Darren and I went to Maine this weekend and came home with a little baby kitten. I’m not an animal person. I’m also not a committment person. I like being able to pick up and take off whenever I want to <————————– and that is the number one reason why I don’t have kids. True story.
Anyway, if I’m not an animal person, I’m really not a cat person. I would much rather have a big fluffy German Shepherd or a cuddly little Chocolate Lab. But as it turns out, Darren and I are both softies and this particular little kitten had a sob story. Mamma cat had too many baby cats and by the time this baby cat got here, mamma cat was done feeding and taking care of kittens. This kitten was the only one of her litter to survive and was starving. Darren’s aunt and uncle starting feeding the kitten and taking care of her but they needed to find a permanent home. We listened to the above sob story and took the bait like the suckers that we are.
So now we’re animal people—even better—we’re cat people because we’re a couple of sob story suckers who can’t let a neglected little kitten without a mother go without a loving family :]
Darren wanted to name her Cleopatra. He wants to name everything Cleopatra. It kind of creeps me out. If Cleopatra didn’t die a thousand years ago, I might even be jealous.
I wanted to name her Poppy. I want to name everything Poppy including one of our children. Darren won’t let me. Sigh.
Then Darren mentioned the name Katniss and there was no going back. If you’ve read The Hunger Games or seen the movie then you know exactly where we got the name; if you haven’t, well then read the book and “may the odds be ever in your favor.”
Darren loves The Hunger Games so much I’m a little concerned our children are going to end up with names live Everdeen and Primrose. When Darren found out I never finished reading the book I thought he might divorce me…jeez man, it’s just a story…and if I didn’t have you to take care of then I would probably have more time to finish reading it ;]
Anyway, Katniss has the word “Kat” in it so Darren thought he was very clever. Not to mention Katniss in the book also had a neglectful mother and was starving, so I think Darren is very clever too :]
So, here is little miss sob story Katniss—orange and white stripped trouble maker that she is.