Loki Gone Loco!

Kids! Am I right? Loki’s growing up! He had his first birthday in April and he’s really testing the limits. I’m just not sure I have the energy to keep up with a toddler cat!

Yeah, that’s the roof!

He had his first debut on ‘NextDoor’ as a “lost” cat. He was still in his own neighborhood but decided to glean some sympathy or some free food, I’m not sure which!

Loki “lost” in his own neighborhood

He adores the outdoors and loathes being kept indoors, especially if we’re outside.

Let me out!!!!
He still loves tunnels because they’re awesome!
He still needs his naps every day or he gets cranky.
He likes making new friends. I don’t have the heart to tell him that’s a stone cat statue.
He knows the best places to hang out.
Still ‘thinking about’ working out.
And he still worships Licorice.
He’s still cute as ever! It’s his main saving grace!

Happy #Caturday all!

Happy #Caturday!!!

Here’s some #Caturday fun from Licorice and Loki. I hope you enjoy their antics as much as we do!

“My flowers! Not your flowers! Back off! Happy Caturday to me! Not you!” -Licorice
Loki the creepy night stalker! In case you were wondering…your cats are plotting against you while you soundly sleep.
“Oh, yeah Loki? This is your favorite toy? Come get it! I dare you!” *crickets* “Yeah, that’s what I thought…” -Licorice
“Dude! Dang! I was having the most excellent dream…why’d you wake me up?” -Loki
“What the? I will kick your *ss!!! That’s right dog!!! I’m talking to you! Yeah, you better run!” – Licorice
“No more laundry! Play-with-the-kitten. I repeat…play-with-the-kitten.” – Loki
“Hang on…did you just sniff me? Because it FELT like you sniffed me???” – Licorice
“Is this cute enough for ya? Because I got wayyyy more where this came from!” – Loki
“Yeah, that’s right, I’m sniffing you…so?” -Licorice

Happy #Caturday y’all!

Pet Safety at Home

After a tumultuous start, Loki’s finally settling in. He had some sort of gastroenteritis that we weren’t sure any of us would survive.

Somehow we all made it through!


Loki Pokey photo by Katherine Slovak

We’re still navigating the co-cat coalition…

King of the stairwell!

News to me was that cats may at times need probiotics. For Loki’s uncontrolled bowel, our veterinarian prescribed a combination of antibiotics, prescription food, and a probiotic regimen which I was only able to administer by mixing it in liquid and using a syringe. It was several weeks of hell!

Loki naps!

I was skeptical about all of this at first but ultimately it worked.

The veterinarian thought Loki may have eaten something toxic. All I know is that he was a very sick kitten.

Plants, the veterinarian said, are often the cause. We were referred to the ASPCA website to review a list of toxic plants: https://www.aspcapro.org/resource/17-plants-poisonous-pets

Lily’s make the list of toxic plants

It has been awhile since we have had a kitten roaming the house. It was a little like having a baby again! Everything goes right into his mouth.

Loki chilling

We still have no idea if Loki came to us ill, or if he got into something in our home. Regardless, he survived thankfully!

Typically, cats are very neat and easy to cat box train unless there is a serious issue.

Right now he is a bundle of energy, a coiled spring ready to snap! Teenagers!

Loki entertaining himself.

We are counting our blessings that he is both healthy and happy!

Happy #Caturday all! And Merry Christmas!

Loki’s Feeling Low

Loki Pokey photo by Katherine Slovak

We suffered a major setback when shortly after joining our ranks, Loki showed signs of major dysentery. The veterinarian gave us a plethora of things to try like medication, special food, and probiotics. He’s hanging in there, but it’s been a rough few weeks. I’m hopeful all of this will work.

Loki Cat Napping

He’s still playful, and sweet, and has even convinced Licorice that he’s not so bad.

Double Cat Nap
Licorice & Loki helping us unpack from a trip. Photo by Katherine Slovak
Kitty Video Games photo by Katherine Slovak

We’re hoping and praying it’s not serious, but it’s hard to know. The vet does not seem entirely sure what’s going on with the little guy which is frustrating.

Cozy Cat

You would never know he’s suffering by looking at him, right? Hoping for a better week this week!

Happy #Caturday All!

Loki’s First Week

Loki’s 1st day!

We adopted a new kitty last week named Loki. He’s about six months old, very sweet, and pretty fearless. He was nervous at first. I think he was missing his family who are moving, and sadly could not bring Loki with them.

Loki’s 1st day!
Loki’s hiding out!

Loki brought so many toys, and tunnels and fun things to play with that we hoped Licorice would soon accept his company.

Loki: “Anyone want to play?”
Licorice: “Wait, what? Who’s the kid? And why wasn’t I asked first?”

It was pretty tense at first. There was a considerable amount of growling, and hissing, and some paws were thrown.

To make matters worse, Loki just seemed to instinctively know where all of Licorice’s favorite spots were, and he sat in all of them. The nerve!

Loki in sunbeam central the purrfect napping spot! Photo by Katherine Slovak

Then we had a few hopeful close encounters.

Loki and Licorice sharing the bed at a safe distance. Photo by Katherine Slovak

After a few days the growling and hissing subsided and gave way to some interesting cat noises, like squeaks and chirps.

Loki was exhausted from all the fuss. It’s hard making friends! Photo by Katherine Slovak

As a growing boy, Loki gets very excited about food! He growls when he eats and he likes to eat Licorice’s leftover food.

Luckily, Licorice is not a big eater. But when she catches him at her food dish, she pops Loki with her paw just in case he forgets who’s the boss around here.

Queen of the clean laundry!

Licorice has been the solo queen for several years, ever since her companion, Lily, passed away. As I recall, Lily was not thrilled when we brought Licorice home either but she adapted.

This was Lily. She was a sweet girl who sadly had thyroid disease.

Maybe Licorice remembers this experience, it’s hard to know. Luckily, Loki has decided he’s fine with Licorice being the queen.

I can’t believe it’s been a week already! I wonder what that feels like in cat time?

Sharing a sunbeam! Photo by Katherine Slovak

I think it all comes down sharing a sunbeam, because what’s better than that?

Time will tell, but I believe they are very close to playing together, and becoming best friends.

Happy #Caturday!

Cat Day Adoption

I had no idea it was cat adoption day today…one thing led to another and before I knew it we had a new family member.

This is Loki.

Loki’s pooped!
Photo by Katherine Slovak

Loki’s family was moving to a place where they could not bring a cat, and on top of that had an allergy situation.

My friend Heather was the common thread who put us together when I was telling her about the article I wrote about the two kittens she had adopted from my foster litter. Sometimes things are just meant to be!