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31 December 2014 @ 10:02 pm
Oh, kitten …  
We have a lot of fireworks in Sydney at New Year, so I was determined to get the cats in before they started. Monster was sitting patiently at the door, because she is a good cat. Cookie had clearly gone over the fence, which is her new thing, following Satan's Own Kitty. However, one good shake of the kibble bag and she came home a few minutes later. No sign of Rusketus.

I shook the kibble bag again. Nothing.

I tapped on the gushy food tin. Nothing.

The first firework banged. KITTEN! Looking like this:


Yes, he is wet (and licking gushy food from his teeth). From the smell, we think he may have fallen into a fishpond rather than been hosed. He wasn't fishing, as the top of his head is the only completely dry part and his front paws were much drier than his back ones. He has required many cuddles. Shame about the slight pong.

On a less smelly note:
A very happy birthday to hollyxu! You are such a kind soul, I hope that this year is filled with ease and people who rightly love you, and gifts! Fabulous gifts!

Happy Birthday, too, to aella_irene! I hope that this is a year of extremely successful writing for you, and that all the people who have unwittingly inspired you are even now organising for you to have cake, ever so much cake!

And finally, a very happy birthday to zeitgeistic! Have a lovely 30th and may you need to move exactly 0 times this year, unless it is for scads of cash and with professional movers! MWAH! All the giftage, my friend!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO NEW ZEALAND! It's just kicked off there, and I hope that the rest of us see in the change of the Gregorian calendar with joy and peace or peace shattered only by fireworks and giggling.
cmcmck on December 31st, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
Awww! Soggy kitty.

We're not there for a few hours yet!

Happy new year! :o)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 31st, 2014 03:08 pm (UTC)
And to you! He has recovered now and is very excited that we celebrated the new year with new bedding (yes, we are THAT exciting here). The waffle-weave pillowslips and duvet cover may not look new for long, alas. Sadly, Satan's Own Kitty is completely adorable, so he gets away with murder. How we have managed to fulfil birth order cliches with CATS is a mystery and I fear it says nothing good about us ;-)
Nenne: Happy New Yearnenne on December 31st, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 1st, 2015 12:52 am (UTC)
And to you! Here it is hot and sunny, and I am doing housework, because I wish to start as I mean to go on!
illereynillereyn on December 31st, 2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year! I'm on the other side of the world, so it won't be 2015 here for another 6 hours.

Soggy kitty! Ah well, may 2015 be hreat for you and your cats!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 1st, 2015 12:53 am (UTC)
Happy New Year, dear!

He really is the most ridiculous creature. But sweet and cute, so he gets away with it all.
la, zeitgeist!: [etc] face firstzeitgeistic on December 31st, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
Oh no, poor guy! He looks a fright.

Thank you so much! I also hope that this year is full of zero moves (but I'll take lots of cash, too!)

Happy new year!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 1st, 2015 12:51 am (UTC)
Five minutes later he was curled up in my lap demanding I fluff up his fur while our combined body heat dried him. And then later on he hogged the whole bed as only a cat can ;-) Lessons learned = 0, I'm guessing!

Happy New Year to you, should be about now? or shortly to come?
la, zeitgeist!zeitgeistic on January 1st, 2015 03:02 am (UTC)
aww cats <3

2 hours to go and then we are in 2015 :)
Jaeenchanted_jae on January 1st, 2015 05:46 am (UTC)
Cats. How they try our patience.
Hollyhollyxu on January 2nd, 2015 12:09 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to you!!
Ahhh kittenface! I cat-sat for two different people this year so my Christmas vacation fairly abounded with cats. They're so nice to have around. :D

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes! I've drifted away from blogging on lj in the past years, but I'm touched that you remembered :)
anna_wing on January 2nd, 2015 02:29 am (UTC)
Daiso pet wipes are your friend. We still use them to wipe everyone's paws after the daily excursion.
lokifanlokifan on January 2nd, 2015 03:38 am (UTC)
LMAO! Oh poor boy.
l.m.incandescent on January 2nd, 2015 02:09 pm (UTC)
Awwwww. But so cute and only a bit mangled. I love that picture. And cats in general. :)
ladyjanevaladyjaneva on January 3rd, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
*LOL*. Cats can look soooo funny when they're wet and/or frustrated and/or ashamed and/or angry.
Ours once must have fallen into a pond because she was wet, completely wet from head to toe. She looked like a rat! (she was a small cat). And when we laughed - because there was no way you could not have laughed at that picture - she got this extremely 'pissed off' look on her little face.