Over the weekend, our little family grew by one. On Friday night, I took home a 5-6 week old kitten that was in need of a home. This makes the current count three cats which puts us inarguably into cat lady territory. Not that we weren’t already proud cat ladies, but now we can’t even deny it if we wanted.
While we considered running names like Fartlek (though, “fart-lick”) and Tempo, we ended up sticking with our Futurama naming scheme (flesh-based characters for pets and robots for computers/phones/tablets). Our six year old tortie is Turanga Leela and our three year old tuxedo is Philip J Fry. The obvious choice here for a female cat would be Amy Wong, but we figured that might end up getting a little confusing considering some people call me Amy. We decided on a recurring bit part character named Hattie McDoogal. Go ahead, look her up. It’s not exactly a flattering name for this little bundle of cuteness, but I still think the name itself is cute as heck.
So far, we’ve kept her in our spare bedroom/office while Fry and Leela get used to her scent in the house. Leela is a tough one and doesn’t really like many people or other animals, she barely even tolerates Fry. She’s been off and on hissy, growly, and swipy with me. No surprise there. Fry is very, very loving, cuddly, and needy, but he’s also extremely timid. we’ve tried introducing him to her, but he just keeps a six - ten foot distance from her and runs away if she starts coming near him. We’ll probably try again later today.
Hattie is the sweetest and neediest thing ever. If you’re not paying attention to her, she’ll climb right up your leg. She is very openly friendly and runs right up to anyone who walks into the room. She just wants to be held and crawl all around me all the time. One of her favorite spots so far is sitting up on my shoulder. She very playful and active. I think we’ve got another lover here.