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Tue, 08/09/2011 - 15:45 by Ananth in response to kitten quarantine

More kitten comics! We kept her in quarantine until we could get her to the vet for tests and shots, and this was the scene that greeted us every morning. She's a little hyperactive! Except for right now, she's curled up on the end of the couch. Quiet cat is my favorite cat. 

The most consistent question in last time's comments was about her name. She does have one, but I think it'll be more fun to tell you guys via a strip. Sorry to be a tease!

We'll be at SPX next month!


Your mileage may vary

Comment by Hoopajoo (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 15:53

Ah, yes, the tumultuous kitten break-in period. I remember it well. I also remembering wondering how the hell kitty litter could get into a ceiling fan. I guess the $#!+ hit the fan that night (sorry).

I mean cats not cows

Comment by Brendan (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 15:55

Well looks like you guys your very own Gonta and Mika now. Get them all together, throw some catnip in the middle of them, and have yourself a battle royal, or Cattle royal. (sorry couldn't resist the pun)

Hyper Active Cat is HYPER!

Comment by Jak (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 16:06

My advice (if you're looking for any) is to play with the cat until she's too tired to move. Then maybe newly cleaned bathroom will stay that way the next morning. Of course this may prove difficult due the busy lives I'm sure you both have.
Or you could put a cap on the litter box. Like the litter boxes that look like kitty outhouses so people can't see inside them.
For future reference.

Can't wait to see what her name is. :)

I used to play with my cat

Comment by Fox Rent A Car (not verified) Sun, 01/29/2012 - 06:11

I used to play with my cat until she was tired, too, but this is better at nights, when you want to sleep and it has the great idea of running after all the toys. A cat is like a child, you must know when to play with it and when to run like there's no tomorrow. Just kidding.

I like cats, but I can't

Comment by NH auto repair (not verified) Tue, 03/20/2012 - 08:37

I like cats, but I can't understand those people who pick them up from the streets and take them home, instead of looking for the owner or leaving them at a shelter. I believe they're out of line with this type of love, but it could be just me.

Please for the love of god

Comment by Eponymous (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 16:15

Audio of chirrup.

Please. :(


Comment by Number Seven (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:39



Comment by Mokitty (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 19:49


i second that third

Comment by a commentor (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 20:06

i second that third


Comment by Sabrina Ali (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 20:12


It's kind of bizarre and cute all at once. Not a sound you expect to hear from a cat. Then again, my cat is kind of weird.

Hasn't anyone got the audio

Comment by Snazzy (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 23:49

Hasn't anyone got the audio yet???

I have audio of it, but I'm

Comment by Sabrina Ali (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:05

I have audio of it, but I'm not at home right now otherwise I'd post it... Believe the first thing I did was record her chirp because no one would believe me.

yes audio please! That churp

Comment by Stella (not verified) Thu, 08/11/2011 - 02:46

yes audio please! That churp sounds adorable.

I'll post it in a few days

Comment by Sabrina Ali (not verified) Thu, 08/11/2011 - 16:18

I'll post it in a few days when I get home if someone else hasn't done so before me.

You are pathetic.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/11/2011 - 04:41

You are pathetic.

Are you talking to me?

Comment by Sabrina Ali (not verified) Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:40

Are you talking to me?

THIS. I was just about to

Comment by TrueVCU (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 23:49

THIS. I was just about to make the same post. That cat is like a pokemon: the sound it makes clearly bears little relation to its actual physiology.

I swear, your cat comix are

Comment by corvideye (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 16:22

I swear, your cat comix are like a camera in my house. I rescued and socialized a horde of feral kittens (4 black, 2 tuxedo) and their mother. One time I had to put 4 of them in the bathroom overnight, and it looked like the aftermath of a hurricane...

What does Rook think of this?

Comment by Jeremy (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 16:23

What does Rook think of this?

last thurs new post "We

Comment by com (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 20:08

last thurs new post

"We initially weren't sure if we were going to keep her, but then she and Rook became pals so that decided that."

Isn't his name Cricket?

Comment by Zak (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 16:24

Isn't his name Cricket?

It must be done!

Comment by fraoch (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 02:24

If it isn't, it totally should be!

I believe so.

Comment by Eages (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 08:56

Aww beat me to it. I'm glad I'm not the only one who looks at stuff like that xD

Chirrupo, chirrumo, chirru iru momo!

Comment by Kilimbo (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 16:37

Kay but seriously.

Did anyone else lose their CMYcat shirt in the mail? How would I check tracking numbers on the package? D:


Comment by Kilimbo (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 22:39

Because it's not even my paypal ;-;

God every kitten ever. My

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 17:08

God every kitten ever. My little calico ate every piece of bread I ate unattended, and then just destroyed our bathroom every night.

Omg. I didn't realise you

Comment by Divi (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 17:16

Omg. I didn't realise you guys took the kitten in. Sounds like friends kitten xD oh mann


Comment by iamded (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 17:17

Man I would love to hear what that 'chirrup' sounds like! I hear it being the most adorable thing ever. :D


Comment by Lyndse (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:22

My husband's friend has a hyperactive cat that does just this sort of thing. She likes to find little bits of trash and put them in her food dish, among other things.

