May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

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.

29 thoughts on “May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

  1. Cleopatra… have you looked in a mirror? I called you that when I first saw you. And he gets to live with Cleopatra, with a Dunkin Donuts fixation to boot… what’s not to like. Cute kitty… much easier than a dog.


  2. cute kitty 😉 i’m with Darren..I love The Hunger Games..and it wouldn’t normally be my kinda thing at all..but Katniss is such a memorable character..great name for kitty 🙂


  3. What a great post! Just out of curiosity, what’s with the name poppy? I know I should be asking the same with the name Cleopatra but poppy had me more interested. Haha. 🙂 My boyfriend and I actually took in a baby kitten from outside. She’s all black with yellow, orange eyes so we named her Elvira.


  4. Oh my goodness! That could be Ashley’s sister. Ashley being my cat from 15 years ago. A brilliant piece of work. All the mischief and independence of a cat but responded to my commands like a dog. Had her for many fun years until…she went missing. A sad day it was.
    Enjoy the new family member.


    • Maya, you guys are welcome to come over any time to see her. Maybe we could do dinner one night this week and then the boys could play with her. We are in love. She is so cute and funny. I’m so glad we finally decided to get her!


  5. Great idea for a name! We are going to name our second kitty Katniss when we get her. Our first cat’s name is Katara (after a character in Avatar: The Last Airbender series on TV). We, too, like having “Kat” in the name 😉

    I can tell she’s already stolen your heart…


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