Poll: Is this kitten cute or ugly? *UPDATE post 32, 49, pics in 64* - Page 3 - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: Cute kitten or not?
Yes, she is extra cute 48 37.80%
No, she's kind of ugly 58 45.67%
What are you talking about? She looks like a normal kitten! 10 7.87%
Other (please elaborate) 11 8.66%
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#61 of 76 Old 07-19-2008, 04:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay, I'll take some pictures as soon as she decides to go somewhere other than next to my mouse. My computer desk is a wreck at the moment due to a large bag of wool roving having split open and having to live on the desk so that the dog doesn't eat it
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I had a dream that I was in some pet boutique and I found a cool pet outfit with Chupacabra spelled out on it. But it was for a dog. Some little fluffy dog, but would have been much too big for your kitty. I was so disappointed. (and I should probably stay off the internet before bed )
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That's really weird, because...

When we were there picking her up, the guy asked how big our dog is because he had some doggy clothes for a small dog
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Pictures from a couple of minutes ago.

She looks a little ratty in them , she just put her fur back down so it looks funny. I'll get some better ones of her standing up or something tomorrow or sometime soon, but I thought it was funny that she was balancing on top of my flatscreen monitor.

And the dog pics are to illustrate Ulysses' general attitude toward her. Well, also because he was distracted enough that I finally got some good headshots. He's usually too busy trying to come to me when I'm taking pictures.

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Ha ha, cheddar cheese recipes! : (I'm amused by the dumbest things. )

She's so cute. She totally has the long, slender, Siamese thing going on. Even in the tail. I loved the ears back at Ulysses. Feisty!

So the official name is Cleopatra, now?

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aw, she is really cute!!

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She is totally cute!!!

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Ha ha, cheddar cheese recipes! : (I'm amused by the dumbest things. )
Yeah, I thought about you when I saw that
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Yeah, what browser are you running? You need to treat yourself to the sweet, sweet nectar of Adblock. I haven't seen an ad on MDC or any of my regularly visited sites in years.

I think the weird factor for me turns out to be the coat--I thought her face was, ummm... challenging in the original pics, but now that I see yours she just looks like a slender kitten. But the coat that you can see the skin through is a little squicky. She's definitely going to be a lovely cat; I can see that without a question. But I'm torn about the coat.
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She's pretty cute. I wouldn't call her ugly cute because I don't think she's ugly enough for that. I see a lot of kittens though.

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I bet her fur will grow in nicer as she gets more and more good care from you

I think she's interesting looking.
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Yeah, what browser are you running? You need to treat yourself to the sweet, sweet nectar of Adblock. I haven't seen an ad on MDC or any of my regularly visited sites in years.

I think the weird factor for me turns out to be the coat--I thought her face was, ummm... challenging in the original pics, but now that I see yours she just looks like a slender kitten. But the coat that you can see the skin through is a little squicky. She's definitely going to be a lovely cat; I can see that without a question. But I'm torn about the coat.
I've been trying to get some better pics today, because she normally looks sleek and shiny. She doesn't have a double coat, and it's not exactly super thick but it's not like how it shows in those pics

She had just been all puffed up, I took all of those pics in about a 1 minute span, and her fur just wasn't down properly yet.

It's funny, she looks like a normal kitten but all stretched out in every direction, and like she got flattened in a book or something- like a feline saluki.

And I run Firefox. Tell me about Adblocker, I don't get popups and to be honest I don't even notice the ads (I didn't see the cheese one at all until I was looking at the pictures after I posted them), except for those stupid ear stringer things. I'm always in favor of getting rid of ads though
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

and then here

http://adblockplus.org/en/subscriptions

and then if there are still any left after you subscribe to one of the lists, you just right-click on them and choose adblock.
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Yay! No more ads at all, thank you!

I figured out why the kitten looks so ratty in those pictures. She's finally settled in 100%, no traces of fear anymore, so I felt more comfortable sort of manipulating her instead of concentrating on making sure she feels safe.

As I was inspecting her, I discovered that she does not have super thin fur like I had thought. She has a normal amount of fur (explains why she feels normally furry) but each hair is half black (the outer half) while the half of the hair nearest her skin is grey.

Except for her lower legs and face, which are completely black.

So in the pics, the flash combined with the fact that her fur was in disarray at that moment anyway, really illuminated the grey portion of her fur, making her look kind of mangy

ETA: Her personality is amazing. She is incredibly people-oriented, super vocal, and this funny combination of athletic and clumsy. She is no longer scared of Ulysses, and has started to try to play with him. It's pretty funny seeing this tiny kitten just a little bigger than his muzzle, standing up on the floor on hind legs batting at the dog's face.
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She is SO CUTE!
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I too think she's much more cute in the new pictures!

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