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New Addition

Those of you who know the Head Rat know this was only a matter of time.  Since Rat Jr. took 2 of the cats with her to Idaho, we’ve had just one cat here in the Ratlands.  That is still true.  However, we now have this:

Newest Member of the Ratlands family

Newest Member of the Ratlands family

This is Kali.  And yes that would be for the Hindu goddes of death and destruction.  My initial thought was to name her Amanda.  We know about 97 Amandas.  Any time someone mentions “Amanda”, we immediately ask “Which one?”  I figured what’s one more, right?  The Head Rat was not amused.  We’ve had cats named Caesar, Yoda, Galen, Fe’lan and Pandora.  We’ve had birds named Shadowfax, Brego, Hasufel and Arod.  I always said if I got a dog I would name it Steve.  But I never considered the possibility of a girl dog.  On short notice I was thinking of greek mythology, but Athena and Medusa didn’t seem like good choices.  The folks who gave us the dog had been calling her Mata, which was short for Stigmata, since she is a dappled dachsund and has dots on her paws.  Clever, but I’m not calling a damn dog “Stigmata.”

So, we settled on Kali.  Seems to fit.  She’s already well on the way to tearing up one of my socks and has been trying to dig a hole in the quilt on our bed.

But, she’s a real sweetie.

Oh, and I promise to keep the dog blogging to a minimum.

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