June 07, 2004

Gus

I work my 1L summer job all day
So after work I want to play!

This is why my heart is smitten
(and also why my toes are bitten)

For I have found a little kitten!



Hey you little cat! My toes!

Posted by Carey at June 7, 2004 07:13 PM
Comments

Aaahhh! Cute little kitten! I wish I could have a kitten. ::sniff, sniff::

Posted by: Denise at June 7, 2004 09:21 PM

You need a duck, too.

Posted by: Heidi at June 7, 2004 09:47 PM

Is this really YOUR kitten? Are you going to keep it?

Posted by: Nancy at June 8, 2004 10:19 AM

cute kitten!!

Posted by: monica at June 8, 2004 12:24 PM

That kitten is not cute! It's a vicious carnivore! Just look at it--it's devouring those toes!

Posted by: Brian at June 8, 2004 10:04 PM

All cats are carnivores. And they're kind of vicious. Nevertheless, they are cute.

Next you'll be saying that a T-Rex can't be cute.

Poor dinosaur.

Posted by: Heidi at June 8, 2004 10:10 PM

That's NOT my cat. He's just a random little kitten that I have to get to deal with for the summer.

He's so light! When you pick him up, you realize how you're not holding very much cat. :)

Posted by: Carey at June 9, 2004 01:27 AM

Big cats come in small packages.

We had two cats--mother and daughter. They were both very small in stature, but titanic in spirit.

Judging by the ferocious nature of that little cat, I'd bet it's bigger than it looks.

Posted by: Brian at June 9, 2004 07:33 AM

Also, how can a little kitten be random? I'd bet he doesn't consider himself random.

Posted by: at June 9, 2004 07:34 AM

I agree with Brian. Little kittens cannot be random.

The lay person misuses the word "random". They use it to mean "chosen according to criteria over which I had no control." Of course, Brian is right--once an individual has been selected, it's no longer random. It may have been selected from a random distribution (where random is not equal to uniform). But the cat itself is not random. Variables are random. Distributions are random. Cats are carnivores.

Posted by: Heidi at June 9, 2004 09:22 AM

Aye, especially that one.

Barring the posibility that the above photo has been doctored in some way, that small kitten is clearly doing its best to devour those toes. Last time I checked, toes are made out of meat. Thus we must conclude that the kitten in question is at the very least omnivorous, and probably carnivorous as most folks keep plants around the house, and the tiny kitten clearly prefers those toes to the probably-present ficus.

Posted by: Brian at June 10, 2004 08:28 AM

Aaaah! Heart attack! That kitten better not be eating any ficuses. All the plants in that room are mine.

Carey, you *are* watering my plants and making sure no vicious evil beasties are eating them, right?

Posted by: Heidi at June 10, 2004 09:08 AM

Now now Heidi, that kitten is not evil.

Many folks assume that being wantonly destructive is akin to being evil. I can tell you from personal experience, that's not the case. It is a natural thing for a small kitten to destroy. It has teeth and claws and, judging from that picture, it's learning how to use them.

Again, it's the nature of small kittens to be destructive (though not to ficuses). :)

Posted by: Brian at June 10, 2004 01:48 PM

Anything eating my plants is evil. Eeeevil, I tell you.

Posted by: Heidi at June 10, 2004 04:32 PM

Little Gus is definitely bigger than he looks. His spirit is very titanic--or mischievous--or titanically mischievious... oh, hell, he's a little cat! Which means he has influence far beyond his very small and virtually weightless stature.

As for eating the ficuses, don't worry. It's the big black panther-looking cat who's eating all the plants.

Posted by: Carey at June 10, 2004 07:04 PM

Very sweet and cute but you need more to your website. I typed in ape on a website that search's things and i got this. Please could you tell me why I got your web site when theirs no apes on it

Posted by: Emily at August 16, 2004 12:03 PM