Sunday, June 17, 2012

Here Kitty Kitty

Kiah+++ WARNING +++ FLUFFY KITTEN POST +++

Back in the day, back when I wrote this blog's very first inaugural post, I made a silent vow to myself:

No posts about fluffy cute kittens.

It's not that I don't like fluffy cute kittens or fluffy cuteness per se. I just didn't want this blog to be about that kind of thing. Next I'd be employing a blog template that featured flowers and dandelion seeds blowing in the wind and taking photos of my animal face slippers that I'd hand crafted myself from a "Make Your Own Slippers Go On It's Easy When You Haven't Any Friends" book that I'd bought from a stall run by Mr Yoghurt-Weaver at a hippy festival.

It just wasn't my bag and still isn't.

Nevertheless it cannot have escaped your attention that there is a picture of a fluffy cute kitten at the top of this post. And furthermore there is another one just beneath this paragraph:

ArtemisThe top picture is Kiah and the one just above these very words is Artemis - or Missy for short.

In a fit of madness but actually after much on-and-off deliberation for the past 12 months Karen and I took advantage of some kittens that were being sold by a work colleague on Friday. Originally we were only going to take one but by the time we'd made up our minds to go for it there were only two left available from the original litter.

Sentimentality ruled our budget: we couldn't possibly split up these gorgeous little sisters and leave one all alone; two cats are no more expensive than one (I'm sure we'll learn the lie of that soon enough); they'll settle down much quicker with a companion that they already know.

Hence our family of four is now a family of six with the addition of the two darling girls you see pictured above. Kiah (mine) is very much a lap cat and pretty docile and yet has a bossy streak that even at this early stage cannot be mistaken. Missy (Karen's) is unsure about being picked up and yet very much likes being stroked and petted and is also the most adventurous and investigative of the two.

We collected them yesterday from Coventry and, after the trauma of the car journey (which they definitely did not like), they calmed down within seconds of their arrival and seemed very much at home from the instant we got them back to our place. They've slept well, eaten well and are now playing well.

In a house that up to now has had a male majority, I suspect things will never be quite the same again.

How does that awful Sugababes song go?

"Here come the girls..."

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34 comments:

Old Cheeser said...

So cute!! I'm sure they will grow on you.

Steve said...

Old Cheeser: they already have me eating out of their hands...

Gorilla Bananas said...

I never doubted you'd end up pussy-whipped. They're going to have fun chasing that furry creature on your chin.

Steve said...

Gorilla Bananas: scoff all you want but right now I've got more pussy running around my house than I ever dreamed of.

Livi said...

awwwww! I vote for more cute kitty posts!!!
KITTEH POWER!

Nana Go-Go said...

No BOGOF offers at your work then?Shame on your colleague for taking money for those delightful creatures who have obviously gone to a good and loving home. They look like bundles of trouble and mischief!Lovely names too. Have a good Sunday - it's raining here....again!Got absolutely lashed at Ladies Day at the Races on Friday and not with drink..just lots of heavy rain!At least I won £1.50!

Steve said...

Livi: kitty powurrrrrrrr!

Nana Go-Go: £1.50? You could buy a paw share in one of my cats...

Being Me said...

Oh you've done it now! (she says as the cat, who has lauded it ever since she arrived 3 years ago, goes traipsing across - and pauses in front of - the screen, just to give the full annoying effect she's intending)

Seriously cute kittehs! Love when they're so young they still have those misty blue eyes.

Steve said...

Being Me: they're already laying claim to their new territory. I fully expect to be sleeping out in the garden shed by the end of the week...

the fly in the web said...

I do hope they approve of your blogging activities...cats are so controlling...

Löst Jimmy said...

It was a great post until you mentioned the Sugababes line at the end...
...enjoy the pussy

Steve said...

The fly in the web: they have promised not to vet my writing as long as I do not vet them...

Löst Jimmy: was that a little too catty? ;-)

Nota Bene said...

Ah another ploy to boost your readership...first semi-naked women, then some pussy. Enough of the obvious comments.

Love cats myself....grew up with them, now it's The Cat and The Cat's Mother

Steve said...

Nota Bene: I always welcome comments about pussy as you know. As for The Cat's Mother, I am already the cats' slave...

Hannah Denski said...

Aaaaw, how am I not surprised you fell for their charm... I am to a slave to one! x

Kelloggs Ville said...

Oh, 2 is much better than one, they will settle down better. Best pets ever cats. (although hamsters with their short life spams are pretty ace too!) Well done, good move.

Trish @ Mums Gone To... said...

I have a goldfish. You keep your kitties well away.
(but yes, they are very cute)

Steve said...

Hannah: they are both, as the phrase goes, cute as buttons.

Kelloggs Ville: I can't believe how well they've settled to be honest - eating well and, best of all, both using the litter tray!

Trish: "I'm going to eat you little fishy..." ;-)

libby said...

So cuuuuuuute! and I'm glad you made the same choice as us and had two...who could seperate siblings? Now of course you will all be at the mercy of the new additions...and love it.

Steve said...

Libby: they've certainly sweetened an otherwise very wet and dreary weekend!

Suburbia said...

Ah! I can hear your heard heart melting!!!

Soooo adorable!

English Rider said...

It's rather obvious that your heart is melting all over the place. Congrats on your two additions to the family.
Also, Herding Cats will be good pre-training for you, for your son's teenage years to come.

Wanderlust said...

omg omg omg OMG!!! Kitties! **faints**

Steve said...

Suburbia: yep, it's gone very squishy at the moment.

English Rider: we are awaiting the cats' adolescent "years" with trepidation...

Wanderlust: kitty poo! Kitty poo! Kitty poo! Considerable less adorable and rather pongy. *faints*

Adventures of a Middle-aged Matron said...

I always loved kittens until I acquired two of my own. They weed on the beds, pooed on the rugs, abseiled down my best curtains and, being male, were poisonously, relentlessly flatulent. Time has improved them, but your photos remind me why I succumbed (and briefly and infuriatingly made me broody for some more!).

Steve said...

Adventures of a Middle-aged Matron: my two are as good as gold. *grins smugly*

;-)

Rol said...

Yay - at last! Now your blog is complete.

Steve said...

Rol: you just want me to stop, don't you?

Keith said...

You will have definitely moved down the priority order in your house now.

Steve said...

Keith: I haven't, actually. I've stayed exactly the same. At the bottom.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Just catching up - not been doing much Blogging/visiting of late and here you are doing a Kitty blog :-).
Somehow we have ended up with two cats having decided we could manage one after Elwin died. Those personalities are gripping and identifiable aren't they. I read recently that cats produce a chemical to attract rats. And the twist? It innoculates humans too and might explain "mad cat-woman syndrome." I'm pretty sure I've succumbed. Watch out you!

Steve said...

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden: they've already claimed me. They both woke me at 3.15 this morning and despite being very grumpy at the time I am back in love with them now the sun has risen.

Vicky said...

Okay I go away for a couple of weeks and you get kittens...what will happen when I go away next year for a whole month???

Steve said...

Vicky: I've often dreamt of being a zoo keeper.