Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Waffle


Here's our Waffle, I got him from the local shelter a few years ago. He has an attitude all his own. His favorite toys are straws and earplugs with a bread tie wrapped on it, Dont ask me why. He fetches and follows better then the dog. -Kim H.

38 comments:

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! Waffle is too cute with his little tongue sticking out and his fluffiness! Hi Waffle!

Kim said...

Here we go with the orange kitties again, my favorite ones!!!! Waffle is so cute!!! I love his little tongue and the way he relaxes. He looks like a very content kitty. His stripes are beautiful, all of him is beautiful! I could just keep gushing about your baby! Thanks for the bright start to my morning!

Good Morning Fuzz Family!

donna said...

Good morning everyone :-)

Hi Waffle! I think we'll all love that little pink tongue slightly sticking out. Got in mid-groom perhaps?

He's adorable. Not much stress there. He knows how to relax.

danielle said...

Oh how cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How much does he weigh?
I love the tongue!!!!! I would love to have a cat like him he looks so content.He also looks like he can have an attitude. He's awesome thank for rescueing him.

Good Morning Fuzz Family!!!!!!!

riquel said...

Waffle is too cute for words! What a lazy little ham. He is just too cute! How did he get the name Waffle?

momsbusy said...

waffle (what an original name!) must be one laid back kitty. i love it when they look like they can just plop down anywhere.kimiko seems to always have her tongue stuck out. it is so funny to see. she looks at me and can't seem to figure out why i am laughing at her. hugs to you waffle.

after i posted yuki's experience (w/ her new litter box last night) i caught her running to the new box when she heard it scooping after kimiko used it. she sat there and watched it scoop! too funny! i suppose this will be a new form of entertainment for her. scooper pooper watching!!LOL

Kim said...

Mom, just went back and read your comment from last night. That was a funny story. I can just see the poor kitty standing there, investigating, and then...HOLY ROWL!!! WHAT WAS THAT!!!" You told it so well!

katnippia said...

Good Morning Everyone!!!!

Waffel is a very handsome boy, and looks like he does know how to be a cool and relax kitty. His lil tongue sticking out is adorable. Shamy does that sometimes.

Kat1 - karen C. I promise to send pics of Snowy, Pounce and Sia when i get my Outlook mail box working right.

katnippia said...

Oh, Moms, that was a FUNNY story about the automatic scooper. I was wondering about them, and if kitties really did take to them.

I still love yah Waffels

Gheeri's Servant said...

Aww, Waffle looks like a "pleasantly plump" version of Grace. Love them Orange kitties.

Kat, I need you to do me a favor. I won't be around today-I'll be back full-time tomorrow, but could you make sure that after its' posted, that you could direct people to my site on todays' TDK???? I did yesterday's, but I need one done for today too! It's important that many people see my site this week!!!! Also, if you could go to any other sites and do the same that would be GREATLY appreciated!!!! Sorry, I hate sounding so desperate, but its for the kittens!!!!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Good Morning, Fuzz Pack.

Waffle is one cool,laid back looking dude cat, isn't he. Love those big orange cats. Love the way he just plops over.

Kat, the Flickr box is great. Debra's homeless kits are so cute and so in need of forever homes -- or even foster homes. And Momma Grace seems so elegant and serene in spite of her rowdy bunch. She is eating like a horse and still skinny -- esp after seeing Missy!

My temp is finally down to 102 today, can speak a bit. What a way to spend a birthday (yesterday).

Kat, if I can do anything to assist with finding these beautiful baby kits homes, just let me know.

Susan said...

What a cutie! I'm glad to see my kitty isn't the only one obsessed with straws and fetching! give him a kiss for me.

Kim said...

My Goodness ML!!! I didn't know you were sick! Where have I been?! I hope you feel better soon!! Down to 102?! What does the doctor say? Poor thing, if we lived closer I would check on you and give you a hand where I could. Please take care of yourself! Happy late birthday!!! I'm sorry that you were sick, maybe you'll be able to make up for it when you're feeling better!

donna said...

I looked throught the pictures in the Flckr box. Those babies are just so cute.

