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Nov 23, 2008

These photos just might save your family.

Brace yourselves. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and your Mom is going to tell you that you made the potatoes wrong. I'm just telling you now. So, to successfully deal with the onslaught of family holidays, I'd like to suggest, in this order:

1. Carry a pocket flask for liquid courage as needed. Do not share it with your Druncle.

2. Whenever you need to, come back to these two photos to remind yourself not all families are full of dysfunctional morons. [head tilt]

I am so full from all the photos Johanna S. finds [patting belleh]. Specter and "his" babies and Happy Family by Boered.

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Wouldn't the holidays be so much fuzzier if all your relatives were kittehs.


 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:18 AM

meg, you are saving lives with teh qte!
drunkle! ha!

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:26 AM

LOL at Meg's genius cap-shons, agayn.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:26 AM

oops, druncle!

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:27 AM

As if these pictures weren't cute enough already.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Jeez, first kitten riblets and armpits and now LICKINGKS!!!!!!


Gail (the first one)
 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:32 AM

druncle? DRUNCLE? why was i not made aware of this term earlier?

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:35 AM

what if you are the drunkle.

LOL Must pin thes photos up at work

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:37 AM

You has same flavor; must be the dad.

Look at the adorable bebeh kitteh head in the back, also looking for some lickingks.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:38 AM

I am PMSing and hungover and I'm all "Look you can actually feel the love! That is sooo beutiful! wahhh!" Commence bawling!

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:40 AM

PS. Second pic. Background. Left.


 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:46 AM

o! dadcat with the bebeh!

and then all of them lickingks!


 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:49 AM

The orange kitty is a male - and not even the dad! What a sweetheart. [melts]

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Is Specter the druncle kitteh?? He thinks thems his babies! The kissy kissies are adorabulls!

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 12:07 PM

I find that if CO doesn't work, liquor does. Followed by a mantra of "I swear I must be adopted."

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 12:10 PM

"Drunkle." Perfect!

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Post-Thanksgiving, are we all getting together for a chorus of "I Ate Too Moishe"?

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 12:36 PM

OHHHH, second pic, left... DO WANTTTT!

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 12:40 PM


 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 12:52 PM

My mom's going to probably say, "why did you have to go to work?" not understanding that in the business I work in, people work every day. People WORK, mom! And NO, I DID NOT MAKE THE POTATOES WRONG! THEY'RE MASHED! MASHED!

*ahem* I'm okay. Promise.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 01:08 PM

Cats who love each other are AWESOME.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 01:54 PM

And also remember, however maddening they are, deep inside, your Mom and Dad really want to slurp you just like that.

Trabb's Boy
 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 02:05 PM

Druncle is quite possibly the best word I've learned in a decade! Thank you, Meg. :)

Michelle S
 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 02:08 PM

OMG "druncle" best term EVAR!
OMG male kitteh who thinks he should be the momma.
OMG Lickingks with actual momma cat.
OMG little kitten in the back all sad face-what about me?
Sorry for all the omg's but it's pretty much how it all went down for me.
I bet they're all delicious :)
Cuteoverload you have killt me with the qte
I Loves them. *le sigh of contentment*

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 02:26 PM

Awwww these are so sweet! What a great kitty! (I always knew orangies were the best of kitties.)

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 02:39 PM

well damn, you made me sniffle at the lurve in this picture! are they sure Specter isn't the daddy of any kitties? he is not neautered and every time they try to take him to the vet he runs away. maybe specter is like the gay bachelor uncle? it is very possible! in any case, the lurve in that family is too much for this person. *sniffles*

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 04:05 PM

I am definitely bookmarking this for after Thursday. It'll be the first Thanksgiving since my parents split this Spring, and I am not expecting anything less than stifled, tension-filled bickering.

JL Sigman
 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 04:06 PM

Very cute and cute story!
Just a reminder though, please everyone spay & neuter so more kitties aren't born in barns.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 04:27 PM

Thanks, Melanie, for mentioning spay & neuter. I was afraid to be a nuffer. Specter is a sweetheart, but I'm sure glad my Druncle never kissed me like that!

NT Mel
 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 04:58 PM

If I drank I would so be a druncle! I love my nieces!

And wow...that little face in the back of photo #2....


 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 05:13 PM

A "druncle?" You learn something new everyday.

I love these self-appointed fosters! How cute how he cares for Fat Kitty's kittens. I love how that kitten's caught in the middle in a good way.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 05:24 PM

Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures. I can't begin to tell you how they have brightened my day. I want to kiss them all!

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 05:30 PM

so cute. ahhhn.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 05:33 PM

Baby kitties + Uncle Specter = Squeeeeee!!

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 06:22 PM

aw...... blink blink
super heartwarming!

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 06:33 PM


(trap neuter release)

There are enough unwanted kitties--even barn cats.

But yeah, it's cute. <3

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 06:41 PM

This is real nice--loving
kittehs--and we can pick up
family-size mashed potatoes
at Chucky Chicken--my treat.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 06:50 PM

*gives thanks for tiny tabbies*

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 08:24 PM

When i was little, we had a marmie cat named Mr. Tudball who loved to babysit his sister's kittens. He even helped clean the babies when they were born. When mom-cat went off to do her own thing, Mr. Tudball would curl up with the kittens and snuggle until mommy came home. These pics take me back.... so cute...*wistful sigh*

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 08:25 PM

Was the mom cat named Mrs. He-wiggins?

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 08:29 PM

"Druncle" is so entering my lexicon. I don't know how I'm going to work it into conversation, but I'm determined to find a way.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 08:29 PM

I checked out the photos on Flickr, and there a post she has that talks about how she took all her cats to the vet to be fixed, she also mentions that as soon as the mommies and kitties are ready, they are going too. I think these cats are strays and what a wonderful thing she is doing.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 08:48 PM

Wow, I needed this, and we don't even have Thanksgiving here.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 09:35 PM

Ahhn, this is too sweet. I will need to check C.O. moar often in December when relatives visit and stay at our house for *gulp* several weeks.

Raemie L.
 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:27 PM

Hey, it worked for Howard Moon. ...sort of.

 |  Nov 23, 2008 at 11:58 PM

I'll save these for Christmas as we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here.

Hon Glad
 |  Nov 24, 2008 at 01:11 AM

Whenever I've brought home a new kitten, each of the boys have been the ones to take care of the new one, cleaningks, lickingks, corporal cuddlingks....I don't know if that's typical of all males, but it's SO CUTE!!!!!!!!! I always tell them what good big brothers they are!!

Gail (the first one)
 |  Nov 24, 2008 at 03:57 AM

That Flickr set is teh squee! She's got moar pix of the tinee tabbees, and huffable puppees, and baby flop-eared goatseses in washtubs!

 |  Nov 24, 2008 at 05:33 AM

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