Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fluffy Things are Afoot

You may remember posts about our cat, who went out in June and didn't come back. We hope she has simply wandered off with some smooth-talking tomcat to live the high life. Be that as it may, we miss her fuzzitude enormously, feline fuzzitude in general, really, so we thought we'd give it one more go. If these two wander off, that'll be all folks, because we can stand only so much heartbreak. But one last try.

So the orange one on the top there has clearly mastered the art of being cute, and will probably be named 'Manderinli,' which means 'little manderine orange.' The dark one is a bit trickier. We have a long and glorious tradition of naming our cats after edible things but all we've come up with so far is 'Treacle,' 'Molasses,' 'Sorghum'... you get the idea. Someone suggested 'Burnt Toast,' and we could call her 'Burnie,' but that got dropped fairly quickly. Jaffa Cake's been done, of course. Any ideas?


iasa said...

Tautog? Seaweed?

Sorry, I've got nothing, but they are adorable.

fairyhedgehog said...

They are so adorable! I've got no idea for names, though.

Richard N said...

How about Pumpernickel?

Vaguely the right colour, and an acquired taste?

Mother (Re)produces. said...

Pumpernickel! What a great idea, Richard.

Thanks, iasa and Prickles. I agree, of course. I know people have done studies on 'cute' as perceived by humans, but we'll never really fully understand why they make us go so squeeeeeeeeeeee.