Thursday, 19 March 2009

The wrath of Ceiling Cat must be appeaséd

I've been wanting to flood the world with photographs of my magnificent kittens, but thought it might get a bit tedious for the troops. As with exercisey people who go on and on and on and on about how many laps, in what time, with their how-steely triceps, and diety people with their how few inches, or buniony people with their tales of podiatric woe: everyone is interested, to a point, but beyond that point hearing me wax adoring about my kittens is as thrilling as an evening at home with a recording of the Telstra Yellow Pages Recited Live to a Studio Audience by Sol Trujillo.

But trusty ol' Ceiling Cat has given me permission, so here goes. I am kitten-fancier, hear me roar. Roar!

This is lovely Beatrice nesting in the drawer beneath my bookshelf. Could such an angelic animal possibly plunge her hindleg into a freshly deposited mound of kittenpoo and then gallop through the entire house leaving unspeakable gobbets in unreachable places? No. Surely not.


And this is the much beloved Harriet, who somehow managed to winkle her way inside my harp. That is how angelic she is. You can't see her halo, but only because I had to use the flash.

And here Beatrice has shown Harriet the special hidey place in the drawer. What astonishing kittens they are.

In other news, they had their first visit to the vet last week, a reasonably violating series of subcutaneous injections and thermometers up the rectum, sandwiched between two half hour walks in a basket (if someone could undangle my modifiers there, I'd be very grateful). The vet atoned by posting them each a rattly mouse, in separate envelopes addressed to Harriet Harlot and Beatrice Harlot. They now own four mouses between them. Please do not send mice.

23 comments:

R.H. said...

Beatrice Harlot.

I'm struck, impassioned. What a name!

Jayne said...

How very, very perfect.

lucy tartan said...

Beatrice Nesting...I love her

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

I love her too. Several times a day she attempts to fall asleep under my neck, which usually results in me sneezing, and her waking up. Harriet's a bit less snuggly, but just excellent. I'm so pleased about them both.

Miss Schlegel said...

Flood us! Oh, please flood us!

genevieve said...

Hey, that's one cool vet. And lovely kits.

genevieve said...

Does said vet read the blog, then? heh.

*demoses*
hey, it knows I'm a librarian in waiting - *nothsh*

R.H. said...

'Beatrice Harlot' is romantic, dignified, very Barbara Cartland.
But 'Harriet' is a worry. It's common, she'll hate it, and probably revenge herself.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Whad da ya suggest? Esmerelda? Each to their own, but I think she'll be fine with 'Harriet'. She's a dauntless kitten, skilled in the climbing of limbs and upholstered furniture, in the scattering of kitty litter to all four corners of the bathroom, and beyond, in the wolfing down of Purina Kitten Growth Formula, and she has very winsome peach splotches in her grey fur. But thanks for your advice.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

He is a cool vet. Raj from Reservoir Vet Clinic, for anyone with beasts who wants to know. The envelopes were actually addressed to the B and H + my official surname, but I translated pour blogge.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Thanks, Miss S. That's all the invitation I need.

R.H. said...

Yes well just check your pillow at night before you put your head on it, that's all I can say!

Ceiling Cat said...

I am mightily pleased.

I expect at least twice-weekly offerings, or I will stamp my paw again.

JahTeh said...

You just had to post these and me trying not to remember that next Sunday is 'Adopt-a-kitteh' day at the animal shelter.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Oh. My. God.

Also, Beatrice and Harriet are both excellent names.

Zoe said...

I am quietly sobbing with joy.

R.H. said...

I'm sobbing with fear.

Mee-ow*

-Robert.
*For Miss Pavlov.

TimT said...

a recording of the Telstra Yellow Pages Recited Live to a Studio Audience by Sol Trujillo.

Believe me, if Sol were just speaking impromptu it would be even worse.

Oh, and I also wanted to make the joke - Harriets of Fire!

Ahhhh, that's better.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

I'm sobbing because I'm trying to get together an essay and all I want to do is watch the beastlings hurl toy mice around the room.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Good point, Tim. The lumpen prolet-Harriet.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

And in her more treacherous moments, Judas Is-Harriet.

TimT said...

Also, the Hotel Marriot spoonerises to the Motel Harriet. This can't be accidental.

R.H. said...

It can be handy when Harry becomes Harriet in drag.