Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Whiskies in a Box and Co.



Whiskies is one of the kittens born to the mama cat my daughter found abandoned in a state park up in Arkansas two years ago on 4 August (a birthday they share with our President). She managed to find a home for the mama cat and one of the kittens, but we still have three kittens left: Whiskies, Roscoe, and Peanut. Whiskies had trouble being born and is slightly retarded as a result, which is a polite way of saying he's the dumbest cat I've ever met. He doesn't know how to meow and can only make squeaking noises like a pig. He also doesn't seem to know when he's full, so he eats constantly. But he's a lovable little (big?) sweetheart who really, really doesn't fit in a shoebox.



Here is Whiskies's sister, Peanut (with her adopted brother, Oden). Peanut was the runt of the litter and has a thyroid problem. As a result, she's about 1/4 the size of Whiskies. People who don't know better think she's about twelve weeks old.



And last but not least, here's Roscoe:



Unfortunately, I could only find an old photo of Roscoe from last Halloween, although he hasn't changed much. I always thought he'd grow up to be a big tomcat, but he's still fairly small.

A few weeks ago, my daughter went to Mississippi and brought this home...



She'd just had puppies, but the puppies didn't make it and she almost didn't either. Her name is now Bella, and she's looking much better...


I told my daughter she's not allowed to leave the state ever again.

13 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like Arkansas Hillbilly cats.

liz fenwick said...

Aw....I can understand what you said but they are all gorgeous!
lx

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Bella looks to be part Boxer, maybe? If so, they're sweet, sweet pets. Love the felines, too.

paz said...

Gotta love little girls... and the beautiful animals they fall in love with.

And yet my own still young one is the reason why I will move to a small apartment in a big city when they leave the nest. Menageries are impossible in those.

cs harris said...

Charles, it isn't like we don't have enough cats here in New Orleans, I don't know why she needed to import them...

Liz, they are all the sweetest things.

Barbara, I think she's probably half boxer, not sure about the other half because she's small. But she is definitely sweet.

Paz, at the moment she has all of them at her house, but she's making noises about us taking some. Unfortunately, we have my cats, Steve's surviving cat, and my mom's orphaned cat, and none of them get along.

Judith Starkston said...

All very adorable furry friends. I especially like the kitty-not-quite-in-the-box. It's impossible not to love them when they look so cute and need so much, but I do wish I could talk my golden retriever into letting me sleep in once in a while instead of whining for his walk!

Barbara Caridad Ferrer said...

I was gonna SAY! Jeez, Candy, your daughter clearly should not be allowed to cross state lines without supervision.

That said, however, BEASTIES!!

cs harris said...

Judith, none of my cats seem to be able to grasp the concept of "I want to sleep in" either. I suppose it's because they can sleep whenever they want?

Barbara, ha!

Steve Malley said...

Awwwww, what a fuzzy warm post for a snowbound day! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the cats!!! (The dog too, but am partial to the kitties). On a totally unrelated topic - as always - I just ordered my copy of Maidens Mourn on Amazon. Yeah!!! While I was at it I also ordered the mass paperback of Shadows and was 54 cents short of free shipping...I got the Solomon Effect to qualify. Now I just have to wait until March...sigh. Sabena

Jane said...

I'm more of a cat person than a dog, although I have both. Cats are calm and peaceful. But one thing that I've noticed is how much smarter the dog is than the cats.

I've been re-reading the last three St. Cyr books in the past couple of weeks. I really love your turn of phrase and the lyrical quality to your writing. And the complexity of the characters that you have created. They are multi-dimensional.

It struck home how little Sebastian and Hero really know each other. I could see why they were both wary of this marriage, especially given the background context of the hostile relations between the two families. It's going to be a long wait until the next book.

cs harris said...

Sabena, yes, I'm partial to kitties, too. Hope you enjoy all those books!

Jane, you're so right about Sebastian and Hero. In romances, it's easy to show a man and woman falling in love, but it's on a very different level; one book and you're gone. I'm realizing just how complicated this is. It's a very slow dance.

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