Monday, June 18

Jack and Sally*

jack and sally

I've gone back and forth on the genders, but Phil seems to think the orange cat is a boy (the original assumption), and because he worked at a vet clinic for more than a year, I'm going with his word.

So, they're here, and they're napping now. At first when I let them out of the carrier, they cowered on the bottom shelf of the bookshelf, behind some knick-knacks. It wasn't until I fed them that they even considered exploring the place. And now they've pretty much sniffed most of the corners, puffed up and spit at Felix, laid down in the litter pan, and stole my heart by finally purring. Now they're cuddled up on a pillow on the couch.

I plan to spoil them mightily.

*Names suggested by Phil, who saved the day since I was going to call them Thing One and Thing Two.

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Blogger nashgirl said...

I love Felix for refusing to be forced into interaction with the kittens. The dead ferret approach is working apparently.

Tue Jun 19, 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Lesley said...

They are absolutely adorable.

Eddie went without a name for well over a month. He was just "kitty." Then he was Eddie because it sounded like kitty. I'm really creative.

A ginger and a torti from the same litter? Huh. (I say that because like gingers are nearly always male, I've heard that tortis are always female).

Tue Jun 19, 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous grandefille said...

Welcome, kitties, welcome! Wel-come to Fer-retly Island!

/Ricardo Montalban voice

Sooo funny. And so sweet. From Felix's "Momma. Momma. What have you DONE? I am distraught (whump)" reaction to Jack the Cat's "La la la la bite bite fight fight play play play bite la la la pla... WHATTHEHECKISTHAT? omigoddidyouseethatoverthere? c'mere!" reaction, I am dying over here.

Soon they will all be smooching. And joyfully strewing litter hither and yon around the house. Hee.

Kisses to all. And congratulations to the best pet mom ever. (So kind of you to be petting and consoling Felix during the intros. Exactly what he deserves as King of the House.)

Tue Jun 19, 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous grandefille said...

P.S. -- In the interest of not promoting kitty pRon, I will not ask you to publish nor send a photo of tiny bottomses. If you e-me, however, I can confirm how to tell what's what.

Actually, though, you don't even have to do that. Here are visuals.

: (colon) = boycat
; (semicolon) = girlcat

And that is the end of our show. Goodnight!

Tue Jun 19, 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Congrats on the new cuties!! The names will come to you. After we have ours a while, the names just happen!

Tue Jun 19, 09:05:00 AM  
Blogger WordK said...

Ah, they are adorable. I've never heard that orange cat's are always male, but now that I think about it, I've never met a female orange cat.

Tue Jun 19, 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous kcbc said...

What Lesley said about gingers typically being male and torties female is true (it has to do with the way the genetics of the orange gene work in cats). It's very normal to get ginger boys and tortie girls from the same litter for that reason.

Tue Jun 19, 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger phallicpen said...

This is a good time to exercise your new information on cryptorchids. If one of them is a boy, his balls may be nestling.

Wed Jun 20, 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger TVonthefritz said...

My male cat Bitey never grew any balls. Your cat might have the same problem.

Thu Jun 21, 03:43:00 AM  

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