Holy wow! I'm a third of the way through this already! No, wait... six hours. That's a quarter, not a third. I always was numerically-challenged. Still, it's an achievement, no?

Who remembers last year when I had a houseful of kittens? Have a look at this entry and this one if you want reminding of the little balls of fuzzycute.

Where are they now? )
Holy wow! I'm a third of the way through this already! No, wait... six hours. That's a quarter, not a third. I always was numerically-challenged. Still, it's an achievement, no?

Who remembers last year when I had a houseful of kittens? Have a look at this entry and this one if you want reminding of the little balls of fuzzycute.

Where are they now? )
A Year In Kittens - Part 2: The Zoomie Years )
A Year In Kittens - Part 2: The Zoomie Years )
A Year In Kittens - Part One: OMFGKITTENS! )

Happy (first) birthday, Naamah, Paisley, Captain Stripeypants and Saffron!
A Year In Kittens - Part One: OMFGKITTENS! )

Happy (first) birthday, Naamah, Paisley, Captain Stripeypants and Saffron!
It's done. Saffron and Hamish are on their way to London, where my sister has spent weeks stocking her freezer with raw meat and bones and her house with cat toys, cat trees, litterboxes, cat grass growing trays and scratching posts. She is an impressively dedicated pet owner, probably better than I am, and I could not possibly have picked a better home for them to go to.

*sigh*
It's done. Saffron and Hamish are on their way to London, where my sister has spent weeks stocking her freezer with raw meat and bones and her house with cat toys, cat trees, litterboxes, cat grass growing trays and scratching posts. She is an impressively dedicated pet owner, probably better than I am, and I could not possibly have picked a better home for them to go to.

*sigh*
Why I am keeping Naamah kitten )
Why I am keeping Naamah kitten )
Interesting that the Firefox pre-release trial-thingy downloaded itself automatically without being asked, but I had to go hunting for the official upgrade.

But I have my search engines back, and 2.0 imported the bookmarks all by itself. My only little whine is that new, fast automatic daffodils Firefox is incompatible with the lovely minimalist black theme I usually use, so my Internet is back to flat and grey with brightly-coloured icons. It's not pretty. But it works. So I won't be firing the 'Fox.

In other news, I was out shopping last night and ran into a Cats Protection lady outside Asda (in fact Spike introduced us, by almost pulling me over in an attempt to faceplant himself in her crotch). We had a talk and it seems I can be treated as the kittens' foster rather than a cat-eating surrender monkey - i.e, they can rehome Saffron for me but she can stay here until a permanent home is found. Not only that, she agreed with me that, while six months may be the ideal age for speutering, when you have mixed genders growing up together it's a little risky to wait that long. I do NOT need teenage pregnancies in my home. She said they'd speuter the lot for me. Gonna phone her as soon as I've walked the dogs. Yayyy!
Interesting that the Firefox pre-release trial-thingy downloaded itself automatically without being asked, but I had to go hunting for the official upgrade.

But I have my search engines back, and 2.0 imported the bookmarks all by itself. My only little whine is that new, fast automatic daffodils Firefox is incompatible with the lovely minimalist black theme I usually use, so my Internet is back to flat and grey with brightly-coloured icons. It's not pretty. But it works. So I won't be firing the 'Fox.

In other news, I was out shopping last night and ran into a Cats Protection lady outside Asda (in fact Spike introduced us, by almost pulling me over in an attempt to faceplant himself in her crotch). We had a talk and it seems I can be treated as the kittens' foster rather than a cat-eating surrender monkey - i.e, they can rehome Saffron for me but she can stay here until a permanent home is found. Not only that, she agreed with me that, while six months may be the ideal age for speutering, when you have mixed genders growing up together it's a little risky to wait that long. I do NOT need teenage pregnancies in my home. She said they'd speuter the lot for me. Gonna phone her as soon as I've walked the dogs. Yayyy!
RETURN OF THE KITTEN VIDEO!!

They hardly qualify as kittens any more but they still act like them. Watch out for Naamah's vertical leapage and amusing head-cock! Thrill to Hamish-Blade's spotted belly! Beware of the Evil Elda! Yayyy!!!
RETURN OF THE KITTEN VIDEO!!

