Meet Gertie & Franz


This weekend was a busy one – filled with hot dogs, long naps, and cuddly kittens.

Oh, yes! KITTENS.

Jeff and I adopted two tiny kitties on Saturday – polydactyl siblings, one boy and one girl. We named them Franz and Gertie. And they are oh-so-cute. It’s been fun getting to know their individual personalities, over the last couple of days, and chasing them around the house (and getting their little claws unstuck from blankets).

It was tough to pull myself away from their chubby paws this morning to get back to work, especially after the long weekend. But I managed. And I even have a few photos to share…




More photos to come on my Instagram. Lots of photos, I’m sure. I’ll try not to let it get to crazy-cat-lady status though. I promise.

P.S. If you live in the Jacksonville area, I highly recommend checking out Friends of Jacksonville Animals. They work with Animal Care and Protective Services to help thousands of homeless pets find permanent, loving homes.

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Meet Gertie & Franz: This weekend was a busy one – filled with hot dogs, long naps, and…

Brittni Mehlhoff (@papernstitch)

Such cute kittens 🙂

Urška Majer

Thanks Urska.


Oh they are just darling!



Thanks Becca. I’ve never had a kitten this young before. They’re so tiny (and awesome).



Chelsea C.

I know, right?! That’s the noise I make every time I look at them.


so cute!! sounds like a great weekend


Most definitely, Juni. It was a great weekend.


Awwwww!!! How exciting! They are adorable, B!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Thanks Kel! I’ll have to text you (and our crazy cat lady friend, who will go unnamed) some photos. 🙂


How adorable! The last picture is just too much. Thanks for sharing!

Angel Y.

Haha. Thanks Angel. They are like that all the time. It is so cute.


hee hee, those pics are sooooo sweet! I have two kitties who are sibilings… ooooh, they make me giggle every day. enjoy! 🙂


Yep, definitely doing a lot of laughing and smiling around these two, AM. Thanks for stopping by.


Eep!!! So sweet!!! Congratulations, Miss Brittni! Will look forward to seeing more of their sweet faces on Instagram! 🙂

Uncle Beefy

Thanks Bradford. Hope you’re doing well. It’s been too long!


So darling! Kittens are just the best. We adopted two in January and it’s made everything from cozy Sundays to busy weeknights a whole lot more fun.

nicola lynde

We have a polydactyl cat named Gertie as well (well, Gertrude, but we always call her Gertie/Gert)! How cute. 🙂

Julie Kuberski

How bizarre Julie. Well, it’s definitely a good name. 🙂 We call her Gert sometimes too. On another note…Don’t you love the polys’ little feet? I cannot get over it…they look like mittens.


Ahh Franz and Gertie are the cutest, makes me want a kitten so bad!


AH! Look at the little kittens! SO cute.

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Alexandra Pettinato

Thanks ladies. I have to admit, they are pretty cute!


Absolutely precious, beautiful photos as well 🙂

//Birdie Shoots//

Kelly (@Birdieshoots)

Aw, thanks Kelly. I wish I would have been able to get better ones, but they are constantly moving so it was hard to get them in a still pose for longer than a couple of seconds.


(I don’t know if there is a better way to reply to your reply, so this will have to do, haha)…

I love the polys’ feet! They are just so interesting to look at and play with, haha. So big and yes, definitely like mittens!

Julie Kuberski

Haha! Yes!


oh my goodness, what sweeties! love that last photo.

Down and Out Chic

Aw, calico is my favorite cat pattern. These two are beautiful! Enjoy ’em while they’re little, they grow so fast!


Yeah! I’m totally loving calicos now…and learning tons of stuff about them…like the fact that calicos are almost always female. I had no idea. Anyway, hope you have a good weekend Van!


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