Something cheerful to start the week, from intrepid kitten rescuer Satby:
People have been asking for pictures of the farmers market foundling. He’s a bundle of energy and doesn’t sit still really, but here’s the best photos I’ve been able to get. Mostly my pictures are of a blurry rear end as he runs somewhere else.
I’m revising his age down to no more than 4 weeks. As soon as he has some shots we’ll see if one of the nursing mothers we still have in the rescue would wet-nurse him, though he’s drinking kitten formula from a bowl.
ETA: Late breaking development: she is a he. Testes drop normally between 3-4 weeks or so, and this little character is right on schedule. So please correct the pronouns in my earlier email ?
Good Morning, Everyone ???
As for the name…
Why not Egbert??
You are good people??
Such a cute kitty. Great way to start a work week.
He is sooooo cute!!! Snowie is a bit too obvious. Blondie? Market, after where you found him?
@rikyrah: Good morning.
@OzarkHillbilly: We had a hail storm in July and I really didn’t think much of it until Friday when a neighbor brought up their damage. I went out and looked at our two “beaters” and the both had pockmarks all over them. I took the van in and the dude said, “they’ll never pay for this to be foxed, they’ll just write you a check minus the deductible”. By the time I got home the insurance company emailed me and said they were sending $990. I scheduled a appraisal by the company and home for the same outcome. Then I figured I better check the room and, sure enough, there’s significant damage to one part. This roof is only three years old and I don’t know if they repair sections or have to do it all? Then I looked at our heat pump unit and it looks like it got hit with a 12 gauge. The worst part about the house is that we’re carrying a $2000 deduct.
Those ears just slay me.
This is my first Monday morning of being retired. I have a doctor’s appointment at the same time I usually go to work, so I expect the weirdness will hit me later.
@Shell: I second this! My only suggestion was Whirling Dervish, and I decided that was too long for such a little guy. But Dervish is a cute name.
Good morning @rikyrah: and all!
Himself got the first of his immunizations last night so he will be able to join other kittens in about a week after we know the immunities have kicked in. After three nights we have something of a routine for sleeping so I at least get some ?!
All the suggestions except Blech have promise!
They can repair just part of a roof, especially if it is recent. (do you have asphalt shingles? if so wait for cooler weather to have the repairs done) but the chances are good you have damage to all the roof, just not as significant as in that one section.
My general philosophy in life is, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” but with a roof it’s, “Don’t wait until it starts leaking.”
@arrieve: Congratulations! Enjoy your retirement.
@raven: that’s awful. Sorry so much repairing of stuff has been happening lately.
@monoglot: for the Menace?
@satby: What’re you talkin’ ’bout? Blech is perfect!
From the movie Merrily We Live:
Young teenage daughter Marian : [introducing the two Great Danes] How do you do? I’d like you to meet my dogs. This dog’s name is “Get Off The Rug.” [indicates second dog] His name is “You, Too!”
@NotMax: this one’s name would have to be “NO!”
Preferably said in a tone of panicked urgency.
@arrieve: I need to retire.
Good morning! ☕
Ugh, I have to get going to take a friend to knee rehab. Seriously, how much can a knee rehab at 7:30 in the morning?
Dervish is good. I’m thinking Snowblur.
Nice work, satby! I’m going to have to send in shots of my little rescue. I just got him a month ago; the vet thinks he’s three months along. Was not looking, but glad I found him!
A completely snow-white kitty and I’m drawing a blank for names, go figure. :)
In other news, who is this “we”, Josh Marshall? No one here at BJ seems to have a hard time “admitting” it: We Know Trumpov Is Guilty. We’re Having A Hard Time Admitting It.
Uh huh. Same as I don’t need to see or hear an “n-word tape” to know the president’s* a racist. His actions leave no other possible conclusion. Smart people figured this out a long time ago.
Whoa there Josh…there certainly is a path and it’s called electing a Democratic House (and maybe even Senate?) this fall. Everything changes once the Rs aren’t able to run cover for this criminal traitor. The WHOLE calculus changes quite a bit.
