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10 March 2014 @ 10:46 pm
Not kidnapped by aliens!  
It has been a close-run thing: work has been bonkers again, I am deep in the Festival of Embroidery for a friend's major project (not such a commitment from me, about 15 hours to her 200+!) and my second-in-charge at work gave me her plague (which in turn came from another workmate). It wasn't too dreadful as plagues go, but my word the fatigue has been flattening!

The kitten situation has become more complex than it ought to have been. We decided we would adopt Cuddles the sweet black and white kitten over at the vet. The vet nurse who looks after adoptions was off sick on Thursday. And on Friday. On the weekend, they couldn't do a thing because only that nurse can handle it. I left all my details. I thought about stopping in on the way to work this morning, but had to dash in for a deadline. You've guessed the next part of the story: Cuddles was adopted by a woman with children over the course of today.

The funny thing is that I think I saw her on my way into work. She was looking at Cuddles through the vet window, and she had That Look. I hope that was her: she seemed like an excellent kitten parent.

We did stop in at the vet to meet another kitten called Lynx. Lynx is adorable, but only about seven weeks old, which is just too little for us: Monster might squash her! But then the vet assistant suggested we meet this random tabby kitten who was new and a bit younger than Cuddles and Jones, but much bigger than Lynx. He is the sluttiest kitten known to humankind! Mr Brammers is a massive fan, so tomorrow I am over to talk with the adoption nurse and see about taking him in.

And finding him a name. Not Chicken: Monster would be permanently confused!

Whilst in my near-coma, I did manage to get a Happy Birthday out to the fabulous raitala and pushdragon, I failed to get one out to sinden, but will appear at her place and play ukulele with pollymel sometime soon, which is sort of a present, if you squint very hard. I'll bring cake, that'll do it!

I also missed aoifene's birthday: I hope that this year is UNBELIEVABLY SPECTACULAR for you and that everything falls into place, which you most thoroughly deserve.

And also ldydark1. Shine on, you fabulous Dan-loving diamond! I hope you have such a good year that if you ever decide to fake your age in the future, this will be the year you return to!

And I missed dumbys_baby and i_autumnheart, too, but they both know I love them and I will see them soon. With sweets!
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 10th, 2014 12:29 pm (UTC)
Mr B suggested we call him Ben, short for Bengal as he has some Bengali colour patterns. Ben was also the ridiculously good looking far-too young chappy I was seeing before I met Mr B. I was trying to think of a way of saying 'Dude, BAD idea!' without mentioning any of the above, happily, Mr B automatically went on to 'Or Tiger, we could call him Tiger!'

I did have a childhood farm cat called Tiger who survived Dad running him over and forever after slashed at Dad but was gentle as a lamb with everyone else. He used to jump in the grocer's, farrier's and other vans and hitchhike into the village where he would terrorise small dogs before either getting a lift home or walking cross-country. I'm not sure if having Tiger II would be too much to lay on a little kitty, or if it would be a great role model to set for him ;-)
ecosopherecosopher on March 10th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
Ooh, yay new kitten! Sorry about Cuddles but I definitely can't wait to see about this one. Pictures as soon as possible please!

Sorry to hear about the plague. Hope you are fighting fit very soon!
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: wolves_inbetween_ on March 10th, 2014 05:58 pm (UTC)
*mourns for never seen Cuddles and still votes for Chicken to confuse Monster*
la, zeitgeist!zeitgeistic on March 10th, 2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
lol slutty kitten. Picsssss
Eli/Ellie/ellie_nor: glomp!ellie_nor on March 10th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
Kitten! <3 I too hope Cuddles is going to a cuddly, loving home.
Jae: Crazy cat ladyenchanted_jae on March 11th, 2014 01:27 am (UTC)
Oh gosh, when I brought Pfeffles into the house, he was TEENY! I even called him tiny!cat before I officially named him. He goes by "Pickles" now, but officially...Pfeffles. Anyway, the point of my blathering is to say that none of the adults cats mooshed him. I think they regret that now.

anna_wing on March 11th, 2014 03:12 am (UTC)
Cat3 was a very young adult when I picked him up from the bus-stop last year, and luckily Cats1 and 2 were Kittens1 and 2 at that point. And they had a good long time gazing at each other and dying of curiosity through the glass of the sitting-room door, where Cat3 was quarantined. Once they were introduced, Cat3 simply adopted them as his kittens, and they became family to each other. I was so grateful that the process was smooth.

The play-wrestling was a bit one-sided until the kittens got bigger, it's true. When Cat3 got tired of playing he would just pin down whoever it was and wash them.

Edited at 2014-03-11 03:14 am (UTC)
Sin: ahem - stitch wants to say somethingsinden on March 11th, 2014 08:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)

blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 11th, 2014 08:58 am (UTC)
I thought about you six times: alas, all at times that were impossible o call!
Sin: ahem - stitch wants to say somethingsinden on March 13th, 2014 07:59 am (UTC)
It's always the way!

We definitely have to meet up again soon. It's been too long!

And I will continue to abuse exclaimation marks!