I'm the Bad, Mean Arse-Wiper.*

Having a kitten in the house is hard work! In the (almost a) week since we brought Oscar home. In that time, we've gone through quite a bit together already.




We've been up all night together, being pounced on and having our toes gnawed.
We've slept peacefully, sprawled out kitty between us.
We've had some seriously gross odours in the house; who knew that something so completely stinky could come out of something so cute?
We've enjoyed lots of snuggles, and a truckload of purring.
We've even lost kitty a few times - hiding under the space near our fridge.


Oscar loves his bed, loves the lounge cushions, and loves attaching himself to arms that happen to be within his general vicinity. He has a cry that sounds like a Raptor dinosaur from Jurassic Park. (And I am totally not joking, you have to hear it to believe it.)


But we're loving every second of it. Oscar has settled in really well, is a happy little camper and is absolutely precious when he's snoring at your side. And as for J, well, he's turning out to be quite the kitty daddy. Not bad for a guy who's never had a pet.


How can you not be in love?



*These are the words uttered by Jase after Oscar decided to flee from him in terror this morning. Why was he fleeing? Because guess who got the awesome job of wiping Oscar's post-poopy butt, which I might add, kitten was not too pleased about? Mmhmm.


Oh, and as an afterthought, I'm going to be organising my US holiday dates properly sometime this week. If you'd be wanting to have a coffee, or a sightseeing trip, or even just a HI! moment and I happen to be in yer state, let me know!


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34 comments:

Vanessa said...

Adorable little kiddo you have and I'd love a coffee if you come through Dallas (TX).

Andy said...

Awwww.

Kittens are great fun- especially the all-too-short stage after they've stopped soiling the house and before they get so aloof that you feel like a glorified waiter.

Coast Rat said...

Kittens add so much to a family.Pretty quickly, you be wondering how you got along without him. Enjoy!

grungedandy said...

Yeh the smells can be hard! "Smelly cat smelly cat what have they been feeding you" phoebes song really is apt but the cute factor makes up for it you might want to curb the sleeping in the bed thing too it’s ok when they are small but when they turn in to fat cat adults they push YOU outa bed ! LOL believe me Seeya hugya *G*

girlinterrupted1218 said...

That first picture is so freakin' cute!!! I think sometimes we just see how cute our pets are and forget how much work they can really be. But they are worth it!

Kristie said...

Oh gosh, he's a cutie. And I'm in TX (Dallas/Fort Worth), come visit!

Alicia said...

Awwwwwwwwww, he is sooooooo cute!!!

angela said...

Oscar is adorable, smelly butt and all!

natalie said...

Yeah, you know we are totally going to meet up in NO, right? Kitty is cat-tacular. Love him!

Jen said...

Poopy kitten butts... Fizzy was so bad when he was a kitten. You're lucky Oscar is a short hair! I ended up trimming his butt fur a few times. They get better when they grow up, until they go and get a sick tummy.

Lara said...

he is really quite adorable, aly. i'm glad you're enjoying your new love so much.

Toni-Marie said...

Awww I miss having a kitty.
It wont be long until he's all toilet trained and you wont have to wipe his poopy bum no more.

Katie said...

Aww, so cute! And you'll be thrilled to learn that all those wonderful things you've been doing with him this week won't go away as he gets older! Hehe, in fact, just today Phill remarked, "How could something so stinky come out of something so little?" so...yeah, unfortunately the stinks keep coming. But it's the little things that make everything worth it, like snuggling up to them at night and having them come over and sleep on you when you're feeling sick. It makes you feel so loved. :)

And you should totally join WCB.

rye said...

Haha, it IS amazing how stinky such little guys can be. Those pictures are just precious!!

Kat said...

Isn't having a kitten the best thing? The stink of their poop though...yuck.

Anyway, your little sweetie is really, really cute.

Stephanie said...

AWWWWW. Oscar looks like like my Trudy. Isn't it funny both of their names are very old fashioned too?

Too cute!

Laurel said...

Oh my garsh, he's so cute. I'm so glad you finally got a little British kitty to round out your house!

Allie said...

Oh, he's so adorable! They are so funny at that age.

L.C.T. said...

You may have to put up with all of that but he really is SO CUTE!

Marie said...

Such a cutie!! Feel free to stop by DC!

katelin said...

aw he is just so dang cute.

EmilyPie said...

Oh my! He is sooooo flipping cute! Your life will never be the same :D

Kristabella said...

Cute kitty!

I'm still hoping to be able to meet up at some point. If only your SF time coincided with BlogHer it would solve all my problems! :)

Fern said...

He's beautiful, I am very jealous, I wa sgiven the choice between a baby or a kitten and for some reason chose to go the baby direction! Sometimes I think a kitten would be far easier :D

ashley said...

MAN! I so wish I could see you when you come to the US. Stupid southern tour. C'mon, what's wrong with the AMAZING MIDWEST!?

Ngaire B said...

Aly he is so cute!
Did your mum tell you that we now have an Oscar too!!

Jamie said...

Adorable! He and Edie should be friends!

Julie said...

Are you coming to Boston?
I can't remember.

Or am I going to have to meet you somewhere?

Liz J in Central Illinois said...

What a cute little guy! I have two furbabies of my own, and I cannot imagine life without them.

Beth said...

Adorable!!! But I think his brother Wizard needs to keep him company!!!! And if you're already wiping one stinky butt, what's two ????? :) Beth

Jordyn said...

Aw, I now want a kitty!!!

elise said...

Well, you know I AM meeting up with you in Dallas, so put it on your itinerary! It must happen! I can't wait :)

Katie said...

Ohh, he is soo adorable!! Love him! And any chance you'll be in the DC area? :)

Lindz said...

Cat farts = the worst smell on earth.

Does he climb up the towels in the bathroom yet?





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