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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!


Those eyes! Those ears!

Comment by AmericanLink (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 04:10

Those eyes! Those ears! THAT CUTE! I'm so glad she and Rook got along, and now has a loving, permanent home. <3

What a presh! Thank goodness

Comment by Foe (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 04:13

What a presh! Thank goodness they knew who the right people were to ask! I'm glad she has a good home now... what a cute face!


Comment by Deih (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 04:54

Why is it so cuuuute?!


I want a kitteh now D:


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

Oh my goodness, she is EXACTLY the way you drew her! What happened that she needed to leave the laundromat?

She definitely found a wonderful home. I am waiting anxiously for pictures of her and Rook being pals, FYI. :D


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

Laundry Cat is so adorable! Why would her owners give her away? :(

I can't imagine giving away my cat for whatever reason. :(

... new surprise kitten-cat...

Comment by Nigel-63 (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 06:24

... that wee beastie is seriously made for a black'n'white strip - wasn't that well organised!

Laundry Cat evolved into

Comment by screamingfurby (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 07:00

Laundry Cat evolved into Surprise Kitten <3


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

Well you did say at the convention that you wanted to get another cat! Well there you go, fate gave you a kitty! :3 And she has giant cute eyes. Good luck figuring out how to say no to her. And all the comments equating Laundry Cat -> Surprise Kitten as a Pokemon? You made me giggle.

That might actually be one

Comment by Happysquee (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 08:41

That might actually be one of the cutest cats ever......OH MY GOOD NESS

Surprise Cats Are Always the Best

Comment by Laura (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 09:41

This is startlingly similar to how I got my cat. When I was 5, our across-the-street neighbors came by with this teeny little cat and handed it to my mom. They said they needed someone to take her because they were moving back into their apartment (they lived in the house across the street as a summer home...quite posh, indeed) and they couldn't take another animal, so we were getting this cat because they knew we would take care of it...and, they said, if we didn't take her they'd drive her into the hills and drop her somewhere to be eaten by any number of woodland nasties. Mom did the honorable thing and the cat's been here for 15 years :)

We named her Micia, which is Friulano for Kitty. You might want to name her some language-version of Surprise. Sorpresa, perhaps?

This comic is good.

Comment by Al Paradise (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 09:46

And you should feel good.

The way you draw laundry cat

Comment by Susan (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 09:54

The way you draw laundry cat is spot on. It's surprising how I would be able to point and say "yes, this cat" given this comic's style of simplicity an relative vagueness of cats in general.

I always look forward to hearing your portrayal of the world around.

Big Eyes!

Comment by EmiCo (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 10:26

Conrad told me the story! She has such big eyes! What a cute cat. I am glad she gets along with Rook.

Does... does that cat have

Comment by Tophat (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 10:32

Does... does that cat have a sweet bro and hella jeff mouth? It's kind of freaking me out... :y

Can't unsee it...

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 01:25

Can't unsee it...


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 01:33


Aww! It's always nice to see

Comment by Dart (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 11:02

Aww! It's always nice to see a pet get a home.

So, really, the question on my mind is...

Comment by Lyndse (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 11:26

... Why did the laundromat that you guys have been going to for years suddenly decide they couldn't have Laundry Cat anymore, and that you had to take her?

I'm glad kitty got a good home with you guys and all, but seriously, who just pawns kitties off on people? They're not old sweaters, they're animals.

Volunteer for a little while

Comment by cheri (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 12:46

Volunteer for a little while at an animal shelter. It will no longer surprise you.

To be fair, the cat doesn't

Comment by Meow (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 10:56

To be fair, the cat doesn't look more than a few months old. She may have wandered into there a month or so before this happened. Or maybe the owner received the cat somehow and was like "crap, I can't take care of a cat."

And you'd be surprised. I've seen people leave rabbits and cats on the front porch of pet stores in the dead of winter overnight, and once my dad find a box of kittens on the side of the road. Some people have no concern for animals' well-being.

My goodness.

Comment by VC (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 12:09

This kitten alone wins all the internets! <3 If she DOES have a name yet, I bet it's ADORABLE.

I remember when I got my cat, Max. I was looking for another cat and I was going to adopt one from my parent's (their cat, Boo, had two), but one had not made it and they wanted to keep the other one. Then, the day after, it's like fate, my co-worker tells me she either has to bring her cat back to the SPCA or find a home for it. I willingly took him and he's a wonderful addition. :)


Comment by Red (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 12:37

Wh-What did that cat do to get kicked out of that place? o_o
Well I guess Rook has a girlfriend now.


