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Title: Introducing the kitten formally known as Ginge
Post by: ssweetpea on February 19, 2014, 08:18:55 am
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She was born on the 29/10/13 and we got her from a gutterkitties fosterhome last night.

The name debate is on.


Title: Re: Introducing the kitten formally known as Ginge
Post by: nitpicker1 on February 19, 2014, 09:04:31 pm
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Title: Re: Introducing the kitten formally known as Ginge
Post by: ssweetpea on February 21, 2014, 09:11:37 am
After much debate with everybody's suggestions being shot down Mr Sp put his foot down and gave us his short list.

Her name is Kira.

Yes, we know that means dark in irish or rough in maori but it was either that or one of the red heads from Dr Who.


Title: Re: Introducing the kitten formally known as Ginge
Post by: Alicat on February 22, 2014, 08:33:49 am
She's very pretty. Kira looks like she might be a bit of a handful - if you're lucky (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/cheesy.gif)


Title: Re: Introducing the kitten formally known as Ginge
Post by: wgtngirl on February 24, 2014, 04:06:48 pm
She's beautiful.(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/17emcat.gif)


Title: Re: Introducing the kitten formally known as Ginge
Post by: ssweetpea on February 25, 2014, 08:24:05 pm
I swear this cat knows how to play fetch!

I spent sometime this afternoon throwing a ball of paper for her. She would hare after it, bat it around a little, pick it up in her mouth and carry it back to me, drop it at my feet and wait for me to pick it up and throw it again.

Seriously, she kept that up for 20 minutes.


After only a few days she is responding to her new name too. So that bodes well for being smarter than Bobby. After two weeks we gave up on trying to change his name.



Title: Re: Introducing the kitten formally known as Ginge
Post by: ssweetpea on June 06, 2014, 02:06:58 pm
I have never met a white cat that was completely normal or sane. 

I have never met a ginger cat that wasn't nuts. 

Kira is half white half ginger.
The best of both worlds. ::)


Let me tell you the tale of the dead starling.

Last week Kira proudly brings a starling in through the cat door and starts playing with it under the diningroom table. Don't ask me what it is about the dining room table but that is were the bulk of cat found prey turns up.

The good news is that the starling is dead.

The bad news is that Kira refuses to take it back outside and I am running late for work.

I scoop it up and throw it outside into the leaves thinking I will deal with the body and the feathers left under the table later.

I open the door to leave for work and in comes Kira with the dead starling and deposits it under the table.

Again I scoop it up and remove it leaving it in a less accessable spot and head to work.

When I get home the first thing I hear is "Mum, Kira has a dead starling under the table".

Again I get the dust pan and scoop it up - why the kids can't do this I don't know. I can't find the trowl to bury it so I put it under the big pile of leaves under the trees at the top of the section, oddly enough the bird isn't in rigor as I would have expected it to be by now. I go and put my feet up, it has been a long day.

Mr Sp gets home and the first thing I hear is "oh f***, Kira get that out of here" Kira came in as Mr Sp opened the door -carrying a dead starling.

While he is getting it off her and out from under the diningroom table yet again Sp1 turns up home from uni.

"Did you notice that the dead starling that was lying on verge up the road is gone"

"What, that one that has been there for the last 3 days?"

"Yeah, that one"

"I think this is it, look the body has been completely eaten out by insects"

It was a very dead starling.

Mr Sp puts it in the outside wheely bin (why didn't I think of that?).

While we were comparing tales about how many times Kira had brought it in Kira was outside trying to workout how to get into the wheely bin.

She gave up after an hour.