Apparently, the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee thinks I don’t have enough to do.

A very small, young orphaned kitten.
Why me? Don’t misunderstand, he’s an adorable little wretch, and there’s no way I’d have suggested the Minister of Rocktology abandon an orphaned kitten, but I still think we are well beyond Maximum Safe Cat Density already.

Here’s some trivia I read somewhere: supposedly, most felines have pretty much the same general behavioral responses and temperament. This means a housecat (Felis catus) is about as amenable to being a pet as, say, a tiger (Panthera tigris).

A very small, young kitten sitting on a faux-fur blanket with a printed picture of a tiger on it
As I remember it being described, the only real difference is that when a specimen of Panthera tigris decides to dart out from behind the couch to attack your ankle for no apparent reason, the effect on your ankle is somewhat more severe, hence the relative popularity of less-bodily-harm-capable Felis catus as pets.

I rate “Kodama” (as we’ve named him) here at around one picotiger worth of ferocity, though that seems to be increasing rapidly as he gets proper feeding and play.

Still…why couldn’t it have at LEAST been a puppy, if it had to be anything at all?…

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3 Responses to “As if I didn’t have enough to worry about already…”

  1. on 30 May 2011 at 10:07 amUsing: Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.6.17 on Windows Windows Vista CrankyTiger
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    Kodama, eh? Was he found in a tree? :)

  2. on 30 May 2011 at 10:44 amUsing: Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 4.0.1 on Windows Windows 7 Mom
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    Kodama is cute! How many brother & sisters does he have? How has Corny taken to him?
    MOM

  3. on 30 May 2011 at 3:43 pmUsing: Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 4.0.1 on Linux Linux Epicanis
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    I’m not sure how many others there were – they were all orphaned, and other people adopted the others. The Minister of Rocktology adopted this one. He wasn’t actually found in a tree, but he DOES like to climb.

    Also, I’m going to have to revise the Ferocity Index up at least three orders of magnitude to one nanoTiger. He’s obviously feeling better, and is currently trying to eat my hand…

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