Gratuitous Kittens

Don't be so sad, Spilly. It's Humpday!

Don’t be so sad, Spilly. It’s Humpday!  Whatever that means…

It’s time for another Wednesday Photo Prompt, which I’m doing of my own volition again since our usual leader of the pack, Marilyn, is having a Hall of Fame vacation.

Tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of the day I brought the two little furry beasts you see pictured above home with me.  You probably recognize Ody on the right, he’s practically as much of a star on my blog as the fictional characters I draw since I often incorporate him as a model when I take photos around the house.  The black kitten is Ody’s twin brother Spilly, who no longer romps about this earthly domain, but forever remains as a part of The Nest in spirit.

Your earthy domain stinks, Squirrel! I'm going home with your Dad...

Your earthy domain stinks, Squirrel! I’m going home with your Dad…

These two rambunctious little brothers were seven weeks old when I took them off the hands of a co-worker who’d rescued the mama and litter from an abandoned apartment where she lived.  And I made damn sure to take as many pictures of them as I could while they were still kittens because…… KITTENS!  They were so damn cute at that age…

ody and spilly

Damn straight! Fawn all over us!

So rather than waste any more time typing words you won’t bother to read anyway with all the toxic cuteness, just enjoy more pictures of my original feline pair from their Kitten Chow days… many of which I’ve never posted here before!

Hello down there!

Hello down there!

Ahhhh, brotherly love!

Ahhhh, brotherly love!

This is fun.... I guess.

This is fun…. I guess.

Mine!

Mine!

No, MINE!!!

No, MINE!!!

Spilly was so fucking nuts. I miss the hell out of him...

Spilly was so fucking nuts. I miss the hell out of him…

Ody wants a cherry sno cone!

Ody wants a cherry sno cone!

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch.

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch.

OK, boys, one last group picture with Dad…

Dad gets a hernia trying to list Ody's fat ass these days...

Dad gets a hernia trying to lift Ody’s fat ass these days…

I’ll be back next Wednesday with more photos that will definitely not be this level of cute…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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36 Responses to Gratuitous Kittens

  1. High dose of cuteness and I can imagine the fun you must have had while they were kittens. Thanks for sharing the pics.

  2. Quirky Girl says:

    Kittens are so much like kids. That “brotherly love” photo reminds me exactly of my boys…when they’re engaging in an all out brawl during dinner.

  3. Trisha says:

    Awwwww, they were so cute! I love the photo of them sitting by the keyboard. That’s some classic kitten cuteness there! It’s been so long since I had a kitten in the house. In November it will be 13 years since we brought Trouble and Scooby home from the shelter. I miss the days when they didn’t hate each other.

    • Looks like you got a case of grumpy old cats! I wish I could have seen both of my kittens grow up to be cranky old sourpusses, but I’ll just have to make do with Ody and Spilly’s misfit replacement Biskit growing old together instead. I think their relationship’s more like brothers in law…

      • Trisha says:

        I’m very sorry about Spilly. It’s hard to get over those special kitties. We love them all but some of them just have something that’s extra special. My Sassafras was like that too. I’m surrounded by (mostly) sweet kitties and I still miss her terribly!

  4. goldfish says:

    “because…… KITTENS!” is always a good excuse.

  5. Mental Mama says:

    Kittens are always appropriate. Excellent choice, sir.

  6. JackieP says:

    Awww, I wish I hadn’t lost all my kitten photos of my two. Now you sir know how to capture cuteness! 🙂

  7. Ally Bean says:

    Ditto what Mental Mama said. Just. so. cute.

  8. draliman says:

    Yay kittens! I was worried you were going to draw me in with the word “kittens” and then post loads of pictures of baby possums.

  9. awww! Fainting with the cute! Oh sooooo adorable (and naughty) 😀

  10. Just to show you where WE are at, a couple of years ago we watched the Kitten Bowl instead of the Super Bowl. I don’t remember who won, but I’m pretty sure there was no cheating.

  11. PigLove says:

    OMP!! Double T,R.O.U.B.L.E. with those two. I can just imagine the antics they get in and out of at your crib. Love them… maybe just a little as cute little kittens 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  12. Kittens! There is nothing better in the universe than gratuitous kittens. And they grew up to be such handsome guys too.

  13. reocochran says:

    I cannot help myself, when baby animals or little babies are featured, my immediate reaction is “Aww!!” So cute and they were a handful, I am sure!

  14. markbialczak says:

    Yeah, young-thing cuteness across all species, Bill. Would you look at that cute little fish! Oh, no, the big fish ate it!!

    • I’m surprised fish haven’t cannibalized themselves into extinction yet. That reminds me of the guy I worked with a long time ago who on his last day decided to have a little fun transferring the prey fish into the predator fish tanks and watching the ensuing carnage. One of the many reasons my Mecca quite selling live fish a while back…

  15. They were so cute! I now really want a kitten…

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