Furry Friday: Just starting out

NICK BARNETT
Last updated 11:42 22/11/2013

Youth is overrated and age is underrated. Someone told me that once, but I can't remember who. Or was it the other way round?

Anyway, age can divide people. Our generation - Boomer, Jones, Y, Z, or Millennial - supposedly defines us, and we're all in a battle to blame everyone else.

Like it says in that song (apologies to Lorde)...

Every day's like squinting, farting, shouting at the TV

Straw hats, ear hair, several rental properties

We don't care

We've got some grey bits in our hair.

Everybody has joint pain, cholesterol, medical attention

High belts, straw hats, apostrophe correction

We don't care

The internet was our idea.

And though we'll never be youthful (youthful)

We ache deep in our bones

Our jokes will make you groan

But you'll never own your home.

And I'll be a Boomer (Boomer)

For at least another forty years

And sonny I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule

While your rent gets in arrears.

 

The theme of Furry Friday today is youth. It's the long-awaited Kittens and Puppies edition, because the beauty of a kitten or puppy is something we can all agree on, however old or young we are. Can't we?

Our cover-kitten is Mr Jack, who's just learning about what claws can do.

Mr Jack

Dawn-eyed Jasmin.

Jasmine

Saucer-eyed Gary.

Gary

Droopy-eyed Bella.

Bella

Moist-eyed Indie.

Indie

Lilybutton is almost too big for her bandanna.

Lillybuttton

Luka figures out how to find the sunny places.

Luka

Squeakles has the focusing power of a satellite dish.

Squeakles

You can't learn without making mistakes: Kaiser gets stuck.

Kaiser

Misty takes a safe walk in the garden.

Misty

Koka wonders how these folding blinds work. Might have to experiment a little...

Koka

Moni was on her way to the couch cushion, but the journey tired her out.

Moni

Bellatrix, taking her place among the precious things.

Bellatrix

Cinnamon travels to desk world.

Cinnamon

Parker learns a lesson in coat racks and gravity.

Parker

That thing with the paws and tongue: Jimmy.

Jimmy

Pure of heart: Tessa.

Tessa

Dora slowly grows into her whiskers.

Dora

Listen up: Zoe.

Zoe

Doggy paddle: Jessie.

Jessie

Lulu cools herself.

Lulu

Riley shows and tells.

Riley

Maximus at four months - therefore Minimus, I suppose. Get a load of that forehead!

Maximus

Peachy is keen.

Peachy

Sweet profile: Mila.

Mila

Unidivided attention: Jovi.

Jovi

Scenic lookout: Shade and Storm

Shade and Storm

Sibling unity: Leo and Louie.

Leo and Louie

Puppyhood and kittenhood is a time when siblings get on so well - the rivalries come later. Here are Bree, Sam and Chloe.

Bree etc

Finally, a tub of cute. A blog reader fostered these kittens a while back. And sorry, they've all been homed happily!

Foster kittens

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