Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Ugliest Kitten in the World

Well, she's not. Not the ugliest kitten in the world, that is. She's not my kitten, either; she belongs to the granddaughter of a friend of my mom's, the same woman who gave me Jekyll, who comes over to visit Jekyll (and me) occasionally. Tonight she brought the kitten.

<--I would like to reassure everyone that she is playing with a toy fish. Not a toy anything else. Just FYI.

I think the kitten's gorgeous. If I didn't already have Jekyll, and if it didn't require stealing a kitten from a little girl, I'd have kept her. She's a dark calico with a light gray undercoat, which makes her look like she's been rolling in soot, and her eyes are a remarkable dark amber--almost as brown as a dog's eyes.

So there it is: beauty is as subjective as anything else. Here is a picture of Jekyll too so he won't get jealous.


Diana said...

Aww, she's a tortoiseshell. They're similar to calicos, but they're dark and the genetic process which determines the hair color happens later so they have little splotches of color instead of big splotches of color.

I had a tortie for 18 years. She was a sweetheart.

And Jekyll looks very handsome. (Don't want him to get jealous)

K.C. Shaw said...

Oh, a tortoiseshell, of course! I'd never seen one, just read about them, so I wasn't sure what she was. The owner's grandmother kept saying she thought "something had gone wrong" with her coloring, which is a weird thing to say. I'll tell her she has an uncommonly pretty tortoiseshell kitten.

Ash-Matic said...

Squeee! Kittens! Squeeee!

K.C. Shaw said...

The woman who brought the kitten over kept trying to talk to me. I have no idea what she was saying, because KITTEN.