Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kitten update

Mrs Statto and little Miss Statto went to the SHUA cat rescue home today whilst me & Mini were playing (and losing badly) at cricket, so see the kitten we think we might want to adopt (pictured).

They spent a good half an hour cuddling and looking at the little bundle of fluff, and the outcome is that next Friday we will officially be a cat family again.

The kitten's about 9 weeks old, so still pretty young, and we've got to keep it indoors until it's about 6 months old, and has been vaccinated, spayed and microchipped.

It's a girl (we thought it was a boy), but that doesn't make any difference to us. It has no name yet. and the last few days have been a constant stream of suggestions from each of the four of us - each suggestion being thrown out by others. Obviously, all the specific boy names are a non-starter now we know she's a girl.

My preference is for some outlandish name, like "Slartibartfast" (I know he was a bloke), whilst the girls inevitably are pushing for something a little softer like "Floss" or "Fluff". Not my cup of tea at all. I think it's going to have to go to a vote.

As an aside, my brother always swore blind that when he grew up and got a dog, he'd call it "Alan", but he chickened out and went for Nero or something like that.

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