Sunday, April 14, 2013

A note before our regularly scheduled programming...

Kittens! Inspired by! Kittens! (I may have referenced that before, but I absolutely love that Youtube video)

I arrived back from Pittsburgh to a fluffball!

He is an applehead Siamese (more formally known as Thai), as opposed to the alien-esque wedge-head Siamese. Byron and I were convinced we wanted to name him Koko, since we both read The Cat Who... books when we were young, but it just doesn't seem to fit him. So right now he is tentatively named Manchego (Monty for short) after my favorite cheese.
The resemblance is uncanny.

The downside is that he cries...and cries...and cries. Any of you who know Siamese know that when they want you to know that they are unhappy, they are not shy about telling you. Loudly.  And since this little one is missing his mommy and his siblings, Byron has only slept a few nonconsecutive hours since the kitten arrived yesterday.

He won't sit on my lap yet, but he is curled up next to me as I blog.
I am blogging to you right now from the bathroom since I am on kitten duty, and that is where we are keeping the little guy until we are ready to introduce him to Beckett...who, by the way, is NOT PLEASED. He actually hissed at me when I was bringing up the new kitten's cat carrier, which he has never ever done before. So that may be a difficult transition. I really hope that they can become buddies and keep each other occupied during the  workday. But first things first...get the kitten acclimated to his new surroundings so he stops howling for mom.

More  kitten pictures!

I love his salt-and-pepper tail!!!! But I think it will turn brown as he gets older.

Name suggestions are more than welcome! So far his personality is very whiny and needy, but that's probably more the stress of moving than anything else.


  1. So cute and I like the name Manchego (I also love that cheese so very very much, I'm lactose intolerant but can eat sheep cheese hurrah!) What about Quixote since Manchego is from La Mancha? Or Sancho.

  2. Manchego cheese is the bomb. I like to make little tapas with slices of toasted baguette, Manchego, tomato slices and fresh herbs.

    Mancha might be a good nickname solution since for some reason it feels odd to call a baby kitten Monty. To me that just seems like an old-age name. Also, it will keep with the literary cat name tradition in Byron's we shall see!

  3. Cuuuuuuuuute. Love the name too, it's really unique.

  4. At this point his name is Don Quixote del Manchego...or Manchego for short...or Monty for shorter.