New arrival

We have a new member of our household: a tiny little non-pedigreed Scottish fold kitten, about nine weeks old. He needed a family, and while we didn’t really need a second cat, he won both me and my wife over with his unstoppable purr and loverboy personality. You know you’ve got a friendly cat when you take him to the vet for an exam, and he starts purring the moment the vet touches him. He even purred while his temperature was being taken.

Big eyes

Since I named our first cat, I gave all naming rights to my wife. She has decided on Rumplestiltskin, or Rumple for short. She says it’s because the name means trouble, and she was in trouble the moment she held him. I think it might also be because this kitten has been rumbling almost nonstop since we met.

I’ve had cats all my life, but this is the first time I’ve ever had a kitten less than 6 months old. We’re in for it now.


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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10 Responses to New arrival

  1. syrin says:

    Awwwwwwww…. cute.
    I had to take care of a kitty a couple of summers ago and let me tell you, they’re very tiring. They just want to play ALL the time. And I do mean ALL THE TIME! At some point you just want them to please go and take a nap. But they’re so cute. So welcome Rumpelstiltskin.

  2. Pit says:

    What a cute little kitty and how kind of you to give him a home. I’m sure he’ll give you plenty of joy and as much love as you give him.
    Best regards from southern TX,

  3. Alma says:

    Naaw!! But what does Graymalkin say? Cool name combination, by the way, a witches’ cat and an imp…

  4. Lisa Shaw says:

    Good training for parenthood, isn’t that what they always say? Can’t believe you let him in the door without a pedigree, though. Your standards are slipping. πŸ˜‰

  5. Karyn says:

    Trouble. Definitely trouble. I read that the name, in German, means “little rattle stilt” and that the name is similar to rumpelgeist, “a mischievous spirit that clatters and moves household objects.” That sounds like an apt description for a kitten. I believe you have a new little rumble bucket that is likely to wreak havoc upon your home in all sorts of imaginative and lovely ways. Enjoy!

  6. xenatuba says:

    You’re gonna love your Scottish fold kitty. He sounds like quite the tea-kettle cat! (Old family name for cats that PURRRRRR)

  7. Lilaine says:

    RrruRrruumRuuumpie’s a cutie! πŸ˜€
    Looking forward to reading the updates about his Rumplestiltskinesque adventures… πŸ˜€

  8. oregon expat says:

    Thank you for all your good wishes! Rumple has already established himself as fearless (which does not bode well for keeping him out of trouble) and extremely loving, so I think we’ve got ourselves a wonderful addition to the family. Now to get our previous cat to accept him…

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