Happy Naming Day to Kristi’s kittens, who are 2 weeks old today! First up is the orange tabby with the extra thumb and swirly stripes. He is a boy, and we have named him Brian Boitano after figure skater Brian Boitano (obviously)!
Kitten #2 is this adorable orange tabby. He is a boy, and we have named him Scott after Canadian ice dancer/ gold medalist Scott Moir. (I bet you can guess what the next kitten’s name is going to be!)
I’ve been calling this kitten “black or tuxie”, but might turn out to be smoke or silver, or maybe that’s a fever coat, only time will tell! Anyway, this maybe-black kitten is also a girl, and we have named her Debi after figure skater/ bronze medalist Debi Thomas (and also because the kittens were born on my sister’s birthday and her name is Debbie!)
This little meezer kitten has turned out to ALSO be a girl, and we named her Picabo after skier Picabo Street. (The only kitten not named after a skater, but Picabo Street was an Olympic gold medalist, so it’s in keeping with the theme. And Picabo is a great name for a kitten!)
Kitten #6, this adorable little meezer (this is the talkative one you’ve seen in at least one video) is a GIRL, and we have named her Ohno after 8-time Olympic medalist speed skater Apolo Ohno. (Yes, Apolo Ohno is male and this kitten is female, but who cares? It’s a great name!)
Say hello to black boy kitten Torvill, who was initially believed to be a girl, so was named after ice dancer/ gold & bronze medalist Jayne Torvill. After realizing our error, we kept the name, but switched from Jayne to Torvill. Torvill turned 5 weeks old yesterday.
This is black boy kitten Dean, also known as Deanzilla due to his propensity for charging into a crate of nursing kittens and stomping across them on his way to the milk bar. Dean was named after Christopher Dean, ice dancer/Olympic medalist and partner to Jayne Torvill. We referred to him as Christopher at first, but when we switched to Torvill’s last name after realized he was a boy, we did the same with Dean. (And a good thing, too, since “Deanzilla” rolls off the tongue much better than “Christopherzilla.”)
Say hello to floofy tuxie girl Katarina, who was named after figure skater/ Olympic gold medalist Katarina Witt. Katarina (the kitten) appears to be headed toward the floofy side of life, and will likely be a long-haired cat when she’s done growing.
Walked into the room to find that Ohno and Scott had escaped the crate. Ohno was hanging out beside the crate, and Scott was snuggling with his auntiesistercousinbabysitterfriends Oksana and Katarina a few feet away.
Videos! The first one is all of the videos (except for the talky meezer videos) combined into one longer video.
And the second video is all the Ohno talking videos combined. (OH the cute!)
2017: No entry.
2016: (Next time I hear “We’re moving and can’t take this cat with us”, I might have to say “Let me tell you about my friend Renee!”)
2015: Lucy’s Fools are 6 days old!
2014: Such a generous boy, always sharing that tail!
2013: Oh, the head tilt. Seriously. Kills me dead.
2012: No entry.
2011: No entry.
2010: She is the MOST laid-back cat I’ve ever seen.
2009: So, the great freedom-letting has begun!
2008: Detective Cullen, however, spots something out of place in the grass.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.