Submitted this to Cute Overload for Mr Bristow:

Cute kitten.

Quantum was about 8 weeks old when this was taken (she’s now nearly four years old) and her tail stump was still bare. (Short version of the cat story: Owner drives over kitten tail, tail has to be amputated, owner doesn’t want kitten sans tail, friend in veterinarian office saves kitten and gives her to us as a housewarming cat). The requirements for cat #2 (Tangle) were "orange, with a tail." He turned up in an abandoned litter in a barn, found by the same veterinarian.

Cat naming note:

Cat #1 is called Quantum. Cat #2 is called Tangle Mint (Tangle for short). Quantum entanglement is what happens when they curl up together. This is why you shouldn’t let the physics grad name the animals.


  1. What kind of sick person…okay, no, not going there, but thank goodness this lovely specimen of felinity found itself a decent family to live with. Amazing that the poor thing could trust humans after that. Sigh.

  2. Wonderful kitty names!

    Anyone who could be immune to THAT much cuteness clearly should never own a kitty anyway. *sigh*

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