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Thursday Thirteen #1: B’Elanna

13 things about B’Elanna ~ by Ruis

  1. B’Elanna is not ugly anymore!
  2. Her full birthname is Voyager’s Beauty is Irrelevant. “Beauty is Irrelevant” is one of the many “irrelevant” statements of the Voyager character “Seven of Nine”. And Star Trek Voyager fans know that Seven of Nine is not only a very smart woman, but very beautiful too!
  3. B’Elanna’s birthdate is August 18th 2003. She was the third kitten and born at 10:35 AM, 6 more would follow her and at 12:30 the last was born.
  4. B’Elanna has 5 brothers and 3 sisters, she is 1 of a litter of 9. From her littermates 6 have a straight haired coat and 3 have a curly coat, B’Elanna is 1 of this 3.
  5. B’Elanna is a 2nd generation Cornish Rex. Her mother Guusje is a 1st gen., and Bes, her grandma, is a domestic cat from Jordan. Father’s side is Cornish Rex.
  6. Although she was born with almost no fur like her brother and sister with the Cornish Rex coat, all three had a curly coat when they were 15 weeks old. Cornish Rex kittens can be born with a thick curly coat or with almost no hair, but many kittens born with a curly coat lose it in the first 2 weeks of their life. From an age of 10 weeks the coat starts to grow and most of them have a wavy, curly coat when they are 4 months old. Hair or no hair at birth tells nothing how their adult coat will be (like human beans. πŸ˜‰
  7. B’Elanna’s biggest friend is Bubbles. He also was friend and mentor to her grandma Bes, after that to Bes’s daughter Guusje and now to Guusje’s daughter B’Elanna.
  8. Also a kind of family tradition is that B’Elanna, like her mother and grandma doesn’t like me. I have NO idea why, but they must be having some sort of an anti-Ruis gene.

  9. Grandma Bes at 12 weeks old ~ Mom Guusje at the age of 8 weeks ~ B’Elanna, 1 week old
  10. Cleaning herself is not B’Elanna’s favorite thing. She does it very fast and short and she knows Bubbles is far more better in it. Only he refuses to wash her under her tail, resulting in a … uh… her other nickname: Poepkont (Poopbutt.)
  11. We have our own room in the house and we all sleep there at night. Except for B’Elanna… around 11 PM she goes to the 3rd floor to hide herself. The staff knows where and put a sleeping bed there for her.
  12. She LOVES human beans and they love her. Like me she loves to sit on the lap of visitors.
  13. B’Elanna has a very special high voice. The very same as grandma Bes and that makes Buzzer, one of the dogs, sometimes crazy.
  14. Hot news!! At the beginning of next year our beans want B’Elanna to have S.., to do IT with Odo! Well, I love kittens and I hope to break through the family thing of number 8.

10 Responses to “Thursday Thirteen #1: B’Elanna”

  1. Lux says:

    Such darlings – I love that name B’Elanna!

  2. Gretchen says:

    Everyone in the litter is unique, and all so pretty. B’Elanna is such a cutie.

  3. Katia says:

    Aww, kitties! Wow, a litter of nine!

    Happy TT!

  4. Dragonheart says:

    B’Elanna, you are very beautiful! πŸ™‚ You have a lovely, curly coat. πŸ™‚ You came from a large litter – 9! Wow!

    Ruis, great job reporting. πŸ™‚

  5. The Cat Realm says:

    I love the pictures! That last one is soooo cute!
    I hope you keep on posting Ruis, your posts are much more entertaining than the staff’s….
    Your friend Karl

  6. Daisy says:

    Ruis, you done a good job reporting. And look at the darling baby B’Elanna! I do not know why she does not like you, Ruis, that’s a big mystery to me.

    When Pixie was little, she had almost no furs, too.

  7. Wakela Runen says:

    Great post. The kitties are soooo cute!

  8. Mickey says:

    B’Elanna is quite a pretty cat. Actually,all the kitties are cute πŸ˜‰
    Heehee,Mom is a Star Trek fan.

  9. Zippy, Sadie and Speedy says:

    Wow, 9 babies! Dat’s a big litter.

  10. jenn says:

    Interesting post. Cute kitties.
    Happy TT!