June 05, 2003
Dante's not exactly delighted. Fascinated, though. Kitten (as yet unnamed) wants to make friends but thankfully knows the proper etiquette (ie: go slow, don't push your luck).
Despite appearances here, the kitten is extremely friendly and took to Damian right away.
Kitten in motion.
Kitten still for a moment. Sweet kitten.
Love the motion pictures. So very typical of how kitties constantly streak around except when they're curled up sleeping somewhere. Does Damian get to name the new feline? I hope Dante doesn't feel to put out by this interloper in his home!
aw! what a cutie! such a little soot-black ... er, girl? boy? can't wait to see more pictures! good luck!
Yes, in fact Damian did name the critter, who is now officially Cocoa (unless we change our minds tomorrow). And Dante's adjusting faster than I ever expected. The two even played today, albeit extremely briefly. We've been giving Dante lots of affection so he knows he's not being displaced.
Lara, Cocoa's a boy. I like boy cats. I'm going to try to avoid making this blog an all-cat record, though, just as I try to avoid posting wall to wall Damian pictures. It's hard sometimes, but I want to make this place more about the art of it -- as much as I can, anyway. But I'll put a bunch of cute kitty pix up in the other journal soon, and I'll stick a few in here now and then.
I think I was a little overwhemled with kitten-affection and a touch of jealousy in my first post. My friend just got one, too, but I'm years off from living anywhere where I'll be allowed a pet. I'm not usually as high-strung a commenter, ha.
I'm really enjoying all of your pictures -- you've got a really great eye for it!
Lara, I totally understand! I feel this tug of war between wanting to document my life (kitties, kid, home remodel, etc) and take kewl images. The two aren't mutually exclusive, but sometimes they do pull in different directions.
And you didn't come off as high strung at all. Just a kitty lover. BTW, if you want lots of kittenness, check this site out: http://www.crazytracy.com/kittycentral/. It's a mostly-photo documentation of a couple caring for a feral cat and her kittens. Lovely story, fun pix.
(And thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated.)
These photos are lovely and evocative; what keeps them (thankfully) from earning the Sanrio name for the entry is the motion shots and the anti-cute composition.
They also reminded me of when we first got our Scout, mostly to be buddy to our old man Nikko. The teeny-black-kitten mojo in priceless. Now that Nikko's gone, we'll likely get Scout a buddy,and so on...
A long frisky partnership to the two of them, and a good parenting practice for Damian!
Hi I saw you were talking about kittens ;-)
I'm a black labrador called Sam, but i like cats! and im chairman of www.sempo-tahoe.com
(a search engine club for animals)
We would really like some junior members to join (or any pets for that matter).
We're having soooo much fun and we'd love it if your pets would join too!
Sam ~ Woof Woof!