19 August, 2007

A New Addition

On Thursday night, ManCandy and I went to the Rock Bottom Brewery with Jer, Elizabeth, and some other friends. To my surprise, the brewery was hosting a benefit for one of the local animal shelters. Can you see where this is going? There was a pair of kittens there - part Maine Coon by the look of them - who were feral until their foster mama took them in at around 3-4 weeks old. The little boy stole my heart and I brought him home last night. He's currently holed up behind the couch in the TV room, but he's come out a couple of times to play with string or get some pets before he remembers he's afraid and runs back to shelter.

He's between 10-12 weeks old now, has been fixed and gotten his shots and has a microchip already (hurrah!). Darcy so far seems supremely unconcerned that there is another cat in the house, but that might be because my brother got him so stoned on catnip last night he passed out on the living room floor. I'm hoping that because the as-yet-unnamed kitteh is just a baby, Darcy will beat him into submission and they'll live in harmony.

No yarn pr0n today, but I did manage to salvage the Hideous Raw Silk using an excess of blue dye. I used the leftover dye bath and dropped in my final cone of Kona, and I was rewarded with a lovely arctic blue that I will probably use as a base for some experimentation. We'll see!

Without further ado, here's the kitteh:

Isn't he aDORable? He purrs like a lawnmower. I hearts him.


  1. What a cute kitty! I'm so jealous, hubby has put a two cat limit in effect in our house.

    I'm glad you liked your sockpal gifts! (thank you for making the socks look so fantastic in your photo, I don't know how you did it) Sorry I didn't contact you sooner, but I finished the socks right before finals. However, I now have TONS of free time and would love to meet for coffee if you're still interested.

  2. He's an aaaaaaaaaaaaangel! I want to pet him and laff him.

  3. I would heart him too! Remember that it is very important to pet and cuddle young kittens alot. It helps them become and stay loving adult kitties. Not standoffish as some cats are.

    I'll send you my addy soon now that life is returning to semi normal!

  4. He looks like an absolutely wonderful kitty! Of course, I am of the opinion that there are extremely few kitties (maybe none) that don't qualify for that description so my opinion there may be suspect. Nevertheless, he looks like he needs *lots* of hugs and snuggles. Purry kitties are best!

  5. He is so so so adorable! I want a kitty.

    Sue Fulay (Little)

  6. Soooo cute! I want one. Will says no more cats, but I'm training Brenna to say 'new kitty please.' She may succeed where I have not. :)