Last night I went and picked up our new cats. We got 2 kittens about 5 months old. One is black and one is tabby. The black one is fearless. He taunted the dog all night. Poor Audrey. She couldn't figure out what was expected of her. smell the cat? ok. chase the cat? nope. sniff him while he's on the ground pawing at your nose? ok. step on him? nope. Jump up the wall trying to get the cat that is obviously lying on a step just out of reach just to taunt the dog?
I don't think so.
But the cat? had no problem settling in. He used the cat flap in the basement door a couple times, figured out where the litter box is, and slept on me all night. He even wandered around the food dish while Audrey was getting a drink (obviously parched from all the frantic chasing around the house)
The other cat is a little timid. She was afraid to explore much. She would have been content to hide under the stairs all night. I didn't let her. I figured that while she was settling in was the perfect time to let her get used to Ally's bed. She slept with her all night. (Well, the part of the night after I finally convinced Ally to actually go to sleep) it's going to take a while for her to settle in and feel comfortable wandering about.
So here's my dilemma. I'm terrible at naming animals. We left Audrey's name the same when we adopted her, because we were too lazy to change it (and if we had changed it, we would have had a hard time convincing Ally not to name her Sandy) Last night we had the great idea to name the black one after the French soldier in Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail ("Come back and I'll taunt you a second time") but the googled it and saw that he wasn't actually named in the movie. So now, I'm thinking maybe Boris after the "I am Invincible" guy in Goldeneye. That would mean the little tabby would need to be Natayla**. Rob suggested Kibbles and Bits. A little too cute for me. So I ask you, oh wise internets. What do you think?
*Yes, they had names already, but I'm not calling them Elijah and Trista. No offense if those are your names, or you like them, but for a cat? not at my house.
**No we're not Russian. never mind that are kids are Alexanra and Anastasia and the pets would be Boris and Natalya. Just an odd coincidence.