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New Family Member

June 3rd, 2006 at 10:18 am

Leave it to my wife to find us a new family member in the days before going back to the US. While we already have a houseful of Hello Kitties, we're also working on the real thing.

Our latest family member arrived this afternoon when my wife found a stray kitten sticking out of a water drain pipe of a cement wall next to a busy street. That meant instant new family member. He comes home to the current family which consists of three other stray cats and a stray dog which have been adopted over the years as they crossed our paths when we've been out.

His name is TsuTsu - which means drainpipe (the pronunciation) in Japanese. Now my wife likes the sound of tsutsu, but there was no way she was going to name the kitten "drainpipe" so she changed the Japanese characters to have the same pronunciation, but different Japanese characters.

Tsutsu appears to be about a month old or so - his teeth have all grown in, but still tries to nurse. The other cats don't seem to be too thrilled to have a new brother, but that always seems to be the case when a new stray arrives. Here are a couple more photos:

5 Responses to “New Family Member”

  1. campfrugal Says:

    He is darling. We have two cats of our own which were bottle fed from the age of 3 weeks until they would eat on their own. Enjoy.

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Sounds like it was meant to be! Your new family member is darling...and at such a young age, VERY LUCKY that your wife happened along when she did! Enjoy your new 'baby'!

  3. carol Says:

    What a precious furbaby!! Give the other cats some time, they will accept him after a couple of weeks.

  4. tynana Says:

    I am a dog person but this kitten is really a cutie. May many blessing come your way for such kindness. You just can't go wrong if giving love to any animal.

  5. Smiley124 Says:

    Aw, very cute! And what a coincidence! We just got a new one too.... Hubby found her in one of those wooden pallets...and yes, we named her pallet, lol!

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