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Old 03 July 2017, 03:39 PM
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And the way they're fighting over them, those are definitely some saucy little kitties!
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Old 03 July 2017, 04:34 PM
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Awww, DJ, Lute wants to uze the computer!

~Psihala

ETA: The squirmies are getting weighed. It looks like the two tabbies are boys and the black kitten is a girl. All of them weigh in at right around 4-4.5 oz.

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Old 03 July 2017, 05:15 PM
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The mailbag from Saturday is up!

My letter begins here, if you wanted to see it:

https://youtu.be/ag5j4kk8U9U?t=39m58s
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Old 03 July 2017, 05:27 PM
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It makes me happy to know that I introduced Mr. A and DJ to the term "toehawk," and this board to the term "squirmies."
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Old 03 July 2017, 06:02 PM
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so glad Roux & her Croux are doing well & appear to be healthy
Mr A 'thinks' it is two boys -- the tabbies -- & a girl -- the black

they do seem to be a lively Croux & rather active for less than 24 hours old

& Roux ate a good breakfast this morning so she seems to be recovering well
poor little girl -- way too young & small to be having kittens
so glad she found her way to Kitten Academy where she & her kittens will get the best of care & affection

crikey ... why do I get weepy over cats & kittens??
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Old 03 July 2017, 06:06 PM
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Looks like someone captured in a GIF one of the slapfights I saw this morning!


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Old 03 July 2017, 06:09 PM
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The "line up at the gate" is about as orderly now as it has been since this morning; side by side and nobody stacked on top of anyone else.

So far, Roux has been a really good and patient mamma -- even when the kittens were complaining loudly during their identification and weighing. If nothing unexpected comes up, I think they'll do fine.

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Old 03 July 2017, 11:16 PM
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They've gotten their names:

Éclair - "Claire" - Female (Black kitty)

Croquembouche - "Cro"/"Croquie" - Male (Lighter striped tabby)

Beignet - "Ben" - Male (Darker striped tabby)

Mr. A is recording the nightly Kitten Closeup now. He indicated the birth replay video should be up on YouTube in a couple of hours for those who missed it.

No applications are pending for Lute yet.

~Psihala

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Old 03 July 2017, 11:48 PM
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Last night, Bill brought up YouTube on our TV and I said that there probably wasn't much going on. The kittens were probably all asleep.

Boy was I wrong!

Never been happier to be wrong!
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Old 04 July 2017, 01:18 AM
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The return of the beanbag chair lasted all of about 5 minutes before someone (Foxtrot) tried to use it as a convenient litter box.

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(While Mr. A was sitting in it, no less!)
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Old 04 July 2017, 01:19 PM
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Curious about the miracle of life and got about 5 hours to spare?

Here's Roux's birth video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNlq-at_bcM

According to "April Travis" in the comments:

Approximate times of the births: Eclair: 32:00 Croquembouche: 1:32:15 Beignet: 3:41:30
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Old 08 July 2017, 04:19 PM
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Hello Kitty TGG Shout Out On KA Mailbag

S'mai TGG:

Congratulations on getting a shout-out on today's KA mailbag about contributing points to On Angel's Wings. Well done!

By the by, welcome to the snopes message board, Mr A (even if you're only lurking). Thanks to you and DJ for taking such great care of all the little foster fuzzies and giving them a great start in life.

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan ab Arthur

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Old 08 July 2017, 05:03 PM
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Boy, those last two names are a mouthful(and I have no clue how to pronounce them).
ETA: Was just on the KA homepage, and I see the boys are nicknamed Cro and Ben.
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Old 08 July 2017, 08:35 PM
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Wow I wish I could have seen that part where he talked about the Paw Points and this board and all! Saturday morning is game day for me, so I can usually only watch the first 45 minutes or so of a mailbag before I have to leave for the game.

Can't wait til the video is posted!
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Old 08 July 2017, 10:08 PM
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The video is posted.

What a great shout-out to the snopes 'boards! If any new members out there came here via Kitten Academy, Welcome!
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Old 08 July 2017, 10:10 PM
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Here's a link to the Paw Points page if anyone was interested:

https://www.freshstep.com/paw-points/

I am not an employee of Fresh Step and they're not paying me for this free advertisement. I just wanted to do a good deed for KA and couldn't afford a monetary donation right now. This was the best I could do!
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Old 09 July 2017, 03:32 PM
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Teacher Lute Is Now The Heavyweight Champ

Hi bawb:

Here's a totally irrelevant fact apropos of nothing: Lute is now the 2017 KA kitten heavyweight champion. In today's weigh-in, he's 50 ounces (which, if my weak knowledge of Imperial dry measures doesn't fail me, is over 3 pounds). He passed Tweed of the Textiles who was 47.4 ounces in his last weigh-in.

Poor Mr. A the next time Lute decides to climb up on Mr. A's shoulder to play pirate

In a related fact, it looks like Roux's crew is set to double their birth weights in their first week. It shouldn't be long now before their little eyes start to open.

Kitten Weight Charts

Tldr; Lute's a big boy now.

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "Weighing on my mind" ab Arthur
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Old 15 July 2017, 10:05 PM
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If you watched the mailbag today, yep, that was another letter from me!

I sent them the poem "The Scholar and his Cat, Pangur Ban." I thought the KA folks would really enjoy it.

If you haven't heard of it, here ya go!

https://www.ling.upenn.edu/~beatrice/pangur-ban.html
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Old 17 July 2017, 01:39 PM
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Hello Kitty Congrats

Hi TGG:

Congratulations. You're becoming a true KA star. I was out Saturday, so I didn't catch the mailbag live. I'll have to give it a watch from the archive.

Just a couple news tidbits from KA for those not keeping up:
  • Lute, Kazoo and Cha Cha are to be picked up by their adopters this coming weekend
  • The last I heard, neither Foxtrot nor Waltz have approved adopters (hint, hint!)
  • Due to some water damage, the kitten room is getting a bit of remedial care. After the older kittens leave, a contractor will be repairing the damage, working on the floor and making other repairs.
  • Roux's kittens are growing quickly and are more than double their birth weight. They're busy trying to get all four paws going in the same direction at the same time in a catlike fashion. It probably won't be too long before they're ready to leave the box and explore the Annex.

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "Cat's Paw" ab Arthur
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Old 17 July 2017, 10:12 PM
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The start of my letter, and the Pangur Ban poem:

https://youtu.be/pwFXZEBHQuk?t=44m8s
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