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A Reader of Fictions: The Perseus Chronicles, Chapter 1

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Monday, August 8, 2011

The Perseus Chronicles, Chapter 1

Introducing Perseus

Knowing how dearly book lovers adore cute animals, I have been intending to post about my new kitten for over a month now. I am finally doing what I have previously failed to: introducing my rambunctious little tabby kitten Perseus.

Before I got him, I averred that I wanted a full grown (or close to full grown) cat, not a kitten, because I work all day and do not have the energy to deal with kitten antics. Enter cat-loving coworker, who, upon taking his cats to the vet, found that they had cute tabby kittens there. He knows I have a weakness for tabbies and even offered to drive me to his veterinarian's office to look at the sassy little cats. Against my better judgment, I agreed.

When I saw him, I was in trouble. His cute little face, his big eyes, his absurdly large ears and his purring right from the beginning melted my frosty heart. Who could resist the tiny lovin's?

Note the tiny face and ears the size of his entire head.

On the day I brought him home, he immediately set to exploring, conquered the stairs and began playing with the scary giants who had taken him to this new land. He loves toys and playing and pouncing and snuggles and being held. Of course, the active ones generally win out against snuggles, because he has all the energy in the world.

I can get it!

I should have known when I saw him settle in and start attacking things (or trying, as he was still too little to reach a lot of things) that he would be a right little scamp. Oh boy, but he is. Cute as can be, but any guest I have is saying 'don't pounce me!' to him by the end of the night.

Percy loves to make eye contact.
But if you look at him for too long, he will pounce your face.

Most of the time, Perseus' name seems a bit too epic for him, so I generally call him Percy or Perce or Mr. Perseus (somehow the Mr. makes it sillier). The name works, though, because Perseus is a little hunter. He has killed a selection of bugs, including three flies (and he's not yet four months old!) and eviscerates socky, depicted above, every single day. Socky may be the same size he is, but he is undaunted. The same is true of humans; they may be giant, but he will get 'em! Thankfully, even the most active and vicious of kittens get sleepy sometimes.

Look at that wittle face!

So that is a very simple introduction to my crazy kitten. He has grown so much in the just over a month I have had him. It's crazy looking at his kitten photos. Expect further installments of The Perseus Chronicles, in which you can mark his progress from kittenhood to full grown valiant cat warrior.

Perseus would like to leave everyone with one final message: books pave the stairway to success and purrfection!



Blogger JoJotheLibrarian said...

I felt nervous looking at the pouncy-face picture too long. You know, cuz of the pouncing.

August 8, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Katelyn said...

Oh my god. Best post ever. I love the first photo of him, and where he is squinting with happiness. Also, the description of his fearlessness. More!

August 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Katelyn said...

tiny lovin's!

August 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

OMG, Christina - too freakin' cute! He is adorableness and I hope to meet him in December!

August 9, 2011 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

awwwww! This is so damn cute! I am with the first commenter, at first that picture was so cute, then I read your caption and scrolled up and it was downright frightening! I had a cat once and his name was Eli and he literally looks so much like Perseus. I actually shows your video to hubs one day and he was like holy crap it's ELI!

March 23, 2013 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

Be still, my heart! So adorable!! Thanks for filling up my daily cuteness quota. <3

March 23, 2013 at 9:33 AM  

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