Godkitten Update

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Playing with imaginary friend

Sherrie, here, with an update on the godkitten, a little orphan I found on the 4th of July. For the full story, go here:  A new arrival . The Wenches immediately dubbed him their "godkitten," so now he has 8 doting aunties (and I'm still agonizing over what to name him!).

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Kitten meets Christopher. Christopher is being remarkably kind and tolerant of the cheeky new kid.
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Kitten is a polydactyl, having 6 toes instead of 5 on his huge feet. Note the large "thumbs."

When I first brought the kitten home, he was 3 weeks old and weighed 9 ounces. I'm feeding him kitty formula every 4 hours and by the time I took him to the vet 4 days later, he weighed 12 ounces. As of today, he is 14 ounces and growing like a weed!

 

 

The kitten spends a lot of time playing on my desk, and I believe he's a fledgling writer because he can't stay away from the mouse or keyboard. (Translation: he spends a lot of time thundering across my keyboard)

 

The final picture shows him attacking the mouse. He's fascinated by the thing, and never misses an opportunity to bite and subdue it.

I'll be posting periodic kitten updates on Sundays, so watch this space for the next month or so, as we chart the growth (and antics!) of this little rascal.

 

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Biting the mouse

90 thoughts on “Godkitten Update”

  1. Thanks for posting the update, Sherrie!
    That is one adorable blue-eyed kitten. I love the photo of Kitten and Christopher checking each other out.
    I’m looking forward to his name reveal — and to any blogs he might choose to write himself. Having seen some of his preliminary keyboarding efforts, I’m eager to see more. 😉

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  2. Thanks for posting the update, Sherrie!
    That is one adorable blue-eyed kitten. I love the photo of Kitten and Christopher checking each other out.
    I’m looking forward to his name reveal — and to any blogs he might choose to write himself. Having seen some of his preliminary keyboarding efforts, I’m eager to see more. 😉

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  3. Thanks for posting the update, Sherrie!
    That is one adorable blue-eyed kitten. I love the photo of Kitten and Christopher checking each other out.
    I’m looking forward to his name reveal — and to any blogs he might choose to write himself. Having seen some of his preliminary keyboarding efforts, I’m eager to see more. 😉

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  4. Thanks for posting the update, Sherrie!
    That is one adorable blue-eyed kitten. I love the photo of Kitten and Christopher checking each other out.
    I’m looking forward to his name reveal — and to any blogs he might choose to write himself. Having seen some of his preliminary keyboarding efforts, I’m eager to see more. 😉

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  5. Thanks for posting the update, Sherrie!
    That is one adorable blue-eyed kitten. I love the photo of Kitten and Christopher checking each other out.
    I’m looking forward to his name reveal — and to any blogs he might choose to write himself. Having seen some of his preliminary keyboarding efforts, I’m eager to see more. 😉

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  6. Donna, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures. As you can imagine, I’ve been taking tons of pictures, which I plan to share on future Sundays.
    Yes, the little guy has tons of personality, which makes him so fun to play with. He’s more steady on his legs now, and he’s practicing his pouncing skills. Since my keyboard is a prime target, he’s wreaked havoc on anything I’m working on at the time. *g*

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  7. Donna, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures. As you can imagine, I’ve been taking tons of pictures, which I plan to share on future Sundays.
    Yes, the little guy has tons of personality, which makes him so fun to play with. He’s more steady on his legs now, and he’s practicing his pouncing skills. Since my keyboard is a prime target, he’s wreaked havoc on anything I’m working on at the time. *g*

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  8. Donna, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures. As you can imagine, I’ve been taking tons of pictures, which I plan to share on future Sundays.
    Yes, the little guy has tons of personality, which makes him so fun to play with. He’s more steady on his legs now, and he’s practicing his pouncing skills. Since my keyboard is a prime target, he’s wreaked havoc on anything I’m working on at the time. *g*

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  9. Donna, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures. As you can imagine, I’ve been taking tons of pictures, which I plan to share on future Sundays.
    Yes, the little guy has tons of personality, which makes him so fun to play with. He’s more steady on his legs now, and he’s practicing his pouncing skills. Since my keyboard is a prime target, he’s wreaked havoc on anything I’m working on at the time. *g*