I mentioned this on Rita's site, but I just thought I'd tell you here as well, that I posted a message to the Running list that I subscribe to asking for any Houston-area members to consider adopting one of Debra's kitties. At the least, maybe they'll help spead the word a bit.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Kim, yes I have been really sick. Started with an inflammation in a nerve in my eye. Vision in one eye is distorted and I've got like this tic. Then got a high fever and sore throat yesterday, on my birthday. Had to turn down invites to lunch and supper. Darn. Feel better today, doctor called in cough medicine. Will see her later this week if it's not better.

Thanks Donna, the runners list is a great idea. There are a lot of runners in Houston, esp at Memorial Park.

I've emailed a couple of vets offices nearby with text and photos for them to post. Hopefully, Deb's email will soon be overflowing with offers. I just love Momma Grace. Missy was the same way, picked up off the streets, 6 months old and expecting.

Bluejay said...

I think I've fallen in love with Waffle. I'd just like to pick him up and cuddle him.

ML, I hope you're all well very soon. What a bummer to come down with that stuff!

Moms, I've been thinking about getting an automatic litter box. Are you glad you did? Geoffrey is the original 'fraidy cat, and I'm wondering if it would scare him.

Kathleen said...

Hey Waffle, what a boy!
ML-sorry to hear you are under the weather, am currently fighting (and losing) a similar battle. A belated Happy Birthday!
Well, last night Rosie the Rose used one box to poop and another to pee. So as inconvient as that is, I think that's the way it's going to be. So many lap cuddles and purrs later it's really not an inconvenience after all!

rosie (fb-aholic) said...

....I don't think I need to comment
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Kathleen said...

You'll be glad to know Rosie, that I've decided not to change the newbie's name-it fits her well. Love the new mama and her kitties, would love to take them all in-apparently orange is my colour now, but CA is too far. Hope they all find good homes.

momsbusy said...

bluejay - yuki is a chicken about most things. she does the low rider run thru the house when the door bell rings. LOL we decided to try the new box since we couldn't keep the litter box clean enough for her and had problems with her using other areas that were not acceptable. she has excepted the new litter box and uses it with no problem. unless you count the fascination with watching the scooper. i could not believe she left me to go watch that thing scoop. even kimiko is fine with it. but she'll stay in the bathroom with me when i blow dry my hair.

momsbusy said...

happy belated birthday to you, ml!! hope you get well soon.

rosie (purveyor of FB's) said...

.....has anyone noticed that ginger cats have pink 'kitty lips' with freckles?.....................

Kim said...

Rosie, that is so true! Oscar has freckled lips. Oh and another thing, purveyor of fb's?! Girl, you're too much!! LOL!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Just my 2 cents about the auto litter boxes...had one, kept it unplugged except a couple of times a day. Had heard "horror stories" about cats getting trapped??? Remember, I'm a cat-newbie.
Just got a regular box that's easier to maintain, the other one I just couldn't get clean, too many nooks. And Missy is larger, the auto box was a bit close for her.
This new one is just two huge pans with a removable grill, you dump the top one into the bottom pan and sift it, put the sifter in the bottom, put the clean one on top and you are ready to go. Or at least the cat is.
Love the part about Rosie the Rose using two different boxes for two different "tasks". Too cute, Kathleen.

danielle said...

Hey ML,
Sorry to hear you are under the weather. I am right there with you. I got sinus infection and bronchitis. I hope you are doing well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Even though it is belated. I was also thinking about an auto litter box. We have the four cats who all use it.

Emma's Kat said...

Rosie (fb-aholic!) - I was told with my Danny Boy (RIP) that it was an aging thing. The older they get that these freckles appear, but my Benji has them too and he's only 10 mos. old! So, definately a ginger kitty "thing". I think it's a "light colored" kitty thing, because Marley has them too.
Maybe the older they get the more freckles appear.

BTW, mini-Bagheera is eating well and even feeling well enough to play this morning!! Yeah!

rosie(fb's, or BUST!) said...

.ahem....Rosie...The Speaker of the Truth........HYAK!

momsbusy said...

i am still planning on keeping one regular litter box. i thought the new box would help with yukis's tidy box issue. when i had the four cats and four boxes it was a major undertaking to keep them tidy. i believe boys tinkle more than girls. either that or they just have bigger bladders (like men). LOL couldn't clean one box without cleaning all of them at the same time. like everyone seems to have noticed as soon as they are cleaned they are no longer clean. tinkle, tinkle

Kathleen said...

