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Meet the Kittens

Professor Murder, aka Pantz

Sweetie Pie Jonus

An uneasy truce

Yep, these are the newest additions to the Futrelle household. They’re named after characters on Mr. Show: Professor Murder (a rapper) and Sweetie Pie Jonus (an imprisoned rap mogul who turns out to be a kitten). I’ve given Prof. Murder the nickname Pantz, short for “sillypants,” and that’s what I usually call her. They have an astonishing amount of energy, and spend much of the day tearing about the apartment, wrestling, and trying to walk across my keyboard. I will post some better pictures once I get them to stay still long enough for me to get good shots of them. Sweetie Pie has some amazing wild-looking markings which don’t really show up all that well in these pictures.

Yes, Pantz does look a bit like my old cat Bobo. She was also (how’s this for weird) born on the day that Bobo died. I don’t know what to make of that.

Also, as you may have noticed, the two of them have managed to transfer every bit of dust and crud in the apartment onto the couch.

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Posted on July 31, 2012, in cuteness, kitties, off topic, open thread. Bookmark the permalink. 58 Comments.

  1. OH MY! KITTENS! I love them so much. You getting kittens almost feels like a person I know IRL getting kittens, I’m that excited.

  2. howardbann1ster

    Awesome. Just awesome.

  3. Completely adorable!!!

  4. Wow, I really needed some fluffy adorable kittens this morning. Timing–you haz it. :)

    ALSO OMG KITTENS. <3 *fluffhugglefluff*

  5. KITTYS!!!!!!!!!! They are really cute!

  6. Hooray for kittens.

  7. Obligatory summary of comment thread: http://xkcd.com/231/

    And… d’awwwwwwwwwwwww.

  8. Pantz and pie — what more does a person need? They’re adorable little mess-makers.

  9. I have to warn you, though, getting one black cat and one silver cat was not strategic.

    Between them they can leave visible hair on any color fabric.

  10. … and then my ovaries exploded and were never heard from again.

    KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Also seconding what Cliff said. I have a weakness for peid animals, so one black-and-white cat and one grey-and-white dog means absolutely *nothing* is safe from pet hair o’ doom.

  11. LOVE!

  12. We have the same problem (one dark tortoiseshell and one light ginger and white). We just cover anything we aren’t using (or at least the chairs the cats are especially fond of) in unneeded covers/blankets that you can just remove when a human wants to use it.

  13. I was just thinking about the kittens yesterday and was going to ask about them. They look so cute.

  14. Ahhh yes, our adorable overlords

  15. YAAAAAYYYYYYYYY

  16. Hello, kittens! D’awwww….

  17. creativewritingstudent

    KITTIES!!! So cute!

  18. KITTIES!!

    THEY ARE WIPING MY MIND WITH THEIR CUTE!!

    … Welp, there goes my productivity for the rest of the day. Guess I might as well get on Tumblr and feel smugly superior to those whose greatest controversy ever is Doctor/Rose v. Doctor/Jack.

  19. DDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

    *Expired from cuteness*

    Reanimates to say that in 1978, I adopted two kittens (brother and sister actually), one black, one silver tabby (Syn and Greybar), and OMG, DEJA VU.

  20. Oh, there’s also another way to avoid cat hair issues: get all your furniture in cheap leather. I went to this small second hand furniture shop a while ago and picked up two leather computer chairs for £5 each. :O They were to replace the standard computer chairs I had that got kittified beyond all ability to remove the hair.

    Everyone will make fart noises when they use it, but it’s immune to cat hair. :D

  21. Aw so cute so cute!

  22. I’m working away from my parent’s home over the summer and heading into college in the fall, so no kitties for me :(. But I’m glad you’ve got two adorbz kittens.

  23. So cute!

  24. So cute! Some day I’m going to get a proper grown-up job and a non-rented flat. Then i’ll get kitties. Some day.

  25. KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

    I’ve considered getting a second cat for a long time, but I don’t know how my current cat would handle it. She doesn’t really like cats.

  26. Thanks everyone! These crappy pix don’t fully capture their incredible cuteness.

    Or their destructive power. When they’re not careening around the apartment chasing each other, wrestling, or clambering over my keyboard, they are exploring every inch of the apartment looking for things to chew on or knock over. Constant motion.

    Since I started writing this, the two have wrestled, one has chewed on my headphone cord, and the two have chased each other into the living room and leapt over me and my laptop on the couch … twice, happily not hitting any of the keys on my laptop except the caps lock key. Now they’re in my bedroom, doing who knows what terrible things.

  27. Karalora, your cat sounds like my old cat. She was jealous of anyone and any cat that got the attention she felt she exclusively deserved. During the relatively brief time she shared an apartment with another cat, they each claimed their own territory and would almost never venture into the other cat’s territory.

  28. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Kittens! They are too cute.

    A co-worker of mine has five kittens that need homes, I walked away all, “LALALALA, CAN’T HEAR YOU” because we are full up on catness.

