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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.

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Joey and MaggieNo Gravatar | October 10, 2008 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    Love the name Kali! And you can keep dog blogging to a MAXIMUM!

  2. rat jr.No Gravatar | October 11, 2008 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    My Amanda got a kick out of possibly calling her Steve.
    I like her but she had better learn her place when I get there! I am the baby don’t much care what Fe’lan and the dog have to say about that.

    Oh and today at work was terrible. I was accused of insulting a Card holder’s intelligence (said card holder said this no one else) because I could not get him the APR he wanted. Then he very rudely cussed me out while I was closing his account for him and then hung up while I was reading the disclosure. If I were a dishonest person (and I really wanted to be after being reamed for something out of my control) I would have gone in and reopened his accoutn just to piss him off. But no I am a nice person and finished closing out his account. I wish sometimes that the calls weren’t recorded because I so could have gone off on that a**head. It would have been even better because I lost my depression meds and have been without for a few days (i.e. Ludwig knocked them off the counter and I haven’t been able to find them) hence my shit taking level is all but 0.

  3. Ken BuchananNo Gravatar | October 12, 2008 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    She’s a lot cuter than the renditions of the goddess I’ve seen. Hey! Halloween’s just around the corner.
    Costume idea for Kali: A tasteful strand of skulls! 😉

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