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  10. Donna, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures. As you can imagine, I’ve been taking tons of pictures, which I plan to share on future Sundays.
    Yes, the little guy has tons of personality, which makes him so fun to play with. He’s more steady on his legs now, and he’s practicing his pouncing skills. Since my keyboard is a prime target, he’s wreaked havoc on anything I’m working on at the time. *g*

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  11. Pat, yes indeed, he is a futuristic cat! He does seem fascinated by my mouse. His antics have resulted (unfortunately!) in making the mouse do things that screw up the look of my Internet browser, and I’m currently trying to figure out how to get back some of the toolbars and menus!

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  12. Pat, yes indeed, he is a futuristic cat! He does seem fascinated by my mouse. His antics have resulted (unfortunately!) in making the mouse do things that screw up the look of my Internet browser, and I’m currently trying to figure out how to get back some of the toolbars and menus!

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  13. Pat, yes indeed, he is a futuristic cat! He does seem fascinated by my mouse. His antics have resulted (unfortunately!) in making the mouse do things that screw up the look of my Internet browser, and I’m currently trying to figure out how to get back some of the toolbars and menus!

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  14. Pat, yes indeed, he is a futuristic cat! He does seem fascinated by my mouse. His antics have resulted (unfortunately!) in making the mouse do things that screw up the look of my Internet browser, and I’m currently trying to figure out how to get back some of the toolbars and menus!

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  15. Pat, yes indeed, he is a futuristic cat! He does seem fascinated by my mouse. His antics have resulted (unfortunately!) in making the mouse do things that screw up the look of my Internet browser, and I’m currently trying to figure out how to get back some of the toolbars and menus!

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  16. Susan, according to my research on orphaned kittens, his blue eyes should start changing to their permanent color pretty soon. Even today I see they are less blue.
    LOL re writing his own blog! You’ve seen samples of his “writing” when he’s walked across my keyboard, so you know his (ahem)language skills need improvement! *g*

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  17. Susan, according to my research on orphaned kittens, his blue eyes should start changing to their permanent color pretty soon. Even today I see they are less blue.
    LOL re writing his own blog! You’ve seen samples of his “writing” when he’s walked across my keyboard, so you know his (ahem)language skills need improvement! *g*

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  18. Susan, according to my research on orphaned kittens, his blue eyes should start changing to their permanent color pretty soon. Even today I see they are less blue.
    LOL re writing his own blog! You’ve seen samples of his “writing” when he’s walked across my keyboard, so you know his (ahem)language skills need improvement! *g*

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  19. Susan, according to my research on orphaned kittens, his blue eyes should start changing to their permanent color pretty soon. Even today I see they are less blue.
    LOL re writing his own blog! You’ve seen samples of his “writing” when he’s walked across my keyboard, so you know his (ahem)language skills need improvement! *g*

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  20. Susan, according to my research on orphaned kittens, his blue eyes should start changing to their permanent color pretty soon. Even today I see they are less blue.
    LOL re writing his own blog! You’ve seen samples of his “writing” when he’s walked across my keyboard, so you know his (ahem)language skills need improvement! *g*

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  21. Mary Jo, Christopher the Assassin has been remarkably good natured regarding the kitten. He was the first to make overtures of friendship and he’s been so forgiving of the kitten’s numerous trespasses. At age 13, he’s pretty set in his ways, but he seems genuinely interested in the kitten, so I predict they will become great friends eventually.
    However, the kitten is so cheeky where Christopher is concerned that Christopher will likely have to “knock him into the next room” just to remind the kit of his manners!

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  22. Mary Jo, Christopher the Assassin has been remarkably good natured regarding the kitten. He was the first to make overtures of friendship and he’s been so forgiving of the kitten’s numerous trespasses. At age 13, he’s pretty set in his ways, but he seems genuinely interested in the kitten, so I predict they will become great friends eventually.
    However, the kitten is so cheeky where Christopher is concerned that Christopher will likely have to “knock him into the next room” just to remind the kit of his manners!

