It’s autumn once again.
Time for making savory soups, roasting root veggies, cuddling up with a good book, and snuggling with your cat…. Problem is, Andrei and I have been heartbroken for several years now since Lola’s death. I personally cannot replace a loved one with an instant ‘other’. So, our house has been empty for several years. Book stores and homes are not quite the same without a feline familiar keeping watch. Stirring the energies.
Anyways, for about a year now a past co-worker of Andrei’s occasionally emails over the random kitten or cat photo. She’s a cat foster with Toronto Animal Rescue. And, occasionally I’ll actually open the attachment and take a weary peek. Three and a half weeks ago she sent over the following photo:
The kitties were 5 weeks there.
Upon viewing the picture I suggested a proper introduction. These two seemed to have that certain something …. Uh oh… There goes my heart!
So we met them, and suspicions confirmed, we wanted to move forward with adoption. Only problem is/was, before you can adopt they need to be spayed (in this instance, as they’re sisters) and we both felt they’re way to little to be operated on. Blah blah blah, long story short (only 3.5 weeks long!) and Andrei and I have become foster moms! 🙂 once the kittehs are big enough (80 grams?) they can be spayed and then we can officially adopt them!! Yay!
So, they moved into nanoHQ Sunday, October 23rd.
We’ve been working on names for about a week… For us Bridget and Leia don’t work soOooo. Here are some of the possibilities we came up with along with the names we’ve given them. Yes, we’re very aware that cats hold more than one name. These are the names that may be spoken aloud 😉
Oh, I should mention that Andrei really felt strongly that they’re names should some how go together.
1. Naboo and Bollo
We’re huge Boosh fans.
2. Gargantua and Pantagruel
Kind of an inside joke, kind of not. We can hardly pronounce these names so thought, better not.
3. Tiger and Shadow
Maybe a bit too obvious.
Friends, Romans, and Countrymen (insert drum roll here) meet Oryx & Crake!
What is difficult to capture is Crake’s markings. She’s really a black tiger cat.
Meanwhile, they’re running amok. Taken over the house. In two nights they’ve seemingly decided my hair makes the perfect sleeping nest. And while they are super punks! Crazy cat circus! They are also beyond super sweeties. Love to cuddle. And are currently crashed out on the sofa now. Shhh.