Saturday, March 24, 2007

Saturday night Kitten

Not that she'll be a kitten for long.

Just for nostalgia's sake, here she was on her first night home with me.

Arrow and Hidey

Two of Barry in Alaska's critters.

Sigh. Hidey is just the uber black and white kitty.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Special Sallyh Maddie-palooza

Sally, wanna play fetch?

It's really, really fun!

Or maybe I could just purrrrr for you.

Another tuxedo... Gizmo!!!

Gizmo is out of Gitmo, making an appearance on Eschaton. Since we luvs us some tuxedo kitties, I'm posting him here too. With the, ahem, color in the fucking photograph corrected.

Maddie Update

There is good news and terrifying news.

The good news is that Maddie got the rest of her booster shots and, out of caution, we did blood work and a urine test to check for possible kidney damage. The results showed that everything is normal so she gets a clean bill of health. Apparently she didn't eat enough of the contaminated food to do any damage. Whew!! What a relief.

The terrifying news is that they weighed her and she weighs..... a wopping 5 lbs. 3 oz. At sixteen weeks.

Holy. Crap.

She didn't enjoy her little trip much even though everyone made a big fuss over her, including Maxx's doctor, the wonderful Dr. Calloway.

Ah, also a note for any pet owners out there who's animals might have eaten contaminated Iams. My clinic had a kitty there who has permanent kidney damage, but Iams is paying the vet bills of any animal that was injured. Kudos to Iams for doing the responsible and caring thing.

Get well Lola

Oy, I didn't realize that Lola was in the hospital. Apparently he's eaten a small object. Hope he's better soon.

Lola Update. Oh, and Ntoddler, isn't about time to give that kitty a boy's name? I'll bet the other kitties are making fun of him.

Hat tip to Whaleshaman for keeping me in the loop.

Update: Lola has had surgery and is doing nicely. He ate part of a tennis ball. Silly cat. Anyone for tennis?

Your friday kitten

Whaaatta ya mean I have to go to the vet?

Might as well play while I still can.

We had some of the affected cat food and home- I want to get her checked out to make sure she's okay.

Memorial Maxx Blogging

Maxx!! I hope he's found a nice, cool spot in heaven to nap.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Daily Madeleine


We play fetch a lot these days. Endlessly, in fact.

Elizabeth Edwards

Getty Images

Our very best wishes and prayers go out to John and Elizabeth Edwards. And here's to a hope for the end of cancer in our lifetimes.

Update: You can click here to send the Edwards a note. I think they appreciate the support from everyone.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Late night kitten

For whiny Aunt Flory and feeling poorly Aunty Plum.

BTW, Maddie is 16 weeks old today.

We luvs plushy tuxedo kitties

This is Miuti, who lives in beautiful Vancouver with his human, lurker jmajor. Miuti doesn't look like he wants to eat his greens, but I'm told Miuti just got his very own CHEESE-CHASE particle accelerator and that he loves doing physics experiments!!

Most excellent.

Karl? Tell the Truth?

And not be under oath? "WHAAAAAA???????????????"

Only a dog would believe THAT story.

Oh yeah, kittenz

Hopefully, this is what she's doing right now. Dreaming of electric mice.

Run Al, RUN!!!

Kevin LaMarque/Reuters

Damn but I hope he runs for president. Just think how great the last six years might have been? It's enough to make a centaur weep.

Gore testifies to Congress today. Gore Warms Congress of Planetary Emergency.

If you haven't seen "An Inconvenient Truth" yet, do so.

Where's the hook?

Have I told you guys that Ben Sargent is one of my heros? Cartoons like this are why.

Chimpy's almost as pretty in drag as Guiliani, eh?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Late night kitty



The New Sheriff Speaks

Senator Leahy writes letters too:
Dear Mr. Fielding,
What part of "tell that fat fuck Rove to get his punk ass up to the hill where he's gonna testify under oath" didn't you understand? Your days of dealing with pussy-assed republican senators and bought-for republican congressmen are over. Oh, and you can take your idiotic offer and stick it up your pasty, white ass.

Best regards,
Patrick Leahy
Gee, he looks kind of mad, doesn't he? I really don't think the white house wants to go down this path.

Via TPMmuckracker: Leahy: You Do Your Job, I'll Do Mine

Or what?

AP/Charles Dharapak

Chimpy warns dems to let Karl lie to them in private.

So whatcha gonna do, you little pissant, lame-duck motherfucker? Stamp your tiny feet and throw a hissy fit?

Constitutional showdown? You're on, bitch.

More Maddie

Good thing I won't be home. She's too little to hear such nonsense as a chimperor blathering on the teevee.

Daily Madeleine

I think this qualifies as kitten pRon.

All About Rove

AP/Gerald Herbert

So it turns out that Fitzgerald was on the list of possible "to fires." Fitzgerald Ranked During Leak Case
U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald was ranked among prosecutors who had "not distinguished themselves" on a Justice Department chart sent to the White House in March 2005, when he was in the midst of leading the CIA leak investigation that resulted in the perjury conviction of a vice presidential aide, administration officials said yesterday.

The ranking placed Fitzgerald below "strong U.S. Attorneys . . . who exhibited loyalty" to the administration but above "weak U.S. Attorneys who . . . chafed against Administration initiatives, etc.," according to Justice documents.

The chart was the first step in an effort to identify U.S. attorneys who should be removed. Two prosecutors who received the same ranking as Fitzgerald were later fired, documents show.
Is anyone surprised by this? Let's put this idea that any of this was Abu's big idea to bed. This is pure Rove. As Wayne Slater said last week, Rove was obsessed by these corruption trials and felt like they cost the GOP the 2006 election. He was determined to make sure it didn't happen again in 2008.

This entire enterprise was orchestrated from Rove's office from the get-go. Unfortunately for them, the fired prosecutors aren't going along with the little scheme of having their careers and reputations sacrificed on the altar of GOP plans of eternal domination.

And guess who's going to be the fall guy for this little scheme?

Dear Abu, it sucks to be you, eh? All the best, 4lg

Monday, March 19, 2007

More spring

Some teeny grape hyacinths (I think) outside my office.

Maddie Palooza, napping edition


A pile of toesies.

My sweet little sleepy girl.

More Kitten

She likes to sit in the window and dream of eating little birdies.

Monday Maddie, Gonzales Deathwatch edition


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Femme Fatale

I've been trying for weeks to get a good shot of her eyelashes. Finally got it.

It's enough to make a supermodel weep. Click on the photo for the up-close details.