November 5, 2010

Introducing: Ember!

Posted in Look tagged , , , , , at 1:33 pm by onetinyacorn

With some trepidation, we visited the local animal shelter recently. We were still reeling from the loss of Argento, but Mars seemed lonely, so we wanted to find a playmate for him. We spied a four-month-old kitten named Button, who was reaching her little paw out to us from between the wires of her cage. She was very playful and cuddly, which is exactly what we were looking for. I had read that female cats tend to be less affectionate than male cats, but our interaction at the shelter seemed to refute that.

So, several days later, we incorporated a new kitten into our lives, renaming her Ember. She came from the mean streets of Jackson, Wyoming (fun fact: Teton County, where Jackson is located, is one of the richest counties in the U.S. It is also one of the two Wyoming counties that went for Obama in 2008—the other being Albany county, which we live in). Her owner picked her from a shelter in Jackson, moved her to Laramie, and then decided that he or she couldn’t keep her. She’s a punk rock kitty: she has two tiny green dots tattooed in her left ear. Apparently, they do that in Teton County when their shelter animals are spayed or neutered.

After a few days of hissing and pouting (Mars), our two cats became the best of friends. So far, we’ve had really great luck with that, even though we never manage to follow the “rules” of introducing new cats (one cat always escapes and meets the intruder). Enough babbling. You want to see photos!


November 1, 2009


Posted in Look tagged , , , , , at 10:44 pm by onetinyacorn

Truth be told, I was not as excited about Halloween this year as I have been in past years. I missed my friends, and thought about how much fun they were probably having in their far-flung locales. Me? I dressed up as a Persian cat: I wore a gold brocade dress, and cat ears that I made out of silk shantung. Black eyeliner worked well to create whiskers and a black nose. Mars was kinda freaked out when I put on the ears–suddenly, he didn’t know what to make of me.

During the morning, I passed out bookmarks and stickers to the parade of little dinosaurs and monkeys that were trick-or-treating downtown. My favorite costume was the baby dressed like a lobster, sitting in a stock pot and pushed along in a stroller by his/her parents, who were dressed like chefs. In the evening, we went out to eat–in costume–and then heard a few bands at a bar. It was alright. Nothing too amazing. Lots of Maxes from Where the Wild Things Are, so I’m glad I nixed that idea. There was an awesome bridezilla: a bride/Godzilla hybrid.

Happy Halloween, Wyoming-style

Meeting of the Minds


August 9, 2009

Introducing: Mars

Posted in Look tagged , , at 7:50 pm by onetinyacorn

We recently got a second kitten to keep our first one company. We named him Mars after both the color Mars Black (art nerds, represent!) and for the God of War. Not because we are war-loving people, but because he is a warrior: the people at the shelter told us that when he was brought there, as an abandoned feral kitten, he was so slight that they didn’t expect him to survive. Only one month later, he is healthy, happy, and completely rambunctious! The two of them play constantly. In other kitten news: Juliet is now Argento. Turns out he was a male. Oops.

First Night in a New Home

First Night in a New Home


Looking Down

Mars likes to stay up-to-date on the news of the day.

Mars likes to stay up-to-date on the news of the day.

And now, I will try to refrain from blogging incessantly about our happy little family.

June 23, 2009

More Kitty!

Posted in Look, Make tagged , , , at 7:36 pm by onetinyacorn

The people have spoken, and they want 50% more furry feline content. Thus, I give you a few of the many moods of Juliet:

Playful Juliet

Playful Juliet

Relaxed Juliet

Relaxed Juliet

Contemplative Juliet

Contemplative Juliet

Immodest Juliet

Immodest Juliet

I think I’m going to make her my spokescat for Paper Rose Designs, since she has captured the adoration of the masses. Hee hee.

I made her bed myself; if you’re interested, the instructions are here. The original instructions aren’t very clear–there are more elaborate instructions on page three of that thread. It makes sense when you’re sewing (assuming that you’ve sewn before). And, hey, if it doesn’t come out perfectly, your cat won’t know the difference.

May 23, 2009


Posted in Look tagged , , , , at 4:27 pm by onetinyacorn

*Ahem.* Yes, we’ve finally got a pet! We picked up the two-month-old kitten yesterday; within 20 minutes of arriving at our home she was cuddling with us. She is unbelievably adorable and affable: favorite activities include chasing her tail, pouncing on air vents, playing soccer with crumpled pieces of paper, and scaling the side of our couch like a mini-Spiderman.

Without further adieu, let us introduce Juliet to the world:

20 minutes after arriving at our place

20 minutes after arriving at our place

Fair Maiden

Color Coordinated

Is she not the most adorable kitten ever? We think so. Stunning blue eyes run in my family, so it’s apt that our little cat-child has them.

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