Today I have a few Halloween out-takes to share with you. 😉 I know Halloween is long gone, but these pictures crack me up!
Also, the other day felinepaws4thought asked me how my kids got their name. First up, Ash…
Ash came by his name partly because he is gray, partly because Chris’ favorite band at the time was From Autumn to Ashes, and partly because I was desperate to give him a name so Chris and his former roommates would stop calling him “Money!” Honestly though he rarely gets called Ash. His name minds as well be Boodie, especially since that is what he responds too.
Squirt on the other hand actually came with his name… His foster mom came up with it and it just kind of stuck. I tried to think of something more dignified, and he almost became “Salem,” but Squirt suited him better. Once again though, if his name was actually what I called him most, his name would be Weinie. (I know.. Instead of finding him a more dignified name I gave him a more ridiculous nickname.)
Unlike his older brothers, I am pretty sure Emperor Titus McGee somehow managed to pick his own name. After taking one look at him I just knew he was either going to be Titus or Tyson. I deliberated for all of 30 seconds and decided that Titus just seemed right. It didn’t take much longer for me to decide that he needed a middle name. For one I have this weird thing for names or nicknames having to end in an “E” sound. Also, he is a bit of a naughty boy and it sounds more like I mean business when I am shouting “Titus McGee!” 😉 (McGee came about because I started calling him “Guerrilla” for his warfare tactics. That turned into “Magila Gorilla” which turned into McGee.) I know that I have mentioned it before, but the name Titus really does suit him. I am truly convinced that he thinks he is an emperor!
Last but not least is my prettiest princess, Pippi Marie. Like Squirt she had a foster family before her and I met, but unlike Squirt the name they gave her didn’t suit her at all.. It was Yolandi. Similar to how Titus got his name, Pippi’s name just kind of popped right into my head, and with her it happened before I even knew she was going to be mine. I was at home, walking up the stairs in fact, thinking about the cute little cat I met at work and what a pip squeak she was compared to my boys and I instantly knew her name was Pippi. (I did also consider Ziggy because of the white zig zag she has on her back leg, but Ziggy just didn’t sound right compared to Pippi.) Her crazy antics earned her a middle name as well and I just really liked the way Marie went with Pippi. (The name Marie has good vibes for me… Everyone I have known with the name Marie is awesome!)
So, for anyone keeping score, you can probably see that I tend to call all my fur kids names that rhyme (since they all end in an “E” sound)… Boodie, Weinie, Titus McGee, Pippi Marie (cats), Ani (“Annie”), Ali, Kati (“Katy”), Mali, Luci, Migi, Mimi, Aggi, Inki, and Curli (rats.. not all at the same time 😉 )