12.27.2010

a christmas surprise.


There's a charming story to be told about how my pet-phobic mother orchestrated this whole sneaky whole thing: finding a kitten for our family, even recruiting our elderly neighbor to play Santa Claus while delivering the kitten, then convincing him to stick around for a while so he wouldn't spend the holiday alone at home. But, I know we're all a little ADD on post-Christmas Monday, so I'll keep this short:


We named him Rudolph, and have eaten up every second, watching him explore and welcoming his cuddles. At four months old he's the perfect age: Young and spunky (and litter trained!), but exhausted by simply existing...resulting in tons of heartwarming yawns and impromptu naps. Although I've lived on my own for years, tradition states that I must sleep at my parent's house on Christmas Eve...this was the best Eve sleep ever. Little Rudy snuggled up on my tummy at midnight and purred until 4am when I woke up.


He's complete and total perfection. Consider my heart stolen.


(Please note the restraint it took to avoid any "puuuurfection" jokes throughout this post.) 


15 comments:

  1. Squee! I'm so excited for you and your family! Kitties are the best snugglers in the world :)

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  2. What a pretty kitten! You're making me want a little gray and white one now too, he's so cute.

    How do you get your pictures to look so dreamy like that? I think I love looking at your pictures more than reading your actual posts sometimes :)

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  3. alright, i just found your blog... i'm totally in love!!! i just adore your photography! it's been lovely browsing through your posts! i'm looking forward to reading more of your updates. xoxo

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  4. I'm not really much of an animal lover, but that is one cute kitten!

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  5. I love cats, he is adorable. What a lucky girl you are!

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  6. sooo precious! what a great surprise!

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  7. Our families got kitties for Christmas! Rudy is so sweet; I love sleeping with our new baby, too. Their nuzzles are so comforting :)

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  8. Oooo, the best gift ever! He is super cute. Oh, I'm resending an email in response to yours. I think I originally forgot to hit send, oops. Happy New Year!

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  9. AWWWW! What a pretty cat! And I LOVE the part about your neighbor! I think the elderly need love and you gave it to him!

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  10. Oh me, oh my! What a cutie and the most gorgeous Christmas present a girl could ever wish for!

    Thinking about you and hoping your New Years plans aren't affected by the snowy weather dear girl.
    xx

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  11. Rudolph... I love it!

    You must be getting so excited now, Bethany. How soon until the big, romantic reunion (and have you made a decision on the lipstick?!)

    Wishing you continued happiness over the rest of the holidays! xo

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  12. Aww, he's so adorable!!! I absolutely love kittens, and waking up with them sleeping with you!!
    To this day, I'll say that my for cat was the best Christmas present I ever received.
    <3 Kiersten

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  13. My roommate and I just collectively aaawwwwwwwwed. What a cutie!! And so pretty! I want one just like him!

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  14. cutest. name. ever. What a great surprise! Your mom really went above and beyond. Hope you have a great time with your man!

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