  29. howardbann1ster

    @hellkell- yeah, me too. I’ve got two cats, and they’re already a little edgy with each other. One more might just be the firestorm.

    And don’t get me started on the dog….

  30. Oh, how gloriously adorable!

  31. CrazyLadyBlues

    So cute. I love Sweetie Pie’s nonchalant pose, such a natural in front of the camera!

  32. Since I started writing this, the two have wrestled, one has chewed on my headphone cord, and the two have chased each other into the living room and leapt over me and my laptop on the couch … twice, happily not hitting any of the keys on my laptop except the caps lock key. Now they’re in my bedroom, doing who knows what terrible things.

    I love kittens. When my youngest cat, Mose, was a baby he would sit on my computer desk in front of the monitor and stare at the screen. If I picked him up and put him on the ground he’d just get right back up there, so eventually I’d give up and try peeking around him. The other hilarious thing he would do is sit on my stomach if I was on the floor trying to do crunches. I’d start laughing so hard he’d be bouncing up and down, looking at me like, “What?” He still tries to squeeze into the bathroom sink even though he weighs 15 pounds now.

  33. KITTEERS! :3333

  34. I have two orange brothers. They’re four years old but they still like to destroy things. But then they stop to make out with each other, and it’s just sooooooooooooooooooo cute.

  35. Yay, Kittunias! Congratulations, David, they are adorable. Keep the pix coming!

  36. I am jealous – silver tabbies!

  37. YAY KITTENS!

    My husband works from home and Nutmeg likes to sleep between the keyboard and the monitor. Once Nutmeg made an appointment in Outlook for him called WSZZZZZZZZZZZZ. It was a vacation appointment, of course.

  38. Do Pantz and Pie get along well with each other? You should have them write a guest post, about cats’ rights and human privilege.

  39. Sweetie Pie looks a bit like my little Anne when she was still a kitten and not her rangy self today.

    I miss having a kitten but then a small condo is not good for more than two pets.

  40. princess_bubblegum

    Mr. Show and cats: two of the best things in the world. You win, sir. You win.
    I seriously just registered in order to commend your fine taste in comedy programs and pets. That’s how impressed I am.

  41. CassandraSays

    @ blitzgal

    My old cat sat on me when I did crunches too! I figured he was trying to help out by adding a weightlifting component to my workout. Cats are such givers, you know?

  42. princess_bubblegum

    In case my last comment gave the wrong impression, I am generally impressed by your website. Not just the awesomeness of your cat-naming skills. So… yep. [I am awkward.]

  43. ShadetheDruid

    It’s probably more like “so when you’re done with this, it’s food time, right?” :P

  44. @ clairedammit, what a perfect appointment title for a Cat Butler (the official title you and your husband are entitled to). Obviously, Nutmeg was assigning your husband to a lengthy cat-cuddling session, involving much purring! WSZZZZZZZZZZ, indeed.

  45. Argenti Aertheri

    D’AWWWWW KITTIES!!

    “Guess I might as well get on Tumblr and feel smugly superior to those whose greatest controversy ever is Doctor/Rose v. Doctor/Jack.”

    How is that a hard question? Doctor/Jack/Rose very nearly actually happened at the end of season 1…

  46. Can I just say – the fact that so many ManBoobz threads end up touching on the subject of Doctor Who just makes me love David and all the regulars here. Awesome.

  47. Arielle Shander

    Yes, Pantz does look a bit like my old cat Bobo. She was also (how’s this for weird) born on the day that Bobo died. I don’t know what to make of that.

    Was Bobo the Avatar? If so, the Avatar’s spirit was reincarnated into Pantz. (As you can tell, I love “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra.”) :P

  48. KITTENS! I want a pet…

  49. Congrats on the new kitties David, they are adorable!

  50. Too cute! They look so calm … They also have that cat-look, like they have something planned, and you’ll find out what when they’re ready.

    Those are some good kitties.

  51. i89

    That bit of text above was typed by Pantz by leaping onto my keyboard.

    I think I need the kitty equivalent of mosquito netting.

    SO TINY. SO MUCH ENERGY.

  52. weve been in the process of moving one of the cats in my house out of isolation (she was there for her safety, because she’s deaf and this made one of the other cats want to kill her) and she’s decided my keyboard is one of her favorite places to perch. (the only other person in the house who brings her computer into common spaces has a tiny netbook). it is getting tiresome.

  53. Aww, they’re just trying to eat your soul, nothing to worry about! :D

    I saw it on a documentary once, kittens actually drain energy from the humans around them because they’re the larval form of some sort of demon. True story.

  54. Vanessa Emma Goldman

    cute cute baby kittehz! MEOW!!!!!!!

    and, when i saw the title “Meet The Kitties” i was totally expecting a picture of them with their faces half-shaded in a really cool way. you know, like on the cover of “Meet The Beatles?”

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