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Well, I spent the morning cutting a kitten out of a barbed-wire fence . . .

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    Sounds like you might be back to normal.
    At least until The Next Time 😼
    Think of Hammie as your Personal Cardio Trainer.
    Every "adventure" exercises your heart muscle.

    Spiders!

    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
    Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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      Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
      Sounds like you might be back to normal.
      At least until The Next Time 😼
      Think of Hammie as your Personal Cardio Trainer.
      Every "adventure" exercises your heart muscle.

      Spiders!

      Oh, Lord, I DO cardio already!

      I keep thinking that maybe he's old enough to not have to go in the crate at night anymore. Then I remember. Black Widow Spider. And in the crate he goes!

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        Just wanted to see how Hammie is doing and to get my Hammie fix.

        How is he feeling?

        And how are you?
        You've been through the wringer and then some.
        Certified Guacophobe

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          Originally posted by AnastasiaBeaverhousen View Post
          Just wanted to see how Hammie is doing and to get my Hammie fix.

          How is he feeling?

          And how are you?
          You've been through the wringer and then some.
          He's doing fine, thanks for asking! I will try to post some new pix this weekend. He's growing so fast - I think he's up to 6lbs now, at 18 weeks. He's still a holy terror, though he's starting to grow up just a teensy bit. Right now he's sacked out on the bed. He'll wake up about 9:30 tonight.

          I'm just hoping nothing else goes awry . . .

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            I promised photos - here's a couple from this weekend. No, he is NEVER going to grow into those ears!

            His newest thing is to grab me around the ankle and make me drag him down the hallway as I'm trying to leave for work. Poor Ham Baby!

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              handsome ! Ham !!!


              * my “derals” = domesticated ferals ALL have bigger ears and more curved nails than my other domestic cats.

              ** I believe that is for ‘survival’ .... to be forewarned of predators and ability to fight if cornered and flight is not possible ~

              regardless one never wants to be holding a feral or “deral”
              when the doorbell rings


              Thanks for continuing to share your kitten !
              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                Hammie brings out the cougar in me. Purrr-ow!

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                  Thank you for my Hammie fix today. That little face....mmmmwwaahh! I had a good laugh, too, picturing you having to limp down the hall with a cat attached to your ankle. Why do they think that's funny? The ideas they get in their little heads.....
                  "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
                  - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

                  Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.

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                    Originally posted by shiloh View Post
                    Thank you for my Hammie fix today. That little face....mmmmwwaahh! I had a good laugh, too, picturing you having to limp down the hall with a cat attached to your ankle. Why do they think that's funny? The ideas they get in their little heads.....
                    Oh, yes, and the newest trick, learned just a couple of days ago, is how to open my bathroom door. The door doesn't latch right because the house is - well, let's be kind and say that the house needs to be leveled - and so if the cats push had enough against it, it can pop open. He just figured that out. So there is no more peaceful bath time, unless I get a latch for the inside of the door.

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                      So I guess you can expect more Atlantic City-style diving kitteh....I can just picture the look on his face like he's just soooo smart.
                      "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
                      - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

                      Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.

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                        Anyone up for some Hammie photos today?

                        This morning he jumped in the bath water again. I expected him to dash back out, but he just started splashing around like a Labrador. This is the GOOFIEST kitten ever!

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                          Yay, Hammie photos!

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                            Awwwwesome
                            Certified Guacophobe

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                              oh my !!! I love Hammie !!!!!

                              thank you ~ this softened my very craptastic day ~
                              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                A water loving kitty!! Bath time just got more interesting. Lol

                                He's so cute

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                                  Originally posted by rubygirl1968 View Post
                                  A water loving kitty!! Bath time just got more interesting. Lol

                                  He's so cute
                                  Yeah. Cute. Remind of that the next time he wakes up at 3am and cries to get out of his crate until I finally gave in at 4am, and spent the next 2 hours begging him not to attack my feet under the covers.

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                                    Kittens aren't conducive to sleep. Lol

                                    Snickers and Jellybean didn't let me sleep good for a long time. They're now almost 15 and I actually miss their kitten antics.

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                                      The one picture is the little angel and the other...little devil. And I guess attacking your feet is preferable to having them curl up by your chest butt towards your face and then fart kitten farts all night.
                                      "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
                                      - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

                                      Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.

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