It's a lot of pressure finding the perfect name for a cat, you guys. And while I'm not saying it's perfect, John and I do finally have a name for Kitten.
But first, look at this cuteness:
She's almost comically hard to photograph, between blending in with our dark floors and always being in motion.
Not to mention she thinks my phone is perfect for pouncing.
Here she is enjoying my birthday red panda from readers Pinkie & Anni:
That pretty kitten collar is *still* too big, so after a few pictures I had to take it off again. Maybe once she hits 3 pounds? (She's about 2.4 right now.)
And in case you missed her featurette on Instagram:
(That's one of those insanely soft baby blankets, a gift from the neighbor who found her. Needless to say, she's a big fan.)
Oh, right, her name. :D
We tried out several - Nox, Lirael, Tenebrus*, and Elphaba were all top contenders - but then one night I remembered this scene from Princess and the Frog:
It stuck in my heart, and I couldn't shake it loose.
So here she is, gang: our North Star; our light through a long, sad night; our belle, Evangeline:
That's a big name for a little kitty, of course, so we call her Eva for short. It's cute and fun to say, though I still alternate with Evangeline.
And as I'm sure you've guessed by now, yes, Eva is staying. We got as far as calling around to find her a new home a few weeks ago, because the fear of another big commitment so soon got to me. I didn't think my heart was ready. Then I slept on it, and realized I was waking up every morning looking forward to seeing her. I smile and laugh a hundred times more with her around, John, too. And we need that - we need her - more than ever.
She's actually balanced on the window sill here, but I'm tempted to tell people she climbed in one afternoon and decided to stay. :D
Eva's collar came in a few days ago, and as John and I put it on her I said, "This is it, Eva, now you're officially someone's cat!"
"She's OUR cat," corrected John.
And dang if it didn't get a little dusty in here.
Welcome to the Epbot family, Evangeline.
I think you're gonna like it here.
(*Tenebrus is the only named Thestral in the Potter 'verse, and we planned to call her 'Tenni' for short. It didn't fit, though, so please, someone name their black cat/dog Tenebrus!)