Roux's Choux Graduation!

Hello, Kitten fanatics!

Tomorrow, Saturday the 2nd, Roux, Cro, and Claire all will be leaving the Academy for a much brighter future!   Cro and Claire are going to live together!  Both of the adopters will be arriving around 14:00 KATZ.  

There's little question that Roux is the most people-loving and playful momcat we've had in a long time... possibly ever!  Delivering her kittens on DJ's lap was a first for all of us!  We're going to miss all three of them terribly, but their adopters are already present on the Discord chat for Kitten Academy Patreons, and we expect them to keep us all up to date with photos and more.  Perhaps Twitter feeds?  

Just a couple quick reminders:  

  • Garbanzo's mystery adopter will be arriving Sunday the 3rd, around 21:00 KATZ.  And they'll be bringing a special surprise, too!
  • On Angels' Wings in Crystal Lake, IL still needs applicants for the Purrsians!  




As always, here's the rest of the photos from the graduation photoshoot! 

Chili's Beans Graduation!

Howdy, Kitten Academy Readers!

All of the kittens currently at the Academy are rapidly approaching Graduation - this would have been a mixed graduation announcement, except we only have photos of Chili's Beans so far!

In fact, today Pinto and Mister Pickles both went to On Angels' Wings in Crystal Lake, where they will be picked up by their adopters!  

Pinto didn't turn up to the graduation photo session, so we've used one of his older photos below.  We'll have updates from his adopter soon enough!  His adopter is also adopting Coriander, but Cori needs to get over his URI before he's ready to fly across the country - so he'll be staying at the Academy, and catching up with Pinto a little later.

Here's the schedule so far:

  • Pinto - August 24 at OAW
  • Mister Pickles - August 24 at OAW
  • Cayenne - August 26
  • Chili - August 26
  • Roux - September 2
  • Garbanzo - September 3 
  • Coriander - September 9 (will be joining Pinto!)

In addition, we have approved adopters for Kidney + Tomato (together!) and Croquembouche + Eclair (together!), but we haven't set dates for them to be picked up yet!

So far, On Angels' Wings has not informed us of approved adopters for any of The Purrsians (Hummus, Babaghanoush, Tahini, or Falafel).








Pinto (archive image)

...And Mister Pickles!

As usual, here's a gallery of the extra photos from the session!

Welcome to The Purrsians... and Mr. Pickles!

Hello Kitten Academicians!

The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, who sent us Chili and Roux, asked us last week if we would be able to take three additional kittens that are the same age as Chili and Roux's kids.  We thought because they are the same age, we could put them together and not add much work to what we're already doing.

But before they could be transported to On Angels' Wings, HSOV received two additional kittens "from the same family!"  Rather than try to split them up, we agreed to take all five.

They arrived at OAW on Friday the 11th, but we weren't able to pick them up and bring them to Kitten Academy until the following day.

Our current plan is to try to integrate them with Roux's kittens, and if that fails, then try them with Chili's kittens!  -- Except Mister Pickles, who is a little bigger and will roam the house with the faculty so he and Custard can be playmates.

Hummus - Male - No markings on body.

Babaganoush - Male - Black markings on flanks.

Tahini - Female - Sparse calico on back

Falafel - Female - Heavy calico on back

...and Mister Pickles!  

As usual, here's a gallery of all the photos from this shoot - and a couple faculty photos mixed in.


Here's a big photodump of photos that haven't been previously released.  Because we all need a little distraction.

If you're looking for the cheat-sheet for the five new kittens that arrived today - that'll be coming soon!

Welcome Chili's Beans!

Greetings, Kitten Academicians! 

Our newest family, Chili and her kittens, arrived at Kitten Academy quite unexpectedly on Saturday the 29th of July.  We had gone to On Angels' Wings to drop off some medication, and ended up coming home with six kittens and a momcat!  

Chili is coincidentally from the same shelter in Ohio that Roux came from!  To make things more special, three of her kittens are polydactyl -- that means they have more than the usual number of toes for a cat.  (The usual is four!  [Ed: or five if you count the dewclaw, which we don't!])

We guesstimate that Chili is about a year old, and her kittens are about five or six weeks old.

Chili has already had the opportunity to meet the Faculty - including Elsie - and gets along just great with all of them; so she's likely to be a wonderful choice for someone to adopt who already has cats, or even dogs.

We'd like to bring Chili and her kittens together with Roux and her kittens, but that's a difficult plan to accomplish safely, so we'll be taking our time about it!

If you're looking for news about the new kitten room or the alumni or Roux's Choux, stay tuned - that'll be in a future Mewspaper!

Cayenne Pepper - Female - Pink Collar

Kidney Bean - Female - Red Collar (or none) - Polydactyl

Coriander (Cory) - Male - Blue Collar

Garbonzo Bean - "Gonzo" - Male - Black Collar - Polydactyl

Tomato - Female - Pink Collar

Pinto Bean - Male - Lavender Collar - Polydactyl

Chili - Momcat

Here's the rest of the photos from this photoshoot!