(also: ‘maybe even beyond’ ? Oh helllll no…)
IN case any of you would like a little political drama Straya-style we’re in the midst of a potential leadership spill, less than 6 months from a general election and now it looks like the (horrifying authoritarian, racist) rw nut job being put forward to take over as PM might not even be legally eligible to be in parliament! Weeeeeee!
Also, too, the Christopher Robin rug did well at the Sauder Village rug show over the weekend. It was voted winner of the People’s Choice in the Original Design category. Thanks to all for your kind comments during the development process!
What a cutie! How about Jackal?
I don’t remember the movie, but there was a dog named Dammit.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@donnah: Congrats to you!
@debbie: It was my name growing up.
@NobodySpecial: Congratulations on the new addition to the household! Without adopters, rescuers couldn’t rescue for long.
@debbie: “Jackal”. Still an in-joke, but less opaque than “Baud”. If he had been a she though, Baudy would be a no brainer.
@donnah: great, congrats!
Who is this WE?
I accepted it during the campaign, Dear.?
Republicans won’t accept it because they are the party of TRAITORS ?
And, the Democrats need to start shouting it from the rooftops.
Absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t check back the last time that I asked, but I will this time.
Are you going to sell the rug?
Oh, and a little birdie (okay, it was FB) tells me today is esteemed commenter O Felix Culpa’s birthday ???, so Happy Birthday to her!
Misogynists still can’t admit that Hillary was right when she warned us in plain English about Trump.
@satby: How about “Stop That!”? Or “Get Down From There!” ?
Egbert’s cute, too.
Haven’t read all the comments. May have been mentioned. A Trump speechwriter has been fired.
Nothing surprises me.
Poco sends his good morning tail wags. We are still at the beach in NC.
Cute kitty, satby. Poco votes for Dervish for his new name.
Plenty of Manhattanites were saying the same thing, but they were quickly dismissed. Don’t forget he got only 4% of the vote there.
@arrieve: Wow. That’s no small thing. Enjoy the weirdness.
I’m going to donate the rug to our downtown library in my dad’s name. He was the one who introduced me to the library and Winnie the Pooh. The library was fully renovated last year and I would love this rug to be in their Children’s section.
Big piece up at Rolling Stone on McGahn and the judiciary:
@raven: Oh, no! So sorry
Chase, as in Margaret Chase Smith.
Bader, For the B in RBG
I mentioned this on an old thread, but if you didn’t see it, I suggested Laptop because he seems to have lap potential.
@donnah: Well done!
@Quinerly: Well, I’m surprised this didn’t get him promoted to head speechwriter!
@Quinerly: I’m surprised. I thought being a white supremacist was a requirement for joining this admin.
Dorothy A. Winsor
The other evening, we were with some other people and a guy who’s at least 10 years older than I am was grousing about schools. He said the best thing would be for kids to stay home and be home schooled. So obviously there’s a whole bunch of nonsense crammed into that notion, but I found that afterwards what really annoyed me was his assumption that someone who was not him (ie, his wife) was going to stop whatever else she was doing and stay home and teach the kiddies.
And I realized that I’d met a number of nice women in that age range who joked about girls who left college without an engagement ring were panicked, etc. None of them had worked more than a year or two before their kids came. After that, they followed their high-earning husbands. I don’t know any woman in my age group who did that. They often stayed home for a few years when the kids were small, but then they went back to work. As you look at younger and younger women, the length of the time they’re out of the job shortens.
Obviously this is partly a question of need, so maybe I just don’t hang around with the right people. So is this still a thing among women in high income households? Do they still not have careers of their own?
@RedDirtGirl: @OzarkHillbilly: Ha!
“Was”? “Growing up”?
Who the fuck are you, and what have you done with Ozark, dammit?
Word of the day: overegg– verb (tr) to exaggerate (a feature of something) to the point of unreasonableness
as in, “Today’s Republican party can’t help overegging everything.”
