

Thanks for taking a look at my babies. And don't forget that I'm looking for a home too! I wasn't a lap cat when I came to Ginger and Christopher's house, but I'm definitely starting to warm to the idea. I love to give Ginger head-butts and snuggle right under her chin. I'm pretty much always purring and I get along with everyone!