Thursday, May 26, 2016

Small Wonder :: One Hundred Forty Six

So. Uhm... well. This happened. We don't know his name, or how few weeks old he is, this orphaned waif that we brought home from the feed store. We know that he is tinier than small, that he smells like candy Nerds, and that he fills up on a teaspoon of wet food. We know he looks like a hairball Mister Foo coughed up, and that Mister Foo is about as impressed with the kitty as he would be with a hairball. We know that he purrs, bats at yarn, washes meticulously, and cannot climb out of a small litter box... but at least he uses one! His superpowers include: Stopping all productivity, making grown, otherwise articulate people, babble and coo, and inducing naps. He also heals suburban-angst, test anxiety, and nameless dread. He's practically heroic.

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.

And that is our Picture for today, but, as you might imagine, it wasn't easy picking just one, and so I didn't. Here are more moments with this small wonder...

Monday... adopted, and riding home on Maria's lap.

Pinkness bits.

Did I mention there were three kitties, chicks, baby goats? I think I demonstrated admirable restraint.

He's happy to be a homework companion... at least, for reading in bed.

Mister Foo says we've been bamboozled, scammed, hoodwinked. He's even tried to demonstrate that he can be a baby, so we should feel free to send the hairball back! Patience, and wet food, are our tools of negotiation.

Naming a cat takes time. We don't want to get it wrong, so we try things out, and even wait for him to give us hints. Do you want to know what we've considered?

Jon Snow... You know nothing, Jon Snow, is oft repeated when our small wonder faces a wall, or tries to eat a spoon. He has the shaggy coat and soulful gaze of the Lord Commander.

By the second day, he'd grown much bigger.

Just kidding.

Kitteh in picture is much smaller than he appears.

She started off reading with the lord commander, but then he used his authority to make it nap time. Maria's first nap since sometime last winter. While they snoozed, I sat close by, folding laundry, and sighing happily.

On the third day, and we can see he's much bigger... just kidding. He's a small wonder.


GretchenJoanna said...

What a nice surprise! I'm glad you did not restrain yourself sharing pictures. I could enjoy the nap-inducing power, and others. I remember what it was like to relax with our last cat. Magic, yes.

Janece said...

"making grown, otherwise articulate people, babble and coo"... yep! You forgot to mention the near imminent implosion factor. ;)

I'm so happy he's found a home with you! Lucky, lucky kitten!!

Anonymous said...

Awwww - such a sweetie pie. And such a lucky little cat to have found such a wonderful home.

Anonymous said...

He looks like a sweet little Oreo cookie.


Tracy Batchelder said...

What a cutie! I know you all will come up with the perfect name.