Update on the MomFOD

And, last but not lease, we have the MomFOD update.

Like a Monkey on my back.

It’s me. Alana. You may notice it’s a little harder to be consistent these days on the blog. It mostly comes down to time. I’m working a full-time job now while doing some creative work on a part-time and hobby basis. The CATastrophes Web Series is currently on hiatus. One of our actors moved to Los Angeles and so it’s been sitting, hanging out. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy reruns!

Other than that, I’m living in a house I renovated and have built a great cat sun room for the little ones to enjoy!

I’ve gone through a saga of having barn cats at the house, which turned out not at all the way I’d hoped or expected.

I’ve still been fostering when able, answering mail from the blog/web series, and doing what I can when I can.

I also took up trapeze!

And I’m STILL trying to teach Pinkle to ring that damned bell.

That damned bell.

Life is different, that’s for sure. I miss Crepes, but she’s well cared for and I still get to see pictures of her and visit once in awhile. Pets and a breakup aren’t easy, but it’s easier if you make the plan before the possibility comes up, and that’s what happened in my case.

I have lots of posts planned, but I’ve been struggling with two dead laptop batteries, two bad orders for said laptop batteries, and time. But I promise, I’m still learning about pets, working with animals, and trying my hardest.

More posts soon!






More Trapeze!
Still more trapeze!





PS I am sending  heart felt hugs to all my friends in the path of Hurricane Irma. I’m thinking about all of you and your fur babies. I know you’ll all do your best to keep everyone safe.


  • Impressive Trapeze skills, we would love to try this. It looks so much fun but definitely takes lots of practice to achieve that level.

  • We are very impressed how you use your big toes to hang on to that rope! Maybe Summer, Janiss Garza’s kitty, can give you some tips with that bell! Thanks for the update!

  • Hi Alana, I’ve been following CITF for quite a while now. I was interested in your comments about taking on barn cats and it not being what you’d hoped for. I run a small cat rescue in New Zealand called KittyCat Rehoming Wairarapa (yes we’re on Facebook) and we occasionally get semi-feral kitties that can’t be rehomed into a domestic situation but could potentially be barn cats. I’d love to hear your experience when you have some time. Thanks, Lee

    • Hi, Lee! I was going to write about it at some point in the near future. However, if you’d like to discuss or have questions for me, send me an email at crepes AT catinthefridge.com and we can chat!


  • The bell thing took a long time, and I’m still not as consistent with it as I am with my high fives.

    My human wants to take up trapeze! Even though she is, um, somewhat older than you.

  • “I know you desperately want me to ring this bell. That’s exactly why I won’t.” ~Pinkle
    I truly miss CATastrophes. I’ve talked about and shared and waited desperately for each new video (I hardly ever share things – and I watch very few videos). They made me laugh so hard I cried when I thought I’d never laugh again … they inspired me to be a funnier writer and blogger … they bring so much joy no matter if it’s the 100th time I’ve seen that video (Fast & Furrious 8 – Tokyo Dump!!!!). You need to do what you need to do for you – no one can blame you for that – but I will forever be grateful for all the ways you’ve touched my life without knowing it. Thank you, Alana.

    • What a lovely thing to say. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I will always remember your sweet words. It makes all the time and effort so worth it. – Alana.

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