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  23. Mary Jo, Christopher the Assassin has been remarkably good natured regarding the kitten. He was the first to make overtures of friendship and he’s been so forgiving of the kitten’s numerous trespasses. At age 13, he’s pretty set in his ways, but he seems genuinely interested in the kitten, so I predict they will become great friends eventually.
    However, the kitten is so cheeky where Christopher is concerned that Christopher will likely have to “knock him into the next room” just to remind the kit of his manners!

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  24. Mary Jo, Christopher the Assassin has been remarkably good natured regarding the kitten. He was the first to make overtures of friendship and he’s been so forgiving of the kitten’s numerous trespasses. At age 13, he’s pretty set in his ways, but he seems genuinely interested in the kitten, so I predict they will become great friends eventually.
    However, the kitten is so cheeky where Christopher is concerned that Christopher will likely have to “knock him into the next room” just to remind the kit of his manners!

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  25. Mary Jo, Christopher the Assassin has been remarkably good natured regarding the kitten. He was the first to make overtures of friendship and he’s been so forgiving of the kitten’s numerous trespasses. At age 13, he’s pretty set in his ways, but he seems genuinely interested in the kitten, so I predict they will become great friends eventually.
    However, the kitten is so cheeky where Christopher is concerned that Christopher will likely have to “knock him into the next room” just to remind the kit of his manners!

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  26. Oh but Sherrie! He’s so adorable, how could Christopher not resist him? The rest of us can’t. 🙂
    The weight gain is a very good thing. Means he’s absorbing all those nutrients and it sounds like he’s nice and healthy and hell on wheels. You’re a lucky woman.

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  27. Oh but Sherrie! He’s so adorable, how could Christopher not resist him? The rest of us can’t. 🙂
    The weight gain is a very good thing. Means he’s absorbing all those nutrients and it sounds like he’s nice and healthy and hell on wheels. You’re a lucky woman.

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  28. Oh but Sherrie! He’s so adorable, how could Christopher not resist him? The rest of us can’t. 🙂
    The weight gain is a very good thing. Means he’s absorbing all those nutrients and it sounds like he’s nice and healthy and hell on wheels. You’re a lucky woman.

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  29. Oh but Sherrie! He’s so adorable, how could Christopher not resist him? The rest of us can’t. 🙂
    The weight gain is a very good thing. Means he’s absorbing all those nutrients and it sounds like he’s nice and healthy and hell on wheels. You’re a lucky woman.

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  30. Oh but Sherrie! He’s so adorable, how could Christopher not resist him? The rest of us can’t. 🙂
    The weight gain is a very good thing. Means he’s absorbing all those nutrients and it sounds like he’s nice and healthy and hell on wheels. You’re a lucky woman.

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  31. Oh my goodness he’s so adorable!! As a proud owner of a polydactl (seven toes on each paw!) I can attest that they’re very determined and more headstrong than other cats.
    Re: the original post: 9 of our 11 cats are rescues. One was also a tiny kitten like this little guy and he is now fat, lazy, and a complete sucker for tummy rubs. The other two are strays that must have found the sign in the woods proclaiming this is the crazy cat lady’s house.
    As for a name I personally like Rascal. Look forward to more updates! I hope you have continued success with him. 🙂

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  32. Oh my goodness he’s so adorable!! As a proud owner of a polydactl (seven toes on each paw!) I can attest that they’re very determined and more headstrong than other cats.
    Re: the original post: 9 of our 11 cats are rescues. One was also a tiny kitten like this little guy and he is now fat, lazy, and a complete sucker for tummy rubs. The other two are strays that must have found the sign in the woods proclaiming this is the crazy cat lady’s house.
    As for a name I personally like Rascal. Look forward to more updates! I hope you have continued success with him. 🙂

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  33. Oh my goodness he’s so adorable!! As a proud owner of a polydactl (seven toes on each paw!) I can attest that they’re very determined and more headstrong than other cats.
    Re: the original post: 9 of our 11 cats are rescues. One was also a tiny kitten like this little guy and he is now fat, lazy, and a complete sucker for tummy rubs. The other two are strays that must have found the sign in the woods proclaiming this is the crazy cat lady’s house.
    As for a name I personally like Rascal. Look forward to more updates! I hope you have continued success with him. 🙂

