Saturday, May 24, 2008

Introducing the Kiddos

Here they are being delivered by my dear sweet neighbors last Saturday. The kittens are a brother/sister pair (two out of four) and thankfully enjoy each other's company.

The little black kitten was named Pippin by his previous family as he was the runt of the litter and the pipsqueak, but he is anything but insignificant. The name has stuck, reminding me of the Schwartz/Fosse broadway hit of the same name AND of the youngest Tolkien hobbit to journey with the Fellowship of the Ring.

The multi-colored little girl was the only female feline of the litter. She was previously called Isis, but that didn't resonate with me. So after a few days of deliberation and various thoughts of Pandora or Calliope, she is named Musette. My musical little muse.

This is one of the most common scenes around my house lately.

And after a hard day's work of stalking, pouncing, wrestling, and regular breaks for eating, Puppin and Musette pause long enough for some sleep.


  1. How absolutely ADORABLE!!! I hate to tell you this, but the little girl looks exactly like my P.O.D. Keep an eye on her!

    These are a few of my favorite things... :-)

    Linda D. in Seattle

  2. Awwww, perfect names. Now I want a kitty...congratulations!

  3. Lovely. (When they sleep... :-)

    I own a Maine Coon cat and "Ixie" sleeps most of the time.

    That's a good thing.

    She's a bossy li'l Hell raiser when she's awake.

    Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. :-)

  4. Awwww, they are beautiful, Lisa, and you've given them purrfect names!!

    Looks like some personality brewing there! Look out below!