Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Family Members

After a short delay (okay, so it's been a week), I can finally post about the new additions to our family.  Gizmo finally popped last Friday, the same day as my brother's 30th birthday.  D'ya think I can off-load one or two on him as custom birthday presents?

In the past, Gizmo's had some absolutely beautiful babies.  I mean b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.  I was expecting more of the same.  What we got was this...

Yes, they're ugly.  I think the grey and white one will be cute as it gets older, but the two cream colored ones?

U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi, you ugly, yeah, yeah, you ugly.

I keep waiting for them to get cute, but I'm not going to hold my breath.  They looked like white lab rats when they were born and they still look like white lab rats.  There might be some hope, though, it looks like they're both going to have darker ears, which would be adorable.

Gizmo did the funniest thing Friday night after she'd finished giving birth.  She's always, and I mean always, has a litter of four.  Until this litter, which was only three.  Not a big deal to us two-leggeds, but apparently a very big deal to her.

She began meowing at Scamp and trying to bite at him.  At first I couldn't figure out what the heck she was trying to do.  She kept going in and out of the kennel, meowing at Scamp, trying to bite at him.  Over and over.  I really had no clue what the heck she was doing.

RockCrawlinChef figured it out after watching her for a few minutes.  She was trying to get ahold of the scruff of his neck to drag him into the kennel with the rest of the babies!  The three she birthed plus Scamp made four babies and she always had four babies.

After about an hour, her raging mommy hormones calmed down and so did she, but the image of her trying to drag Scamp, who is half her size, into the kennel still cracks me up.

The thing is, Scamp might have gone along with it if he wasn't already madly in love with Allie.

Allie is Scamp's dog and Scamp can't stand to be any place that Allie isn't.  Poor Allie doesn't get a break from Scamp, but tolerates him pretty well.


K. Erickson said...

I have a feeling that your cream colored dust mops will be developing into some beautiful medium to long haired flame points like The Queen's other cat, Kiki. I say The Queen's because he barely tolerates my presence and lays no claim to me whatsoever the arrogant little turd.... So, there's hope for them yet.

Mama Gayle said...

And I thought I was the only one that remembered that little song...
U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi, you ugly, yeah, yeah, you ugly. ROFL, that was great!

I LOVED the picture of the step-dog and the cat!

I think I would have a cat, if I wasn't allergic.....I can't get within 10 feet of one, or my eyes itch and swell SHUT!!

adrienzgirl said...

They aren't ugly! They are cute and little and I just want to hold one!

T!nK said...

i totally want one of the kitties!! :-) lol.

that is adorable about scamp!

Janet said...

Awww they look so cute! I love kittens. I bet the cream ones will end up being pretty when they get big.

Resentful Wife said...

Awwww...they are cute. Even the white ones. The only bad thing about kittens, though, is they grow up and turn into cats. severe allergies made me say it!

Anonymous said...

Could that picture of doggy and kitty be any cuter? I love it! I remember our cats having kittens when I was growing up.

I thought I had subscribed to you but apparently I hadn't. So sorry I haven't been back around! I have remedied the situation. If it's not in my Google Reader it didn't get written!

Linda said...

I think all newborns are ugly!! They'll probably be gorgeous when they get hair and open their eyes!