Lots of good options. I need to keep a list for other foundlings we get.
Charles Blow piece up. I so enjoy reading him.
Wow! That’s beautiful. Thanks for posting the pic!
@SFAW: I was once a grown up. It sucked. I have a new name now: “Fuck You Shithead.”
Morning to Poco and the tribe ? ?
Why the Queen of Soul was paid upfront
Isn’t “White House speechwriter” an oxymoron these days?
@Dorothy A. Winsor: I can’t day I know that many high income younger people, but if the ones I do most of the women go back to work after having kids (or never left). And this area is awash with home schoolers since the online K-12 company moved in (and the number of fallen away Old Order Amish and Mennonites increase) and even the home schooling moms have to work.
@OzarkHillbilly: Yea, asphalt and it’s just three years old. I sent the claim in so I don’t know if I’ll get to decide if and when.
@donnah: Every time I see this, there seems to be something in my eyes.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@satby: Maybe it was just that 50s generation that believed in that housewife role for women. I do know that one big difference between that generation and mine was the arrival of the pill, which gave women a whole lot more control over their lives. Maybe that changed the way they thought of things too. And then, as your answer suggests, it became harder and harder for a household to function with only one income.
What a sweet little kitty. You do good work Satby. Thanks for the pictures.
@satby: my (animal hair filled) kingdom for edit in mobile.
Yeah, I know I can switch to desktop for edit, intrusive formatting, and 4x the ads. Nope, thanks.
Pinky is the name you’re looking for.
@rikyrah: Tail wags back at you.
Jon Snow, of House Stark
I second Casper.
@Amir Khalid: Third for Casper.
Good morning, jackals.
@Elizabelle: Fourth for Casper!
O. Felix Culpa
@satby: @donnah: @arrieve: My secret is out! I grow old(er). Thank you for the good wishes. Congrats to arrieve for retirement day #1 and donnah for the masterpiece of a rug.
Cute kittie is cute. I like Dervish, with Jackal as a close second. Ix-nay on Blech.
it will be a wonderful addition for the library.
@O. Felix Culpa:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY :) :)
@arrieve: I am a couple of months into retirement. I still find it weird but am starting to enjoy it.
@ascap_scab: I love Pinky!
I would also put forth Lincoln, for that patch of copper on his head.
But, everytime we brought up the Courts in 2016, we were told that we were so ‘naive’, and didn’t ‘ get it’.
@rikyrah: yep. I wish I was had taken screen shots of all the times the Bernie Bern Outs told me that on my FB.
@Quinerly: “had taken screen shots”
Can’t edit on phone on this site. Site is also back to not saving my name and email.
O. Felix Culpa
@rikyrah: Thank you! I’m hoping to get back to Chicago at some point (after November elections, which have me crazy busy right now). Maybe we can arrange a meet-up with you, satby, Ms. Winsor, and other local jackals.
@donnah: Congratulations! A well-deserved honor.
Prospero / Pero
@O. Felix Culpa:
Congratulations. It couldn’t happen to a nicer rug.
@donnah: That is amazing work! I’d seen a couple of your earlier ‘in progress’ photos but didn’t appreciate the scale of the item.
Also amusing to me, my step-aunt retired from Sauders, so I know Sauder Village fairly well. Smallish world.
O. Felix Culpa
@Aleta: Purrfect song – thank you!
@debit: Calls for the addition of a cohort named ‘Brain’, though.
@donnah: Congratulations, Donnah!
Do I detect the slightest hint of orange markings on his head? How about Tunch jr.
Sort of to Ms Winsors question:
School is back in session and my route takes me thru the Mega Mcmansions of South Barrington, IL where I see kids waiting for the bus……….and who doesn’t have fond memories of waiting for the school bus in Moms Mercedes/Porsche/BMW/Tesla/Audi SUV ?
It is correct that many of them do not work.