They hardly qualify as kittens any more but they still act like them. Watch out for Naamah's vertical leapage and amusing head-cock! Thrill to Hamish-Blade's spotted belly! Beware of the Evil Elda! Yayyy!!!
lizblackdog: (Abby: Kidding?)
( Oct. 14th, 2006 07:49 pm)
so tired and fed up today.

spike is in full-on fucking annoying psycho hosebeast mode despite a soccer game with Chico and the Shih Tzu Crew. Kittens are rocketing up and down the hallway and quite literally bouncing off the walls after being mostly shut-in for two days to give Cassie some peace. Squish gets rather freaked-out by ballistic catmissiles after a bit, especially since they've ricocheted off him (and me, and Spike) a few times.

tomorrow: Mum's birthday. I have to walk over to her house, leave my dogs there and spend the day with her, both my sisters and my niece.

it's not that I don't love my family. it's not even that I don't enjoy seeing them. it's just... I suppose I don't like the reflection of myself I see in their eyes. I don't look forward to spending several hours as that person.

also, I appear to have ringworm. In my armpit. None of the pets have it, so I assume it's a new phase in the fungal takeover bid that started with The Athlete's Foot That Wouldn't Die. TAFTWD has been living on my right foot for the best part of a year now, despite daily treatment with miconazole, clotrimazole, tolnaftate, tea tree oil and terbinafine - not all at once, I just kept finding myself finishing tubes of ointment without the damn thing dying off, so I'd try something different every time. The creams and powder (mostly) stop it flaring into the red blisters and the gnaw-your-foot-off itching, but that's all. I believe it to be a genetically-engineered immortal version of the fungus, probably created by the companies that make the damn cream. It's also probably evolved enough intelligence to know a sucker when it meets one. I should probably just give in and give it a name and its own food bowl.

one good thing happened today. I taught the kittens not to climb on my damn window blinds any more. I'm almost sorry they learn so fast. There's a certain satisfaction in hitting the riotous little sods with a jet of water - and I only had to hit Hamish and Naamah twice each and Cassie once for them all to get the idea.
lizblackdog: (Abby: Kidding?)
( Oct. 14th, 2006 07:49 pm)
so tired and fed up today.

spike is in full-on fucking annoying psycho hosebeast mode despite a soccer game with Chico and the Shih Tzu Crew. Kittens are rocketing up and down the hallway and quite literally bouncing off the walls after being mostly shut-in for two days to give Cassie some peace. Squish gets rather freaked-out by ballistic catmissiles after a bit, especially since they've ricocheted off him (and me, and Spike) a few times.

tomorrow: Mum's birthday. I have to walk over to her house, leave my dogs there and spend the day with her, both my sisters and my niece.

it's not that I don't love my family. it's not even that I don't enjoy seeing them. it's just... I suppose I don't like the reflection of myself I see in their eyes. I don't look forward to spending several hours as that person.

also, I appear to have ringworm. In my armpit. None of the pets have it, so I assume it's a new phase in the fungal takeover bid that started with The Athlete's Foot That Wouldn't Die. TAFTWD has been living on my right foot for the best part of a year now, despite daily treatment with miconazole, clotrimazole, tolnaftate, tea tree oil and terbinafine - not all at once, I just kept finding myself finishing tubes of ointment without the damn thing dying off, so I'd try something different every time. The creams and powder (mostly) stop it flaring into the red blisters and the gnaw-your-foot-off itching, but that's all. I believe it to be a genetically-engineered immortal version of the fungus, probably created by the companies that make the damn cream. It's also probably evolved enough intelligence to know a sucker when it meets one. I should probably just give in and give it a name and its own food bowl.

one good thing happened today. I taught the kittens not to climb on my damn window blinds any more. I'm almost sorry they learn so fast. There's a certain satisfaction in hitting the riotous little sods with a jet of water - and I only had to hit Hamish and Naamah twice each and Cassie once for them all to get the idea.
I have BATTERIES!!!

These are some of the pics that were on the camera that I couldn't upload till I had batteries again:

Remember how I had to throw out my old dogcouch after it got a hole in it? )
I have BATTERIES!!!

These are some of the pics that were on the camera that I couldn't upload till I had batteries again:

Remember how I had to throw out my old dogcouch after it got a hole in it? )
lizblackdog: (Default)
( Oct. 9th, 2006 04:05 pm)
You may have noticed the absence of new dog and catten pics and vids of late - this is because my battery recharger died, and replacing it immediately or buying shedloads of disposable batteries was... tricky. I am planning to replace it today and videos and pictures will surely follow - although I am very sad to have missed the chance to photograph the belly-up sleeping multicatpile I have on my windowsill right now.

in the meantime, the first of our kittens to leave here is keeping up the proud tradition of the multicoloured moggie mob and being filmed doing cute stuff in her forever home, and by kind permission of the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] vatoengland I bring you:


Paisley Battles The Shoe Monster!

YAYYY!!
lizblackdog: (Default)
( Oct. 9th, 2006 04:05 pm)
You may have noticed the absence of new dog and catten pics and vids of late - this is because my battery recharger died, and replacing it immediately or buying shedloads of disposable batteries was... tricky. I am planning to replace it today and videos and pictures will surely follow - although I am very sad to have missed the chance to photograph the belly-up sleeping multicatpile I have on my windowsill right now.

in the meantime, the first of our kittens to leave here is keeping up the proud tradition of the multicoloured moggie mob and being filmed doing cute stuff in her forever home, and by kind permission of the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] vatoengland I bring you:


Paisley Battles The Shoe Monster!

YAYYY!!
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