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May 16th, 2005


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10:12 am
Kittens!

Day 1:
Kittens arrive! They're just as cute as we remember.
Shelter people are very cool, send them home with some homebrews to try.
Kittens are VERY shy, we manage to get them on the couch for some pettings before we crash for the night.
Morning:
Kittens distain the litterbox overnight, prefering to shit 'n piss in the freshly potted Basil tray and the thyme seedlings.
Plants are none too happy with the situation, and there's dirt everywhere as a result of katzen diggings.
Kittens still cute.
They ate their wet food we left them, and drank some water, so they should be ok intake-wise.
Manage to coax them out from behind the sofa for some AM quality time.
Head to work, hope the house is in one piece when we return this afternoon.






Currently sistercat and brothercat (respectively).
Obviously sistercat's the technophile, chillin with the VoIP box and the WIFI router.
Brothercat's the literary one in the family, squatting on a copy of Sandman and browsing my beer books.
^_^


Names aren't coming as quickly as we'd hoped.

Rather, good names aren't coming quickly.
So far we've nixed Java & Perl, Script & Cursive, Oatmeal and Brancusi, and a few others.

anyway, work just picked up big time. off to do it!
mood: cheerfulcheerful

(37 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:starflow
Date:May 16th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
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Adam and Lily (or Lilith) Heh.

Seriously, though, she DEFINITELY looks like Lily to me. I don't know why.

I'm not seeing a name on him quite so easily, though. I'll go back and look at the other picture you posted.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 16th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
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really?
enh, not a big fan of the name lily.
too frufru for me.
^_^
From:squirrella
Date:May 16th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
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KITTIES!!!!


(i don't know how long that's going to happen, but i cannot RESIST)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 16th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)
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lol
yeah, meg and I keep turning to eachother and going
KITTIES!!!!

^_^
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From:wisdom_seeker
Date:May 16th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
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Wow, they are awfully pretty! Were they litter-box-trained before? I seem to recall keep a close eye on my kitty and putting her in the litterbox any time there was any sign that she might be about to go. She got the idea.

As for names, I kinda like Brothercat and Sistercat. We had two sistercats when I was little, Pinky and Blacky, named for the predominant color of each of their noses (they were long-haired multi-colored). We usually waited a couple weeks to name cats, trying to base them on personality but just as frequently they wound up being a predominant physical characteristic (e.g., Stripe, Velvet, Peeper, Phantom, Opus...)

Oooh, here's a thought, though maybe too girlie: Beast and Beauty?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 16th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
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meh, too disney. ;o)

Brothercat is a drooler. When he's happily purring on your lap, he seems to lose control of his lips, and ends up drooling all over your arm. It's kind of endearing, but mostly just wet.
So he's unofficially droolcat for now. ^_^

I think we're both a little too geeky (in our own ways) to go with prosaic names like Stripe, etc. We'll see what we end up with, but I'll be surprised if it doesn't have 2 or more layers of meaning/pun.
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From:pisceandreamer
Date:May 16th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Very cute!!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 16th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Naming suggestions...

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Actually one thought was 'Apostrophe and Elipsis...

Naturally, I'm going to lean towards things like Vi and Emacs, and she's going to want Rousseau and Baudrillard, but there's no avoiding that.

We're trying to find things that are doubly geeky, so we're both happy.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 16th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
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actually we both seem to be kind of anti-people-names for pets.
Not sure why.
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From:grapefruitmoon
Date:May 16th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Morpheus and Delirium?

They do seem to show an affinity for Sandman...
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 16th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
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enh, too pompous for 'lil kitties to live up to.
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From:countlibras
Date:May 16th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)
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Miette for the sistercat and One for the brothercat! :)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 16th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Not sure what Miette is... googling turned up some pastry, a sweedish rock band, and some hotsprings. Not to mention, it reminds me of my brother-in-law's mother's name. meh.

One reminds me too much of Neo of Matrix fame. I wouldn't wish Keanu Reaves on any cat. ^_^
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From:c_m_i
Date:May 16th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Col. L.A. Meowington III and the Right Honorable Lady Kitty Von Sedgewick.

Or name them after food you like. That'll keep them in their place! "Taco and Cheesesteak" has a nice ring to it.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 16th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
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*grin*
Borsht, stop gnawing on Kumquat's ear!
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From:oceanic
Date:May 16th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
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I really want to name the brown one Chopstick and the black one Spork. But I named my black and white rabbit Blue, so don't listen to me. :)

Those guys are SO UNGODLY CUTE. I wish I was there to pet them! You lucky people with your cute kittens!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:May 16th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
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bwahahahaha!
Chopstick and Spork! I love it!!!

*grin*
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From:axessdenyd
Date:May 16th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Just because I didn't see it mentioned yet..


Script and Five.

Yeah, you mentioned script, but still.

There's always the issue of "Why name someting that doesn't come when it's called?"
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