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13 March 2014 @ 12:25 am
Look, he's called Rusketus, because I let Mr Brammers get involved and he decided that the Finnish word for tan was where he felt his creative juices going and he wanted to celebrate that little amber tummy, and all I can say is, this is a SUPER SWEET kitten! With a name that we keep saying in outrageous Finnish accents. Sorry, Finland. Though I know for a fact that at least 18 of you get drunk and speak in outrageous British or Australian accents at the drop of a hat. Anyway, pix!

'You what? You want me to look at the camera? But there is a moth. Let's compromise and I will look wistfully at the moth.'


'So, Ive been here for two hours, is it OK if I savage this finger now?'

'Behold my testicles! They keep telling me not to get attached to them, crazy humans!'

We have him in the study, screened off with wire mesh. Cookie has already tried to climb the mesh. Monster took a look through, shrugged, and ambled off, unimpressed. He thought about mewling plaintively, but decided to savage one of his new toy mice instead.

ETA: Guess what this kitten calls 6 feet of thick wire fencing mesh? A climbing wall. Up and over in two seconds once he worked it out. We've had to stuff the gap with pillows and put more pillows on the floor on his side so that his freeclimbing attempts can have a nice soft landing. Plan B tomorrow!
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 01:49 pm (UTC)
He was very much 'Look at my giant balls! And my tummy!' and we were all 'Yes, the tummy, you can be as attached to that tummy as you like! (The balls will be gone within the month.) TUMMY!'
ecosopherecosopher on March 12th, 2014 01:43 pm (UTC)
Super sweet is right.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
His version of kitten arm savaging is to grab you with his paws and then lick your arm into submission. Champion climber and jumper, I'm afraid. We may have to get a taller ironing board for Cookie and Mon …
Catscatsintheattic on March 12th, 2014 01:48 pm (UTC)
He is totally adorable! Love the combination of stripes and spots - a lot like my Pina.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 01:52 pm (UTC)
It's such a nice colour pattern! And yes, he does look like one of yours!
sassy_catsassy_cat on March 12th, 2014 01:54 pm (UTC)
He's a gorgeous boy and will make a very handsome cat. Congrats to Rusketus for finding himself such accommodating humans! I'm sure he'll get you whipped into shape in no time. Fingers and toes beware. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 02:11 pm (UTC)
I am being unfair to him, the actual methodology is: grab digit and immobilise it. Apply gentle pressure to test the fact of having teeth and claws. Lick, lick and lick some more!
Janey Procrastinatorjaney_p on March 12th, 2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
Such a pretty, pretty cat!!! I want to bury my hands in his fur, it looks so soft! *_*

Btw, I read about the Anzac biscuits, googled them and thought they look great. I'd love to make some of my own, but it's hard to get golden syrup over here and treacle is not to my taste. Can it be substituted with honey?

Edited at 2014-03-12 02:10 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 12th, 2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
I STILL have not made the Anzac biscuits! Tomorrow night, or Sunday at this rate. At least there are 6 weeks till Anzac Day! You could use honey, which would give a different taste as the honey comes through, but it is a nice taste. If you have access to glucose syrup, use it instead and then use a rich demerara or brown sugar for the sugar in the dry mix, which will give pretty much the same taste overall.

And he is very soft! Though not quite as silky as Jones, but Jones was ridiculously slinky.
Pureblood Princessraitala on March 12th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, he's super-cute! ♥
connorblondconnorblond on March 12th, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
So absolutely cute! And a tabby! I love them most of all.
Loyaulte Me Lieshocolate on March 12th, 2014 06:08 pm (UTC)
That could be the best tummy in the world.
pioniepionie on March 12th, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
He is gorgeous! Love tthose enormous ears, he's going to grow up so handsome :)
Susan: kurtlil_shepherd on March 12th, 2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
That is a lovely spotty tummy!

From the moment I saw him I wondered if he has Siamese or Oriental in him. The ear-set and eye-set say no, but the size and shape of the ears, the length and shape of the body, and the whip tail do rather suggest it.

Edited at 2014-03-12 07:55 pm (UTC)
Kristina Andersson: zenfeline (by Lanning)kriscat on March 12th, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
Rusketus sounds like an awesome name for a cat. <3 He looks so sweet.
la, zeitgeist!zeitgeistic on March 13th, 2014 01:56 am (UTC)
He's so handsome! That nose!
anna_wing on March 13th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
A lovely name for a lovely cat. Cat2 looks rather like that, except more grey than brown, but a similar apricot-coloured tummy and mixture of spots and stripes. They're so amazingly aerodynamic at that age.
Gayle Madwinqueerbychoice on March 13th, 2014 03:24 am (UTC)
Extremely cute kitten!!!!

I especially like the finger-savaging shot.
Fanartist in trainingkath_ballantyne on March 13th, 2014 05:47 am (UTC)
With the pictures and what you wrote about him in the other post I am sure you have just adopted a baby O'riely.

His face while rubbing it on a stick

Laying all over me as usual

He loves our dogs. The big one, Pip, is happy to be his friend and let the cat boss him around. The little one, Dougall is not so certain. So of course the cat sits on him.

Mister getting in the way
This is the best one online I could find of his spotty, ginger tummy.
valkyrie17valkyrie17 on March 13th, 2014 06:58 am (UTC)
How utterly adorable!
turnonmyheels on March 13th, 2014 12:18 pm (UTC)
what a cutie!
Eli/Ellie/ellie_norellie_nor on March 13th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)

Rusketus Tensing, perhaps?
ladyjanevaladyjaneva on March 13th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
SUch a beautiful tummy!
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on March 13th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
hi kitty!
Shezan: Agrippashezan on March 14th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)

*is in LUV*
dorea_ysleendorea_ysleen on March 14th, 2014 09:06 am (UTC)

He's so cute!