Ella Averill Robinson and Calla Lily Cole


My big sister is staying at our parents house to convalesce after surgery and I went home to visit her this past weekend. She is holding up wonderfully and the house is filled with stray kittens my mom has been nursing with an eye dropper.


Delectable, delicious, completely addictive, tiny kitties. I found myself holding one or two to my chest at all times. Even At The Dinner Table. I just couldn't let them go. Bestest sisters and kittens curled up in bed, it was like a reenactment of Little Women gone weirdly hippie as Micha may or may not have had a collection of new agey crystals at her bedside.


My cats in Brooklyn are cruel beasts- no petting, no sitting on laps, no getting to bury your face in kitty fur. But oh good lord, these kitties were made for kissing.


My mom named them after two of my great great grandmothers. Calla Lily (Lily was her maiden name) has the orange head and Ella Averill has the black head and the (nearly) bad attitude.

For the first time ever, I'm having heart palpitations over cats. A love at first sight, soul mate, get married and have kittens kind of love. Maybe this new found admiration will inspire long hoped for mutual respect on the homefront?

Hmm. Probably not.

26 comments:

  1. I think I love them--the photos capture them perfectly.

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  2. small kittens are completely impossible not to devote yourself to.

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  3. you sound like Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys- a high compliment I might add.

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  4. cats are beautiful creatures; i'm glad this obvious truth dawned upon you eventually...:)

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  5. Ahhhhh, sooo cute! xxx

    Hope your sister is feeling better.

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  6. ...Oh kittens and puppies are one of life's greatest treasures! These are adorable!

    ...How sweet of your mom to hand feed them too!

    ...Best wishes to your sis' for a speedy recovery!

    ...Blessings... :o)

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  7. These photos are so sweet and full of perfect kitten-ish-ness. I love their names too!

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  8. You took very gorgeous pictures of them. Sisters and kittens...sounds like a great time.

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  9. Precious precious kitties! My mom has just acquired an orange tabby kitten she's named Eloise and I can't wait to bury my face in kitty fur when I meet her.

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  10. My tenants got a kitten and named it Lily! Totally great name for a cat. We call her "Lily-Bug" every time we see her perched in the kitchen window, watching the goings-on in the driveway.

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  11. I always thought people were either dog lovers or cat lovers... but you've just proven me wrong... LOVING those kittens!!

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  12. You ought to let your cats in Brooklyn know they are in serious danger of getting traded in on cuddlier models.

    Best wishes to your sister!

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  13. Adorable kittens, I love your blog, always something interesting to read and look at. Calla Lily is such a sweet name for a kitten.

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  14. Who can resist kittens that are all so sweet and adorable?! (But calicos are the best).

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  15. They remind me so much of my new kitten, Bug! Calicos are the cutest.

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  16. I agree! They are precious! Great photos!

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  17. dood. i totally want to rub their tiny bellies, sniff their baby fur, and kiss their teensy noses. this is how i ended up the steward of 5 cats!

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  18. oh they are adorable.is your mom going to keep them as her pets now or is she going to give them to a good home?ether way they are cute.

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  19. Awe!I love you my bestest sister.
    You and kittens make the best medicine.
    Can't wait to see you at Elmwood.

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  20. And I must report...

    As of this moment all four kitties(even the little black one)have taken over my room.
    I come in to find shoes,crystals*,books and such strewn all over the floor. My closet is host to wrestling match in full swing, and one of the little loves has regurgitated some of her dinner onto my hand embroidered suzani bedspread. And yet I love them all the more.

    *My crystals are not "new agey", despite what you may have heard*

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  21. OH. MY. GOSH. I can't even. PLEASE tell me you took back at least one in your pocket? Because maybe their good naturedness will rub off on the cruel beasts on the homefront?

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  22. cats are sort of like men in that sometimes it takes a really good one to renew your faith in the whole species.

    my old lady calico Bea is downright nasty and i loved her exclusively for 12 years without really remembering why. then my three sweet baby boy-os dropped into my life and i was like 'ooohhh...THAT'S why i love cats. NOW i remember.'

    furry cat bellies are the best.

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  24. Vraiment très très mignon j'adore ils sont tellement adorables !! bravo pour ces photos qui arrivent à voler l'instant avec delicatesse.

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