ZOMG you guys, I’m finally meeting Anne and Chris this weekend! They’ve driven and flown a long way to get here. I’m driving down in the wee hours of Saturday morning so that we can meet up in Corvallis, and Lockwood’s taking us geogallivanting. Fun times! I owe Chris and Anne a healthy chunk of my career as a geoblogger. It’ll be lovely to thank them in person.
I’m trying to fit in plenty of time with B, Kirby and Luna before I go. We spent a chill Fourth of July watching Alias and MMA and playing with kittehs. Fame doesn’t seem to have gone to their heads quite yet. Kirby spent a few minutes playing with his baby sister between jaunts in the nice weather, and Luna was just outstandingly adorable. Good thing, because she’s pretty much all you’re getting for a few days.
Here she was last week:
She’d put on a few ounces and was getting better at getting around, but she was still totally awkward kitten. So cute!
With kittens, a week makes a huge difference. She’s gotten bigger, put on more weight, and started getting coordinated. And she’s fast! She’s also bloody adorable: she likes to play around the coffee table now, and will balance on the support rod that runs under it. Wish I could’ve shot that, but it was too dim under there. I did, however, manage some very nice ones with her in her favorite spot on the hearth.
And I got tons of her alternately washing herself and playing in my lap.We’re talking serious hilarity here.
Do you know how hard it is to concentrate on the dramatic bits in Alias when a kitten’s being this bloody adorable?
She’s in that ultra-flexible but easily-unbalanced stage where washing is an epic enterprise.
Those toes! They kill me.
Aaaand now we can play again.
She reminds me of when Misha was young and did those uber-cute things that have you in puddles of squee every ten seconds. Hopefully she won’t grow up to be homicidal. She doesn’t attack sleeping peoples’ toes, so there’s hope. Also, she’s got a lovey-dovey big brother to model proper cuddly behavior. Kirby isn’t quite a lap cat, but he does love his cuddles.
Right. You’re stocked up on squee. I’ll be back soonish with the geo, and pics of four geology folk gallivanting round the beautiful state of Oregon. Love you, my darlings!
Be good don’t get caught while I’m gone. And if any of you want to flood me with cute kitten pics while I’m gone, I won’t protest.