This is a spectacular photo of Phyllis. I just found it on my camera and forgotten I had even taken it!
It was so hot that I gave the kitties new names to “celebrate” the heat wave. See if you can guess who’s who! Spicy Southwestern Chipotle is a special kitten to me. I also love Lemon and Rosemary. I can’t forget Garlic and Herb either! Funny names for sure. After sweltering for days I was calling the ladies “my three rotisserie chickens!”. It seemed only natural to find a “flavor” to match their personalities!
They really didn’t let the heat get to them. I was only worried when the power went out. A lightning strike was the cause according to my emergency radio. As the temperature rose I activated my Plan K. Before I had kittens it was called plain old Plan B. That plan just didn’t anticipate feline needs well enough. So it was back to the drawing board and Plan K was hatched. I would scoop up all the ladies and whisk them to my air-conditioned car! Or die trying since they tend to resist both scooping and whisking. As luck would have it the fans and A/C roared back to life and Plan K was put back on the shelf. No scooping or whisking on this day-but a valuable drill like this keeps me sharp.
SPOILER ALERT: I AM GIVING THE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN ANSWERS! IF YOU WANT TO GUESS STOP NOW AND WRITE DOWN YOUR ANSWERS! GOOD LUCK!
Spicy Southwestern Chipotle is…..
Our own little senorita-ROVERLEE!
Lemon and Rosemary is……….
My little kitchen helper-PHYLLIS!
Garlic and Herb must be……….
The main dish herself-RENATTA!
Kitty Kisses to All Who Played!
Spicy Southwestern Chipotle is………..
I’m not sure how many of you have heard, but the Seattle area has had record breaking heat over the past week or so and it has been MISERABLE! Last Monday: 92, Tuesday: 95, Wednesday: 105, Thursday: 94, Friday: 89. Expecting a break today of ONLY 87!
Last Sunday Matt surprised me and told me we were going to Sears and buying an Air Conditioner… for the kitties! I was SO excited knowing very well that when the kitties got something like A/C I would be able to also benefit!
Well, they really weren’t very impressed by A/C. As a matter of fact, it made too much noise and they preferred to stay in the kitchen where it was still 95 as opposed to coming into the living room where it was merely 83! After the first couple days they did discover the trade-off between noise and comfort and did finally move into the much more agreeable living room temps.
I decided to surprise Matt with a gift to alleviate his anxiety of going on vacation to Maine and leaving the Kitties at home with “standard” litter boxes.
So, I bought him (and the girls) the “Litter-Robot”.
We were VERY nervous after setting it up because the girls REFUSED to go near it! It was like… well… like a MARTIAN had come into the house! Granted, it does look like something out of a science fiction movie!
For three days we let it sit in the “kitty room” (yes, they have their own room, with their own couch, toys, and all the fixins) with no litter. We were sure this would allow them to explore it and sniff around and get used to it. So, on day 4 Matt put the litter in and plugged the Litter-Robot in. They didn’t touch it all day long. Instead, at midnight I heard, in my sleep, a faint “beep” and then a minute or so later, the very whisper of the Litter-Robot’s motor turning it’s first “official” cycle of joy.
Well, it was less than a cycle of joy for the girls! Within seconds of the “very whisper” turned into scrambling for lives! Crashing! Banging! Fur was flying! Apparently, the Litter-Robot’s subtle sounds were WAY too much for the kitties!
I should have known better. I should have known NOT to plug it in until they were used to actually using it. My bad. So now we are trying to reaclaimate the poor kitties to their new enemy, “Marvin the Martian” as he has become known thanks to Matt’s creative wit.
Addiction aside (read previous post for details), these little ones turned a year old recently! They haven’t been in our home for a year yet, but that’s coming up soon!
Let’s take a look at some of their photo history! FUN!
How time flies!
Thank you all for sharing the past months with us. We LOVE our kitty family and so grateful to share it with you!