July 13, 2009

my latest acquisitions

Meet Zappa:


Meet Bella:


I've been contemplating getting a cat for awhile now, and sucker that I am, I walked away from the Adoption Center at PetSmart with two. I just couldn't help myself.

Can you guess why I'm calling him Zappa?


So it's a little bit of a stretch. Whatever, I like it.

He's a frisky little fella who plays hard and sleeps hard. He purrs when he eats, prefers to play with a plastic bag or Bella's tail rather than the silly toys I got, and of all the soft spots around my apartment, he chooses to sleep amongst the wires. I guess he likes the simple things in life.


Bella is all kinds of special; for one thing, she's polydactyl. She has an extra digit on each paw, and it makes her look like she's wearing little mittens--sooo cute.


Mutant paw! You could almost say she has MAN HANDS!

She sleeps in my lap, nestles in my hair, and pretty much won't leave me alone, but that's okay because Zappa ignores me completely.


She seems to be more of a ham for the camera too.

For the record, if she had been male, I would've had to call her something from one of the best movies ever. Not Count Rugen--he was evil--but perhaps Inigo. Or Fezzik.

I promise not to inundate you with kitty pictures, but I had to share. I'm a proud mama. :)

74 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats new mama...they are adorable

April in CT said...

How stinkin' cute!! Congrats, mama!

Zoe said...

Very sweet!! How exciting!

foodhoe said...

awww, what fun! I love the little beady kitten eyes... and so photogenic too.

LilSis said...

Oh my goodness!! They're both adorable...Not one, but two? Double trouble! It's definitely better to get two together as kittens. My cat, who thinks that he's the king of the castle, would never allow a kitten in our house.

Congrats!

BigSis said...

I'm so jealous! The only thing better than a new kitten is TWO new kittens! Those little kitteh paws, bellies, tails, OMG I can't stand how cute they are. Please inundate us with photos! I could easily be the crazy cat lady, but I've had to draw the line at two cat bosses-of-me for now.

OhioMom said...

Oh please share more photos, I am a cat lady too and they are such sweet little pets, we are blessed when they adopt us. Make no mistake, you will find yourself living with the cats instead of the other way around :) Also, I think it is something about low level current in the wires that draws the kitties.

Lindsey said...

They are absolutely adorable! I am such a sucker for kittens (don't GET me talking about our 2 cats), and especially the "double clawed" ones. Now I want a kitten!

Peter M said...

LOL at naming the cat Zappa...uncanny reslemblance.

OK, you have two cats...you're one shy of being "crazy lady"! lol

Maria said...

How cute!!

Amanda said...

They're darling! I know they'll keep you plenty busy.

lisa said...

Congratulations! They're adorable. We have a new-ish kitty who prefers to live outside on our back porch away from our other (indoor) cat. This new one always sits around in the dirtiest, dustiest spots she can find. But, she's cute.

Gloria said...

They are soooo beauty Grace!!! I would love to have some little cat but....I have three dogs, brrrs!!! Gloria

Sharon said...

Ooh adorable! have fun with the new kids :) Coincidentally, we are adopting a new dog this weekend and picking her up on Saturday!

Sophie said...

Grace, they are so cute!

Aaaaah,....

Pam said...

Oh Grace - what sweet peas! Could they get any cuter?

Lynda said...

What darling kittens-I love cats so I hope you'll post pictures at least once in awhile-please! :)

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Too cute! Keep the pics coming!
Have fun and I hope they are sleeping at night and not playing.

Ingrid said...

Congrats on cutie kitties! I'm a new mama, too, or actually a new grandma as my Babygirl found a hermit crab at the lake and unbeknownst to me brought it home. :)
~ingrid

sliceofsueshe said...

omg grace, they are a-dorable! i can't believe he sleeps in the midst of all that wire and doesn't want to chew through them.

ahhhh! princess bride. yes, one of my alltime favs as well. no more rhyming now, i mean it. anybody want a peanut?

i think i have to go watch it now.

Marjie said...

They're so cute! I love kittycats - so why do I have a dog? Because he's very impressive. I'm coming to play with your kittens. Cute kitty pictures are OK with me!

oneordinaryday said...

Hooray for you!
They couldn't be any cuter, could they? Don't you just love that little kitten belly and that loud purr? : )
~Michelle

hungry dog said...

Adorable! What's cuter than kittens, except possibly puppies? guess it's a tie... :)

The Blonde Duck said...

They must come to the Pond as honored guests of Queen Bitty's.

kimberleyblue said...

what cuties! they're adorable - congrats on the new family members!

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

omg toooo cute!

esp. bella but that's just because zappo kinda of freaks me out (did i mention i'm terrified of cats?! lol)

congrats!

Annie said...

So precious! Congrats on your little sweeties. We have two cats also and one of them is named Bella :) She's special too, but more in the mental sense ;)

Leslie said...

Congrats mama! Breast feeding or bottle??? LOL lol lol!
I love cats w/ extra toes, I think it is adorable!

Donna-FFW said...

Adorable!! Congrats to you! How precious are they!

Amy said...

This must be the time to have new kittens join the fam, we have 2 new ones too! Ours are 2 girls, Sophie and Tiger. Kittens are so much fun! Enjoy!!!

Habbala said...

Oh My Goodness they're adorable! Great names too!!!

culinography said...

