Wednesday, January 31, 2024


Kenta’s first visit to the Thelonious Dribble memorial laundry basket. It was a great, sacred moment. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2024


The one thing Norma and Kenta agree on is that Alias is a great brother.

Monday, January 29, 2024


Had a great weekend with Kenta. We took a five hour nap together Saturday (i didn’t want to get up as he was napping on my lap) and then he got plenty of great playtime in. 

Friday, January 26, 2024

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Pillow Partnership

I think Kenta is quite aware there are two other cat beds in the area. But he wants to connect with (or at least lay on) his siblings. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Brotherly Smothering

I couldn’t believe how long Norma tolerated this… It did end up in some rather pointed hissing.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Da Boyz (and Gal) Too/Two

During the darkest days of my life, I somehow once again have found myself living with three great cats. 

Monday, January 22, 2024

The Great Alias

Alias is a great cat. From day one of his life, he bonded with Norma. From day one with Theo, he wanted to meet his older brother, no fear. From day one with his younger brother, Kenta, he wanted to welcome another brother into our home. He’s not an alpha cat, he’s a curious soul accepting whatever or whoever is next. 

Friday, January 19, 2024

Fetch Time

This is Alias’ “I want to play fetch please” look. It almost always works.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Natural Heat

It’s been frigid cold outside and a bit drafty inside. I’ve been huddling by a space heater. All three of my housemates enjoy the space heater’s heat as well, but these two ultimately prefer sharing their own heat.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Don’t Go

Kenta has learned that when I’m putting on my shoes, I’m leaving the house. He does his best to prevent this by sitting on my feet (Thompson used to do something similar, biting at my shoelaces). I’ve never met a more cuddly playful cat. Kenta’s betraying his species’ reputation of nonchalance.


Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Monday, January 15, 2024

Friday, January 12, 2024


When the sitter came over to get my keys, I was holding Kenta in my arms. He began wiggling to be let go. I wondered if it reminded him when I picked him up in his foster home. His foster mom called him and he took off hiding when he saw me. Now, with this stranger in his new home, I wondered if he worried he was off to yet another location. He was extra cuddly when I got back home from my one day trip.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Over Night

I had an over night business trip. I had the sitter, Emily,  I hired last fall for a week long trip, feed Alias, Kenta, and Norma. She does a great job- Norma usually hides from strangers but came out immediately. This was Kenta’s first visitor. He too trusted Emily. Unfortunately, she’s moving out of state next month so I’ll have to find another sitter.

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Unique Skillset

Kenta was showing off his carrot swatting skills to Norma.

Monday, January 08, 2024

Kenta’s Friend

I’ve never known a cat who loves to play with toys as much as Kenta. 30 year old toys that have mostly been ignored are now making strange appearances throughout the house. His favorite toy is this porcupine. I place it on the upstairs bedroom cat tree and inevitably find it somewhere downstairs. Kenta loves to carry it all around. Diego-San, Thompson, Theo, Alias and Norma have never played with it. 

At first I thought it was a possum but upon further research I now think it’s porcupine. Glad Kenta has a friend.

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Happy New Year

I bought this bed for Kenta thinking he should have a place to call his own. He has yet to check it out. Meanwhile…