Tuesday, October 4, 2011

4/30 - Our fur babies...

Day 04- Any pets? Names and stories behind them.

We have two fur babies that are about 6 years old now. They are both male, brothers and from the same litter. We got them from a person that had a cat who had a litter and wanted/needed to get rid of the kittens. I believe we got them when they were about 8 weeks old. We took two so one wouldn't be lonely. I wish we had only took one, but couldn't imagine not having both of them now.

The total grey one is named Gimli. Yep after Gimli the dwarf from Lord of the Rings. Originally we thought that would be a perfect name for a grey tabby but when we got our two it still fit our grey cat. The other name is more original and Chris was the one that came up with that one. We call him Mantisaur. It is a cross between a preying mantis and a dinosaur. When we first got them Gimli was the more braver one and Mantisaur the scaredy cat. His whiskers reminding me of a prey mantis for some reason and Chris thought it would be fun to add the saur since Dinosaurs are huge and really if you came across one I doubt they would be afraid of anything. So it was sort of funny since Mantisaur was a big Chicken.

They have med length fur and it continues to get everywhere! We got one of those furminators because we know someone that has one and says it really does work but it's almost impossible to get them to sit still enough to give them a good brushing. They like to turn and face you for head pets. They are both pretty lazy and there favorite things to do are eat, sleep, demand pets and cuddle. Also in the middle of the night they love chasing each other up and down the tiled hallway (sounding like a herd of elephants I have to add) because apparently the best time to exercise is when everyone is sleeping.
I think its Mantisaur's goal in life to cover every inch of our living room carpet with his white fur because everytime I turn around he is curled up in a new spot. Gimli on the other hand just sleeps as much as he can. It's funny that even after 6 months they both give Monkey a wide berth if she is on the floor. I think that we will see even less of them when she learns to crawl!
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