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Jan 14, 2007

Barely a kitteh

This little kitteh is so small, he's barely even a kitteh. Just look at him compared to those fingers. The teeny pawsitude, the miniscule schnozzle, the practically-transparent pawpad action. Like he was just conjured up out of thin air. Giesle Petes.


Great shots, Michelle W., and standing ovation to kitteh "Tidbit" [Best name evar]

P.S. Just thought of this—try singing "Barely a Kitteh" in a Bee Gees "More Than a Woman" voice! heeeeee

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That kitteh rocks!!

 |  Jan 14, 2007 at 11:43 PM

"Barely a Kitteh" ... ROFL+++

what a sweet bit of fluff; just big enough to put in my pocket ...

imagine the comments ...

 |  Jan 14, 2007 at 11:49 PM

It was an
Fuzzy kitteh
That I held
For the first time today

Fish Eye no Miko
 |  Jan 14, 2007 at 11:54 PM

AWwwwh.... So ittybitty and sof' ...

Looking dubious, but sof' ... ^^

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 12:02 AM

Dear Bast, that's got to be the *cutest* kitten ever born! From the smudgy little face, to the "I'm so little I can't even retract my claws yet" toesies...
*faints dead away from teh qte*
*wakes up again*
The markings are tortie, or maybe calico, though, so it has to be a "she"... SHE is just the tiniest, most adorable, snorglable, gently-cuddlable, LOVABLE kitten who ever mewed her way into our hearts...
*melts again*

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 12:04 AM

I betcha you could put its entire head in your mouth. Surely, this is how one judges the true merit of a kitteh.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 12:04 AM

Ah, ace beat me to it, but this is most definitely a she-kitty and not a he-kitty. Torties and Calicos are ALWAYS girls.

That aside...

What a furdelicious wittle babeh! Sho teeny and prosh and anerable and head-explosion inducing. <3

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 12:41 AM

I want to put her wittle toesies in my mouf! Lookeeeeee, they are so tiny!

pendlerpiken aka teh captain
 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 12:54 AM

she may be teeny, but seeing her wittle face made my whoooole day better.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 12:55 AM

He looks miserable. Give him love.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 01:43 AM

calicoes aren't always female... my sister has a male one.and he is definatly the crazyest cat i have ever known.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 02:39 AM

Sarah: Well, there CAN be male Calico cats but it's extremely rare. 3000 to 1 odds according to Wikipedia which could or could not be right on the subject. Other sources I've looked up describe how the calico/tortoiseshell gene is carried on X chromosomes and that male calico or tortoiseshell cats are a genetic anomaly (XXY) and are generally sterile.

So your friend has got a one in a million cat there.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 02:47 AM

Awww! I've been throwing up all night, and felt limper than a filleted lettuce leaf until I mustered the strength to log on to CO and found Tidbit - my ill feeling vanished in an instant at his all-powerful cuteness!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 02:55 AM

How absolutely beautiful!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 03:05 AM

Tiny sweet little scrap of life. God bless.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 03:19 AM

Mini jelly beans :)

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 03:23 AM

you've got to love a baby with bed head!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 03:33 AM

Maybe it's just me, but I've been singing "Barely a Kitteh" to Boston's "More than a Feeling", instead.

And OMG, the cuteness!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 04:05 AM

Her fursie's too big for her's body!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 04:27 AM

ears are back -- "i can't be liking this!" Mommie!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 04:48 AM

Oh my, look at those tiny toenails. And the sleepy, drunken expression. And the fluffiness. And the...

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 05:11 AM

dee squeenty eyesss! dey are keeling mee!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 05:12 AM



*topples over and dies*

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 05:13 AM

I spy wispy gypsy
Silver and sorrel
Potpurri in a tea cup

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 05:15 AM


Now I'll get absolutely no work done today. I'm just going to keep staring at this sweet widdle ball o' fluffy kitteh.
I want to put her in my pocket and take her home for long, gentle snorgles.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 05:23 AM

Now introducing the 'Pocket Kitteh'!
Small enough to fit in your pocket! Perfect for traveling or having just plain fun!
On sale starting January 15th through the 19th at retail stores...

