Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Neiko the Freak-Toed

Kalki, Deleted, JessicaRabbit and Torrie: I'm sorry to keep you waiting so long. But seriously, Neiko has finally stopped moving.



We've had the little man just over a week now. Everyone is getting along REALLY well. Much better than I expected.

However, we're having a little trouble explaining to him that Checkers is not breakfast.



But other than that, we love him to death. He is the perfect kitty to complete the herd. I've compiled the top ten reasons why Neiko will stay:

10. I can now say I own a skinny cat (for the meantime, anyway).

9. He gets the kitty crazies in the morning instead of the evening, which really balances out the kitty crazy schedule.

8. He has extra toes.

7. He chirps like a bird - very talkative little man; even more than Blusie if that's possible.

6. He attacks scratching posts as if they were the devil. I've had to buy a new one already.

5. The moment he was introduced to the full house, he went straight for the two kitty toy baskets and proceeded to pull out EVERY SINGLE TOY. I swear, there are about 48 cat toys littering the floor right now.

4. He affectionately head-butts EVERYTHING, including the other cats' asses, my face, usually in that order...

3. Buddy and Blue actually let him do this (see number 4).

2. He's more flexible than gumby. And when he stretches, you'd think he'd lost all movement below the waist (if I can ever capture this on film, you'll be the first to see).

And the number one reason Neiko is now a part of our family:

1. Yeah, I mentioned he has extra toes, but I think I forgot to point out that THEY'RE OPPOSABLE THUMBS.

27 Comments:

At April 12, 2005 at 11:48 PM, Blogger Torrie said...

The extra toes means he is extra special!

 
At April 13, 2005 at 7:43 AM, Blogger the niffer said...

EXAAAACTLY.

 
At April 13, 2005 at 8:32 AM, Anonymous kalki said...

Yay, thanks for the photos niffer! Neiko is absolutely lovely. And those toes, oh my! I love them! His little paws look like mittens!!

Congrats on the new addition!

 
At April 13, 2005 at 9:25 AM, Blogger the niffer said...

Thanks Kalki! His toes ARE the cutest. Not that I'm biased or anything.

 
At April 13, 2005 at 9:28 AM, Anonymous giggles said...

What a beautiful kitty kat. I would say that I'm jealous of your kitties, but that would sound odd or stalkerish since I'm a stranger, soooo...I'll just say that your new kitty is cute and that I wish I had a new kitty too. :-)

ps: followed a link from dooce.com so maybe you won't consider too much of a stranger. ;-)

 
At April 13, 2005 at 11:33 AM, Blogger Adent said...

Extra toes - Maybe he is an extra-terrestial doing advance scouting for an invasion.

Maybe he was searching for weapons hidden under the cat toys.

??

 
At April 13, 2005 at 11:50 AM, Blogger the niffer said...

Giggles! Welcome. Of course I know you. You can stalk my kitties any time.

Adent - he does seem a little 'different'.

 
At April 13, 2005 at 12:17 PM, Blogger Susie said...

Pretty kitty. Congratulations to him for snaring such a nice family. I loved your Nilbo post, and his comment. I agree, you can get a pretty good "feel" for people via their blogs. Oh, and you're way too cute;)
Oh, and one more thing, "Pokey doing the Rock while Toxic plays..." cracked me up.

 
At April 13, 2005 at 12:17 PM, Blogger Southern Fried Girl said...

Oh my God, look at his little thumbs. How cute. Nothing greater than a talkative kitty. I love making mine talk back to me while she flips over on her back to show me her expanse of belly. She does this in a very dramatic my life is so difficult but I will plod on way. It is precious, I tell ya.

 
At April 13, 2005 at 12:37 PM, Blogger mighty said...

what is with headbutting cats?

one our cats headbutts everything...
bodies, other cat, doors, bedding, windows, refridgerator.

was he a pro wrestler in a former life??

 
At April 13, 2005 at 12:53 PM, Blogger Otte Rosenkrantz said...

Hi Jen! Great to hear from you.
Thanks for the nice words about the blog - I'm really just using it as an on-line archive for some of my past shorter humour pieces - it pretty pathetic compared to what some people are doing with theirs, but the phenomenon is fascinating. I will have a look at the blogs you sent, and thanks for getting in touch. I hope things are well with you both.
Otte

 
At April 13, 2005 at 3:06 PM, Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Super cute. Love the thumb! Opposable thumb = evolution. Cats will, one day, take over the world. Actually, it has happened in my house already.

 
At April 13, 2005 at 3:45 PM, Blogger The King of Kerwood said...

That cat kicks ass!!

 
At April 13, 2005 at 6:58 PM, Blogger Caroline said...

Oh my god, that cat is AWESOME. I want a cat with thumbs! I'd name it Aslan.

I'm weird.

 
At April 13, 2005 at 7:01 PM, Blogger Caroline said...

PS
I'm linking to you. The cat with thumbs and the crotch shot did me in...

 
At April 14, 2005 at 1:32 AM, Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

I tried to post last night and blogger wouldnt take it the wench.

First thing, beautiful boy. Lovely. So cute and fuzzy, I know exactly what you mean about the cat toys, its always like that around here.

Second thing, the toes! Oh my god! I think this is it, you have found him, he is THE ONE. You must hide him! Dont let the secret get out, cats are willing themselves to grow thumbs! If they hear about it, it will be revolution, chaos in the streets! They wont need us to work the can opener! We will have to bow to our new kitty masters!

I am very concerened.

Oh wait, they are already in charge huh, never mind.

Adorable baby.

 
At April 14, 2005 at 12:32 PM, Blogger the niffer said...

Wow! Neiko will be so happy to hear that he has a throng of fans out there in Internetland.

Thank you all for your congrats, and might I add that it is true, cats are evolving starting with Neiko. Buddy and Blue often stare at him with a look of "how did he DO that? Freak. He can't be one of us."

More pictures to come!

 
At April 15, 2005 at 11:43 AM, Anonymous shawn.wall said...

herm is still the super special bestest kitty in the world cuz he doesn't have anything extra... he's missing a leg!

 
At April 23, 2005 at 10:59 AM, Blogger Squirl said...

I love your kitty pictures. Can't have any myself but I can look at pictures while someone cleans the litterbox and vacuums the fur. :-)

 
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At October 19, 2005 at 3:59 AM, Blogger unixlinux said...

Nice blog. Check out my cat litter box blog.

 
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