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  34. Oh my goodness he’s so adorable!! As a proud owner of a polydactl (seven toes on each paw!) I can attest that they’re very determined and more headstrong than other cats.
    Re: the original post: 9 of our 11 cats are rescues. One was also a tiny kitten like this little guy and he is now fat, lazy, and a complete sucker for tummy rubs. The other two are strays that must have found the sign in the woods proclaiming this is the crazy cat lady’s house.
    As for a name I personally like Rascal. Look forward to more updates! I hope you have continued success with him. 🙂

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  35. Oh my goodness he’s so adorable!! As a proud owner of a polydactl (seven toes on each paw!) I can attest that they’re very determined and more headstrong than other cats.
    Re: the original post: 9 of our 11 cats are rescues. One was also a tiny kitten like this little guy and he is now fat, lazy, and a complete sucker for tummy rubs. The other two are strays that must have found the sign in the woods proclaiming this is the crazy cat lady’s house.
    As for a name I personally like Rascal. Look forward to more updates! I hope you have continued success with him. 🙂

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  36. Ms. Holmes,
    I, too, am simply delighted to see the kitten thriving on love and hearth! I had to look up the condition of his paws, as I couldn’t remember what that pertained too, and to see a close-up of his feet was priceless! I’m thankful to hear that your going to make this a regular feature on Sundays!! Eek. What is a better pick-me up than a rescued kitten looking so content, adventurous, and happy!?
    By the by, when I posted last, I had forgotten completely that our Capture & Rescue program involves spray/neuter services! Yes, wells I would suspect within my lifetime, I’ll have such a brood of beloved animals awaiting me across the Rainbow Bridge, that I daresay, I’ll have to kneel in order to envelope my hugs around all of them! Mum and I were lamenting about this recently,…recounting each precious animal that wrapped around our hearts, and has stayed inside our memories,…

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  37. Ms. Holmes,
    I, too, am simply delighted to see the kitten thriving on love and hearth! I had to look up the condition of his paws, as I couldn’t remember what that pertained too, and to see a close-up of his feet was priceless! I’m thankful to hear that your going to make this a regular feature on Sundays!! Eek. What is a better pick-me up than a rescued kitten looking so content, adventurous, and happy!?
    By the by, when I posted last, I had forgotten completely that our Capture & Rescue program involves spray/neuter services! Yes, wells I would suspect within my lifetime, I’ll have such a brood of beloved animals awaiting me across the Rainbow Bridge, that I daresay, I’ll have to kneel in order to envelope my hugs around all of them! Mum and I were lamenting about this recently,…recounting each precious animal that wrapped around our hearts, and has stayed inside our memories,…

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  38. Ms. Holmes,
    I, too, am simply delighted to see the kitten thriving on love and hearth! I had to look up the condition of his paws, as I couldn’t remember what that pertained too, and to see a close-up of his feet was priceless! I’m thankful to hear that your going to make this a regular feature on Sundays!! Eek. What is a better pick-me up than a rescued kitten looking so content, adventurous, and happy!?
    By the by, when I posted last, I had forgotten completely that our Capture & Rescue program involves spray/neuter services! Yes, wells I would suspect within my lifetime, I’ll have such a brood of beloved animals awaiting me across the Rainbow Bridge, that I daresay, I’ll have to kneel in order to envelope my hugs around all of them! Mum and I were lamenting about this recently,…recounting each precious animal that wrapped around our hearts, and has stayed inside our memories,…

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  39. Ms. Holmes,
    I, too, am simply delighted to see the kitten thriving on love and hearth! I had to look up the condition of his paws, as I couldn’t remember what that pertained too, and to see a close-up of his feet was priceless! I’m thankful to hear that your going to make this a regular feature on Sundays!! Eek. What is a better pick-me up than a rescued kitten looking so content, adventurous, and happy!?
    By the by, when I posted last, I had forgotten completely that our Capture & Rescue program involves spray/neuter services! Yes, wells I would suspect within my lifetime, I’ll have such a brood of beloved animals awaiting me across the Rainbow Bridge, that I daresay, I’ll have to kneel in order to envelope my hugs around all of them! Mum and I were lamenting about this recently,…recounting each precious animal that wrapped around our hearts, and has stayed inside our memories,…

