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Sunday, September 17, 2006


Okay, okay, so we’re all pathetic and kitten smitten over here at Artichoke Heart’s House of Wayward Cats & Co., we know, so just suck it up and deal with it.

Well, perhaps Yuki isn’t as kitten smitten as other residents of Artichoke Heart’s House of Wayward Cats & Co., but she’s definitely coming around. She no longer feels compelled to make Stink Face every time the kitten is in her presence, and she’s now back to her normal Yuki routine: slam-dunking her crackly catnip toys in my morning coffee; opening my underwear drawer and flinging out the contents in the wee hours before dawn; and running up all Ninja-style to the vacuum cleaner and giving it a vicious smackdown with her right paw as if she’s got some sort of Joan of Arc complex or something. At times, she even seems downright fascinated with the kitten, although if he’s presumptuous enough to attempt to snuggle up to her, she indignantly leaps up and stalks off in a huff, chuttering to herself: Who does he think he is? Damn philistine. Bumptious upstart. Has he jumped through all his Yuki hoops yet? I. Don’t. Think. So. Has he paid his Yuki dues?

The Bean, on the other hand, is obviously besotted and is convinced that the kitten is a present I brought home just for him. Sometimes he follows the Niblet into the kitchen, just so he can watch him eat.

Who is that masked kitten climbing up the brickwork on the fireplace?

Still life with Bean, Nib, and Foot.

The kitten has a real name now, by the way. His name is Nobu. (Pronounced know boo.)
posted by Artichoke Heart at 10:59 PM


Man, even me, a non-cat person, loves those pics. The Bean and the Niblet--not only friends, but a great dinner entree!

Blogger Jade, at 12:01 AM  
Awwwwwww. That much cuteness has to be illegal.
Blogger Marn, at 9:05 AM  
Niblet isn't a real name? But I want to nibble him.

Blogger Shelley, at 11:06 AM  
sweet new cat.
Blogger Shannon, at 8:11 PM  
Nobu-Niblet is AWFULLY cute. (You know, just in case you hadn't noticed yet.) Your pictures make me think "hmmm, I could have three... three cats are nice..." (But no, three would be a bad idea for me, I think. My two are so happy with one another that I hate to change anything!)
Blogger Anne, at 8:16 PM  
What a great place for wayward cats to end up. I predict one day you're going to come home and Yuki and Nobu are going to be all cuddled together like best of friends. Cats always work things out in mysterious ways when nobody is looking.

Hi JadedJu (if you see this). It's been a few years.
Blogger blipzandstripz, at 9:02 PM  
seriously, that pic of bean cuddling nobu is staged, right? *you* draped bean's arm around the kitten, yes? if not, if they did that on their own, that is the freaking cutest set of cats i have ever seen!
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