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Recap: Saturday, October 31, 2015



  • Twiggy, the grey kitten who was brought in on October 28, is being fostered now with brand new LAPS foster mom, Seanna.

Casper, Hoot, and Pumpkin

  • Alicia had a short Periscope session with Casper, Hoot, and Pumpkin (the ringworm kittens who were brought in on October 25, 2015) while she was cleaning the ISO room they’re in today.

CallaLily Litter

  • Alicia had her daily Periscope session with Calla Lily and the kittens.


  • Lucina was adopted from the LAPS Satellite Adoption Centre today. That just leaves Martha and Rose’s two boys, Anthos and Thorny.


  • Foster Mom Jules uploaded a very cute picture of Purdy in her little sweater. She will be available for adoption in a week or two.

TinyKittens HQ:

Music for Cats

When Sisko and Mila were at TKHQ, Shelly used to play some music for cats on repeat. It was hard to tell if it had any soothing effect or not — it was jangling at times to human ears — but it certainly didn’t hurt the situation. I believe the music she was playing was David Teie’s “Music for Cats”.  You can find three of his earlier songs — “Rusty’s Ballad”, “Cozmo’s Air”, and “Spook’s Ditty” — being played for cats on YouTube; you can also buy them in iTunes.

David Teie is now crowdfunding the professional production of a full CD of the music through Kickstarter. It’s a fascinating project and the results people have said they’ve seen when playing the snippet of music for their own cats are interesting — I first heard about it via Cole and Marmalade’s Facebook page on October 30 when their human, Chris, uploaded a video of them listening to the music. (I see now that he’d also blogged about it a week or so ago, but I missed that at the time.)

I urge you all to go have a look at the project on Kickstarter, Facebook, and web. Support it if you feel so inclined and share it around.

David has stated that they will be offering the music to shelters and rescues for free, though they haven’t uploaded the details of that yet.

Time Machine: February 2015 (Oz Litter)

On February 1, 2015, two journalism students came to the old TKHQ where Shelly was fostering Dorothy and the Oz kittens to interview Shelly as part of an assignment for their Langara College journalism class. I don’t recall ever getting to see the finished product — and I don’t think anyone really expected to since it was a school assignment. But I came across that finished journalism video on YouTube today. It was uploaded a couple of months ago by one of the students.

I thought some of you reading this today might find it as interesting as I did, if you haven’t already seen it. The video of our Livestream view of the interview and visit is here on Little Darling’s old YouTube channel. (It’s interesting to me that I tripped over it now since Dorothy and the kittens of Oz were the namesake litter for last year’s LAPS Gala and here it is LAPS Gala time again. Hard to believe that it’s been a whole year since we were waiting on Dorothy giving birth.)

People for Happier Cats/TNR site:

Mr. T and Pinecone

  • Mr. T took a little tumble off the window ledge at around 22:15. He hit the cat tree pretty hard and lay down for about ten minutes behind the tree. He’s since moved around a fair bit and even jumped up to and down from the ledge a few times. Shelly stopped in to check on him and he seemed OK. He seems to limp a little bit every now and then, not suprising given how he landed on the tree. (As an aside, I’m constantly surprised at how high-pitched Mr. T’s meow is; it’s almost kitten-like at times. )
  • Musings: As much as Mr. T is a lap cat with humans, it was clear from the short time that they had the tracking collar on him that he roamed quite far and wide when living in the colony. It has to be hard to go from that to being stuck in a room, even if that room is warm and dry and full of toys. His ledge-sitting makes me think of Sisko and Mila. Pinecone doesn’t seem that interested in the ledge, or maybe it’s just that he’s too pudgy to make the jump. 😉

The Mr. T and Pinecone Experience! — Day 6 Visits:

Marianne visited. 
(See Little Darling’s capture of that visit in her section at the bottom of this page.)

Kimsies visited with her husband Keith. She thinks this is Mr. T’s and Pinecone first experience with a male human in this respect and they both did really well. Mr. T was at home in Keith’s lap before the end of the visit, and Pinecone let Keith pet him.
(See Little Darling’s capture of that visit in her section at the bottom of this page.)


Today’s video caps courtesy of Sara (Little Darling):

Tiny Kittens Cassidy just hanging out with Barty this morning

Tiny Kittens Shellys noonish visit with Tip and kittens Happy Halloween

Tiny Kittens Kimsie & Keith visit Mr T and PC

Tiny Kittens Marianne visits Mr T and PC

Tiny Kittens Shelly gives Tip and kittens another angle to play from

Tiny Kittens Mr T falls off ledge while sleeping but is okay Shelly checked up on him

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  • Tara Schellenberg February 17, 2016, 10:23 am

    I’m just wondering if you could get another update on Casper, Hoot, and Pumpkin.
    They were my little ringworm babies, and it broke my heart to give them up. I was hoping to find out a happy ending to share with my step-daughter. These kittens were SO loved, and my wish is they found healthy happy fur-ever homes.
    Any update is appreciated, they’re always on my mind.
    Their brother and sister, mom and dad all live with me with top notch vet care. They are happy little fur babies, and I’d love to let their Momma Kitty know that all her babies made it to happy homes.
    -Cat Momma

    • Kitty February 17, 2016, 10:58 am

      You did a very selfless thing bringing them in. They needed a lot of intense care to clear the ringworm and LAPS was much better set up to deal with that.

      All three were cleared of their ringworm in early December and were adopted into new forever homes — I’m not sure when Casper was adopted but it would have been between December 4 when I think they were cleared of ringworm and December 14 when Hoot was adopted; Pumpkin was adopted on December 16. (You can see the adoption announcements for Hoot and Pumpkin at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1728060284090291&id=1424167237812932.) I haven’t seen any updates from their adopters — the LAPS Facebook page would be the best place to keep an eye on for something like that — but I think it’s fair to say they’re all happy, healthy, and loved in their new homes.

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