Saturday, August 30, 2008

Itteh Bitteh Kitteh Sweateh

If you read Mindy's blog, you know that there are very few people in the world who love animals more than she does. And you also know that she has a soft spot for animals who need extra care. So Mindy recently brought home a little kitten with a parasitic infection who likely would not have made it had she not brought it home from the crapful pet store in which it was living.

Mindy knows that whenever she wants to adopt another critter, all she has to do is email me and ask me if she should and I will tell her to go for it, because (and it's the God's truth) any animal that is lucky enough to be adopted by Mindy will live a better life than it could almost anywhere else. So I egged her on to bring home this kitten, this itteh bitteh kitteh, and out of gratitude (or revenge?) she named it "C.J." (My middle name is Jean.)

Now I feel a proprietary interest in this kitteh. The kitteh needs to be kept extra warm while it recovers and so in an attempt to procrastinate from redoing the buttonhole band on my second sweater for KnitScene, I knit this:

An itteh bitteh kitteh sweateh.

Because I piteh the itteh bitteh kitteh. And I don't want the itteh bitteh kitteh to feel shitteh.


Anonymous said...

You are the most fantastic friend (and enabler) ever! CJ and I thank you a bzillion times- she can't wait to see how pretteh she is in her pretteh itteh bitteh kitteh sweateh. (that is so beyond cute- I'll send pix the second I get it on her).

Now, stop procrastinating- this coming from the chief procrastinator.

Anonymous said...

I just cracked up a LOT. Love your blog! (Love your book, too!)

(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

I'm still snickering - that was pretty freakin' funny. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, you made me laugh and laugh. It's even better when read aloud!

Aponia said...

I'v contemplated making a cat sweater...just because I think it would be hilariously funny and my cats would HATE it...hence making it all the funnier.

But I stopped...because I want to at least pretend I'm not that crazy.

But doing it for a sick kitten is the perfect outlet. So cute.

Bridget said...


And the sweater is PDC (pretty damn cute).

turtlegirl76 said...

HA hehehehehe

itteh bitteh kitteh can't feel shitteh in such a kuoot sweatah!

Carol said...

Too funny. And you're right. That cat has the luckiest owner to take care of her.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Carol(e) Jean too, circa 1962!!

Maddy said...

Dear me! That may be the solution to the Webkins clothes dilemma.