Adoption Schedule and Choux Photos!

Hello, Kitten Academicians!  

Here's our current plan for adoptions:

Kazoo is already practicing his Boston accent.

* Saturday the 22nd: Sometime in the early afternoon, Kazoo will be picked up by his adopters and taken home to Massachusetts!  Around the same time, we expect Cha-Cha's adopter to come pick her up, too, for a road trip to her new home in Wisconsin!

* Sunday the 23rd: Also in the early afternoon, we expect Lute and Foxtrot's adopter to pick them up (they are being adopted together) and bring them to their new home in Texas!

* August 1st (or 2nd): Waltz's adopter will be arriving to pick him up and bring him home to New York!

All of the adopters of this group are participants on our Discord chat for Patreon supporters, so we're well assured that there will be plentiful updates on them as they continue on with their post-graduate work.  When Twitter feeds and YouTube channels are announced, we'll be sure to pass along the links in our new Alumni section in the menu above!

The wonderful people at On Angels' Wings in Crystal Lake, IL are soon going to begin reviewing applications for Roux and her kittens, so if you are interested in adopting one of them, now is a great time to get your application in!

Cha-Cha wants to help with the camera.

As you may know, the Kitten Academy main room will be closed beginning on the 24th, when contractors will be arriving to repair water damage and also replace the floor, wall, and ceiling.  This project will take roughly two weeks.  During that time, we'll focus on Roux and her kittens in the Annex.  

Since Waltz will not be picked up until later, and won't be able to stay in the main room, we'll be allowing him to run around the house with the faculty until his adopter arrives.  Watch for him on the nightly close-up streams!

Here's a GIANT PILE of photos taken over the last several days!  Some of these have been previously published on our Facebook page, or our Twitter feed -- and almost all of them are posted first, as they are edited, on our Discord chat for Patreon supporters.



Introducing Roux's Pâte à Choux

Last night around 21:00 KATZ, Roux delivered her three healthy kittens!  It was a long delivery, and the archived video is almost five hours long!  You can find that here (as of this writing, it's still uploading and processing - it may take a few hours before it's available.)  

Roux is so very comfortable with her human friends that she actually delivered her kittens on the beanbag chair - in DJ's lap!  Certainly a first for Kitten Academy!  Though the kittens came out backwards and every which-way, in the end, everyone was fine!

Here's the new kids, in order of birth, with their names!

Éclair - "Claire" - Female

Croquembouche - "Cro"/"Croquie" - Male

Beignet - "Ben" - Male

Roux - Momcat

We'll work on getting more photos later, when the kittens are ready to spend a little more time away from Roux.  At a glance, it may seem difficult to tell Cro from Ben, but Cro has thin, light stripes, while Ben has bold, dark swirls.  

If you feel like you need a pronunciation guide for these kittens, you're not alone!  Here is some help:

Roux - roo

Pâte à choux - pat a shoo -

Éclair - eclair

Croquembouche - croak-um-boosh

Beignet - ben-yay

Kitten - ki-ten

Academy - uh-cat-emi -

Here's the rest of the photos:

Song and Dance Graduation!

Greetings, Kitten Academicians!

Although the kittens in the current class will be graduating at different times, we've decided to include them all in yesterday's graduation photo shoot.  

As you know, Banjo, Mandolin, and Cello will all be adopted and leaving the Academy today!  Lute is still waiting for an officially approved adopter - but once one is approved, he's also ready to go! 

Kazoo, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Cha-Cha are waiting another week or so before they will have their Graduation ceremony (i.e. spay/neuter and such).

If you're interested in any of the kittens, be sure to get your applications in to On Angels' Wings in Crystal Lake, IL.  You can find the application here.

We expect to get regular updates from Banjo, Mandy, and Cello - so today's not a "goodbye" as much as it's a "see you later!"









As usual, here's all the rest of the photos from the shoot.  There were a lot of good ones this time - they're a photogenic bunch!

Welcome New Momcat, Roux!

Hello, Kitten Academicians!

As you doubtless know, today we welcomed a new pregnant momcat to the Academy. Her name is "Roux" and she will be staying in the Annex until after all the Song and Dance kittens have graduated.  She came to us all the way from Ohio! She is super, super friendly and has surely set a record for fastest-to-lap-time.  

Some of you might have been expecting a Calico cat that was also coming from Ohio. However, when they both arrived at On Angels' Wings, they found out the calico wasn't pregnant! So it's fortunate Roux had come along as well! The calico, named "Pumpkin" because of her stunning orange eyes, will be available for adoption at OAW after her spay.

Before we get to all the photos, some news on other topics:

* Arial and Eva have finally been adopted, together! They will be going to their new home tomorrow, Saturday, July 1st!

* Banjo is being picked up from the Academy by his adopter on Sunday, July 2nd! His new family includes other black cats for him to play with!

* Cello and Mandolin are also being picked up by their adopter on Sunday, July 2nd, at the Academy! They will be living together!

Here's our photos of new momcat, Roux:

And here's some bonus photos we caught today of the Song and Dance kittens!