I am flying to Boston this afternoon for R&R and won’t return until Monday evening. Ergo, posting will be light—unless, that is, my readers don’t want me to have a life. But as a fare-thee-well-treat, here’s a video of my namesake.
Reader Gayle Ferguson took and uploaded this video of ginger tabby Jerry Coyne at 7 weeks of age. Her latest report from New Zealand:
Yesterday he ate a bit of chicken loaf and this morning a wee bit of beef loaf and now tonight he’s really keen on the tuna loaf! And he’s also really keen on having his long fur brushed with a toothbrush.
Yes, Jerry is as hirsute as his namesake. Several decades ago a gay friend of mine, who had long been in the closet but suddenly emerged, took me to dinner to meet his gay friends. One of them looked me over and proclaimed, “My—he’s a furry one, isn’t he?”
It was dicey geting this video loaded:
I am uploading it to YouTube but the kittens have damaged my Macbook charger cable by biting it and now it won’t charge my Macbook. I have 9 mins of battery left and 6 mins to go on my YouTube upload. if it gets up before we die you might be able to see it. That horrible hissing background noise is cicadas; we’re experiencing a population explosion presently.
In only three weeks, when the kittens weigh about one kg., they’ll be put up through adoption by gutterkitties.com. If you live in New Zealand, please consider adopting one. I will be sad to lose track of Jerry Coyne, so I’m hoping a Kiwi reader takes him and keeps his name. I’d like to see what he looks like when he’s all grown up.