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New kitten!

Hello everyone! I have a Halloween party to discuss (and photos to upload) but before I get to that, say hello to the newest member of the Noodles family!

I know that's a pretty mediocre picture (here is another one), I will try to get better ones this weekend. But I have a new kitten! Hooray! I've been thinking about getting a new kitten since Henry ran off a few months back, and I visited the local animal shelter to see if he was there; and I've been seriously thinking about getting a new kitten for two months now, but various (boring) things kept me from picking one up. But now I have picked one up! Here he is! I had planned on picking him up on Sunday, but the lady was all "we can't hold him for that long" so I grabbed him on my way home from work.

Henry is not pleased, but I think they'll be all right. He hisses like crazy, and he growls, that deep-throated cat growl that is SO COOL and scary. He acts like a velociraptor, with the weird growling and the stalking and whatnot. But he hasn't give the little guy so much as a swipe, so I think that in a few weeks Henry will be over it (I think at this point he's just pissed that there's someone else in HIS house, getting HIS attention) and they will be best buds, napping together in one pile of catness. (Oh also I got a mostly-white cat because Henry is a mostly-white cat, and it's one thing that I (nor visitors) can't wear black ever, but to not be able to wear black OR white? Forget it!)

Oh and also the kitten makes Henry look HUGE. I mean I know that Henry is big, and also a little fat these days, but MAN, when there is a tiny, less-than-two-pound kitten in the house, an almost-twenty-pound cat appears ENORMOUS.

So, the kitten is as yet unnamed! When I got Henry I asked for suggestions from friends, and received tens, if not a hundred, and then . . . named him Henry. But don't let this discourage you!

Here are my ideas so far:

  • (Herr Doktor Wilhelm Gottfried) Leibniz -- big name for a little cat, but what a guy! He was awesome in Stephenson's Baroque Cycle, he was one of the fathers of calculus, he's got that optimistic philosophy bullshit going on, and he's German!

  • Miles (Teg or O'Brien) -- a literary reference (remember, I'm reading Heretics of Dune right now) to a totally awesome character, PLUS "Miles" is a regular guy's name, so it sort of matches Henry. Also, when I mentioned "Miles" to Mitch, he assumed I was referring to the Chief of Operations, and man, I totally love Miles O'Brien too!

  • Jeremy -- I dunno, man, but when I met him at the shelter he seemed like a Jeremy. Not because he reminds me of Jeremy Frankenstein (though the name was probably in my mind because I've read those two Jeremy strips recently), he just . . . looks like a Jeremy. I don't know.

If you have an opinion, voice it here!

Poll #859743 Name this cat!

What should I name my tiny kitten? (Note: he will eventually turn into a cat :( )

Good god, those are all terrible. You are a poor cat-namer.

Do you have a suggestion of your own, mister smarty-pants?

NEW KITTENNNNN! He is seriously so awesome. He runs and jumps and climbs and acts like a monkey. He's terribly friendly. And he's energetic, as all kittens are, but he seems a little less manic than Henry was at his age. He's also around twelve weeks old, and Henry was only six weeks when I got him -- I can't really fit the new guy in the palm of one hand. I'll be sure to take a picture of him next to a quarter (for scale) at some point.


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 3rd, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
yay for new kitties!
Nov. 3rd, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
Man, Awesome! He's terribly cute. Even for a kitten, he's super cute! And tiny, good lord I've forgotten how small kittens are. Very cool. I'm sure Henry will warm up to him eventually. Congrats on giving the little guy a new home!
Nov. 3rd, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! Tiny, cute baby kitten! Yay!
Nov. 3rd, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the new kitty buddy! Don't forget Miles Davis - one of the coolest cats in history.
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
I think you should name him Bubba, just because it makes me laugh.
Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
Tiny kittens are great things.
Nov. 3rd, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Maaaan true. I was deep in the midst of Kitten Snafus when you found yours, and though she is really cute, also I was shaking my fist, angry that you had a kitten and I did not!

Now I can appreciate Ninja without reserve. Is she entirely black, or did I see dark tabby stripes in some pictures? I liked the post where she was playing with the kitten doll thingie (Shadow).
Nov. 10th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
She has about five white hairs on her chest a very few more by themselves in different spots on her body, but other than that she is solid black.
Nov. 3rd, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
that kittens eyes are like SHAZZAM
Nov. 5th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
He looks very smart. I think you are in trubble.
Nov. 5th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
Man, weird coincidence. My officemate Chris and I were just checking out that Wikipedia entry last Thursday and cracking up at Leibniz.
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