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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Who loves cats?

Way back when (as in probably 4 years ago), Camden had a kitten named Ruby. I can't really remember how we acquired Ruby, but Camden loved that kitten. Ruby met an unfortunate demise as a result of living in the country with big dogs around. And by "around" I don't mean close by, but just roaming dogs because we do live in the country and they've never heard of leashes around here. He's spent the last 4 years begging for another pet, and we've put him off mostly because we still live in the same place and there are still roaming dogs, not to mention the busy road. However, we surprised the kiddos at lunch yesterday and told them we were going to pick up not one, but two kittens. Brian made the intelligent (snort) choice of asking for two females because "they'll make better pets." They also make lots of babies.

These kids are in pet heaven. It is seriously the cutest thing you've ever seen. We are quickly discovering, however, that Rory's not the best pet owner. She follows hers around barking orders for it to "smile at the camera" and "No, maam! No, maam! Come back here! I said come back here!"

Introducing Cuddles (Camden's kitten) and Frenchie (Rory's kitten named after Fancy Nancy's dog - totally cracks me up).
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This boy loves this cat already. He told us, "I'm real good with pets because I have experience, you know."
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Yep, this is about as fun for poor Frenchie as it seems.
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She's named Cuddles for a reason!
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Frenchie has a little spot of white at her throat.
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Frenchie again because Cuddles wouldn't leave Camden's lap.
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And this is mostly what we see of Frenchie as she tries to escape the very loud 4 year old human.
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I can't even tell you how happy these next set of pictures make me. Mostly because they're so darn happy in them.
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And a little artistic blur. :)
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And the kiddos spent Wednesday morning torturing playing with the kittens, feeding them milk, putting them on the swing and watching the poor frightened kittens jump off. This would be after Brian got up and checked on them first thing only to find them missing. Yes, missing. After a few panicked moments, he found them curled up in the wheel of my car. Rory had a complete meltdown, sobfest because Frenchie went behind the stairs and refused to come out. I am quite sure she was simply escaping all the "play time."

But all that crying and rubbing of eyes led to this. I don't think she's allergic; I think it's just a result of 20 minutes of crying with sweat running down her face and dirty hands in her eyes. Let's hope that's all it is anyway because she was pretty pitiful, and 8 hours later her eyes are still a bit puffy.
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7 comments:

Amanda said...

We love kittens around here!! They are so cute!! I will have to show these to Hannah and Tre'. They will want to come over and see them.

thewonderfulhappens said...

we love cats too and are thinking of adding another to our family!! i love that Camden named his Cuddles!

Amy said...

Those kittens are adorable! The kids look so excited and the names they picked out are just precious! I would love to see a video of Rory ordering hers around...that sounds hilarious! :)

KrisJ said...

I gotta say that last pic looks JUST like Malia after a long cry fest.. hope its not the sweet little kittens! They are adorable and love the pics!

Grace said...

oh my goodness, this is PRECIOUS!!! i cannot get over rory's complete and utter joy (and the fact that she reminds me of elmira from tiny toons -- in the cutest way possible, of course) and camden's sweet, sweet love for his new bundle of love. so sweet!

Christine said...

TWO?!? you are cub-razy my friend!! ;)

What a fun, sweet, and hysterical series of photos...

Elizabeth Frick said...

This makes my heart so happy, of course. I could give all sorts of unsolicited advice here, but it might be unwelcome. So I'll just say "enjoy", SO glad you got two (for a whole host of reasons), and please spay them!
LOVE the names