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  40. Ms. Holmes,
    I, too, am simply delighted to see the kitten thriving on love and hearth! I had to look up the condition of his paws, as I couldn’t remember what that pertained too, and to see a close-up of his feet was priceless! I’m thankful to hear that your going to make this a regular feature on Sundays!! Eek. What is a better pick-me up than a rescued kitten looking so content, adventurous, and happy!?
    By the by, when I posted last, I had forgotten completely that our Capture & Rescue program involves spray/neuter services! Yes, wells I would suspect within my lifetime, I’ll have such a brood of beloved animals awaiting me across the Rainbow Bridge, that I daresay, I’ll have to kneel in order to envelope my hugs around all of them! Mum and I were lamenting about this recently,…recounting each precious animal that wrapped around our hearts, and has stayed inside our memories,…

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  41. Your kitten is adorable and I have enjoyed watching him through your posts. Hopefully you have raised an orphan before but if not, please remember that now is the time that mom would be teaching him manners so you can hiss at him or gently bat him to let him know where his boundaries should be. Sometimes orphan kittens grow up to be much more rough with their human family because they haven’t learned to moderate their biting and clawing which they would normally learn from their siblings and mom. I wonder if you should name him after a famous boxer, given his ‘mitts’? Gorgeous George (as opposed to Curious George?)

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  42. Your kitten is adorable and I have enjoyed watching him through your posts. Hopefully you have raised an orphan before but if not, please remember that now is the time that mom would be teaching him manners so you can hiss at him or gently bat him to let him know where his boundaries should be. Sometimes orphan kittens grow up to be much more rough with their human family because they haven’t learned to moderate their biting and clawing which they would normally learn from their siblings and mom. I wonder if you should name him after a famous boxer, given his ‘mitts’? Gorgeous George (as opposed to Curious George?)

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  43. Your kitten is adorable and I have enjoyed watching him through your posts. Hopefully you have raised an orphan before but if not, please remember that now is the time that mom would be teaching him manners so you can hiss at him or gently bat him to let him know where his boundaries should be. Sometimes orphan kittens grow up to be much more rough with their human family because they haven’t learned to moderate their biting and clawing which they would normally learn from their siblings and mom. I wonder if you should name him after a famous boxer, given his ‘mitts’? Gorgeous George (as opposed to Curious George?)

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  44. Your kitten is adorable and I have enjoyed watching him through your posts. Hopefully you have raised an orphan before but if not, please remember that now is the time that mom would be teaching him manners so you can hiss at him or gently bat him to let him know where his boundaries should be. Sometimes orphan kittens grow up to be much more rough with their human family because they haven’t learned to moderate their biting and clawing which they would normally learn from their siblings and mom. I wonder if you should name him after a famous boxer, given his ‘mitts’? Gorgeous George (as opposed to Curious George?)

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  45. Your kitten is adorable and I have enjoyed watching him through your posts. Hopefully you have raised an orphan before but if not, please remember that now is the time that mom would be teaching him manners so you can hiss at him or gently bat him to let him know where his boundaries should be. Sometimes orphan kittens grow up to be much more rough with their human family because they haven’t learned to moderate their biting and clawing which they would normally learn from their siblings and mom. I wonder if you should name him after a famous boxer, given his ‘mitts’? Gorgeous George (as opposed to Curious George?)

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  46. Am hooting with laughter at the photo of Christopher with GK – Why ? Well it could have been taken directly from Grahame Oakley’s fabulous illustrations from his Church Mice books – Christopher looks like Sampson, and GK’s understudying for Humphrey or Arthur ( the mice) !

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  47. Am hooting with laughter at the photo of Christopher with GK – Why ? Well it could have been taken directly from Grahame Oakley’s fabulous illustrations from his Church Mice books – Christopher looks like Sampson, and GK’s understudying for Humphrey or Arthur ( the mice) !

