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Happy 4th!

Happy 4th!

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 16:40 by Ananth in response to birthday cricket

Tomorrow's the fourth of July! Grilling, fireworks, hopefully not in very close proximity. We got Cricket last fourth of July, actually! So tomorrow's her birthday (as far as we're concerned) and the whole country is unknowingly celebrating it. Cool.

She hasn't gotten much bigger! As you can see,

Dang! And she's touchin' his butt too, how innappropriate. YOU'RE BUSTED CAT!!

Enjoy your holiday! We'll be back Thursday. 


I have a forever kitten,

Comment by Sammy (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 17:00

I have a forever kitten, too! So cute. :3


Comment by Nessa (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 17:08

I have one just like Cricket. XDD We have two cats, both about the same age, and one's huge in comparison to the other.

Now that I think of it, I think our big one just might even be YOUNGER than our small one!

It's awesome. <3 Love the comic.

Different Frames!

Comment by AletheiaAgape (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 17:47

At first, I assumed that the first two panels were a copy+paste job...but they're not!

Normally I think of copy+paste as lazy, but here it would make perfect sense for the joke. (Although--I think--Cricket is slightly bigger in the second one.)

Out of curiosity, would you/Yuko ever copy+paste a frame?

She won't! I think there are

Comment by Ananth Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:39

She won't! I think there are places where it flexes (like maybe repeating a complicated background) but Yuko makes it a point to not copy/paste whole panels.

Could be a Siamese,

Comment by Thien (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 17:50

Could be a Siamese, Javanese, or maybe one of the Rex breeds. i've always had large muscular cats.

some kitties are just

Comment by corvideye (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 18:08

some kitties are just itty-bitty! I had one like that too. People always asked if she was a kitten, even when she was 15. She made up for it with Crushing Psychic Presence. Two pounds of cat, three pounds of attitude.

Tiny Cat

Comment by Cat Rose (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 18:38

I actually have a cat like that too. We got him from some people who found him on the street. They thought he was probably about 6 months old. He was over a year already! And the vet says he'll stay little forever :)

Wow! Cricket is tiny! How

Comment by Kit (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 19:09

Wow! Cricket is tiny! How much does she weigh?

One of my cats is almost

Comment by Aeshir (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 19:19

One of my cats is almost three and still meows like a kitten.


Comment by Deih (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 22:17

Happy birthday Cricket!

Can't believe I've been following JohnnyWander for a little over a year now and that Cricket is still so small and adorable!

Tiny chirping cats

Comment by toutomoutochan (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 23:12

I have a cat like that, too. We got her last year thinking she was a kitten, but she was about 6 months old. She's still pretty small (though she got a little chubby). We figure that it's because she was a street cat and was undernourished for he first few months (she was pretty sick when we got her).

She doesn't know how to meow, either, just chirp like a bird.

Little cat is little.

Comment by Emily (not verified) Tue, 07/03/2012 - 23:49

I have a cat who's about nine years old and is still as tiny as ever. She certainly has the attitude of an old lady though, so that's lovely.

Happy Birthday Cricket! May you stay teeny and adorable for all time!

They're both adorable

Comment by Lisa (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 00:20

My youngest cat is a forever kitten, too, right down to the excess skin that he never seemed to grow into. And he's still needy like one, too.


Comment by Bryce (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 01:26

I got my kitty young, and when I took him in for a checkup the vet was able to pinpoint his age to within two weeks based on what teeth had come in. Smack dab in the middle of that period, a week from now, is my birthday. So it's his too.

It reminds me of my

Comment by Rebecca (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 01:51

It reminds me of my coworkers dog. A 7 year old Papillion, all of 4 pounds(due to some growth issues). All their cats are twice as big as the dog.

Kitties! <3

Comment by Anna (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 01:56

There's a kitty down the street from us that's four or five years old by now, and it's the teeniest little cat I ever did see - so yes, some cats stay teeny forever and ever.

... Our cat, on the other hand... She's 12-13 massive, hair-covered pounds of really bad attitude.

Cricket looks a little

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 01:58

Cricket looks a little malnourished TBH... Maybe you should try a non-grain diet?

She doesn't look much bigger, no, but...

Comment by Android 21 3/7 (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 02:40

she looks like she's got more adult proportions.

Rook looks very regal and

Comment by Fletcher (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 02:41

Rook looks very regal and handsome.


Comment by Theresa (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 05:21

Cricket's just on the smile side.

Cute cute cats~

I have a 5 year old itty

Comment by RoxyRocketeer (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 07:11

I have a 5 year old itty bitty kitty, same proportions as Cricket too. She will probably be kitten-like forevers! But she does have another year of growth, though it is much slower and more gradual than the first year.