Comment by Sally (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 13:35

She's adorable! I'm glad she and Rook get along. How about naming her Elsie? Like LC for Laundry Cat?


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Comment by dark5ide (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:20

She should be named something laundry related.

Tide? Cheer? Oxi (as in oxi-clean)? Bounce?


Comment by Hablabajabla (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:27

Is the cutest. :3


Comment by Jade (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 15:08

I like how Evan's moustache makes him look like he's smiling in the second to last panel. You all have faces of shock, but he looks amused and happy to be given Laundry Cat. It's cute. :)

Well, he went out of his way

Comment by Foe (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 18:15

Well, he went out of his way to make friends w/ Rook... Perhaps he's pleased at making a new cat-friend.


Comment by nalem (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 16:10

That's the cutest Kitty ever! Oh so lucky!!!

She just gave you the cat?

Comment by Ach (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 18:23

She just gave you the cat? ;-; Aw poor laudry cat. I wonder why she gave him away, he's such a cutie. Aaw. Well, he'll be happy now either way : ) Glad he gets along with Rook.

huh so they DIDN'T own her?

Comment by Mr. Morningstar (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 19:23

huh so they DIDN'T own her? Or was there like another reason.


But why would they want to turn away that cute face? D:

Her eeears! I thought you

Comment by Kass (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 19:31

Her eeears! I thought you were just exaggerating by drawing them so... bunny-ish. I thought wrong xD; She's adorable!


Comment by ninjatails (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 19:53

OMG I LOVE CATS. my brothers are allergic tho, so... i have to wait until I move out to get one D:

If you named her Magpie that

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 20:09

If you named her Magpie that would be so adorbs (and keep with the corvid naming theme!)

Everyone seems to be

Comment by Grue (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 22:49

Everyone seems to be thinking up names to match Rook or other such foolishness, but I think if a name is still up in the air, it's only appropriate to name her Sagan. She seems to be genuinely struck with awe at the entirety of the universe around her, probably 24/7. It also follows the trend of using last names as girls' first names.

Of course, it's been a month, so she probably has a name already. Dammit, guess I've gotta name my next (first) cat Sagan!

Cute cat but...

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 22:51

When I read "flipped our life upside down", I honesty thought you were going to do a spin off of the fresh prince of bel air song about the cat. D:


Comment by Sarah (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 23:27

what's her name?

So adorable!

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 08/05/2011 - 23:45

She looks so similar to my old cat, I almost want to cry! D:

She's pretty adorable, I

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 02:28

She's pretty adorable, I love how big her eyes are. And it's nice that she and Rook get along. My family used to foster cats and kittens for the animal shelter, and our house cat wasn't too fond of that idea.

I think I found out her name, and if I'm right, I think it's totally adorable and suits her perfectly. C:

As usual, the art is amazing. I love this comic so much.

Rook is a he right?

Comment by Cyber620 (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 11:02

And this is a she....Anybody spayed or neutered in this house? Or you may get a really BIG surprise.

Anybody spayed or neutered in this house?

Comment by Ian (not verified) Sun, 08/07/2011 - 20:49

If Yuko or Ananth or any of the others are, they haven't spoken of it.

Is it odd I think the cat

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 11:11

Is it odd I think the cat looks like evan? Its the eyes.... its gotta be the way the eyes look....

This comic reminds me of

Comment by Genshie (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 12:22

This comic reminds me of Zelda.
Its dangerous outside so take this! *Hands you cat*


Comment by Pandiculator (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:15

I thought that instantly. I was surprised to see that nobody else had mentioned that!

Awesome-looking cat, though!

You should name her

Comment by Zakanakai (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 12:34

You should name her Queen
then you have two chess pieces!


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:02

wow. are some friggin' huge eyes on that cat........*poke poke*


Comment by saturn671 (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:32

Why did they give you laundry cat? Was it for the people allergic to cats or do they not have enough resources to take care of her???


Comment by Anii (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:04

What an adorable Kitten! How could you not take her in?


Comment by SharkBait (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:14

D'AWWWWWWWW shes so kute!!! i must show you mine! XD

So you go to the laundry and

Comment by Maymi (not verified) Sat, 08/06/2011 - 23:24

So you go to the laundry and get a cat. I think that's a win in my book. Any reason they didn't want her anymore? That's kind of sad. ):