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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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Who wants to see a kitten?

You do! Yes!

Hello. I'm Izzy.

This is Izzy. She's eight weeks old, and if I do say so myself, she is the best cat in the universe.

I mean, look:

Izzy, approximately five minutes after adoption

Five minutes after we tore her from her mother's arms (okay: put her in a cat carrier while her mother watched in disinterest), she was asleep on my lap. I've never seen a kitten so mellow. You can pick her up while she's right in the middle of gutting a cat toy, and she'll immediately go limp in your arms and purr loudly enough to wake the neighbors.

You want her. Don't deny it. You're embarrassing yourself. But it's too late. She is mine.

Wuzza wuzza kitty playing.

I mean, ours. She's ours. Is what I meant.

Reader Comments (69)

Gorgeous kitty, congrats!

No, I must say something about the son food issues!! I must! My son is 14 and all he will eat is vanilla yogurt (only ONE specific store brand), crackers and red delicious apples.

Seriously. Had to share, sorry. Why? Because nothing anyone ever says or suggests helps. Just know you are not alone, sigh.
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteramy
She is awesome! And she has a good name. Izzy is my friend's glam rock name. I bet your kitten can play a mean guitar. In fact, is this her?
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJem
I can never ever resist the awesome powers of a kitten.
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermotherbumper
Oh, goodness, so cute!

My parents adopted a black rescue kitty about two years ago. Apparently, a lot of superstitious people won't take black cats, and they have a harder time finding homes. I think they (and cats of all colors) are awesome.

What does your dog think of the kitty?
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterErin
Yes! I am the cat QUEEN over here. Little kittens are the best. There's nothing better, except maybe a newborn, and only then when the newborn doesn't cry and scream too much because the cat will most definately rule over virtually any newborn in such circumstances. I mean, after all, newborns don't PURR.
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Yeah for itty bitty kitties!

I hope she doesn't fall asleep draped across your forehead and when you make an involuntary twicth in the middle of the night you freak her out and her claws draw blood and make it impossible for you to fall asleep for another hour because your heart won't stop racing.

I'm just saying. But I'm SURE that won't happen to you:-)
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersamantha jo campen
That is one of the prettiest cats I've seen. Her eyes are a gorgeous, gorgeous color.
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterslouching mom
that may be one of the best mama's day gifts of all time...and i am pretty partial to my new windchimes...happy mothers day to all!
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterpnuts mama
Oh she is adorable! I want one!
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertheotherbear
I have a little black cat too--Mrs. J. Oh, she is the best, but unlike Izzy, she can only tease me with the prospect of cuddliness. She recently had 6 teeth out (congenital cavity thing) and afterward, the vet said, "I think Mrs. J is going to be a much nicer cat from now on."

Well, he was being optimistic. But I still love her! And Izzy too. Black cats are the very best.
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterE
one of the cutest kittens i've ever seen!
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJessica
Rest easy. There is one person out there who is not coveting your new kitty. Wow. I could sneeze just looking at her. Enjoy!
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJaycee
oh my goodness! how adorable! My cat had a litter of black kittens several years ago; they are pretty much the best. We kept the little boy, who, much like your new baby, is a floppy bundle of love (whenever he bothers to come home). We call him the boneless cat.
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAida
Yay, kittens. And kittens carrying things in their tiny kitty mouths, no less.

Nothing gets cuter than that.
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterelise
How cute is she? Her toy is almost bigger than she is! She looks very much like my almost-grown black cat, Malcolm, must have looked when he was that age. He's all about the purring and love too -- I think it's a black-kitty thing.

May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa
Ooooh... she's so adorable and sleek! Pretty kitty!!
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSassy
AAwww, she's so cute. Hope you guys share a long loving relationship together.
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPLBullard
Aw. What a pretty kitty. Congratulations!
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersheila
Aieee! I was hoping this is what your news was. Black kitties fucking ROCK, besides.
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWeeze
I'm in the process of weaning orphaned kittens I had to nurse. Every two hours. For too long. I'm tired and "kitten'ed-out" and yet still, this is an adorable kitten ... as are our 3. Want another one?
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterOMSH
I just got two myself, Pablo and Gizmo and they are the most adorable things in the world. If anyone lives in the NJ area and wants an adorable kitten my brother has two more that he rescued.
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDirkey
Oh, you're in for it now! As I'm writing this, I can hear my 8-month-old kitten yakking up her breakfast across the room - probably onto the broken shards of something she's dashed to the floor. She's very cute, though, as is Izzy.
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJane
She looks just like my little guy, Jack, whom we adopted when he was 6 weeks old and is now about 6 months. We call him motor boat because no matter who picks him up or when, his motor just purrrrrs so loudly. Unfortuantely, his "meow" is just as loud, and he may cry for an hour straight if no one picks him up or plays with him when he wants. He's also the "Marley" of cats..... I've recently caught him chewing up a pair of my jeans, dragging a new bathing suit around in his teeth, and chewing through an electrical wire (luckily unplugged). He has plenty of kitty toys he plays with often, and as well trained as his sister is, he's still a little bit of a bastard kitty sometimes (this is when we call him Jack-ass). But all is forgiven as soon as we pick him up..... simply irresistable!
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterclover
Erin is right. When I went to adopt my kitty, I went in knowing that I wanted a black cat. That is what I grew up with. Then in the same litter there was a kitten who had to have her eye removed. I said that I would adopt her because I thought that made her less desirable. The humane society people told me that my black cat was less likely to get adopted because he is black. So, I have the best black cat who was not mellow as a kitten but has been pet into submission. Those pictures make me so nostaligic. They are just wonderful!
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterClearlykels
I find the black cat superstition over there so strange: in the UK, a black cat is GOOD luck.

Izzy is gorgeous! x
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDIANE

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