Due to some wrist problems, I’ve been drawing the latest J*W comics with my left hand. It’s been really fun, actually! I liked how the latest update turned out so I made an animated version of the last panel.
When the kitten yawns, she looks positively fiendish. I am not kidding, the face she makes straddles the line between disturbingly cute and disturbingly otherworldly. Do cats usually not close their eyes when they yawn? I think Rook closes his eyes when he yawns. Maybe Cricket is some sorta changeling.
I was looking through photos on my camera and figured I’d share some pictures of the latest terrible addition to the family. Man, lookit her little black pads. Lookit the little black freckles on her mittens. Cricket’s the cutest, awfullest kitten. We love her so much.
It’s pretty difficult to get photos of Rook and Cricket hanging out together because Rook will nearly always try to clean Cricket and then she’ll bite him and then it’ll go downhill from there.
Keeping in with our theme of “naming cats after other animals that are not cats,” the kitten is named Cricket. Partially because she is so small, partially because she is so dumb, and partially because she is constantly making that “hello I like you” cat chirp that cats do. (For those of you just now tuning in, my other cat is named Rook — more after the corvid than the chess piece.)
Just so everyone knows, Cricket’s full name is "Cricket Whiskey Space Race Ota." Rook’s full name is "Rook Sausagebiscuit Jurassic Park III Ota." These are the things your pets get named when you ask cartoonists and assorted strangers from the internet for help.