Itz got shoos in it 'n' evryfing
There goes my attempt to write a proper serious grown-up book review post today...
We adopted Mandy (left) and Moxy (right) from the SPCA yesterday. They're 8 month old sisters and they are cute beyond all belief! Mr E Man picked them up about 2 hours before I got home. They hid under the sofa for the first hour, but were already in his lap when I got there and were both climbing all over me within a couple of minutes of my arrival. They're currently "helping" me to write this post by climbing all over me and the desk. Oh no, they've gone now - Moxy spooked herself by accidentally turning the printer on.
Moxy is the dominant one, but they're both very friendly and inquisitive. They scoped out the whole house yesterday, working together and walking around corners like velociraptors coming into kitchens. (Is that sentence as bizarre as I think it is?) We've already had a kitty-in-the-fridge incident, and any closed door is a matter for close investigation. We've already realised that the only way to get into a forbidden room sans kitties is to distract them with a laser pointer running up and down the opposite wall.
We can has names?
Moxy might get to keep her name, but Mandy is definitely going to get a new one. The question is: do I follow the convention amongst scientists and give them really really geeky names?* What level of geekiness will Mr E Man let me get away with? If they'd been a pair of brothers I would have pushed for either Darwin and Mendel or Douglas and Adam. Sisters are harder.
Suggestions so far:
Intron and Exon, with Moxy being Exon because she's more expressive (waaay too geeky even for me)
Ganymede and Callisto
Iona and Skye (their colouring does bring to mind misty Scottish landscapes)
Nimbus (for Moxy, who's a cloudy grey colour)
Google (again for Moxy, who looks like she's wearing specs and is searching the entire house again as I type)
Saba (for Mandy, whose markings look like the mackerel sushi we both love)
Patty and Selma (joking)
Mr E Man:
Zira (he loves Planet of the Apes - the original I hasten to add).
AC and DC
Mork and Mindy
Leda and Elara (easier versions of my moon name suggestions)
We has a divershun (click photo to see laser beam!)
*I've heard (via Mermaid) of a guy named Francis whose cat was called Crick, and my friend has a tabby called Helix.