15 July 2008

The stork brought us a giant baby

A 13 pounder! A diet is called for, I think. Her belly was shaved for spaying and you can see her fat rolls. That's sort of what I look like with my shirt off, actually.

She's also very interested in food of all kinds, heh. She's exactly the same sweet, affectionate girl we met at the shelter, very very gentle and not at all aggressive so while Inty and Zoe aren't exactly thrilled, she's not challenging them at all. Her current name is Patches - although she doesn't seem to respond to her name - and neither Dave nor I are in love with that (so obvious and boring for a tortie) but we haven't thought of any others. I'm taking suggestions, if you've got any. We got her on Bastille day; maybe something French?

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Om nom nom

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These corn nuts seem edible.

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Check out my fat rolls. They're much more interesting than William Gibson.


Rooie said...

Hmmm...that belly is disturbingly like my own...though mine is only a pallid white, not multi-colored.


Charlotte? (for Corday)
Couchon? (pig)
Tortue? (tortoise in French)

But I keep thinking she looks like a Simone. Or Sabine.

Renee said...

Oh, I like Simone.

She is a cutie.

Cara deBeer said...

I like Simone, too. Dave has expressed some interest in Simone.

Gros Orpheline (from another friend) is hilarious, as is Couchon. Heh.

Lisa said...

Those are all good names, and I do like Simone. One more, in honor of my mother who thinks dark torties look somewhat... ethnic: Juanita.

Cara deBeer said...

heh. Juanita.

But it's Simone, we've decided, so thank you, Rooie!

Simone P. (for Patches) deBeer. I love a cat with a middle initial.

Kay said...

Congratulations on the new addition! I can't wait to meet her.

Rooie said...


Anyone got anything else they want named?

Anonymous said...

she is pretty interested in the furbrillator as well.

Cara deBeer said...

I think you mean the defurbrillator, honey ... uh ... "anonymous"

(The defurbrillator is what we call a brand of cat brush called the Furminator. I may post about it some day soon.)

Kitt said...

Aw, what a sweetie! I have a particular fondness for torties. Congrats on the new family member.

(I'm slowly catching up on my blog-reading.)