Yes, it’s part two of the family changes updates! Although perhaps it should be “Part Mew”.
Yes, we got a kitten. Mr. Tiberius Kittenbritches is about four months old now, and he is Siamese. I’ve been looking on and off at Siamese kitten listings, and could never find any that were less than a thousand dollars.
Now, I am attached to Siamese as a breed because of their personalities, but also because they don’t bug my allergies so much. And although there are many many adult Siamese available for adoption, I thought that a kitten would integrate into our household better and be less stress for Suki and more fun for my kids. (Suki’s face there is saying “Wait, does he have my tail?)
A____ has taken a real shine to him. E___ likes him to play with but is averse to snuggles… Odd, but there you go. Z___ has gotten over her initial disappointment that we didn’t name him Oliver and they are fast friends too.
You may not be able to tell – Suki is a lynx point Siamese who I’ve had for 13 years (he was a shelter cat). In the above photo, he’s sitting by the man, and A____ is leaning forward and Kittenbritches is sort of beside her.
Here is the little dude asleep and hugging Z’s arm… I have a disproportionate number of photos of him being mellow and adorable. I mean, he is adorable, and quite mellow for a Siamese kitten. But he’s also a kitten, and when he’s moving, he’s usually moving fast. Which means I have a good selection of fuzzy blur photos.
He protecting me from my knitting book. There are any number of hazards around; who knew that we were in danger from a green feather boa, a slinky, and the man’s shoes?*
This shows Suki and Britches’ comparative size (and derpiness). Britches’ points will darken up as he gets older, he’s a seal point. He also has his head stuck in my circular knitting needle (the derp, it is strong with all kittens). Suki is looking disproving yet patient.
And yes, I have about seven million more cat photos. I’m doing my best not to wallpaper them everywhere, although really. KITTY KITTY KITTY MOAR KITTY PHOTO!…
*Well, the shoes are very large. If you’ve ever tripped over a pair in our entryway then you might see Kittenbritches’ point.