It’s Sunday, late afternoon (fine, you’re right, it’s not Sunday. It’s quite obviously Tuesday but give me a break here, we’re pretending we are still on Sunday).
I’m about to leave the house to go on my Jangles search expedition when the call comes in. There’s a 6-week old kitten at the vet, having been hit by a car (she’s alright but scared and needs a home). Would I take it?
Do these guys know I’m a sucker or what!?
Yes, I am a pathetic sap but my priority is Jangles. I will not give her a home but I will foster her and find her a home (falling for that? No? Didn’t think so). BC (Basket Case hubby) reacts as usual. The eyes roll in exasperation. The sigh is heavy. We’re too busy. We’ve got too many animals. We have to find Jangles. Finally, I get the expected “oh, alright, we can go past and see her. Then we’ll decide”.
Nothing ever changes. We get there, he picks her up, says her name is Saragon (what???) and we are keeping her. Nice to have consistency in life.
We are not, necessarily, falling for his pleas to keep her. It all depends on her interactions with the other members of this zoo. She is, however, cute as a button and worming her way into my heart at a steady speed – who’d have thought?
So, here’s where you guys come in. Saragon – it sounds like Sarah-Gone. How can you name a cat as “gone”? Apparently Saragon is some fantastical dragon. I care not! So, with a few bats of the eyelashes and other womanly wiles, he resigns and says she will then be Pixels. OK – that’s definitely cuter and, being a Tortoise Shell, probably quite appropriate.
What do you guys think? Does she remain Pixels or do you have any fantastic, clever, cute and adorable names to add to the list?
My search for Jangles continues and all leads remain as valuable as ever. Come home sweet Jangles. Pixels or not, she only stays if you say it’s OK and I need you here to decide that.