While the laws of physics keep the world going, kittens keep the internet going.
There have been many kittens in my house. Currently there are four: Orion, Corexit, Heqat, and Dalek. They are all so full of love!
Orion was born on 3 April 2008 in a tiny windowless room in a barn in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. I got him on 20 June 2008 from Craigslist in exchange for a bag of catfood. I did a tarot reading for him shortly after I got him, and he chose Two of Cups. He’s the oldest, not related to any of the others.
Corexit was born on 20 August 2010 in my attic. Named after a toxic oil dispersant, he helps us to remember the devastation of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which was ongoing from his conception through his birth. He is from Number 5 and Bungalow’s first litter. His littermates are 23 and RonJon. He is the head of our household and he loves to entertain guests.
Heqat was born on 10 March 2011 in my bedroom. His name is pronounced “Hee-kayt”. He is from Bungalow and Number 5’s second litter. His littermates are Hathor (RIP), Ozymandias, and Dalek. Heqat wasn’t always the smallest, but he maintains an extremely kitteny physique in his adulthood.
Dalek was the first of the kittens to be born on 10 March 2011, and he was born on my housemate’s bed before they were moved to a basket in my bedroom. Though firstborn, Dalek was the runt. We called him Kitty at first, but he got very sick while he was still very small, and at that time I changed his name to Dalek. Since then, he’s become a giant pumpkin of a cat.