Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hey, Baby. Come here often?

I had to stop by the airport outlet mall again tonight. Naturally, I stopped by AniMall to check out the kitties. A new group, 2 Paws Up, had their cats there. In a very large cage, sat Baby and Cupid.

Blog readers, meet Baby. Baby, my blog readers.

And I'd like to introduce you to Cupid. Cupid, this is everyone.

They were in a giant condo together. So I climbed in and started playing. I am a little indignant that no one asked if I was up for adoption. (I'm clean, housebroken and friendly. What gives?) I'd estimate Baby to be about a year old. When I went to pet Cupid, Baby stuck his arm out of the cage to grab mine. He was really playful. He stuck me as more of a spazz than Cupid. Cupid seemed a little sleepy when I got there. He also seemed a little uncoordinated. Once he got up, I realized he is probably 6 months old at the most. The guy working at AniMall said he'd had a long day. When I climbed in the cat condo and started playing, he perked right up and joined in. What really got me is that Cupid likes to be held, which is unusual for a young boy cat. When I picked him up a couple times, he just sat there in that snuggly way. It was nice. Once he was awake, he was walking around meowing, looking to play and get attention. What's funny is that Cupid is tiny. Truman was huge. He was only about 14 pounds at his largest, but he was really long. Long legs, long body, long tail.

The irony is that one qualification I had in a new cat was that it wasn't anything like Truman. Have you seen Truman?

Yes, he's wearing a candy necklace. It was his idea. I swear. Anyway, so much for the "nothing like my former cat" thing, right? What are you gonna do?


I filled out an application to adopt Cupid. I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, any name suggestions? I'm stumped. So far, we have Steve McQueen.


Kristina P. said...

Cute cats! And I don't even like cats. I'll have to think of some names.

Cellar Door said...

We swore that our next cat would be called "Beastie," regardless of beast-like mannerisms. "Little Beastie" and "Beastie Boy" are, of course, acceptable variations. You don't like the name Cupid, then?

Meg said...

Hmmm, the Beastie Boys are one of my favorites. This is good. This has me thinking. Shadrach? Johnny Ryall? Mike D?

"Hey, this is my cat Adrock." What?

No, I am not a fan of Cupid as a name. It's got to go, yo.

Ooooh...Groove Holmes? How's that? Huh? Huh?

Zelmarific said...

Groove Holmes is a good cat name. It has soul. It is solid. I like it.

Emily said...

Awww :) This is what I hate about going to the pet store, they always have rescue groups in there showing off animals for adoption. I'm depressed by the time I leave. I wish I could take them all home.

FoxyMoron said...

He is beautiful Meg. I like the name Cupid.

How about Richard? Or Bruce. I had a cat named Bruce once.