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 05:44 AM



 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 05:45 AM

Just imagine when that kitteh is a big fat altered adult kitteh... With the name "tidbit"!!!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 05:46 AM

The floofs!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 05:51 AM

Well, my head just exploded.

Now, whose gonna clean up this mess?

Re: Male calicos: The only requirement for calico color (in a genetic sense) is having two X chromosomes. The calico color is expressed when "bar bodies" form causing certain colors to be active in some cells and not others. Anywho, as someone above was saying an XXY cat is geneticaly male, as it is the presence of a Y chromosome that makes an animal male or female. Since that cat has 2 X chromosomes, it can have bar bodies and be calico, and male! The interesting part comes in where you said that the cat is bonkers. Normally XXY individuals are tired all the time! There is another possibility, the cat in question could be XXYY, which is even RARER then XXY. In humans XXY appears once in ever 300-500 births, XXYY is one in every 1,700!

This concludes your genetics lesson for today. Please snorgle your kitteh!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 06:05 AM

Tidbit is the perfect name! It's like this kitteh is just a tiny crumb from a larger kitteh.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 06:41 AM

And here "Barely A Kitteh" struck me as more Billy Joel than Bee Gees...

(To the tune of "Always a Woman")

He can kill with a yawn
He can wound with his nose
He's got miniscule claws on his miniscule toes
His ridonkulous paw pads are so pink and wee
He's on Cute Overload
But he's Barely A Kitteh to me.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:07 AM

Kathe!!!!! You are a genius. I am stealing your song and calling it my own. By the way, Tidbit is gone - I eated her in one big kiss/lick/swallow. oopppps, here she is again. can't you just hear her little silent meow...

Simpson O'Brien
 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:15 AM

EEEK!!!! I love that name, Tidbit...so purrfect! Just the sweetest wittle baybe I ever did see! Destined for a life of pampering, snorgling and excessive kisses.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:15 AM

OMG, I love that name and love Tidbit - what a cuteumpie.
AAGH - thanks for the Bee Gees earworm!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:28 AM

Ooh, the poor wee mite! His "dirty" face just makes him more waifish. And I bet the "meow" is just a little "squeak". I can't stand it!!!!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:30 AM

In Canada, he'd be called "Timbit."

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:34 AM

When she gets older and larger, as mentioned above, she can be called "Tidbutt". I've found "butt" can be easily added to many cat names. ie.
"Tumbleweed" --> "Tumblebutt"
"Sodapop" -- "Sodabutt"
"Mr. Bounce --"Mr. Bouncebutt" (Sorry, Teho, not really casting aspersions here)

Laurie C
 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:34 AM

Look at those little claws!!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:36 AM

[snicker] Laurie C. That's "Mister Butt" to you.

...[le sigh] luvs teh tabbico.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:36 AM

Hermione's first attempt at kitten-conjuring in Charms today. Everyone else only managed hairballs.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:36 AM




I want to come home to THAT FACE every day. That's the cutest kitteh ever. It doesn't get any better than that. Lookitim. He really IS a tidbit.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:37 AM

That little face just calmed my soul.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:42 AM

that is the cutest kitten i've ever seen on co. that is the best. I am in love now.

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:51 AM

Sooooooooooo precious! And I love that crazy Kramer (from Seinfeld) hair!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:52 AM

My Katie-cat was only three weeks old when I got her and about the size of little Tidbit. So precious! Now she's nine months old, about 5 pounds, and wakes me up in the morning by licking my face and biting my nose!
Kathe - awesome lyrics!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:55 AM

Oh, and Katie was referred to as the "fuzzy golf ball" because that was about how big her head was!

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 07:58 AM

LOL, LC!! Sodabutt! :-D

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 08:03 AM

Major props to the Peeps for:
"Timbit" - so true!
Billy Joel lyrics - good earworm
Harry Potter reference - w00t!

Laurie C
 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 08:10 AM

She's a tiny, goofy little tidbit now-but, there is huge potential for one gorgeous grown up calico!! Give her bunches of love....(oh, and thanks a BUNCH for those earworm lyrics you folks just inflicted on my defenseless brain!!)

 |  Jan 15, 2007 at 08:15 AM

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