Hey, transgender is all the rage in politics right now. Why not kitties? :-)
Pretty sure Cole will cover this later today.
Ron Fournier is back, in the WaPost, as president of a PR firm writing in support of its client, Unite America. Which, of course, appeals for us to vote for independents. None of those nasty political parties, like Democrats, who might actually hold Trump and company to account.
What a fucking hack. The only thing honest about him is now he identifies himself as a PR person. He always was, even as a “journalist.” WaPost commenters see clear through him and “Unite America.” Fuck Fournier and the reindeer or unicorn he rode in on.
Not gonna link, but article is “November 6 could be independents’ day.”
Dorothy A. Winsor
@MagdaInBlack: I don’t feel right judging someone else’s life choices. At least, I try not to. I think what annoyed me was this guy’s assumption that his wife was at his disposal for any kind of chore.
@Elizabelle: I saw that. He was always a Republican PR hack.
@Dorothy A. Winsor:
One of my major annoyances, and Im afraid youll run in to quite a bit of that.
I do not care how people chose to live their lives, so long as they do not try to impose their choices on me.
J R in WV
I retired at the end of the calender year, which is also just a few days after my birthday. Small lunch at work with some pleasant gifts – I even had a beer at lunch, though there was technically a rule against drinking while at work. What were they gonna do to me?
I really liked my job, figuring out why carefully designed systems systems suddenly had bad data — usually because an experienced user jammed crap into it at the request of a senior staffer who knew better. Lots of edits, security tracked who entered or changed each item of data, so we knew who to ask about it.
But I also really like retirement, wife was already done with work and wanted company, we have traveled a little. Now a big day is going to the shops and grocery, fresh seafood at Joe’s Fish Shop, Wine and Cheese shop, farmer’s market for fresh vegges this time of year. fresh bread at the bakery, then Krogers for everything else.
Welcome to retirement, Arrieve! Enjoy!!
@Elizabelle: I notice he doesn’t say what year.
@satby: Going for the positive, how about Angel? He does have a little smudge of a halo on his head, right? Hopefully a name to grow into. . .
Late, I know…. But, as fine as name as is Dervish, actual Dervishee wear all black, not white?
I have been saving the name, Mr. Fiesty for my next cat, but I will give it to you….
Previous cat names in my house:
Raymundo Bocanegra (big orange street rescue)
Jean Loiuis (black cat, smartest cat I ever knew)
Maria Theresa and Franz Josef (brother and sister white cats). And now:
Toasty (indispensable grief counselor)
J R in WV
And Dervish for the kitty, who is SO SO cute. It’s been 11 or 12 years since our grouchy cats were kittens. They were so fun! no more, tho.
Domestic short hair tabby (fka vheidi)
@donnah: congrats, it is very lovely
Wow, talk about coincidences — mine too!
@donnah: Congratulations, it is beautiful.
Betty Cracker takes on unicorn Ron. New thread on Fourniercation. Take it away, Betty.
I was thinking of something like “Blackie” or “Charcoal” or “Ebony.” And then when people make their inevitable “but it’s WHITE” comments, you just respond “Really? I’m colorblind, I didn’t realize” or some such.
Beautiful kitty, by the way
Bjorn. A snowy, northern name.
Just One More Canuck
@schrodingers_cat: the markings may fade. When Elsa the wonder nut was a kitten, she had some black strands on her head. Over time (she’s now 4), she became pure white.
The people that fostered her and her siblings named her Elsa. Even though my daughter was nine, she hadn’t been a huge Frozen fan, but between her, myself and my wife, we decided that the name suited her
I like Dervish
My first thought was Tunch when I saw the orange spot between his ears, but when I saw the “Jon Snow” suggestion nothing else seems right now.
Our cat Charlotte has learned how to say “No!” back to us, because we’ve said it to her so often. ?
She’s so talkative and so creative with her vocalizations that we’re pretty sure she has a good chunk of Siamese or Oriental in her. She has the body shape, too, just not the coloring.