FYI, check out Cuteoverload.com Today's kitty looks a lot like Rosie the Rose. Must agree with the comments re breeders and the pursuit of the smoosh face. Rosie the R is having some trouble with wheezing and eye stuff. Have heard the history behind Persians and Pekinese about their in-breeding, quite selfish if true.

Bluejay said...

Moms and ML: Thanks for the comments about the self-cleaning litter box!

Moms, it sounds like Yuki and Geoffrey are alike in some of their attitudes. (Geoffrey runs upstairs when he hears the doorbell.) Maybe my boy wouldn't mind modern automation.

Karen C. said...

What a big cutie! I love the half closed eyes. When Cocoa looks at me like that, I get so sleepy. What a cuddler Waffle must be! Straws do seem to be a popular toy. I'm currently having an issue with Midnight and the rubber bath tub stopper. I keep putting it back in the tub, and she keeps picking it up and dropping it in the middle of the hall.

Great job on the Flickr box! Those kitties are so sweet - I hope they all find wonderful homes.

Kathleen: I saw the kitty on cute overload - adorable! So that's what your baby looks like? What a sweety she must be. Have you decided whether or not to get a friend for her?

casper's mom said...

The moment Waffle's picture popped up I thought of Rosie (who else) Waffle is sticking his tongue out at you. LOL.

Looks like Waffle is one big kitty. Love his face and the expressions on it. He looks like one big cuddle fluff.

ML, so sorry you are still under the weather and hope you will get well real soon. I would say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, but sounds like it wasn't to happy, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANYHOW!! Just take rain checks on those dinners and enjoy them when you get well.

Kathleen said...

Hi Karen,
Rosie the Rose is redder with orange eyes, but same smoosh face and big fluffy head (her body fur is still growing out).
We still haven't decided about a friend, have been waiting for R the R to get more comfy.

donna said...

I thought you might like to read a post from someone from the running list. He's a veterinarian from Wyoming:

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It helps to have photos of the kittens looking cute, or better yet, pathetic. We had a photo of a kitten looking thoroughly disgusted while being bathed. That one got adopted before it was dry. Kittens missing body parts; limbs, eyes or even ears, get adopted almost instantly. A photo of kittens crowded into a cooking pot got them adopted very fast. Photos of
kittens hanging from something get adopted pretty quick. Same for kittens looking angry.

Kevin O'Neall
Green River, WY
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Remember Vinnie from TDK? :-) He has to be close to the record number of comments for a kitten.

Karen C. said...

I can see the vet's point, but I'd hate to see someone "stage" something to try to make the kitten's situation seem desperate. I agree that a picture of a sad looking kitty helps a person's "urge to rescue" along, as would a "special needs" kitty. What really gets to me (translation: makes me cry like a baby) is when the story mentions that they were going to be put to sleep. Especially with a family like Grace and her kittens. Just looking at the expression on Grace's face makes me melt.

Kim said...

As hard as it is to accept, the bottom line is to find the kitties a home. If you have to play up their misfortune to do that, then so be it. I feel that I am somewhat qualified to say this because of my son. To raise money for the private, TUITION FREE school he went to, FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN, we, as parents did what we had to, to raise money. If this sounds awful to people, I'm sorry. Only when they're in my position will I consider what they have to say. So kuddos to the Vet who had the consideration to be honest in an attempt to help these babies with a better chance at being adopted. It's sad that it has to be this way. It's sad that we have to appeal to people's sense of guilt. There was once a day when that wasn't necessary.
I agree with Karen C, it makes me cry too. You can't help but melt when you look at Grace and her babies!

OK, off the soapbox now. Sorry, just such a sad thing. THe word is out there and hopefully there will be a happy ending!

donna said...

I would like to know, as people adopt these sweet babies (and momma too!), how they found out about them. [I'm optimistic.]

Since we're trying several ways to get the word out...

Emma's Kat said...

Donna, I asked Debra to keep us updated. She is so excited and thankful for all the help the Fuzz pack is giving her. I'm sure she'll give us details about their adoptions, as well. I'm sure they'll get adopted! If she moves to D.C. and still has any of the kitty family left, I'll meet her half way and bring them into the rescue group I foster for...ART. I'm pretty sure they would take the momma or any of the kittens in, no problems!