Comment by yankonapc (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 07:45

Does Cricket still have a tapering, short kitten tail? My cat (now age 4) went through an amusing growth stage at about 10 months of age where his tail was considerably longer and heavier than the rest of his body, making him look like the world's smallest, tabbiest cheetah. I always thought that was the most awkward stage of cat adolescence, when they have a big, luxurious grown-up tail but a dorky half-kitten body and more feet than they can handle. From the picture, though, Cricket looks to still have a baby tail. How interesting.


Comment by FFC (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 08:07


I freak out whenever I see cute, adorable kitties~ I wish I had something mildly profound to say, but I don't LOL. They're just so cute~

I was told if they're

Comment by Kitte (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 08:33

I was told if they're malnourished when very small, or taken away from their mama too soon, they never grow very big. And with rescues, you never really know.

I have a 4 pound cat, she's 9 years old. Every vet I've taken her to has been surprised at her age, they expect a much younger cat. Her name is Peanut (super original) and we rescued her from being left in a box with her sister when they could barely eat dry food.

A kitten forever

Comment by Laura Moncur (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:49

Maggie was a kitten her entire life. It was such a shock to us when she got old and sick. The hardest part was losing her. It felt like she never got a full life, even though she was nearly sixteen years old.

Tuxedo cat!

Comment by Japey (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 17:32

I have a forever tuxedo kitten too - Milly! She's half the size of my older larger cat (Ewok), but twice the weight!! So portly - like a little pig - so she pushes Ewok around all the time.

Despite being teeny tiny,

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 22:35

Despite being teeny tiny, she looks like an adult. She must have done most of her growing right before you spayed her or something.
We had a cat we got spayed as early as we could, he grew into a hulk cat. But was still a kitten on the inside.

Have you ever played Ghost Trick?

Comment by Kuromei (not verified) Wed, 07/04/2012 - 22:58

Because Cricket reminds me of something from that game that's totally spoiler-rific, if you haven't. Still, cute cat. XD

Awww for teeny tiny kitty!

Comment by Bunny (not verified) Thu, 07/05/2012 - 03:02

Awww for teeny tiny kitty! To be fair, you are comparing Cricket to Rook, and Burmese cats tend to be bulky things. My boy burmese weighs in at over a stone! And his favourite place to sleep is on my chest... sigh...

Not that that makes Cricket any less of an adorable forever kitten, though. Is her nose really as teeny-tiny as the picture makes it seem, or does she have a white nose with a black spot, making it look that way?

On tiny adult cats

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 07/05/2012 - 03:32

I saw a couple cats like that working at shelters. Seem to be rare in Finland, and both were female.

They're really not malnourished, as someone suggested, it's just how they are. As long as they've got healthy proportions with a good shine and fluff to their fur and normal flex and colour to their skin, they're alright. Trying to overfeed a kitty to grow it will just make it fat!

Our vet wasn't into cats, so I never learned what sort of breed was prone to this, but I see some fair guesses further up.

At any rate congrats for getting a rare kitty!

I know the joys of kitten

Comment by Seriph (not verified) Thu, 07/05/2012 - 11:34

I know the joys of kitten cats though the results of our test are as of yet inconclusive. Suffice to say my one year old cat, Dinah, is the size of a large kitten. It be awesome as the young people say.

The Small Ones Live Forever

Comment by MadH (not verified) Thu, 07/05/2012 - 15:47

I had a cat that stayed small all her life. We found her as a malnourished kitten at the racetrack near our house. We found her brother at the same time. He was as tiny as her so he was named "Little Bit" but regardless grew into a huge soft beast while she stayed tiny and wiry. Having him on you was alright, he was soft and spread out. If she stood on you though it was like having 4 spikes being driven into you. So I dunno how it even works out with cat sizes! She was something like half his size. He died early from nose cancer (I say "early" but he was like...12...) but she was an outdoor cat and lived to be.....21.

The small ones really do live forever. She was the sweetest thing.


Comment by Organs (not verified) Thu, 07/05/2012 - 15:48

Their ears are pointy!!

Maybe she's a runt?

Comment by The other ghost girl (not verified) Fri, 07/06/2012 - 21:29

our cat, Hershey, is a runt, he's so small everyone thinks he's a girl, even the people at the vet's office, you know until they see otherwise


Comment by Geneva Rosett-Hafter (not verified) Sat, 07/07/2012 - 04:54

Cricket looks like she's plotting some evil master plan.

D' awwwwwww

Comment by Jujubee (not verified) Fri, 08/10/2012 - 02:55

Cricket's like my kitty, Babygirl. ^_^ As in, they are both tiny.haha Tiny cat is tiny. :3 (≧∇≦)/