Today’s Off-Topic Tuesday is just a quick post showing off my babies – our inside chick, Janie, who we’ve had for a little over three years, and our new addition, outside cat Edgar Allan Poe, who showed up a little less than a month ago.
We got Janie from Pet Smart in January of 2012 – she had only been at Pet Smart for a few hours when we adopted her. The local shelter had just sent her over, hoping someone would adopt her. Black cats are very ignored at shelters, and have very low adoption rates. Lucky for her, within hours of her getting there, a certain couple came by looking for a black female kitty. For some reason, that’s what my husband and I were looking for, and as soon as we saw her (only 7-8 weeks old) attacking another kitty in the cage with her, we knew we wanted her!
This stray black kitty came to the right house – we’ve built him cat tents outside, keep him in supply of food/water/treats, and let him climb us quite often. 🙂
I named Janie after my favorite female character in literature, Jane Eyre, and I always figured we’d add another inside cat or two and name them after book characters too. However, she has vehemently rejected any attempts to bring any other cat inside, so she’s the queen right now!
We knew we wanted another literary name for this guy, and my husband and I are both fans of Edgar Allan Poe’s work. And we thought it fitting to name a black cat after someone whose work is so eerie.
I HIGHLY encourage anyone thinking of getting a cat to go for the black babies…they’re overlooked for no reason except the color of their fur, but they’re beautiful and exotic and were actually revered by ancient Egyptians. I love my babies!