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Surprise kitten

Surprise kitten

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:27 by Ananth in response to the extended ballad of laundry cat

Surprise kitten happened a month ago, and flipped our life upside down for a few weeks. We initially weren't sure if we were going to keep her, but then she and Rook became pals so that decided that. I'm sure we'll post some more comics about her in the next few weeks! 

Oh, I just wanted to say ... you guys are my bros. Thanks for believing me about that wasp.

That's it for now! Catch you next week!



Comment by Michelle (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:30

That's really cool! The same sort of thing happened to me last year. Except it was a cat that gave the kitten to me.... An old stray tom that hung around our house just brought us a kitten one day and MADE her stay with us. Very strange. Love that cat though :)

Surprise kitten is way too

Comment by Barb (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:38

Surprise kitten is way too adorable! :D

Awwww What a cutie! Did you

Comment by Amy (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:38


What a cutie! Did you give her a name yet?

That's what I'd love to

Comment by Kat (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 00:16

That's what I'd love to know! Maybe Robin or something since she chirped in that one comic?

Noooo! Magpie! She's black

Comment by danihana (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 06:18

Noooo! Magpie! She's black and white like one!

Teh kitteh naymez

Comment by Hoopajoo (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 06:50

Tux! She should be named Tux since she looks like she's wearing a tuxedo. Definitely puttin' on the Ritz!

I like Surprise. I

Comment by Chris D. (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 08:47

I like Surprise. I's right there in the title. :-)

Also, tell John you got a Surprise. >:-)

I should read comments before commenting. <_<

Comment by Lyndse (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 11:16

Er... seconded!

Name should be LC for

Comment by Zehnoda (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 10:18

Name should be LC for Laundry Cat. This is how we named all of our pets. Had a cat that slept in a box wood cleaner came in, his name became woodcleaner or Woody. A stray dog adopted us, he became Other Dog or OD.

Elsie for "LC" would be

Comment by Jeago (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 16:37

Elsie for "LC" would be quite cute, actually.
I can't wait to learn the identity of the Surprise Kitten.


Comment by Janko (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:14

Oh, yes, I second Magpie - especially since she chirrups!

I have an idea!

Comment by Lyndse (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 11:12

Why not name her Surprise? ^_^

She's a super cutie too. Look at those great big eyes and those huge alert ears! I just want to give her pets and hugs. Give her pets and hugs for me, please?


Comment by ChristineA (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:40

Dawww!! I'm so glad you guys were able to keep her, especially since you already have a cat. That she and Rook are buddies now is just awesome. :D Makes me so wish I wasn't allergic to cats. :( Is her name still "Laundry Cat"? or did you come up with a new name for her? :)

That kind of thing is how my

Comment by Shauna (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:40

That kind of thing is how my parents got all three of their cats, one born under a friend's porch, one at the stables of a friend, and, another popped out of the bushes when they were on a walk and followed them about 3 blocks home.

Does this new cat have a name yet?

Love Yuko's art compared to

Comment by Drakmarth (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:41

Love Yuko's art compared to the cat, really pulls off the wide-eyed expression the she must have. Cats that aren't familiar with each other away take time to get used to one another.

I have had many cats through my family and one time I thought my mother's older cat would never give my younger cat the time of day. Then one time I saw my cat follow my mother's cat out into the field. Something happened out there, something wonderful (and probably rabbit killing related) that made them..amicable.

Surprise kitty is surprised

Comment by Adrean Clark (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:42

What big eyes you have, kitty!

<3 your cat comics! :D


Comment by origamigryphon (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:42

Surprise kitty has the BIGGEST eyes I have ever seen! I love her to DEATH and I am so glad that her and Rook get along!

Her name should be Surprise, or some derivative thereof.

I can't wait to see more comics of them ^^


Comment by spoonifur (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:43


All the better to be ADORABLE

I wonder if Laundry lady

Comment by Mander (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:55

I wonder if Laundry lady just so happens to read this comic

And was like "Wow if I give them my cat she will be in COMICS and be FAMOUS ON THE INTERNET"


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:33

That is officially what happened.

Those are the pointiest ears ever!

Comment by Organs (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 18:19

She looks like such an elf! Maybe you should name her Kyra the Gelfling (that's her name from "Dark Crystal", right?)?

That cat looks as if it's in

Comment by Gaff (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 18:33

That cat looks as if it's in a perpetual state of "OMG THE FUCK IS THIS?!?!"


