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December 16th, 2010


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01:13 pm
Here, have a kitten :

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She doesn't have a name yet, although we've almost made a decision ... (apart from "Pouncer", "Strife", or "Gorgeous", which all apply at various times, and "Ella", the name she had at the cat rescue place).


Here's the other one, Miss Abigail Eliza (Climber Trouble Adorable) Cat - Abby for short (Eliza was her name from the rescue place) :

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"Pouncer"/Ella :
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Both of them, looking quite adorable :
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And here they are, attacking someone's eeeeevil boots :
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So, how's the first week of having kittens been ? Wonderful ! They are friendly, playful, rather intelligent, curious, quite pointy, sometimes exciteable, and totally adorable.
They love pouncing on each other and their catnip toys, they apparently regard shoes and shoelaces as dire enemies, to be disposed of with great enthusiasm, and will happily scale their way up to my shoulders (from where they are always on the lookout for somewhere higher still that they can leap to - without luck so far, although I'm sure we'll come in one day to find them stalking along the window pelmets or tops of bookcases). We've started letting them roam around most of the house now while we're home (the computer/Lego rooms are still out of bounds, they do like to chew things), and they seem to be enjoying that too. Whee !
If anyone wants to come and meet the kittens, we'll be home on Sunday afternoon, you're quite welcome to drop by sometime after 2ish ...
Current Mood: calmcalm

(15 touches | En garde !)

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From:kalypso_v
Date:December 16th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
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They do look bright - those big, curious eyes!
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From:notalwaysweak
Date:December 16th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
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Oh my gosh, they are adorable. And aren't girl ginger tabbies quite rare? You've done well.
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From:ang_grrr
Date:December 16th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
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2 girls tabbies! The odds are in the 1000s.
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From:communicator
Date:December 16th, 2010 10:07 am (UTC)
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little cuties, it looks like they are going to keep your shoes under an iron paw
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From:frostfox
Date:December 16th, 2010 10:15 am (UTC)
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Max's full name is Maxwell Trouble Is My Middle Name Mason. And he does sometimes get called it. At full volume.

I am an absolute sucker for tabbies and your little ginger girls are lovely.

FF

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From:sweetheartwhale
Date:December 17th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Heheh. I never thought about the "middle names". Cleo's full name would be Foxy Cleo- "oi you little bugger you're biting"- patra
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From:frostfox
Date:December 17th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Ahem -
http://frostfox.livejournal.com/2005/02/01/

Which led to -
http://frostfox.livejournal.com/2005/02/05/

Max's collar reads - Max, he bites
But, of course, if you are close enough to read it...

FF
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From:ciciaye
Date:December 16th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
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They're lovely :-) I think Ella and Abby sound like very pretty names together, (but then I'm biased on the name Ella as that's the name of my cat too:-)

I expect they're a little bit too young to discover curtains yet, so you've got that to look forward too... *g*
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From:sweetheartwhale
Date:December 17th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Good names to get a response to. Cats tend to like names with an "ee" sound in them and repsond to the rising tone at the end of the name. Vowels are good. Bellanna likes her name shortened to Bella.
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From:xanni_au
Date:December 16th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
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Adorable. Thanks for the great photos.

When our boys were younger we had to get a pelmet made on one loungeroom window specifically to stop them from tightrope walking along the bare curtain rail!
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From:glitterboy1
Date:December 16th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
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They're both adorable! Thank you for the pictures...
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From:finella_c
Date:December 17th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
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Extreeeeeeeme cuteness!
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From:sweetheartwhale
Date:December 17th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
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They are gorgeous. The one without a name yet reminds me of Cleo in her kitten months with her little pointy face

Hm. Little pointy faces, BIG ears and shoulder climbers with ambitions to go HIGH. Has a female relative a few generations back had a thing for a siamese or burmese gentleman I wonder?.Oriental shorthair body type as opposed to british or American shorthair is generally dominant if the genes are there, and these do look pointy and slim and wiry like Cleo as opposed to cobby and plump faced like our Seven and Bella when they were young. If they have extra long tails as well you can bet they have the oriental genes. And finding them looking at you over the curtain pelmet in the near future is *highly* likely.

Shoulder riders are great. Murr did it. Cleo is starting to - a late developer who hops up and sits there upright in " hey I ate your parrot" mode.
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From:pinkdormouse
Date:December 20th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Awwww!!!!

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