Kitten Time

My wife has been looking at kittens for a few weeks now.  It is the season and the local Humane Society has pictures posted up on their web site.  Then my daughter got in on the act, and the deal was pretty much sealed when she started texting me pictures of a kitten in her lap at Petco up the street.  And so we have a new member of our household.

Miles at home with us

His name is Miles.  For the moment.  Names are a contentious issue.  He came with the name Barry, which my wife was for but my daughter was against.  Miles came up after much back and forth.  It might stick, or he might end up as Milo.  We’ll see.

He is a dozen weeks old, is full of energy, and has a purr like a mini two-stroke engine that he revs up the moment we’re in the room with him.  He is all over my wife’s home office.

Now it is just a matter of getting Miles introduced to Rigby, our current cat.  Rigby is still young-ish, coming up on four years of age, and has been missing having a playmate around.  He knows something new is up and has posted himself outside the office door for long stretches to see what is up.

Rigby watching the door intently

We did have a test encounter earlier.  Rigby was in the office doorway and Miles jumped out, arched his back, hissed, and hopped/bounced in that posture straight at Rigby, who retreated in the face of the aggressive fuzz ball.  We’ll have to work on that.

6 thoughts on “Kitten Time

  1. Bhagpuss

    Barry! Hahahahah! Barry! I’m still laughing.

    Lovely looking kitten. Doesn’t look like a Barry at all. I wonder if whoever named him called him after Barry Manilow? Or Barry “The Flash” Allen? John Barry?

    Miles, however, is a perfectly respectable cat name.


  2. wowstorylines

    Oooooh, I want one, however, I have two senior kitties that are pretty possessive of their people – one stays with my spouse and the larger one likes to play WoW with me whether I want him to do that or not.

    Names change as they get their personalities going. We adopted our two when they were older and they had “established” their names before we got them, so, you do have the choice with one so young. Awesome!! Keep posting kitty pictures, they are great!


  3. lowrads

    I used to just see cute fluff, but now I just see a bill for ten grand over the plausible span of the animal.


  4. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Bhagpuss – The Human Society has to name dozens of kittens during the “kitten season” so the names get handed out in a fairly haphazard manner. My wife was thinking more along the lines of the late Barry White, as she was a fan. Sort of Barry Black and White.

    Our cats get names, and then they end up with nicknames later as their personalities dictate.

    @lowrads – As the person who scoops the litter box and pays the bills, I understand that point of view.


  5. allangilmour

    Mr Midnight, Sir Winston and myself all think that Miles is a stunning pussycat. Thank you for posting. By the way, Mr Midnight cheekily points out that it´s a good job Miles is not named “Kilometre” as he would be if he were a German cat with the same name. Purr purr,meow and kind regards from the “Gilmours Nice Place” blog over in the Black Forest, Germany. :)


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