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11 March 2014 @ 10:26 pm
Still so sleeeeeeeeepy …  
But, KITTEN news!

So we are adopting Nameless the kitten. I visited him this evening in a bid to get photos. Potential names include: Speedy, Ninja, Indefatigable, and – like all relaxed kittens – Fartybum. Will Not Bloody Stand Still For A Second Unless Being Cuddled is too long, and I was not taking a selfie of my norks, which he was burrowing into when cuddled. So here are two bad pix!

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Judging from his running around the vet room trying to make friends with all the cats and dogs (especially Jack the Jack Russell terrier), his epic levels of sluttitude are not confined to humans. And when I put him back in his cage, there was yet more epic levels of mewling and reaching out with paws in an astonishing display calculated to induce the maximum amount of guilt kittily possible. So Classic Jewish Mother, My Actual Mother, Pope Francis and (my great friend) Arty's Greek Nona would all also be appropriate names, albeit unwieldy.

And I had a little chat with Lynxie the kitten so miniature his name has had to be made into a diminutive. His chart even reads 'Needs to gain significant weight.' Here he is, and you can see why we think he might not do well in our small house of much heavy stuff, big boofy Monster cats and Mr Brammerses:
photo(16) That is a cutaway 4L bottle he is sleeping in. Those are his little shoulder and hip bones you can see jutting out. If we had a bigger house and I had a career that could be done from home, obviously I would also be adopting him!

And now I need to do a load of washing, water the garden, bake Anzac biscuits and get to bed before midnight, which is in 95 minutes. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! [Fade to sounds of slightly manic laughter.]
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Susanlil_shepherd on March 11th, 2014 12:00 pm (UTC)
Mackerel-not-quite-spotty tabby kitten! He's lovely.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 11th, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC)
He is the schmoochiest little creature imagineable! But we are finding it very hard not to come up with a name that isn't Tiger. Ghosts of cat names past!
Susanlil_shepherd on March 11th, 2014 01:23 pm (UTC)
We keep trying to tell ourselves that, no, we do not want a little girl to breed from at this time. We have, after all, four cats and two dogs. But we do miss having kittens in the house.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 01:32 pm (UTC)
I have to convince myself I don't want two kittens, so I know exactly what you mean :-) What I really need is a bigger house …
Susanlil_shepherd on March 12th, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)
A bigger house and a paddock for a couple of horses and maybe some goats...
Vaysh Swiftstorm: Catvaysh on March 11th, 2014 01:25 pm (UTC)
I am voting for Francis. Can't go wrong with that name. :) The kitten looks ADORABLE!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 01:33 pm (UTC)
He's Rusketus, don't ask, I can't even begin …

But yes, he is adorbs. As was little Lynxie.
Vaysh Swiftstorm: Catvaysh on March 12th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
Rusketus. Rusketus, Well. I like it. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 01:54 pm (UTC)
I feel certain he will be known as Rus migration era, Russington Smythe and Ruski Moosky Moodle within days. Poor cats in this house, we afford them no dignity. Lots of kibble, but no dignity.
Eli/Ellie/ellie_nor: approvedellie_nor on March 11th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
D'aaaawwwwww!!!!!

blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
The cuteness is overwhelming!!
Loyaulte Me Lie: tell shocolateshocolate on March 11th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, tiny kitten is enchanting - and fast kitten is a blur!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 01:33 pm (UTC)
SO FAST! SO BOUNCY!
Shezan: Agrippashezan on March 11th, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
Adorable! But - you're not getting both???
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
It's very hard to resist, but we do have a small house, and even tiny kitten will be a full sized cat one day. Our two adults already take up most of the ironing board …
Hollyhollyxu on March 12th, 2014 12:10 am (UTC)
That first picture makes new!kitty look about a mile long. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
He is a very long kitten! And his tail is about as long as his body. He has little paws, though, so I am hoping this means he will just be half kitten, half mongoose ;-)
pir8fancierpir8fancier on March 12th, 2014 12:42 am (UTC)
We just got kittens and I swear it's like having infants again. As soon as the sun nears that horizon it's PLAY TIME. We are having a ball (even though very sleep deprived!).
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 02:06 pm (UTC)
That was the very good thing about Jones, he would wait patiently until I woke up. That was a kitten who understood the importance of a lie-in!

They are enormous fun, though! (I await the morning with fear, but a sense of relief that since it is stinky hot, Mr B will be sleeping in the study and bear the brunt of all kitten demands.)
anna_wing on March 12th, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
Having two kittens is actually very helpful, because then they play with each other and don't bother the big cats.

You could call Nameless after the day or month that you get him. That way if when he grows up he decides that sleeping 20 hours out of 24 is the way to go, his name will not seem a deliberate joke.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 02:08 pm (UTC)
Well, he has a name, but he has just scaled his 6-foot high kitty fence in seconds, so I think that my original suggestion of Sherpa or Tenzig would have been better ;-)

You are, of course, right on the two kittens front. It is just that our house is very small and already crowded. But if we have issues, I think that will be our solution. As it is, it looks as though our main issue is going to be containment! He is super friendly, and the girls seem more bemused by him than anything.
Jae: Crazy cat ladyenchanted_jae on March 13th, 2014 01:53 am (UTC)
They're both adorable!

...

What's stopping you from adopting Lynxie once he gains enough?

*is a cat-enabler*
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