Tell us about your pet! If you have a weird infatuation with your dog or cat we want to hear about it (or if they just plain drive you crazy)...but please don't compare them to children. It's just not the same.
Currently, we have one dog - a Rotador - and 6 cats - please, I'm not a crazy cat lady ... yet.
Although I like all my pets equally - well, almost equally, unless one of them has pissed me off. You know ... chewed up a ball of yarn, emptied the trash can looking for snacks, piddled in the hallway because it was too cold to go out ... you get the idea.
However, 2 of the cats have unusual names I'd like to share with you - Elinore and Weehawk. Now, for those of you who love the magical animated movie Wizards and worship at the imagination of Ralph Bakshi, you will know these names well. For the rest of you, here's a crash course:
Wizards is an animated post-apocalyptic science fiction/fantasy film released in 1977 about the battle between two wizards, one representing the forces of magic and one representing the forces of technology. Elinore is in training to become a full-fledged fairy and Weehawk is an elf spy sent to save the world from another Holocaust.
Okay, so my family is a bunch of nerdy geeks - what can I say??
Anyway, the other cats are named:
--Frankie - my daughter named him this because she liked the name - my hubby and I call him, Uncle Earl or Earl Grey because he's grey - I know, this doesn't have anything to do with the name Frankie, sue me.
--Bella - named after the heroine in the Twilight saga, of course.
--Merrill - my daughter named him after the character in Signs - my hubby and I call him Big'un because, well because he is the biggest of the cats - duh!
--Clive - my daugher named him after Clive Barker - my my hubby and I call him Booger because he has a mark near his nose that looks like - you guess it - a booger.
And the dog, well his name is Rusty because ... he's a rusty color. But of course, I sometimes call him Bubby or Bubber or You Damn Dog, depending on my mood.
We may not have a weird infatuation with our pets, but we do have a weird infatuation about our pets' names!
Elinore and Weehawk as babies.
Booger and Big'un as babies.