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New additions to the family

So, most of you will remember how Matilda the cat went away and never came back and for that reason (as well as the fact that my life is already ridiculous) I was reluctant to let any other cats come and live in our house.

But, Littlest really really felt that we needed another cat and so (because I’m far too soft) we went to just look at some kittens last week.

And, as is the way when you just look, yesterday saw two new additions becoming part of our family.

It was just going to be one kitten, but Littlest somehow convinced G that the one left behind would be too lonely (I mean how could you possibly leave one of these kittens behind?)

And so, my chaotic life just became a little bit extra chaotic.

The kittens are gender-yet-unknown and nameless, and because Littlest was so excited to see them, she was awake super early this morning (fabulous!).

Now we just need to name them…

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  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Just read My Cat Geoffrey this morning and feel that it is all wrong that I don’t have a cat to bless my house. But I am SO allergic that it would be hideous. These are adorable and I will hesitate to show them to my little boy as he will so want something similar.

  • Sha
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    They are just lovely… make u wanna hold them & rock them to sleep… I love kittens… God bless u 4 taking them both : ) *shakes ur hand & hugs*

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Wow.

    Those little kittens have hit every single cute-stick in the tree on their way down. Just look at that little pensive face at the top.

    *going soft and mushy inside*

    So very cute and detrimental to my inner-street-cred. :-)

    Good luck with Littlest and her new obsession(s).

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Ummmmm, squeeeeeeee! Don’t tell anyone I just did that ok? I’m trying to give off the illusion that I’m a calm, cool, collected person. Stop laughing!

  • Babs McGinlay
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Awwwww very cute! Think they need to be something like salt and pepper or fish and chips. Laurel and Hardy. Pinky and Perky. Then again a friend has two Persians called Ted and Gus, so I guess anything goes!

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    So gorgeous! Kittens are just so adorable and these are so pretty! The names that spring to mind are Misty and Fluffy but I expect you’ll want to go with something less obvious!

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    They are sooo cute. Of course you couldn’t have left one behind.

  • Shirley Wells
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    OMG! They are simply gorgeous. Utterly, utterly gorgeous. And of course you couldn’t leave one behind.
    Shall I tell you that I’ve spent most of the night awake because The Cat from Hell insisted on jumping on and off the wardrobe all night? Nah, better not. ;o)

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Adorable. I’m going to get a pair of kittens at the end of the year . Can’t wait xx

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    I agree with Babs that you need two names that go together. We had two kittens in Zambia (to catch rats: husband horrifically allergic to cats so battled forever to keep them out of the house.) They were Nutmeg and Mace, together with the puppy called Mustard.

    Unfortunately Nutmeg disappeared inexplicably within a fortnight of arriving, so probably not a good precedent for names for yours!

    How about Gin and Tonic?

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Aah yes… just looking. I remember when, 14 years ago, we went to just look at some puppies, and Jackyboy melted all of us. And then came his wife Helga, and their daughter Missy… unfortunately Missy jumped the fence and into a car last year. But then one of their other offspring, Poppy, got returned from her owners (3 years on, because they were bored of her!) and now they’re back to being a 3 dog household.

    I went to just look at the rabbits in the petshop and brought home a Keith Floyd. But he is the most wonderful werebunny.

    These things are clearly just meant to be.

    I was thinking about getting two gerbils and calling them Dalek Sec and Dalek Caan but I will let you have these names if you need them ;) I don’t think Daleks have genders so that shouldn’t be an issue whatever they turn out to be.

    You can’t call them Gordon Ramsey though, that will be my next bunny. He will be ginger and VERY fluffy.

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    They’re absolutely beautiful, and the blue and white reminds so much of my beautiful Candy (I was only 8 when I got him). When I went to get my cat from the Cat Shelter I came home with a mother and daughter. Fatal. Show me no more, lest my house gets covered in a whole new blanket of cat fur…

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Their cuteness nearly killed me. Seriously, it’s hard to breathe and look at such gorgeous creatures at the same time… BLESS them. I’m so glad one didn’t get left behind and I hope they’re a happy addition to your family. x

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I am so. so. so, horribly jealous.

    I want a cat. I can’t have a cat because I don’t know where – which continent – I’ll be living in from July.

    They really are totally divine and I know you will all enjoy them.

    Now I’m going to sulk.

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Oh now, they’re both just delicious! I am jealous.

    Nik

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Big aaaaaah!
    Anna May x

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    As the owner of 4 inside cats and two out, along with a working dog for the deaf…I can attest, oh yeah, life will get (pinches two fingers together) just a tad more chaotic. I have a small house and have a constant stampede going up and down the steps. Honestly though, I rescue strays and re-home them and couldn’t imagine it any other way.

    Does it make life interesting writing? There is at least one domestic animal in every story I’ve ever written. It’s fodder for a writer.

    Welcome to the newest additions to your family. Beautiful kittens. (Hugs)Indigo

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    C

    They are absolutely squueeee-tastic.

    You have to name them Bees and Honey.

    Ex

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh- those are the cutest kittens! Enjoy them kittens are loads of fun and so much easier than puppies.

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Oooh so gorgeous. I’m not surprised you came home with them. Just looking would’ve been too hard. I desperately want another cat after our Harry went away & never came back. But since he left we moved to a house that although comes with a lovely garden & countryside at the back, has a hideous main road at the front.

    Welcome to your adorable babies. Enjoy.
    Kat :-)

  • Posted April 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    They are utterly gorgeous, I’m not surprised you couldn’t leave one behind. Good for you.

  • Posted April 23, 2010 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Gosh – you lot REALLY like kittens :) Thanks for all the comments.

    I can report that they now have names, that they’re utterly cute and that Littlest was up early again this morning… oh sleep, how I miss you.

    x

  • Posted April 23, 2010 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    “They now have names.” Great. So what are they then? You can’t leave us hanging like that!

  • Posted April 23, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Aw, I was going to suggest “Bruno” and “Moxie”.

  • Posted April 23, 2010 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    fairyhedgehog – Bee and Bumble (reason why is in the post after this one)

    India Drummond – love the name Bruno!

    xxx

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