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Monday, August 23, 2010


Hi Everyone! So this is going to be a crazy week! The kittens go in Friday, so I am taking Thursday and Friday off (for those of you who don't know, when I drove Barney up for his neutering last year my car broke down on the way to the vet. I was lucky and got him up there, but then I had to deal with my car and then get to work! I don't want that kind of pressure again!) And this is the last week of the month at work, so things are crazy there - if I don't get a lot of visiting in this week, that is why.

So, first, the big announcement! You have spoken - and our traveling hippo has been named:

So based on the votes, it looks like he is a boy - though I may go with Hugo Harmony because I think that has a nice ring to it. So Hugo will be traveling to Chez Cat's place in the next few days - I am going to hopefully send it out this weekend, but it may be a bit longer. (And that is also when I will be sending the Paw it Forward stuff). I am getting everything together and will post some pics when I do, before it heads out. Then you will get to follow Hugo on his travels!!

So, the cats are good - Lola is upstairs doing some window wiffin - I have the window open in that room because it is cool enough out and it will air the place out (it needs it - that is the big problem having her in one room - it gets a little, um, catty in there).

Virgil is getting more used to the kittens - Gus enjoys going over and rubbing up against him to show he likes him, and Virgil lets him! That is a lot of progress! Gus is almost as big as Virgil already - it is pretty funny!

And I know a lot of you are wondering why the kittens are getting their ecotmies so soon, but really it won't be, because they are about 5 months next weekend, and they are both big. I know a lot wait til 6 months, but I don't want to risk anything, and with Virgil and Barney they were done around the same time. And seriously with Gus some times I look over and he is walking away and I am like "dude, I don't want to see that, turn around or something".

Anyway, tomorrow I will have pics, and I have to put up my pics for Fin's "Scafflaw Week" - they will be some oldies but goodies - unless I can get a pic of Gus on the TV. But right now I have to go, because Gus and Stella are trying to break into the toy box (a bunch of stuff got put away during the cleaning and well, til I am done it is staying put away).


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hugo Hippo. That's a good name. We like it.

We hope you have a good week.

Brian said...

We will be thinking of the little ones! Hugo is a great hippo name too.

Au and Target said...

Busy, busy, busy! Have a good tripa nd look forward to seeing the pics.

Katnip Lounge said...

LOL! I well remember my little boy kittens and their...erm...ping pongs. I had a heckuva time sexing CC when he was a tot; he had an undescended testicle so he looked a little different from what I was expecting to see!

Good luck with the 'ectomies, and kissies to your crowd!

MomKat Trish

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

IF the hippo khan't be DG then Hugo works fur me!

Good lukkhk with evFURRYthing this week!


Cara n Crew said...

Yay for Hugo! It's gonna be fun to follow his adventures. Since we're all girls, mom had our 'ectomies done as soon as she could! Her fear was we'd get out and get lost and become teenage kitty moms! All the best for your crew!

-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

the booker man said...

i think hugo is a grrreat name for mr. hippo dude!
i hope the surgeries go okie dokie! the kitties will appreciate havin' you home for 2 days all to themselves. teehee.
the booker man

Cat said...

Yay for Hugo the Hippo...I just love that name!!!

I'll be thinking of you on Friday and hoping everything goes well :-)

BeadedTail said...

Busy week but sounds like everyone is doing well and Hugo has a name too! We will be purring for the kittens on Friday. Angel had her surgery when she was about 3 months old and weighed just 2 lbs. She came from the shelter and they do them early (way early it seems) before they can be adopted.

Jacqueline said...

Hugo is a cute name!...Gus and Stella are such big kittens=let us know how much they weigh when they have their surgeries=we will be purring loudly for their quick and easy recovery...kisses, sweet friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Purrs for the little ones. They'll be fine.

Hugo is a great name!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Wahoo Hugo!!!

Old Kitty said...

Hugo Harmony the Hippo!! YAY!! A brilliant name for an adorable stuffie!!

Awww big hugs to adorable Lola!!

And yes, sweet Gus is really a big kitty now isn't he?!!? GOOD LUCK with the ectomies (another great word!!) this week for lovely Stella and Gus. I hope it won't be so stressful as last year's one with gorgeous Barney!

Yay that Virgil is getting used to the kitties now too. Hello to lovely Kirzon too!

Take care

Feral Female said...

Hugo is a grand name!! We`ll be purring for the little ones.

Lu-Lu & Lucius

Forever Foster said...

Virgil, it is so cute that you are getting along with the kittens :) Good luck to the bubbas with their surgeries.

BTW, we don't think it's early at all. We have our foster kittens done when they are 1.2 kilos (roughly 2.5 pounds).

Rene said...

Wow, lots going on at your place. We don't blame you for doing the spay/neuters now. Five months is not too early, and they are certainly both a good weight for it too.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Hugo is a great name for a hippo - it needs to be a strong sort of name. We will think of the babies and hope everything goes well.

Anonymous said...

We'll be waiting on Hugo Hippo! Good luck to the babies and their surgeries!

Kea said...

Hugo is a great name for the hippo. :-)

Both Nicki and Derry were neutered around 5 months of age. Typically that shelter will do it as soon as the cats reach 3 pounds minimum. I've heard of some shelters doing it younger, at 2 pounds, but that's too small, IMO.

Lots of purrs for them both on Friday!

Beth said...

You are busy, busy, busy! Hope all goes well for you and the babies this week. Hard to believe they're 5 months old already! Hope work is going well for you and take care, Amy!
Blessings, Beth

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

We hope the vet trip goes well and that the kitties do ok too. They should be just fine. Oh, and Mama says that 5 months is not too early at all, hehehe! We had Katie taken care of at 5 months also.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Anonymous said...

After months of research (that you are so familiar with) I have to say, I soo agree on getting the "ectomies" are best done as early as it is safe. Knowing you and your vet's attitude, these guys will not even know what happened. They'll be back home safe and sound before long.:)

ABBY said...

We hope that the Vet trip goes with no car complications and that the 'ectomies' are swift and easy on the kittens...

Wow so much to do and so little time. YOU do have a full schedule.
Hugo is a very cute name. We look forward to following him.