Bai Hao. Obviously.
Late with my submission (nothing new with me). Char-lie. Has to have the hyphen. This is in keeping with the current administration. Char is short for charcoal which is obviously a lie.
I wanna name the kitty . . . how about St. Nick? lol
So far great suggestions, thanks all! I think sentiment falls pretty evenly between Dervish and Casper, with variations on snow
counterintuitive black evoking names (yes, he has a blaze of orange between his ears). Plus lots of wonderful one off suggestions. We’re always looking for names for our rescues, so even if we don’t use yours here, we probably will later, because our creative naming juices are drying out. And I liked so many of the suggestions!
Based on behavior, Dervish is pretty appropriate.
I think for the duration until he’s adopted, we’re going to call him Dervish Casper Tunch, the first. Because it amuses me to have long names to call my animals when I want to sound stern. And that name is at least several pixels longer than he is.
Thanks to all of your for the kind comments and congratulations on Christopher Robin and Pooh! You motivate me to do more!
Dervishes wearing white, singing and dancing, from Jodha Akbar.
Khwaja mere Khwaja , music composed by and sung by A. R. Rahman.
@satby: I like it! I came back to say that based on that first picture the name Barnaby popped in my head, but his current title is awesome.
Damned at Random
I like Casper and Jon Snow.
My suggestions – maybe just for the foundling list are Boo, Flash, Sugar and Dickens.
Damned at Random
Edelweiss, Mohawk (because that’s what the blond streak reminds me of), Copperhead, Jester, Mica, and Ala-bastard
Mogget! I’ve always wanted a white cat named Mogget.
Adorable kitten is adorable…how about Puck?
@Jeffro: I believe Josh is wrong. Twitler gets tacit (or open) encouragement from that part of the country that see him doing what they want – the oligarchs & their toadies, who want to further concentrate economic power in their hands until the neofeudal society is irreversible; and the
Albino(ETA: better – Redneck) Resentariat of lower-caste [sic] whites who are OK with being screwed by the oligarchy so long as Those People (& their race-traitor librul enablers), who in their warped worldview have been hoovering up the crumbs left behind by the oligarchs that were meant for “good white folk”, are getting screwed even harder.
These Volk (um, ‘scuse me, “folks”) really don’t give a shit what Twitler has done, or is doing, or will do, so long as he keeps doing what they want done. Obstruction, money-laundering, perjury, treason – it’s all just technicalities. ‘Cuz y’see, them eeebil non-white non-English-speaking non-Y-chromosomed race/language/gender-traitors don’t really give a shit about the rule of law, it’s all about using legal technicalities to obstruct Agolf’s dong that work. Which is exactly what they’d do (& have done) to us. (Yes, kids, it’s always projection with these mofos.)
It it’s not already been suggested how about Blizzard for kitty name..
@J R in WV: Thanks all for the well wishes. I’m actually leaving the country for a month on Thursday so I don’t expect the real weirdness to settle in until this winter when I’m home a lot more.
How about Tape? You found the whitey, Tape.
How about “Nieve”? “Snow”, in Spanish.
How about “Flurry”?
Late to the thread (Hey, I was driving!), but the splotch of orange between his ears and his blue eyes make me suspect that he’s a flame-point Siamese. If so, I’d name him after somebody with red hair and blue eyes who tended to be outspoken and something of a troublemaker. So why not Hamilton?
Thraknar the Kitbarian, 2nd of his name
Our beloved kitty, Thraknar the Kitbarian, Lord of the North, bringer of Death, Vet’s Bane (yes, that is his whole name), passed away in June. He, like this one, was a white-furred kitty with cream markings and blue eyes. Like this one, he was a rescue (his momma died after giving birth; Thraky was the runt). He found a loving home with my husband and lived a long, full life (18 years). He was not a nice kitty, but he was a good kitty.
I don’t have any digital kitten pics, but I do have some of him as an adult on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/thraknarthekitbarian/