Oh the adorableness!! So cute! Congratulations!!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww congratulations about your new kittycats! Now you might have to start some weekend cat blogging. Have you seen icanhascheezburger.com? Who am I kidding, of course you have! I look forward to many LOLcat captions :)

Melynda said...

Love the cat shots! Ahhh, Princess Bride. Check this out, one of our families get together's.

http://midmonthmatinee.blogspot.com/2009/07/coming-july-18th.html

My cat won't sit still for a shot.

thanks for sharing!

♥peachkins♥ said...

cute kitties! congrats!

Sophie said...

How sweet! I used to have guineas, also felt the need to get two! :) I love the little paw picture.

haleysuzanne said...

Look at those kitties! SO CUTE. I love their names.

Emily said...

Oh my goodness! They're SO cute! Congrats, mama.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Zappa & Bella are absolutely adorable!! I just love cats and these two look such a bundle of love and fun :0)

Indigo said...

So! Much! Cute!

Barbara said...

Adorable little babies.... those big eyes! And thanks, Grace, for your thoughts and prayers last week. Surgery was a huge success and I will be back at the computer in a few.

Lori said...

Congrats Mama! They are too cute! I have never seen a cat with an extra digit. Unfortunately I am allergic to them but if I wasn't we would have one by now.

giz said...

Kitties are just too cute and I must say, the tuxedo cat "Zappa" does look like Frank actually. My g/f has a tuxedo and he's pretty aloof too - maybe inherent in the breed. Bella is a total ham and those paws...awwww too much.

Albany Jane said...

Hello little fluff balls!!

The tuxedo cats are my favorite. They just look so much more formal than the rest of them. ;)

Congrats again - so freaking cute.

kat said...

They are so darling!

Veronica said...

Oh my how cute!! My sister in law has a dog named Zappa-and one named Floyd (for Pink Floyd)!

Lisa said...

Adorable kitties! I would so love to get one myself but I am always getting talked out of it. Enjoy.

unconfidential cook said...

Could they be any CUTER????

dessertobsessed said...

they are SO cute!! i love bella!

Laura said...

SO so so so cute!

Bridgett said...

Congrats on the new little 'kids'. They sure are darling!

Juliana said...

They are so cute!!!

Talita said...

How lovely!! Bella has the cutiest nose in the whole kitties world!

Abby said...

Adorable! I love kittens. I'm totally a cat person, too. And is it strange that I've never actually sat through that entire movie?

Kate said...

Sweet faces! Have fun!

Michele said...

Your kittens are adorable!

Pam said...

AWWWWW! So cute, so cute!

Zappa reminds me of Patchouli..the whole play hard, sleep hard thing. With not much time for people!

And Bella just sounds like a love!

Jessica@FoodMayhem said...

Aww! Kittens are so freakin' cute! I can't handle it.

Robin Sue said...

Zappa is purrfect! Princess Bride is the BEST but I guess you did not want a Buttercup- Bella is cute too- are you a Twilight fan? I bet you get asked that when people hear her name. Very cute kitties- we can't have cats because of allergies and they don't like me, every cat I have known has bit me. Come to think of it my one sugar glider bites me too. Hmmmm.

cathleen said...

I love kitties...I have a couple of my own. What sweet little faces your little furbabies have. Totally adorable!

Vera said...

Grace, dear, congratulations! The babies are adorable!

tamilyn said...

We also just got a kitten named Tofu. Looks very similar to Zappa in coloring *black and white* but has the same kind of face markings on Bella. I'm hooked :)

Nicisme said...

Just one thing to say, "Awwwwwwww"!

LyB said...

Eeeeeeeek! They are the cutest kittens, ever! Love that last pic of Bella, she looks like she loves to play. :)

Jaime said...

awwww I want one!!!! alas, i already have 2 kitties and my hubby would kill me if i got another one. i love polydactyls

eatme_delicious said...

Hey please DO inundate us with kitty pictures!! They're SOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! Bella is totally Abby's (my cat's) twin!!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Your cats are adorable! I just love mine, and I have so much fun taking pictures of them.

Mrs. L said...

Kittens!! Too cute. Having just gotten a kitten two months ago I so understand your joy. Our little one is "daddy's girl" as she rarely gives me the time of day but she is such fun to watch. She too, for the first month or so played hard and slept hard!

shaz said...

Dangit, I just found your blog and have spent almost an entire afternoon reading your previous posts (almost accidentally left the kid at school - that's how engrossed I was)...

My name is Inigo Montoya...:) I love your taste in movies

ladyjoust said...

They're adorable! Congratulations on your kitty-Mama-dom.

Huge kudos to PetSmart for working with local shelters. That's where I got my one-eyed tortoiseshell, and while I love our other cats, she is my sunshine and rainbows girl.

Anonymous said...

I have two cats also. Molly and Maggie....and they are the light of my life! Could go on forever about the cute things they do to keep me laughing....and when I'm down, they know it and come around just to say "it's all right mama".

I came in here for recipes and found this (so much more fun).

Hornsfan said...

So cute - kittens are just irresistible, I can certainly see how you walked away with two :)

kellypea said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I'm such a sucker for cats and these are just precious. Of course I knew as soon as I saw Zappa why you named him. Hilarious. I'm a bit worried since our little Lizzie sounds like she could be Zappa's twin behavior wise. A holy terror but don't they just tug at your heart? (Um, sure. I'm back trawling through posts here...)

Psychgrad said...

Aww! Super cute. It's hilarious that Zappa likes to sleep in the wires. Strange.