Monday, October 4, 2010

Announcing Our Newest Arrival!

The sleepless nights, the bottle-feedings every few hours, the constant crying, the potty-training...

You mothers know what I'm talking about. It's tough work, but what are ya gonna do?! I mean, just look at this face...

We discovered our "unexpected blessing" in the flower bed under the hollyhocks and lupine. We were on our way to the trail for an evening walk when we were distracted by a mournful cry. I picked up the cold little puff ball, and we decided that a trip to the pet store was in order, and I came home stocked with tiny bottle and milk replacer for our week-old baby.

If he was a girl, we would have named him Holly, short for hollyhock, but I think he's a boy. (Just how does one know for sure?) So we're considering Persimmon. He's the right color, and born in the beautiful russet fall.

He prefers to sleep bundled up warm in a towel in our arms. And he thinks the girls are his littermates; he runs to catch up to them.


  1. Congratulations on your new baby! May you enjoy many happy years with him.

  2. So cute!!!!! I love tiny kittens...too bad I so allergic : - )

  3. Oh!!! Percy (Persi) [or Holly] is just adorable! He (she) is going to have lovely long orange and white fur!
    I think his two mommas think he's pretty special, too!

  4. I can't tell you the number of times I've fallen for one of those faces (just ask my husband).
    What a sweetie! There is nothing quite as cute as a kitten, except a kitten in the lap of an adorable little girl. Lucky kitten to have TWO laps to choose from.

    Hugs and purrs...Kat

  5. P.S. If you have any questions about cat-care (behaviour, feeding or medical), I've seen and done it all (including administering a baby size suppository!), so don't hesitate to ask.

    Oh, and contrary to popular belief, milk is not great for kittens once they get past a certain age (Percy's not there yet). Fresh water is best because milk causes digestive upset and diarrhea.


  6. Oh my goodness...he(she) is just adorable :-)

    What a beautiful furry little friend.



  7. Just so adorable, the expressions on the girl's faces says it all.

  8. Isn't this the cutest little thing. Tiny and helpless I think fate intervened when you passed by those hollyhocks...
    Your grandaughters looks delighted.


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