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So for everyone who’s been watching Corsica’s litter grow up, they done growed up and have been promised to new homes. For those of you on FaceBook, the update is here. For the sensible people who eschew social media (eschew, I say!), the score is:

Corsica & Faberge (that’s the tortie mama and the big black kitten – honestly, he was half again bigger than the others) go together to one home. Hatch & Florentine go together to another. Hatch is the ginger who had to wear a sock for a sweater because he had a wound he kept picking at, and Flo is one of the tabbies. I think the only girl in the bunch. Scrammy & MooShu are adopted together, too. That’s another ginger + tabby, though which is which I can never remember.

My experience is, cats are happier when they live with a sibling, but a lot less human oriented. I’m selfish enough to miss that last bit.

If you follow that FB link, they all have pages you can follow. Kitties pack their bags tomorrow (they’ve teased some kind of special performance) and move out on Saturday. Watch here.


Comment from Niña
Time: June 23, 2017, 5:14 am

My rescue cats approve that they all found good homes!

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 23, 2017, 1:40 pm

That big black kitten looks like he’ll grow up to resemble my Wolf: all black, long-haired, long-legged, and long-bodied — an impressive beast.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 23, 2017, 1:51 pm

I would dearly love to have another cat (or dog) but I guess it will never happen. But there are three cats who routinely come into my courtyard to look around and get a drink from the pool. One little black cat with gold eyes comes in to hunt lizards. Sometimes she hops up on the outdoor counter on the other side of my kitchen window and watches me while I talk to her. She’s not a stray—I know where she lives, but I think it’s curious that she will spend hours at my house each day. I have a tall, wide stucco fence and she likes to lie in the sun and survey her kingdom from there.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 23, 2017, 2:49 pm

Well, if the older of my two cats (Chekov, who is nearly 10) passes away, I won’t be any hurry to add another to the household. Wolf enjoys his company, but he seems to like mine even more.

Besides, while there are loads of cats and kittens up for adoption, rarely do I see long-haired ones. Longhairs shed, yes, but they shed in clumps which are easy to brush or scoop up. Shorthairs shed individual hairs like an artist’s paintbrush. Much harder to clean up after.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 23, 2017, 6:40 pm

Kitties still on camera, though it looks to be a different room and they’re being played with. Probably a farewell tour.

Whoever took on mama kitty is a good ‘un…she’s feral, although I’m sure they’ve been working hard on socializing her.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 23, 2017, 6:43 pm

SpaceX launch and landing in about 20 minutes. Worth watching.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 23, 2017, 6:46 pm

I watch a farm cam where they took in a feral cat. Wont come in or allow herself to be touched. However, when ever the farmer’s wife is outside, the cat comes running and lays down right near her feet. She has to watch where she steps. I find this interesting behavior but dont know what it means.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 23, 2017, 9:40 pm

Ladies are there playing with kitties. Not the adopters yet, though.

Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: June 26, 2017, 1:45 am

We adopted litter-mates when they were kittens and, as much as they love being with each other, their interaction with the people in the house seems to depend more on their individual personalities than the availability of a peer cat to hang out with. Ellis is a need machine, more like a puppy than a cat – he must be with you, and noticed by you, and touched by you, and held by you, and on your lap and on your book and on your keyboard, at all times. LOVE ME!! Brother Mordecai is friendly but more aloof – he likes his alone time, but is willing to be a lap cat when it is most inconvenient.

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