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  48. Am hooting with laughter at the photo of Christopher with GK – Why ? Well it could have been taken directly from Grahame Oakley’s fabulous illustrations from his Church Mice books – Christopher looks like Sampson, and GK’s understudying for Humphrey or Arthur ( the mice) !

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  49. Am hooting with laughter at the photo of Christopher with GK – Why ? Well it could have been taken directly from Grahame Oakley’s fabulous illustrations from his Church Mice books – Christopher looks like Sampson, and GK’s understudying for Humphrey or Arthur ( the mice) !

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  50. Am hooting with laughter at the photo of Christopher with GK – Why ? Well it could have been taken directly from Grahame Oakley’s fabulous illustrations from his Church Mice books – Christopher looks like Sampson, and GK’s understudying for Humphrey or Arthur ( the mice) !

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  51. Theo, I’m having so much fun! I haven’t had a kitten this young in eons, and I’d forgotten how funny they are. Thank goodness he’s got the appetite of a little pig, because he’s on target for weight gain, according to my research. He’s getting more brown in his coat color, making him a very handsome fellow!

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  52. Theo, I’m having so much fun! I haven’t had a kitten this young in eons, and I’d forgotten how funny they are. Thank goodness he’s got the appetite of a little pig, because he’s on target for weight gain, according to my research. He’s getting more brown in his coat color, making him a very handsome fellow!

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  53. Theo, I’m having so much fun! I haven’t had a kitten this young in eons, and I’d forgotten how funny they are. Thank goodness he’s got the appetite of a little pig, because he’s on target for weight gain, according to my research. He’s getting more brown in his coat color, making him a very handsome fellow!

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  54. Theo, I’m having so much fun! I haven’t had a kitten this young in eons, and I’d forgotten how funny they are. Thank goodness he’s got the appetite of a little pig, because he’s on target for weight gain, according to my research. He’s getting more brown in his coat color, making him a very handsome fellow!

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  55. Theo, I’m having so much fun! I haven’t had a kitten this young in eons, and I’d forgotten how funny they are. Thank goodness he’s got the appetite of a little pig, because he’s on target for weight gain, according to my research. He’s getting more brown in his coat color, making him a very handsome fellow!

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  56. Jorie, I’m glad to hear that your feral cat program does neuters and spays. That seems to be the most humane way of handling the feral cat population.
    Like you, at life’s end I’ll probably have to kneel in order to embrace all my former pets that have made it across the rainbow bridge. So many beloved pets–all of them leaving behind a legacy of love and fond memories . . .

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  57. Jorie, I’m glad to hear that your feral cat program does neuters and spays. That seems to be the most humane way of handling the feral cat population.
    Like you, at life’s end I’ll probably have to kneel in order to embrace all my former pets that have made it across the rainbow bridge. So many beloved pets–all of them leaving behind a legacy of love and fond memories . . .

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  58. Jorie, I’m glad to hear that your feral cat program does neuters and spays. That seems to be the most humane way of handling the feral cat population.
    Like you, at life’s end I’ll probably have to kneel in order to embrace all my former pets that have made it across the rainbow bridge. So many beloved pets–all of them leaving behind a legacy of love and fond memories . . .

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  59. Jorie, I’m glad to hear that your feral cat program does neuters and spays. That seems to be the most humane way of handling the feral cat population.
    Like you, at life’s end I’ll probably have to kneel in order to embrace all my former pets that have made it across the rainbow bridge. So many beloved pets–all of them leaving behind a legacy of love and fond memories . . .

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  60. Jorie, I’m glad to hear that your feral cat program does neuters and spays. That seems to be the most humane way of handling the feral cat population.
    Like you, at life’s end I’ll probably have to kneel in order to embrace all my former pets that have made it across the rainbow bridge. So many beloved pets–all of them leaving behind a legacy of love and fond memories . . .

