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Thursday, January 20, 2011

What's His Name

What a whirlwind few days it's been.  It all started last Friday.  A group of us from my Arts In RI team were going to meet up at one of the places where I get some of my jewelry findings. A girl's afternoon out.  On the way up, I stopped and picked up one of my friends.  During our chatting, she mentioned that she knew of some cats that needed a new home, was I interested.  She filled me in on the background of why they were available and how they had been living lately and my heart ached for them.

Fast forward to Sunday when I got a call from my friend wanting to know if I'd like to meet them.  I warned her that I was out in the studio and had on my grubby work clothes.  She informed me that what I was wearing really wouldn't matter to them, animals or humans...yeah, she's a good friend!  Hopped in the car and when I got there I just couldn't stop petting this one.  Meet Calvin (who really doesn't look like a Calvin and I'm hoping that you all will help me come up with a macho name for him but for now we're calling him What's His Name)  Before I knew it I had a new family member! :-)

WHN is a purebred blue bi-color Ragdoll.  He's almost 6 years old and has the most gorgeous blue eyes despite how they look in the photograph.  I think he's going to be a snuggle bunny when he settles in and becomes more comfortable with us...all of us :-)  He's had an appointment with our vet.  Some issues to take care of in his mouth (hopefully the antibiotics and his dental appointment Thursday will help those).  Once he can eat without pain, and with some good food, we're hoping that he'll also put on some weight.  Don't let all that fur fool you, he's a little bit underweight underneath all of it. 

Here's how Meeting Night aka Potential World War III (Tuesday) went after I left open the door to the bathroom where he's been staying...typed as it was happening :-)
Little Mama is sitting ever so primly in the doorway to the bathroom just looking in.  Secretly I think she was on the phone earlier to a bookie placing her bet as to which male was going to be the winner and she wanted a front row seat to all the action. :-)
I'm not sure where Sam is...but all seems to be quiet on the Front Line.  Oh, wait....yup, a little hissing going on from one of them.  Has to be Sam since LM is still sitting primly, like the little princess that she is.
A few minutes later, Sam has come sauntering (yes, he really does saunter....with a bit of a swag to his steps) out to the living room where I'm sitting.
Uh,'s way too quiet....wonder what's up.  Phew, Sam just checked in with me...and proceeded to lie down on the rug nearby....nope, now he's up on the printer.  He loves that spot.  I swear it's because he sits high up and can look down on his servants.   LM seems to have disappeared.  Guess the action in the boxing ring (aka bathroom) didn't turn out to be all that exciting to watch :-)  Found her!  She's laying on her window seat in my daughter's old room...her favorite spot in the house...well, except for right in front of her food dish, preferably when it's full :-)
Wonder if I should call LM's bookie and place a bet on how long this quiet will last :-) :-)   I really was expecting WWWIII here tonight.  Throughout all of this, WHN was acting like a perfect gentleman!
The rest of the night was uneventful....everyone, including the three furry creatures, laid around and got a good night's sleep....we don't lead an exciting life here :-)

This is WHN after breakfast on Monday....he settled in, closed his eyes......and sighed

Today (Thursday) WHN is at the vet's office getting his teeth worked on.  Poor baby!  But, they have to be done and even though he will be teeth-challenged when it's over, he will be healthier. 

If you've read through all this and are still with me, I have a little give away.  I can't keep calling him WHN (a guy needs his identity!).  Help!  I need some suggestions.  Soooooo, everyone who leaves a comment with a suggestion for a name gets a chance to win one of my glass hearts.  I haven't decided which one yet, but it will be pretty ;-)  The winner will be announced next Thursday.  Disclaimer:  His name will ultimately be decided by DH and myself, but some input will be greatly appreciated. :-)


Gaynor Mann said...

How about "Frit"? After all, you DO work with Glass!! :D (I have a dog named Jasper! :D )

Hearts of Glass said...

(or, for something more rough and ragged and silly, since he'll look a little funny with his tooth extractions):
Snert (Winnipeg term for the mixture of snow and dirt as snowbanks melt)
Tuff (solidified volcanic ash)
Pogonip (Ice fog)

beadsnbangles said...

He is beautiful, Kim.

How about:

Onza or Samson.

Anonymous said...

Socrates, Zeus, Machiavelli, Erasmus, Churchill. I'll give you one guess as to who this is :)