Comment by Hikki536 (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 18:39

New potential JW character!
The laundry cat reminds me of this news in the UK about a woman who accidentally put her cat into the washing machine along with the rest of her clothes. :| Thank goodness the cat was safe.

My grandmother did that

Comment by Meow (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:42

My grandmother did that once. Except she ran the dryer with the cat in it and the cat didn't turn out okay. D:

I thought Yuko was

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 18:39

I thought Yuko was exaggerating the cuteness of the laundry cat in the other panels, but she's just so small and cute with big ears and eyes! Oh! Call her TLC! Teelsee? Tealci For "the laundry cat" or something..... So cute!

It could stand for that and

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:34

It could stand for that and tender loving care :)))))
It's the perfect name!

She is absolutely

Comment by Sulana (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:11

She is absolutely adorable..! I want her. ;_;


Comment by Suilean Dubh (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:23

She looks like a little owl-cat. YOU SHOULD NAME HER ATHENA! Cuz... Cuz owls. Also, YAY MORE CAT COMICS!!! CAT COMICS FOREVER!!!

...Is... Is that Conrad in a

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:36

...Is... Is that Conrad in a kilt?

that's Lela.

Comment by Aido Thu, 08/04/2011 - 23:33

Lela is Evan's lady friend. 

YAY. I was hoping you guys

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:40

YAY. I was hoping you guys would somehow get that cat.

The correct response

Comment by tudza (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:50

The correct response to, "You have to take this cat." is "No, I don't."

Even the cat is confused.

Comment by Jonn (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 19:56

Even the cat is confused.

This cat

Comment by Epic Gibson (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 23:37

The way you drew her is perfect. XD
What'd ya name her? She's adorable.


Comment by Jade Carver (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 23:39


What's her name and can we pleeeeease get a video with her making her little chirrup-y noises?


Looks like

Comment by kumakaori (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 23:45

She'd be friends with Ian McConville's cat. ... Broface!

Yes. This I approve.

Comment by Nemo (not verified) Sun, 08/07/2011 - 21:18

As long as they dont have kittens, who will broface your laundry, and the world will explode in cuteness.

appreciable feline rendering

Comment by matt (not verified) Thu, 08/04/2011 - 23:57

man I like how you draw cats.

OH JESUS. Look'it the eyes

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 00:18

OH JESUS. Look'it the eyes on that thing!


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 00:25

... If there isn't a name for the kitty yet: Tera XD
Weird explanation, but Rook > Rookery > Pterodactyl > Mess with letters until it makes it look like a name. Said they were buddies... ._.;;

One of the cutest cats i have ever seen and EYES so beautiful!
though.. they do look like they are staring into your soul a bit..


Comment by Sven (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 00:38

Can't wait to see what you guys name her *_*

Miss, that man has eyes.

Comment by Suri (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 01:23

Miss, that man has eyes. angry eyes. how does that remind you of Ananth? *stare* [/stupidness]

He does remind me of Ananth. XD


Comment by Jingseng (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 01:00

Bishop?! Queen to Rook 8?! I don't know chess moves at all. Oreo? Cookies and cream? since she is black and white?!

Do let us know a name for cuteness!


Comment by Suri (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 01:19

Someone was suggesting to name her robin, since she chirped, and someone was saying she was like an owl.
And because we all love Maw.
NAME HER AVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You know, cause aves is latin for birds, and it's the class of birds (ya know, scientific classification.)
I AM A NERD. I WANT YOU TO BE NERDS TOO AND NAME HER AVES!!!! DO IT FOR SCIENCE. (either that or Avis, the nominative singular for bird in latin)
I'm on a sugar high right now <3


Comment by Nico (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 01:22 sure weren't lying about the big googaly eyes... >.<


Comment by Android 21 3/7 (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 02:05

Your new cat has almost the exact same coloration as my cat, right down to the spots on her nose and chin! And she's so cute! I'm glad Rook didn't become territorial. How old is Rook?

Safety first

Comment by Toad (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 02:24

Does the kitten have her shots? D:

Yup. The first thing we

Comment by Ananth Fri, 08/05/2011 - 08:40

Yup. The first thing we did. 


Comment by skourja (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 03:27

THAT CAT. Has the cutest ears.

I hope she's super friendly!

Wow that cats eyes really

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 03:43

Wow that cats eyes really are that big 0_0
i guess like your wasp