Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

"Did someone say 'CANDY'?????"

Hey guys... As long as you're up there, how about a Halloween photo session?
(Yes, I put kittens on the mantle to take their picture.  A hand was never more than six inches away, no matter what it looks like.)






Yeah... Clay wasn't so interested in posing with the pumpkin.  He just wanted candy.
I'll show you what else he was up to in tomorrow's post.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Brothers Jefferson

This Blows!  The storm update from the fringes of Sandy in Michigan.... Rain all day Monday and winds overnight reaching 50 mph.  Our grill blew off the back patio yesterday afternoon (okay... the wind pushed it off the patio, but it sounds more fun the first way).  My front patio furniture is in the foyer.  My back patio furniture is in my kitchen.  I know it was time to winterize and get things stored, but this wasn't how I intended it.  Taking Charlie outside was an adventure.  The sounds outside my windows were eerie and frightening.  And we're in MICHIGAN.  Today is supposed to be the worst of it for us.  Wondering about sending my kids out to the bus stop this morning, but I certainly don't want to drive in this (and my son has a football game this afternoon!).  I can't imagine how nerve-wracking this must be for our friends on the east coast.  Please let us know how you are doing if you can.  Sending thoughts, prayers, and hugs to anyone who needs it.


The Brothers Jefferson

Those handsome hunks of manhood...
the trouble-making crew of the foster room...
are always up to something (not always good).
(Lionel tongue!)
 Yet so cute that you're willing to overlook the naughtiness.
Wonder if it's too early to tell them about Santa?
"Wait... you have a problem with Lionel climbing your leg?"
"Perhaps the Lady should just deal with it."
"Yeah, Lady.... cuteness comes with a price."
"WHAT???  We weren't doing anything!!!!"
(This time...)

Our crazy boys are absolutely the friendliest kittens in the foster room.  The first ones to greet me at the door... dropping whatever they're doing, flying to my side, demanding hugs, climbing in my lap as soon as I sit down, riding my shoulder as I walk around the room, riding the broom as I sweep, untying my shoe, using said shoe as a scratching post.  I love these boys... not sure how to let either of them go (and not sure I can deprive some other family of them either)


Did I mention that someone is getting particularly good at escaping the foster room?

And when you leave the foster room, you're bound to meet new friends.
Even if you're not so certain they are friends yet.
Or if they aren't so certain that they want to meet you.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Mourning with Mama

Mother Jefferson was a good sport and put on her rally cap Sunday evening for the Detroit Tigers. Unfortunately, they failed to appreciate her efforts on their behalf.  

"You okay, Lady?  'Cause Lionel will totally kiss you on the nose and make you feel better."
He totally would, too.  Our little Lionel is quite the dumpling of love.  


Our Baby Jeffersons are 8-weeks-old today.  Can you believe it?  We're closing in on being "officially adoptable".  In fact, I've been asked to upload their profiles to Petfinder this week.  I'm going to be waiting a few days though, while I decide whether or not a certain someone's picture will make it online.

"Are you my mama, Lady?"

We spent bits of time this weekend exposing the kittens to life outside of the foster room.  They're nowhere near as brave as litters past... and they're not in love with Charlie either.  We have a bit of time, though....

The decision has been made to turn the adoption condos at Petco into an "adults only" residence in order to feature our older cats and hopefully find their homes in time for the holidays.  Most of our rescue's kittens have been adopted into forever homes.  In fact, I have most of the available kittens living under my roof right now.  During the next couple of weeks, Mother Jefferson will be spayed and make the move to Petco after recovery.  Since they are now over 6-months-old and gangly teenagers more closely resembling adults than babies, our upstairs trio of Henry, Tika, and Abby will be moving back there once they have recovered from the most recent illness.  Another mother cat (Mother Adams, as a matter of fact) will be joining them all there.

The Baby Jeffersons will start attending adoption weekends in another couple weeks, but will continue to come home at night with us until they are adopted.... which means that we will get to spend time with them right up until the moment they leave for their forever homes.


Between watching two tragic World Series games, a Lions come-from-behind victory, and a MSU Spartans miracle, the weekend was spent finishing last-minute costumes and getting the kids to 4 Halloween parties, a Halloween dance, a rollerskating party, a school trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts, and a soccer game (And no, we didn't adopt any extra kids over the weekend... this was the weekend schedule for just three kids).   We're also battening down the hatches for the 4 straight days of rain expected on the outskirts of the Hurricane Sandy system.  

I'll be inside and taking tons more pictures to post for you tomorrow.  Sending good wishes to all our friends on the east coast.  Stay warm, dry, and safe (and let us know how you're doing if you can).

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday With Florence

Hey Flo, what do you know?

(Just so you know... I say that to her at least once a day.  It bugs my kids.  I think that Florence loves it.  It's one of those win-win situations.)

 Fluffy Florence... The fluffiest feline in the front foster room.
 Feisty Florence... The kitten voted most likely to
(Side note... look at  how our big girl's eyes are changing color from the inside out)
Playful Florence... The mousies live in fear of her very presence.
"Being awesome is thirsty work!"
"Don't hate Florence because she's beautiful."
"Clay is borrrrred!"
"Enough of Flo!"
"Let's talk about Clay's flame points instead.  LOOK AT THE NOSIE!!!"
 "Yeah.... Enough of Flo!"
"Have you taken enough time to adequately admire Lionel's belly spots??"
"Yeah... Enough of Flo!  No one has said a thing about Willie Rae hunting the fly!"
 "Yeah... Enough of Flo!  Look at Roxie slay the shoelace dragon!"
"Can we just get back to Flo?"

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.