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Fingers crossed it looks like we've found homes for two of the orange tribbles. And neither are my shoulder.

Naturally after two weeks of desperately trying to find them a home the prospect of losing two arms of our orange starfish is now kindling pangs of regret. Until it's time to clean out the litter tray, or sweep back the orange tide that covers my keyboard or blocks the monitor, or pick them off the curtains or my legs, my neck, my ow!

Mixed feelings. Seven demanding kittens is a number well beyond the internationally agreed limit for Health and Sanity (EC KIT/15726a/2004/aaaarrrrrggghh)

But they're cute and fluffy!

And follow you everywhere. Yesterday evening I took them for a walk. Hmmm, maybe walk is too mild a word for it. A swarm? An incursion? Whatever the word, we did it and the garden trembled. I wasn't sure if they'd follow at first. Previous outings hadn't seen them move more than a few yards away from the house. But this time they swarmed across the lawn after me. And Kai and Xena joined in too. I took them all for a tour of our enormous vegetable garden, through the twenty-kitten high jungle of sweet corn, the not quite so tall but exotically feathery colonnade of asparagus, the leeks, the runner beans, the kiwis and the currants.

The chickens were amazed. They lined up along the orchard fence and stared. What were those strange orangey things and why were there so many?

And then, the tour complete, our procession turned for home.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 13th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)

Kit-tens.. sorry fives.

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Tell us more, Mr Dolley. Where are the two off too? Also, you never have said how many are little boys, and how many are far too sensible to be little boys. Have you named them, or are you leaving that to their new owners? (once you've found enough of them.) Oh, and do you have a favourite, and will you be keeping him or her(there's always one that never leaves.)

I'm not nosy by the way, I just like to ask a lot of questions.
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From:chrisdolley
Date:October 13th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Kit-tens.. sorry fives.

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Three boys and two girls. We've held back from naming them but some are developing names. One has a ring of white fur on his side that looks like a target and has become known as Target or Targa. I'll blog more tomorrow, my internet connection is about to end.

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From:sallytuppence
Date:October 13th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
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Just as well. They're only going to get bigger and more like a wave of orange fur...
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From:prelud
Date:October 14th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
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That`s good news! Congrats!
Your writing about tribbles is wonderful - sweet, funny and heartwarming. Please write more. And more pictures!
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From:chrisdolley
Date:October 14th, 2006 08:43 am (UTC)
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Thank you and don't worry there will be more tribble stories and pictures.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 14th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
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Your site has a lovely new look.
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From:chrisdolley
Date:October 14th, 2006 08:55 am (UTC)
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Thank you, I hadn't looked into the various Livejournal styles until yesterday. I'd had the vague impression that unless you had a paid account you were stuck with the default style. More fool me.

So, yesterday I had a play around with the various styles and found the one which offered the most. Though still not ideal, it's a big improvement and allows me to have links to 'Best of Blog' posts. Still not the ideal index but it's a start.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 14th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)

Orange whirlwinds

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I've really been enjoying your stories about the little "whirling durbishes" - I'm glad that homes are appearing for them. They are VERY cute and if you don't get rid of them soon, they'll burrow into your hearts and you'll have to keep them. T.
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