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  61. Dear ELF,
    Your caution regarding the teaching of manners is timely. This little guy really likes to rough-house and I’ve had to do exactly as you suggested–hiss at him just like his mom would. I know from experience that if you don’t nip the play-biting in the bud (oh, a pun!) you’ll be in for some serious bites later on.
    And bless his heart, my old cat, Christopher, has taken over as a surrogate mother, including teaching the kid some manners. The kitten seems to respect Christopher and uses far more caution with him than he does with me! LOL! I need to practice my hissing and my growly, “NO!” *g*

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  62. Dear ELF,
    Your caution regarding the teaching of manners is timely. This little guy really likes to rough-house and I’ve had to do exactly as you suggested–hiss at him just like his mom would. I know from experience that if you don’t nip the play-biting in the bud (oh, a pun!) you’ll be in for some serious bites later on.
    And bless his heart, my old cat, Christopher, has taken over as a surrogate mother, including teaching the kid some manners. The kitten seems to respect Christopher and uses far more caution with him than he does with me! LOL! I need to practice my hissing and my growly, “NO!” *g*

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  63. Dear ELF,
    Your caution regarding the teaching of manners is timely. This little guy really likes to rough-house and I’ve had to do exactly as you suggested–hiss at him just like his mom would. I know from experience that if you don’t nip the play-biting in the bud (oh, a pun!) you’ll be in for some serious bites later on.
    And bless his heart, my old cat, Christopher, has taken over as a surrogate mother, including teaching the kid some manners. The kitten seems to respect Christopher and uses far more caution with him than he does with me! LOL! I need to practice my hissing and my growly, “NO!” *g*

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  64. Dear ELF,
    Your caution regarding the teaching of manners is timely. This little guy really likes to rough-house and I’ve had to do exactly as you suggested–hiss at him just like his mom would. I know from experience that if you don’t nip the play-biting in the bud (oh, a pun!) you’ll be in for some serious bites later on.
    And bless his heart, my old cat, Christopher, has taken over as a surrogate mother, including teaching the kid some manners. The kitten seems to respect Christopher and uses far more caution with him than he does with me! LOL! I need to practice my hissing and my growly, “NO!” *g*

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  65. Dear ELF,
    Your caution regarding the teaching of manners is timely. This little guy really likes to rough-house and I’ve had to do exactly as you suggested–hiss at him just like his mom would. I know from experience that if you don’t nip the play-biting in the bud (oh, a pun!) you’ll be in for some serious bites later on.
    And bless his heart, my old cat, Christopher, has taken over as a surrogate mother, including teaching the kid some manners. The kitten seems to respect Christopher and uses far more caution with him than he does with me! LOL! I need to practice my hissing and my growly, “NO!” *g*

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  66. Cate, I too hoot with laughter whenever the kitten and Christopher get together. Christopher’s been extremely patient with the youngster, but the kitten still manages to make himself obnoxious at times. I guess it’s all part of the game. Kids will be kids!
    I’m ashamed to say I never heard of Graham Oakly and had to look him up on the Internet. I love his illustrations! Delightful!

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  67. Cate, I too hoot with laughter whenever the kitten and Christopher get together. Christopher’s been extremely patient with the youngster, but the kitten still manages to make himself obnoxious at times. I guess it’s all part of the game. Kids will be kids!
    I’m ashamed to say I never heard of Graham Oakly and had to look him up on the Internet. I love his illustrations! Delightful!

    Reply
  68. Cate, I too hoot with laughter whenever the kitten and Christopher get together. Christopher’s been extremely patient with the youngster, but the kitten still manages to make himself obnoxious at times. I guess it’s all part of the game. Kids will be kids!
    I’m ashamed to say I never heard of Graham Oakly and had to look him up on the Internet. I love his illustrations! Delightful!

    Reply
  69. Cate, I too hoot with laughter whenever the kitten and Christopher get together. Christopher’s been extremely patient with the youngster, but the kitten still manages to make himself obnoxious at times. I guess it’s all part of the game. Kids will be kids!
    I’m ashamed to say I never heard of Graham Oakly and had to look him up on the Internet. I love his illustrations! Delightful!

    Reply
  70. Cate, I too hoot with laughter whenever the kitten and Christopher get together. Christopher’s been extremely patient with the youngster, but the kitten still manages to make himself obnoxious at times. I guess it’s all part of the game. Kids will be kids!
    I’m ashamed to say I never heard of Graham Oakly and had to look him up on the Internet. I love his illustrations! Delightful!

    Reply

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