We Are SO Predictable

Okay, let’s see a show of hands. How many of you are surprised that we have decided to keep one of the kittens? Anyone? Anyone? No? Yeah, I think we all saw that coming. Okay, so let me ask you this: how many of you are surprised that we’ve decided to keep two of the kittens? That’s right—one just isn’t enough for us; we gotta take on two. And, people, that’s a special kind of stupid.

That will bring us to a total of four cats and the biggest dog in the world. But on the plus side, the hamsters died last year with a punctuality that was truly admirable, and the parakeets have moved on to greener pastures courtesy of Craig’s List. On balance, this is about one animal more than I would prefer to have in the house, but if you’re going to get a kitten, I think you should always get a pair. Watching them beat the snot out of each other all day and then curl up in a single fuzzy mass of contentment at night is well worth the extra litter box duty. Plus, our incumbent cats have retired to the second story where the dog is not allowed to venture. We barely see them anymore. The goal now is to raise the kittens from scratch in the company of canines. And by the way, does anyone have any advice on that topic?

This is Luna. Isn’t she darling? She is the runt of the litter, half the size of her largest sibling. She sucked down so much kitten formula the first day we had her that she came to resemble a softball with a head, tail, and legs attached. If she falls over on her back she has the same challenge that a turtle has in righting herself again. Her figure’s starting to even out now, but she has have the sweetest little cat face. We’re also bringing home her brother Elvis. He’s just your basic b-flat gray tabby cat, but he’s got personality up the ying-yang. He flips over and demands tummy rubs. You’ll know he’s done when he attacks your wrist like a rabid demon. And then he stands up and arches his back to better accommodate being petted and scratched under his chin. He clearly has no idea he was ever a feral cat. And that was the whole idea, really.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Margaret
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 21:14:00

    I'm not totally surprised because they were in your house! Once you get used to them and their cuteness, it's difficult to give them (all) up. I love the eyes and the elfin face. Very cute. P.S. I still don't want one.

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  2. Razor Family Farms
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 04:54:00

    I love her name! "Luna" is perfect for a cat!Who can resist a kitten?? Certainly not I!Blessings!Lacy

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  3. Jen
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 08:02:00

    Awww…kitties.I have no advice on the canine/kitten issue, but when you figure it out, let me know, because The Kid wants a cat. I figure there's a fifty-fifty split whether my neurotic beast would be terrified by a kitten or think it's lunch.

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  4. Danger Panda
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 08:46:00

    Margaret, I think I'll ask Alison if she wants one. Ha. Ha ha. Bah ha ha. (Evil laughing, if you didn't catch it).Lacy, you sure you don't have any cat/dog advice?Ari, yes, I know the problem. Doggie is deathly afraid of one of my cats, but not the other. And Luna looks enough like a squirrel that it may be hard to resist eating her. Clearly, we have our work cut out for us.

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  5. JoJo
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 12:24:00

    AW!!!!!! Such a cute widdle kitteh!!!! Just think, now you can send in your own LOLCAT captions on Icanhascheezburger.

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  6. FirstNations
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 14:44:00

    OOOOOOOH pinkness of the kitteh footeh! PINKNESS OF THE FATNESS KITTEH BELLEH!TEH CUTENESS!*nails self in leg with insulin*

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  7. Margaret
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 18:07:00

    Ashley is the one who would melt over the kittens. Alison's more of a dog person. HA HA yourself!! (and you can't get to Ashley, she's in Seattle!)

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  8. opinoz@hotmail.com
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 19:58:00

    Congrats on your new family members! Can't wait to meet them next year!! Love always, Opand by the way……HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Danger Panda
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 21:03:00

    JoJo, I've always aspired to making LOLcats–never have gotten the hang of it.FN, settle down now. Settle down.Margaret, Ashley, you say? I could probably track her down somehow…She needs a younger model cat and we all know it.OP, Thanks, honey! When are you coming next year? They'll all be big brutes by then, you know!

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  10. Time
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 11:01:00

    Good for you for adopting the two kittens. Must be something to do with your coming over to the dark side and becoming a blogger.com blogger.

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