Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New barn residents

On Friday, I went to the neighbor's to castrate a goat that someone gave them, and I came home with two kittens. They are living in a room (with a television, heater, and upholstered chair) in one of our barns until they get used to the place. I wish they'd stay in the barns all the time. That's where we need them to eat the mice, and they'd be safe in there. But since cats are independent little critters, they'll go wherever they want. The blue striped one is a boy, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to call him Bogie, short for Humphrey Bogart.

The other one is a girl. She's a calico, and I've heard they only come in female. I had forgotten that little fact as I picked her up and started to cuddle her. Then I looked under her tail. I tried not to like her, but she is just so cute! She is also a vicious little thing! When I brought in Sneakers, the resident barn cat, she attacked him! He completely ignored her. I can't decide what to name her ... Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall both starred with Bogart in movies. Margaret thinks we should name her Audrey Hepburn, but she never starred in any movies with Bogart. Any ideas?


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I think she looks like a Lauren, but I've heard Ingrid was "icier." Hmm.

Denise said...

No, but delightful pictures of your kitties. I have a neighborhood kitten who I feed, "Cider!"

Anonymous said...

I think Sam(antha) ... as in "Play it again, Sam."

Deborah said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I love Sam! What a cute idea! So, it's Bogie and Sam.

Jenny Holden said...

We call this colour tortoiseshell and it is carried on the female chromosome so you do only get females. Like with ginger cats all being male. You can get odd ones of the other sex in both colour but it's really unusual. Hope they're good mousers and not wildlife killers!


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