Kitteh contest: Charlie and Emmy

March 15, 2011 • 5:01 am

Reader Matt Penfold entered two lovely tabbies who happen to be sisters:

Charlie and Emmy, female litter-mates, are named after my nieces, Charlotte and Emma. Charlie is the tabby, and Emmy is the gray. This photo was taken the day after they came to live with me, just over two years ago. They are no longer happy to cuddle up together like that! They came from a lady in the village I live in who took in a semi-feral stray who turned out to be pregnant. She was not a very good mother, as she took her kittens out into a rain storm. Of the five kittens these two were the only ones who survived.

Although sisters, they are very different. Emmy is hyperactive. If she were human I think she would be on Ritalin. Already she has managed to wreck a printer by knocking it of a shelf, and damaged a laptop by spilling beer over it. Charlie is far more laid-back, and quite often gives her sister a look of total disdain.

And here they are, all grown up:

12 thoughts on “Kitteh contest: Charlie and Emmy

  1. Jerry you get up way too early in the morning.

    That said the kitteh are cute and if you ever decide to do another contest I plan to submit my old kitteh which has a really nice story. 🙂

    Really appreciate the kittehs, prefer it to squid. Though squid has it’s it’s use… you know, dinner.

  2. The second photo is luscious, their heart-shaped pose, the flowery, orange background. I really like it.

  3. I’m glad the two of them were able to find a true home after such a terrible kittenhood.

    Remember, folks — the breeder should be the last place to go to to find a cat to adopt. Start with the street, then the Humane Society, then the shelters, then your neighbors…and, finally, if all of the preceding are fresh out of cats, then go to the breeder.

    And don’t forget the birth control!



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  5. Charlie and Emmy have asked me to thank all of you for your kind words.

    What does not really show in either photos, nor in any photo I have of her, is the fawn markings in Emmy’s coat. In the sunlight she really looks half gray, half fawn.

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