Saturday, February 10, 2007

Meet Madeleine





The kitten has landed! Sorry for the wait, but today was a really long day- seven hours in the car for me, and over 3 for her. She didn't like being confined to the carrier in the car, but there were so many huge trucks on the road, I felt like having a kitten run about the car while I was trying to drive wouldn't be very safe.

She's hilarious- funny and playful and curious. Just a busy little thing. She's got quite a little motor, and she's already 'trilling,' something maine coons do. Now I think it's time for both of us to go back to bed- she's sleeping on my desk, close by, but I think she'd prefer to sleep on me.

She has a funny little face, no? I loves me her outrageous whiskers and eyebrows. So funny. I have pics of her litter mates and Mom and Dad. I'll post some of those tomorrow.

Updated to correct the spelling of her name. (thanks Plum P.!)

55 comments:

Barry from Alaska said...

I gotta be first.

Welcome to the nutzone dear one.

Adorable.



Sleep well Maxx.

Madeline now will caress your mama's heart, and keep it well.

Barry

miriam said...

Wow. She's sooooo cute!!! And those whiskers are pretty outrageous indeed.

Love the pictures of Maxx below, too. There's just a lot of gorgeous all around.

four legs good said...

Thanks Miriam.

Barry from Alaska said...

If she grows bigger eyebrows than Hidey....

I'm just gonna have to pitch a hiney fit.

Well done 4lg, and again, welcome to the club Madeline.

She is... so.... owwie,... Magoo just smacked me.

taboo & whaleshaman said...

omg.

lion maxx would approve...."you did good, pop."

schnurflesnugglekisses for her furry face. have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Madeline, welcome indeed. 4legsgood, I know how good you will feel having her get accustomed to you. She's a lucky little kitten.

Ruth

Anonymous said...

phew, buncha early-birds here.

Her cute Madeline-ness (the name is absolutely right!) and your love for her, 4legsgood, bring tears to my eyes.

Squishes and silly noises to you both.

-- spayvet

Buckeye, Dealer of Rare Coins said...

The cuteness, it paralyzes!

Bunter said...

Oh 4legsgood, she's adorable! My goodness that tiny little face with those ENORMOUS eyes and whiskers and ears and, and, ooooh, too, too cute.

pie said...

She's so cute!! How do you keep from constantly hugging her?!! She's going to be a fine lttle physicist.

And I love her name. It's perfect.

Enjoy each other.

KidRanger said...

Oh, hurray! She's adorable! Look at the first picture...

"I'm ready for my close-up!"

And what a lovely name she has. Many, many kissies on the top of her little velvety head!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, she's adorable!
Those whiskers, those eyes, that fur!
Have a wonderful "getting acquainted" bonding time. Yay!!!

Anonymous said...

that was me above. duh. I'm so excited about the new baby!

-mnkid

Anonymous said...

Oh, tres parfait on the naming of the monchhhhkiiiiin!!! I can't wait to hear more about her!!! (and see more pics!!!)
I just want to hold her and snorgle the heck out of her! :)
Congrats on the bebe'!!!
Elspeth

Anonymous said...

Oh yea, got you some kitten indeed. She's beautiful.

9toed

Sherwood said...

Gorgeous pictures of a stunning little Maddie!
Your photography is wonderful -- what equipment do you use?

karen said...

welcome Madeline - lucky girl to find such a wonderful caregiver/mommie!!!! you are Way too cute!

ThePoliticalCat said...

Cutie! Hope this comment gets thru, Google deleted my last. Hugs to you both, I'm glad you arrived home safely. Maddie, you done Maxx proud. Now be sure to work on the wormhole.

four legs good said...

Sherwood, I have a Canon 20D, with various lenses- but my workhorse is the 24-70 2.8L lens.

watertiger said...

OH!!!! MY!!! GOD!!!

Hello, Madeleine, you adorable thing!!!

Karin said...

Too cute! She's gonna grow into those ears.

virgotex said...

Madeleine. what a perfect little lacy name with that subtext of mischievousness.

ntodd said...

Holy mother of dog, she is too freaking cute for words. Congrats to the both of you.

flory said...

Must. Scritch. Ears.

That face was made for scritching. And those whiskers are outrageous.

How'd you decide on Madeline? During the car ride?

I think I hear Maxx purring approval, don't you?

You and little Maddy rest today. You had a long day yesterday.

Ali said...

Wow, Maxx and now Madeline - how do you find these absolutely stunning critters?

Our Will is a handsome tabby and I love him, but... Madeline's whiskers! Those ear tufts! Those eyes! Gorgeous.

Terry C said...

How adorable!

And the name SO suits her.

jenny from the blog said...

Precious!!! And I love the name too. Congratulations, fourlegs!

Jeffraham Prestonian said...

