Hi all five readers or so who are patiently waiting for updates:
My apologies for not posting for so long. I’ve been a bit out of the mood. One of the reasons: I was (apparently) expecting!
So, allow my to introduce our new twins: Fric and Frac.
I apologise for the photo quality. F&F arrived here this morning, and immediately took up residence underneath the TV cabinet. They have only emerged since to check out some salmon flakes that I was trying to offer… after about 10 minutes they deigned to lick them off my finger, then disappeared again.
JJ and I are hoping that they will emerge shortly if only so that I can actually see what colour they are, properly. You see, bad mother me, I was at work this morning when they arrived. Because of that, when they did arrive they headed immediately behind the fridge, and then underneath the TV cabinet, where they have been residing since.
But guid mother me, there is no shortage of food in the house for them!
Here is a photo of Fric:
…and a photo of Frac:
Worry not, this is not going to turn into some daily update blog on the status of Fric and Frac.
I should note here that Fric and Frac will not be the real names of these kittens. Rather, they are placeholder names in the long Grik tradition of not naming babies until they are baptised. Seriously. Many Griks refer to their new human offspring as “bebi” or “beba” until the priest dunks them into that cold, cold water in the baptismal font.
JJ is now glaring at me, perhaps deciding what I have been writing, and perhaps trying to remind me that these kitties are half Grik and half Scots).
In actual fact, we have not decided on names yet. JJ rather sensibly suggested that we should meet and see the kitties first before deciding on names. I begged to differ… I’ve had many, many ideas since we decided to get these kitties, as you can imagine. Fric and Frac was the first idea. I’ve settled on one name, Cleo, and JJ gets to pick the other. (My mother, by the way, suggested “Cleo” and “Patra” when we were visiting her this past weekend. JJ rolled his eyes and said to himself “Och aye, not another crrrrrazy perrrson!) But I digress.
Anyway, I think that F&F, despite being puir wee nameless souls at present, are actually owed a little announcement. So, here’s my stab at it:
Brouhaha and JJ proudly announce their new arrivals!!! Two little twin girls!!!
Age: approx. 9 weeks
Weight: n/a – but estimate 9 oz for Fric and 10 oz for Frac
Fingers and toes: n/a – but paws and claws appear to be all there. Teeth have come in as well. My, aren’t they talented???
Voices: quite loud and plaintive at present, especially when JJ turns the TV channel to “The Dog Whisperer”. Right now there is a Scottish program on TV and they seem to have settled down, though. A guid sign.
Proud grandparent: [mother of Brouhaha who shall remain nameless]
Proud aunt: Mipou II (cat daughter of mother of Brouhaha who shall remain nameless)
Oh, and for those knitters out there… yes, I have hidden all the yarn. I haven’t been knitting all that much lately as you might have gathered, but I still had to gather errant pieces of stash and throw them into a cupboard put them away safely. I have probably, however, defeated my own purpose in keeping any future knitting safe by acquiring this toy:
If you know me, you’ll know that I couldn’t resist it. Explanation, not excuse.
Anyway, please do wish us all well. I was concerned that the new arrivals would not get on so well with other denizens of our household…
… but now that they’re on top of the BILLI bookshelf, I reckon they’re safe for another couple of months at least.
Brouhaha and Company