02 June 2011

Clover and Rainbow

I promise: I am not a cat blogger. I will not be a cat blogger. I am not a crazy cat lady with 407 feral felines running amok in my house.

But, we did acquire a pair of kittens over the weekend.

The girl has been pining after kittens for like half of her young life, probably since she realized that she wasn't ever getting a sibling, thank you very much. We dragged our feet for awhile, and then we went on vacation, and then it wasn't kitten season, and finally we ran out of excuses and really, it's time the girl had some pets. It somehow managed to take repeated visits to the SPCA, because kittens are in great demand and for weeks there were either no kittens, or just one kitten, or they weren't "ready" yet.

Last Friday, they told us that there would definitely be kittens available on Saturday, but that we should be there when they open at 10:00.

Because I was being shepherded out the door by a seven year old vibrating with anticipation, we arrived the SPCA at 8:30 and had the great pleasure of eating our bagels in the parking lot serenaded by barking, yapping, jumping, howling, woofing dogs. For 90 minutes. I might be a little deaf now.

But all's well! We came home with two spayed, micro-chipped, black & white female kittens from the same litter. They were about 8 weeks old, so we've decreed April Fool's Day as their birthday.

And yes, their names are Clover and Rainbow.

24 comments:

Heathen Family said...

Excellent! I also love the pirate tattoo.

Harriet M. Welsch said...

That is so incredibly cute. I will not show this to AJ who is desperate for a pet or a sibling or whatever he can get.

De said...

Clover & Rainbow sound more like St. Patrick's Day babies than April Fools, but I am sure they will behave foolishly for many years to come. May it be mostly to your amusement.

Congratulations!

FreshHell said...

Adorable! Kittens are hell but eventually they become cats and are the best thing ever (kinda like babies vs kids). Congrats!

Bibliomama said...

Ha! You lined up for kittens! You're a kitten geek! Miranda looks so happy.

kathy a. said...

those are some seriously adorable kittens, and an equally adorable kitten lover!

the queen said...

Will she wear nothing but black and white now, to match the cats?

RuthWells said...

Aw, the little sweetums! Congratulations.

nonlineargirl said...

Ada said that for her birthday she wants to go to the humane society and get a kitten. I have said we are only getting a cat if Chris is in charge of the litter box. I don't think we are getting a kitten, unless Ada really works on Chris in the next three weeks.

Jody said...

Kittens! Enjoy. :-)

leanne said...

Congratulations! So sweet. And too funny about getting there 90 minutes early.

Cathy said...

Tailgate breakfast in the SPCA parking lot was a nice touch!

InTheFastLane said...

Love it!
We adopted to kittens from a local shelter that only has cats a few years ago. We love them and they are the nicest cats we have ever met. They are a great addition to our family, even though it means that now I am constantly getting cat hair off the furniture.

And they are hilarious....on my facebook, I actually made an album called Cat Lady photos for all the crazy things my cats do.

n said...

lucky kittens!

mayberry said...

All three are adorable! We adopted our dog on April Fool's Day, so we made that her birthday too.

meno said...

You WEREN'T a cat blogger, you are now!

AnnetteK said...

I would still read you even if you became a cat blogger. Especially if you post more kitten pics. Just saying. ;)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

So cute! The kittens and the kid, both.

Nadine said...

Oh my! This coming from someone who adopted two female kittens (from the same litter) almost 11 years ago.... All I can say is "your poor furniture!" I long for the day when the only boo boos on my furniture were minor spills of my doing. I love the cats and I love their company but I so wish they didn't come with claws!

Have fun with Clover and Rainbow!

Stimey said...

Oh my lord, they're cute!! Congratulations!!

The Library Lady said...

They're adorable. And you are far, far braver than I. Love kittens, but they're like toddlers, only tinier. And TWO at once!

YourFireAnt said...

and just look at the expression on her lovely face .

;-)

yogurt said...

Aw, so sweet. Gonna be some really funny, crazy kitten times at your house!

painted maypole said...

welcome to kitty parenthood!