Saturday, January 15, 2011


 "I'm becoming a member of the
Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde today!!"

 "Okay mom, I've sent an email to Sparkles'
foster mom telling her where you'll meet her!"

 "I'll wait here until you get back and
put in pictures of our new sister!!"

 "Mister Kitten broke Star's Christmas toy so this is
the only one we have left but we'll share it with her!!"

 "Could you please hurry up mom?!
We want to see the newest member of the Horde!!"

Okay, new collar - check!
New tag... need to find engraver & steel tags.
Towel everyone has laid on - check!  Leash - check!
Metal pan for kitty litter - check!
Depending on how everyone reacts she'll either sleep in our room or Corwyn's room since Jennifer didn't get hers clean - check!

Now, we need to make Valerian tea.  I realized that I neglected to mention Valerian.  Some cats don't care for catnip but I have yet to meet a cat who doesn't like Valerian.  In fact, there is some speculation that Valerian is what was used by the Pied Piper of Hamlin since rats react the same way.  So we will be using Valerian tea to 'scent' all the cats.  Valerian also acts more like a tranquilizer rather than a 'cat crazies' like catnip does in so many cats so it is much more affective in situations like these.  HOWEVER, please do not use it internally without consulting your VET!!  We'll make another post today after Sparkles is home and we have pictures, pictures, pictures!!!  Once she has settled in her name may well change.


  1. Oh, we are so excited! The time is almost here! We know how it is to move, though, and it's exhausting, so Sparkles will probably need a good nap before anything. But maybe tomorrow there will be pictures! We love pictures. Sam is right beside me and saying, "Tell Sparkles when she gets there that she already has a gazillion friends". I said I'd pass the word :D

  2. This is better than my "SOAP"...Looking forward to more stories and updates.

  3. oh dis is soooo exciting.. we can hardly wait to hear what happens next & we read all about Sparkles & how she loves the peoples so dis will be one of da best stories to see da ending too!

    Miss Jack

  4. Good luck today, drive safe!!! Sparkles is so lucky to be going home with you and to have the hoarde to welcome her :-)

  5. This is so exciting. It makes me think of the times when KC was flying from California to Texas, and when the Royals, Marigold and Brutus, flew to NJ.
    We can't wait to see Miss Sparkles in her new home.
    I want to learn more about the valerian. Sol, the second largest male, is becoming something of a bully. Not all the time, but he has his moments. He doesn't react to catnip at all, and I am curious about the valerian possibly taking the edge off his not-so-nice behavior.

  6. I can't tail is high and my whiskers straight out in front I am so excited!!!

  7. Star! Star! I did TOO blog!! But you and thezhorde are all busy and getting ready for your darling sisfur. ♥♥♥

  8. z was meant! =^..^=

  9. The kitty horde will be having a new addition! How exciting and wonderful for Sparkles, too. The best to you all!

    Have a great weekend!


  10. OH! OH OH OH!!! Star didn't see that, um...reference. Good. Sometimes I need a sledgehammer, mommy says to make me understand.

  11. This is soooooo exciting and we can't wait to hear all about your new adventure.


  12. We are very excited and looking forward to seeing Sparkle's photos.

  13. This is so exciting. We are so happy that Sparkle's has found hr furever home and we can't wait to see pics of her.

  14. One word: STOKED!!!

    ::running around excitedly::

  15. We are following the action. Hope all goes well!

  16. ML - talk to your vet about using Valerian internally (I am not a vet, nor do I play one on tv!). I use it externally, as a tisane (tea to those who don't use herbs) and put about one quarter teaspoon in my palm and then pet the appropriate cat... repeat until all cats are treated.