Awesome! Congrats on the precious kittiepoose!
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Plum Pudding said...

We will love to see you grow up, Madeleine!

four legs good said...

Flory, I liked Maddie, so originally it was going to be Madison.

And then Madeleine popped into my head. Seems right to me.

GWPDA said...

So, you gotta kitten, hunh? When'd you decide to do that?

:-)

Plum Pudding said...

About the name: use the spelling you pronounce, 4LG.

"Madeline" does exist in french, but it's more rare. It's pronounced Mad-e-lynn

"Madeleine" is the most common use in french but it's pronounced differently: Mad-e-lane

i don't want to confuse you, so there, choose the spelling you pronounce, sweet Fourlegs.

In any case, that little super furry animal is dead lucky to have you as a parent. We sure know how much you love your bits of plush.

Long Life to both of you!!!

fiat lux said...

Congratulations!

four legs good said...

Plum, people spell it both ways here, but pronounce both the same way.

I like the french spelling better.

Caminante said...

What a sweetie! May you have lots and lots of fun with her. BTW my great-niece spells her name Madeline so there are variations out there.

strawhat said...

Isn't she *beautiful*! Aren't those whiskers just *insane*? What a sweet baby you've adopted! Congratulations, 4lg, and won't it be wonderful to wake up to that funny little face every day, and watch that amazed little someone grow up. Oh congratulations 4lg, and welcome to the blogosphere, little Madeleine!!

Sandy-LA 90034 said...

She's already growing into her face -- looks much different from the little round kitten face in her previous pictures. Lovely lucky baby to have a centaur in her life and Maxx to show her the way. Maxx is smiling his Maxxie grin, I'm sure, knowing his centaur will have another little critter to care for.

TheOtherWA said...

How can so much cuteness exist in one itty bitty kitty?
Madeleine is beautiful. Happy napping to you both.

We'll check back for more photos tomorrow. Or once an hour from now on, but whatever. ;)

ThePoliticalCat said...

What big eyes you have, little kitten! All the better to see Uncle Maxx with. Does she train her whiskers and eyebrows on you when you talk to her? Bandicoot does that, it is the most extraordinary thing.

Plum Pudding said...

MADELEINE...

... is a small,french tea cake:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine

...is like Madeleine Albright (the anti Condi)

...is a french-american chanteuse

http://www.madeleinepeyroux.com/flash_content/main.html

...is a pretty princess of Sweden

http://www.princess-madeleine.com/

...is an imposing monument in Paris

http://www.monument-paris.com/madeleine.htm

...is the prettiest little group of islands in Qu├ębec in the gulf of the Saint Lawrence river (i've been there, it's amazing)

http://www.tourismeilesdelamadeleine.com/magdalen-islands/index_ang.cfm

...IS 4LG ADORABLE NEW LITTLE KITTEN!

Plum Pudding said...

oh, i forgot.

Madeleine is also a happy/sad Jacques Brel song about unrequited love

http://scopitones.blogs.com/scopitonescom/2006/01/jacques_brel_ma.html

Nancy Willing said...

CONGRATS!

ellroon said...

Oh my goodness, what a kitty! What a little furry whiskery purr box! Lots and lots of photos of Madaleine's adventures, please!

Missouri Bird said...

Wonderful! Beautiful!
Congratulations....she's lucky she got you.

Polly said...

Kitten! Madeleine! The Kittenest!

Hurrah! Hurray! Whoop, Whoop, Whoop!

Expressing joy on a keyboard is really hard.

Polly said...

John Philip Sousa

Great music to celebrate Madeleine's arrival in our hearts!

mer said...

Oh, fourlegs, what a precious kitty. And what a quizzical look she is giving me. I love her already. Can't wait to see more of her. You are one lucky person, and so is she.

geor3ge said...

Hooray for kiddies!!!!

She is fantastic, 4lg.

Welcome, Madeleine! All your eager new fans await every posting of your unbearable cuteness!

four legs good said...

And what a quizzical look she is giving me.

She looks like that all the time. She's curious about everything.

She enjoys watching teevee too.

fartsinsleep said...

Ah, at last we have a Queen!

4lg,she is just flat assed beautiful! Well done!

Long live Queen Madaleine!

Poopyman said...

Madeleine! Yes, a most perfect name for such a sweetie. She's so cute Tux is getting jealous.

Nobody can replace my Spike, but I'm starting to get an itch for another Maine Coon kitty.

The Old Man From Scene 24 said...

Teh cute!

munkihaid said...

Ol' munkihaid luvs him some Maddie!

Well done, 4lg. My very best to you both.

Yeah. This is gonna be fun.

jezebel said...

Congratulations, 4LG, and welcme, Madeleine! She's absolutely gorgeous. May you have a long and happy time together. I have no doubt that Maxx approves.