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Happy [Belated] Halloween from BabyKitty and Rajah!

Posted by Lissa on November 11, 2012

Thank you SO much, everyone, for your kind wishes and sincere congratulations. I read every one of your comments, of course, and some were so thoughtful they made me tear up. As you all predicted, my life has changed IMMENSELY since BabyKitty made his appearance; one of these days I’ll put together a post describing some of the differences. In the meantime, I can at least give you my thanks. In the form of Halloween pictures. 🙂

As the caterpillar turns to beautiful butterfly, so Rajah turns into . . . a really silly looking butterfly.


As cute as our kitty is . . . he’s got nothing on our Human Kitty!


I hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween!

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Turtles and Rajahs and snakes, oh my!

Posted by Lissa on October 5, 2012

Yes, one of those is not exactly Florida wildlife, but I needed a third to make it all flow, so whatever.

First up: Meet the Florida softshell turtle!

This fine specimen of Apalone ferox was stranded crossing the main road in our neighborhood. We pulled over, I yanked on some latex gloves and we attempted to rescue him.

I’ve rescued a few box turtles in the neighborhood but this dude was in a different family. When I tried to pick him up (with my hands grabbing the shell towards the back – I know enough to avoid the bitey parts in front), it was soft and flexible and he SKITTERED away. I think at one point he practically ran over Mike’s foot. The damn thing scuttled under my car and out. Happily, I’ve had a bag for Goodwill rattling about in my car for a while … which included an iron skillet. Using that – which absorbed a few bites in the process – we chivvied him back up over the curb into the pond.

Next up: an exemplar of the rare species Panthera tigris raveneous:

Have I posted that one before? I’m not sure. After a while all his adorably fuzzy sleepy pix begin to look the same!

Which leads us to something that is not at all adorable or fuzzy:

I was away at a doctor’s appointment the morning that this little dude showed up. I can’t say I’m very sorry about that, although I feel bad for Mike. He doesn’t like snakes.

I do generally like snakes – I think they’re cool and pretty and useful – but NOT INSIDE MY HOUSE!!!!!!

We cannot for the life of us figure out how the HELL it got into our bathroom. It was on the floor in front of Mike’s sink, where he’d stood not ten minutes before shaving. I’m completely baffled.

Oh, and our dummy cat was completely worthless and didn’t notice AT ALL that there was a reptilian intruder. Nice going there, Mr. Rajah.

Have a happy, and snakeless, Friday!

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Rajah, the Sexual Predator

Posted by Lissa on July 10, 2012

Monday morning, 3:31 A.M.


Bloody hell. Rajah’s molesting his girlfriend again.

You see, Rajah is an only cat. He’s never met a female kitty. But he does have one stuffed animal that he, um, romances. He carries her about in his mouth and digs her out of the storage box whenever I tidy the floor for vacuuming. And in the morning we stumble over the horrifying aftermath:


(I left her safely hidden away. The rapacious kitty went and GOT her.)

This morning? Same deal. 3:30 A.M. “MerrOWWWW! “MerrOWWWWW!!!!”

A similarly hideous crime scene on my living room floor:


Sigh. Rajah, you really need to get some hobbies, dude.

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My new kitchen appliance

Posted by Lissa on May 7, 2012

A garbage disposal!


It slices! It dices! It eagerly volunteers to dispose of anything salty, meaty or savory!

…. nice try, Rajah.

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Milk: It does a kitty good!

Posted by Lissa on April 30, 2012

At least, that’s what Rajah was telling me. I remain unconvinced.


“No really. It’s soy milk so I won’t throw up!”


“Maybe if I reach . . . ”


Aaaaaaaaand that’s when he got unceremoniously booted out of the kitchen. Mommy needs her calcium – it’s for BabyKitty!

Happy Monday, all!

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Three-picture Thursday: A cat and his recliner

Posted by Lissa on March 8, 2012

Mommy mommy don’t go!!!


Don’t smother me in blankie; come back and cuddle!




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Rajah sez . . .

Posted by Lissa on February 13, 2012

He wishes it were still Caturday! Perhaps if he clings tightly enough the Mommy Kitty will stay home?


(No, Rajah doesn’t care that the Pats lost. He likes the Bengals better anyway.)

Happy Monday!

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Happy Caturday: Heartbreak edition

Posted by Lissa on December 10, 2011

It would be pitiful if it weren’t so freaking funny!!!! (I don’t know why the screen is all narrow and letterboxed; I guess I should have held the phone horizontally?)

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Rajah says…

Posted by Lissa on November 15, 2011

Mommy, you’ve been gone for days and days!! How about staying in bed and being late for work?


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Rajah says: Happy Halloween! Arrrrr!!!

Posted by Lissa on October 31, 2011

Hope y’all have a wonderful Halloween!!





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