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With Kai and Xena convalescing after their trip to the vet it's an orange Kitten Picture Wednesday.

But first a word on Kai and Xena. Kai has recovered well but vanity, and a letter from his agent, prevent me from showing any post-op pictures. The Photogenic One is currently wearing dark sunglasses, sitting on his chair regaling the male orange kittens with dark tales of what awaits them when they reach six months.

Xena, having had the more intrusive operation, is quieter. Though there was one scene when she shouted down the phone to her agent, "You never told me I'd have to have a histerical-ectomy!"

And she seems to have grown remarkably attached to wicker. I think it must be some kind of Stockholm Syndrome as we took her to the vets in a wicker cat basket. Since her return she's taken to sitting on the basket. And last night she eschewed the warm comfy bed to climb into the wicker clothes basket. Very strange.

And now the pictures. For those who read my Wheely Bin post you can see the urgent need for tribble countermeasures. Human climbing frame brought to her knees by invading tribble horde. Luckily they didn't bring the Sherpas.

More climbing, this time a solo leg traverse with lots of kitten claw pitons.

Ow! Not a caption for a picture but a scream from the typist as two cats claw my neck and a third climbs my leg. Back to the pictures (with difficulty: I have a kitten balancing on my right forearm) and next up we have a very brave young tribble who has yet to learn that long-lived tribbles do not drink water while standing in the dog's food bowl. The dog, a deerhound crocodile cross, is not sure if she's been insulted or offered an early Christmas present. Mmmm, tribble pie:)

Next we have a new creature, an orange starfish, which magically appears on our floor around meal times.

And, finally, three tribbles blink into the Indian summer that we've been experiencing these last few days.

Now where's my Wheely Bin...

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Date:October 11th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
OMG that is the cutest thing ever!
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Date:October 11th, 2006 12:14 pm (UTC)
These are some of the cutest pics that I've ever seen here...Your little Tribbles are absolutely picture perfect! Many thanks for making my day today!
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Date:October 11th, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
Overdosed on the cute!
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Date:October 11th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
creme de la cute!
Date:October 11th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
I need me a starfish tribble!
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Date:October 11th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
those bring all my kitten pictures ever to shame! TOO MUCH CUTE! I should sue for cuteness brainfreeze. :)
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Date:October 11th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
Your tribbles are adorable! OMG.

...ah, you do know that's actually where the word "hysterical" really comes from, right? :)
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Date:October 11th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
furry orangey starfish! the latest pet craze.
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Date:October 11th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)

*dies from orange balls of tribbly goodness.
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Date:October 11th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
As Fate, and Bast, would have it, I had a fluffy orange tabby named Tribble. An adorable cat who I dearly miss (that's him in the icon).

He was so named because when he was a wee kiten, about the age of yours, David Gerrold saw him and wanted to adopt him, so I stuck the name Tribble on him temporarily. For one reason or another the adoption never happened and he remained my Tribble for the next 16 years.

I hope you have better luck finding homes for them. That's one of the ways I ended up with 13 moggies, ghods help me.
Date:October 30th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)

13 moggies

may the goddess bless you for your lovingkindness to her little ones!
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Date:October 11th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Whee! Kitten cuteness! They really are cute, aren't they? I'm well aware of how cute ginger kittens can be at that age, but I've never seen it in quintiplicate before. :-)
Date:October 13th, 2006 08:14 am (UTC)


Awwww, they are so cute and soooo cheeky!!! I love those kittens and would like to have one like that at home...
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
I want one, I really, really want one!

But, alas, according to dh I already have too many.
Date:October 13th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)


those kittens are soooo cute. How's your leg? :)

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Date:October 14th, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)

Re: adorable

covered in little claw marks:)
Date:October 14th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)

Too cute

Those human climbing frames are so sensitive. And they MOVE! Your little orange tribbles are adorable.

Date:October 16th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)


They are sooooo cuuuuuuute!!!! The orange starfish is wonderful, but I love Tribble Pie, too! All our best to Kai and Xena fur a speedy recovery.
Bonnie Underfoot & Victor Tabbycat (http://2tabbys.blogspot.com)
Date:October 21st, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)


You should send the furry starfish photo (or any of the pictures) to cuteoverload.com.
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