Phyllis and the Aliens (Renatta and Rosalie Pettibone) are all kittens adopted from the Humane Society of Pierce County via the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee. Phyllis was born on October 27, 2007, while the Aliens were born on May 16, 2008.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Recently we've had WONDERFUL comments posted on the entries and I wanted to take a moment to answer a few of them publicly.

1) Recently someone asked if Rosalie and Phyllis are best buddies exclusively, or are many of the photos just coincidentally of the two of them playing. Rosalie (aka GiGi of recent) and Phyllis are very close friends. That's not to say Renatta is estranged from them, but Renatta likes to do her own thing and does everything on her own schedule.

2) Regarding the introduction of Phyllis to the Aliens and why it was "so easy" for us to do. That's a tough question. I think the first and most important piece was that we have a spare bedroom that is now the Kittens' Room. When they first came home they stayed in there and Phyllis would sit outside the door playing footsies with them under the door. That got them someone used to each other's smell. Another tactic (strange) was that someone suggest we rub them all down with one dryer sheet. Apparently that's supposed to help them all have a similar smell. They were all only allowed supervised visitation for the first three days. And they weren't allowed to play rough until about day 7 when we could trust that it really WAS actual playing and not actually trying to kill one another. :)

3) TO ANNE: Thank you for Phyllis' nomination for Secretary of State. She appreciates being recognized for her international efforts.

4) Regarding someone's excitement about introducing them to my Christmas tree: my husband states that due to the mess, he believes the we'll have to tell the kitties we're Jewish "and that's why we don't have a Christmas Tree".

5) Leo and "the Virg" - yes, I've been trying to get Virgil's mom to post more photos. She swears she has tons, but hasn't had much time to edit and/or post them. She's very sorry and promises to post updates soon!

6) Phyllis received a special comment/note from one of her littermates/sisters, but we would LOVE to hear more from you (I think it was Ramona)!

Hope this gives some clarity! Thank you all for following. Keep the great comments coming.