She's also home alone a lot of the day: I don't think I've ever met a cat with so much separation anxiety. She'll tear stuff up just to keep herself entertained, poor thing.

My cats are too old for this sort of foolishness, I guess. But my oldest cat used to TEAR THINGS UP (and break things) too!

Sounds like our cat

Comment by the other ghost girl (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 09:49

He's a shelter boy but he's pure bred. He got thrown into the wilderness by himself when he was kitten (he was probably still a little dependent on his mother too) so he is really clingy. When we go on vacation he doesn't even sulk! He's just "OMG you're home! I was so scared! please don't leave me alone again I love you!" He's sort of adorable . :3 Anyways can't wait until the next comic

PROTIP: Our new kitten came

Comment by alanv (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 18:56

PROTIP: Our new kitten came with compressed pine sawdust litter -- it smells like trees and doesn't seem to get everywhere like clay litter does.

BROTIP: Wear pastel-colored polo shirts with the collar "popped," or flipped upwards.

Alternate Litter

Comment by Val (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 21:01

Pine does work well, just avoid cedar like the plauge. Newspaper, wood pellet, and corn based litters also work well, depending on the setup.

Clay based cat litter is the worst. All that silica dust causes so many resperatory problems. :-\

Brotip XD

Comment by tahrey (not verified) Thu, 08/11/2011 - 03:42

Brotip XD

O_O= awww

Comment by Anii (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 20:29

This drawing is the cutest!

Obviously, her name has to

Comment by Alain (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 20:46

Obviously, her name has to be "Cat-who-goes-chirrup-instead-of-ngow-or-miw-or-miaou".

I read the chirrup as

Comment by AmericanLink (not verified) Tue, 08/09/2011 - 21:03

I read the chirrup as churros. Surprise Kitten is now a churro.

Discus. :O

I have a two year old Tux

Comment by Ruth (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 00:02

I have a two year old Tux that makes that noise!! Supposedly he's also part Siamese and I know they do make that noise. BTW, you would not believe how many cats there are around that are black and white. I once saw a whole herd of them, kinda spooky!

I would guess the cat was

Comment by Exxos (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 01:37

I would guess the cat was called Cricket! Because that was the title of the picture of her and chirrup is a cricket sound! D:

I love your cat comics!

Comment by Silver C. (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 06:13

Your cat comics never fail to make me squee!

Laundry cat is so cute, even if hyperactive. My own Eclair is needy when it comes to company. She wouldn't let me sleep the first night by her constant yowling, by 4 am I gave up and placed her on my bed where she promptly passes out on my dice pillow on the corner, beside my own pillow. :3

Hahahah, my own cat has been

Comment by Dorman exhaust manifold (not verified) Thu, 03/22/2012 - 15:43

Hahahah, my own cat has been doing this routine for 2 years now. I remember how she used to meow for hours at first when I wouldn't let her stay on the bed, but now she comes by herself and purrs near my ear. Sometimes I feel I don't own the place anymore...

The sound.

Comment by Harold (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 07:38

I have heard quite a few cats that make that sound, including mine.

Bombays do it a LOT, and it seems to be some sort of greeting sound.

I'll see if I can record my cat making the sound.

Or, having cast briefly

Comment by tahrey (not verified) Thu, 08/11/2011 - 03:41

Or, having cast briefly around youtube after seeing that, maybe this?

Except a bit higher pitched of course, as it's a kittumg


Comment by tabby (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 08:33

i imagine how the sound is like, i bet its cuter in real life XD and i really can't wait to see the kitty's name X3

Oh the "litter is fun let's

Comment by MissKacey (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 09:04

Oh the "litter is fun let's get it everywhere, even in places you couldn't imagine," phase. I had two tiny fur monsters in quarantine in my exercise room while they got over their pound sickness. Now the one that was super quiet is very bad, and the one that was very bad is super nice! <3<3 Goodluck with your new fur child!

covered cat box

Comment by Althris (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 12:30

I recommend picking up a litter box with a cover. My cat has always been messy with litter, but now the cover contains most of it. One of those little mats at the opening that collects litter helps too.


Comment by giraffodil (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:57

We got my cat one that has a top-side entry. So basically it is a big plastic box with a hole in the lid that kitty jumps into and out of. No cat litter can escape!

^__^ Our cat did the same

Comment by looloolooweez (not verified) Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:27


Our cat did the same thing the 1st night we brought him home. More litter on floor/wall/cabinet/tub/toilet/sink/kitten fur than in box. And uh, fair warning... that phase lasted like 6 months.

This comic captures really

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/11/2011 - 04:43

This comic captures really well the mundanity, boredom and bleakness of everyday life.

Because it's bleak, boring

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/11/2011 - 09:49

Because it's bleak, boring and mundane.

Kitten name

Comment by cagedbirdsongs (not verified) Thu, 08/11/2011 - 05:44

I'm not too great with names (My white kitten's name is Pegasus. My newest cat's name is Lazerious, like the Bible person, I just can't spell it.) but I'd like to maybe sugest some names for your kitten... Floralize (like the song... I also can't spell that.) or Odett (I think we can all agree that my spelling sucks.) If she's really small you could call her something like "Thumbelina." I don't really know what you should name her, I just thought I'd give some sugestions.