Warm Fuzzies

It has obviously been far too long since I’ve posted an update to let you know how my kittens are doing. Also, in lieu of actual words coming out of my brain, I thought I might show you some cute photos. They might make you feel better. I know they make me feel better.

Seriously, Starfire does this thing where she climbs up on a lap and starts meowing, regardless of how much you’re already petting her, then shoves her face in your nose. It is awesome. There is nothing like a cuddly kitten to make you feel better.

Jack holding two black kittens.

I think Jack would agree.

Even the gerballs seem to have determined that the cats are harmless. For a few days, they would hide when the cats climbed on top of their tanks. Now they just kind of hang out. Sometimes they even investigate the cats right back.

Gerbil sniffing at cat on top of her tank.

Or maybe they’re teasing the cats. Those gerbils have schemes.

Either way, they seem pretty relaxed.

Gerbil drinking from water bottle while lying on his back.

This gerbil, for example, seems to have found a way to hydrate whilst sleeping. RELAXED.

The kittens, on the other hand, are anything but relaxed. I mean, sure, they sleep a lot, but they also stampede through the house in a manner that is quite possibly louder and more disruptive than when my kiddos do it. For tiny animals, their little padded feet are LOUD when they run.

My kids are always trying to find new ways to have fun with/exploit the kittens, something that Quinn quite aptly did a few days ago when he went fishing for the phone and called my mom. He told her that he was having a kitty-a-thon and wanted to know if she wanted to pledge some money.



Quinn has powers.

We took our kitty-a-thon proceeds (total: $5) to the store to find a cat toy. Jack and Quinn checked out all of the toys before deciding on a mouse-shaped laser pointer, which turns out to be the best $4.75 ever spent by anybody anywhere.

The cats are powerless against it.


Three cats staring at a red dot on the wall. Cat jumping in the air at a red dot.And I can sit on my couch and exercise my cats at the same time, which is perfect for my current levels of lethargy.

So, consider yourselves caught up on Team Stimey’s four-legged gang. I’m going to try to do something exciting/fun/crushingly disastrous with my kids soon so I have something to write about that isn’t covered in fur.

12 thoughts on “Warm Fuzzies

  1. What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall at your house for a day or two. Oh, wait–scratch that idea: I would probably get gobbled up by a kitten! Still, I enjoyed this post immensely, and I remain as the charter member of the Team Quinn fan club, not to mention a gerbil groupie.

  2. If you have any toddlers in your life, laser pointers are pretty awesome toys for them, too. Though I doubt you can get a toddler to jump as awesomely as your cats.

  3. In that photo, either Jack is holding two kittens, OR you have v e r y slow time-lapse photography.

    Also, you go, gerbils!!

    And, please reinforce the lid of the gerbil enclosure, asap. As if you hadn’t done this already. :)

    Finally, for the kittens … I am highly allergic to you. Sorry! Good that I don’t actually know you in real life. You kittens are very cute; however one DOES need to breathe!

  4. quinn is my all time hero.

    but he’s kind of tied now w the gerball who drinks sleeping because sleeping and drinking are two of my favorite things and the idea of doing them at the same time is almost more than i can bear.

  5. We recently adopted a 7 month old ragdoll kitty to replace our precious dachshund Sunset that we had for 5 wonderful years until it was killed by a pit. The cats name is Snickers and he is so lovey dovey. I never thought of myself as a cat person but this cat has got my heart. He loves to climb up on my chest, put his butt in my face and then lay on me to go to sleep. He is so gentle with my daughter with Aspergers too….the first animal to pay any attention to her and believe me we have tried a few. And I know what you mean about how loud they are….my one kitty sounds like a herd of buffalo coming down the hallway so I can’t image what 3 sound like!

    • Snickers is an excellent name for a cat. I’m so glad that he is a good match for you and your daughter. It is wonderful when that happens.

      I’m so sorry about Sunset.

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