Monday, August 23, 2010

New school year, new kitten...

So now that we've been cat owners for a little over a year, we decided it was time to find an auxiliary back up cat to keep the main cat from being so lazy and bored while the girls are doing their schoolwork.

Just kidding. Actually, we saw this little guy online at a shelter website, and went and saw him in person, and said "He looks just like Emmett!" So, of course, we had to bring him home.

Here he is--his name is Smidge:



And he really does look just like Emmett--except, of course, Emmett is bigger now:


I think it's going to be fun to be at maximum cat capacity around here. :)

10 comments:

MacBeth Derham said...

He's beautiful!!

Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

Wow. Seeing them together like that really highlights the similarities! What a cutie!

scotch meg said...

How's Emmett adjusting? I'm sure the kitten is happy and getting lots of attention. We, too, have new kitten. Our older cat (5 yrs old) is miffed. Kitten chases his tail, he hisses. Kitten eats his food, he hisses. Kitten looks at him sideways, he hisses. And asks to go out. Because obviously we don't appreciate him properly.

Hopefully Emmett is young enough to be happy about Smidge.

Red Cardigan said...

Scotch Meg, actually Emmett is a little torn between curiosity and annoyance right now. But Smidge does have a slight respiratory illness (common in shelter kitties) and we're keeping them apart for a while.

But I think it won't be long before they'll be playing together! :)

Red Cardigan said...

Oh, and the vet today gave Smidge an antibiotic shot for the virus--which is good, because her first thought was pills, and I can't imagine getting a kitten to take pills!! :)

Rebecca in CA said...

Adorable! My girls are dying to have a kitty and I love them but am totally allergic! So we feed strays and let them in when it rains if they're nice.

Anonymous said...

They're both beautiful! And they look exactly like my girl kitty, Moxie! (Who lives up to her name COMPLETLY!) Emmett will warm up to Smidge. I have found that males are more accepting of newer cats than females. Plus adult cats are usually more accepting of younger cats than they are of adult cats.

Niall Mor said...

Looks like Emmett can have his own little Mini-Me :)

The TORCH said...

I cannot help but think of this article from The Onino:

"Like Boxes of (Poop) in Your House? Get a Cat!"

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Would "Smidge" have sth to do with "Smijj"?