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November 29th, 2010


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10:33 pm - Brief update ...
The garden is going berserk ! This is mostly a good thing, it means we haven't killed everything off just yet, although some taming is required from time to time. rwrylsin has photos of some of the flowers (mostly roses !) around at the moment.

We're getting kittens ! Two ginger-ish ones, both female. Due to be desexed and microchipped and so on in a couple of weeks, and then they can come and take over the place. rwrylsin has a few photos of them. PS Suggestions for names appreciated !

We have solar power ! During the day, the electricity meter mostly goes backwards (I checked on Saturday morning, when it was moderately bright overcast, and it was still going the right direction). Effects on bills etc won't be known for a while, but should be good.

The laundry ... isn't quite finished. Missing a couple of doors, mounting area and vent through wall for the dryer, tiling, and then painting all around. Unfortunately, all except the painting are being done by other people, and first we need someone to come and confirm what needs to be done and then start coordinating them. Any. Day. Now.

Life ... is good ! See above, especially the kittens :)
I don't really remember the kitten phase of the previous cats I lived with, I was pretty young, and they were all strays, so I'm not sure what ages they were found at anyway. We got to play with them on Sunday for about an hour, and were duly amazed at how much energy they had ... and also cuteness.
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(9 touches | En garde !)

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From:ciciaye
Date:November 29th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
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They're beautiful :-) They look pretty mischievous and active too :-)
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From:lonemagpie
Date:November 29th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)

Kittens

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Sweetheartwhale ( hijacking my LJ) says "AWWWW" and suggests "Mungojerrie" for the male and "Rumpelteazer" for the female after the two burgling kittehs in the T S Eliot cat poems. Or, she says just ask the kittens themselves.` This involves sitting quietly in front of them for a while until they tell you their names. Or you are inspired by their surroundings. It worked for Foxy Cleopatra who was named at an Egyptian dance party and has a little foxy face . Later she found out another recipient of kittens from the same litter had called her sibling " Fox". "Fox" and "Dayna" would also work for your pair of course....

We're assumin, BTW that the ginger is the male whereas the black/ginger tortie one is the female as per the usual expression of sex linked chromosomes in kittehs.If reversed, reverse names and you have got two very rare kittehs! Our neighbours have got a similar pair - they named theirs Jaffa and Pickle. Presumabely they were in the kitchen at the time...

Final suggestion ( from me) Rory and Amy since they are kind of ginger.
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From:lonemagpie
Date:November 29th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Ah - both female - didnt realise

Willow and Tara

Full ginger striped females ( no black or tortie patterning) are VERY rare by the way.

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From:pteppic
Date:November 29th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Desexed? I take it you mean neutered. If not, I'm slightly concerned.
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From:sweetheartwhale
Date:November 29th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
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Kittens are HIGH energy. I remember being totally knackered when I first got Cleo because she was up at the crack of dawn wanting to play every morning, running up and down the stairs :-)And you cant sit kittens in front of a DVD while you tidy up :-) They are very cute though - especially when they just suddenly flop and sleep in the middle of whatever they are doing. They will play with anything - nothing is safe. And they learn SO fast. You forget all their play is training for hunting and killing and think oh its only a little kitty it can't have sharp ....OWWWW. I had a bandage on my hand for a week cos I didnt think Cleo could be THAT fast from under the duvet if I wiggled my finger. And she climbed the curtains and hung over the pelmet looking at you!.
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From:sweetheartwhale
Date:November 29th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
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And you have two so you will get what we call " Mog fu" when they have mock battles and chases and leap in the air over one another - get the camera on standby for LOLcats! And move any breakables to a locked cabinet NOW
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From:anthraxia
Date:November 29th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
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I'd suggest naming them after famous female redheads. I'm throwing Pippi Longstocking into the pot. Or you could go by redheaded female prime ministers and call them Maggie (Thatcher - technically strawberry blonde, but still) and Julia.
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From:verdigriis
Date:November 30th, 2010 09:43 am (UTC)
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Cute kitties! Yay!
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From:bungo
Date:December 1st, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)

Backward-running

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We have solar power ! During the day, the electricity meter mostly goes backwards
Very excellent! I'm pleased to hear that that works in Oz.

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