Sunday, February 1, 2009

They Named Her Nicki (Updated and Improved!)

UPDATE: Other nicknames that she has been called this morning -- Nichelodeon and Icky.
Also, I read online that the place where we got her has a practice of getting cats from the South and bringing them to NY. How do I find out if she's southern? She has a mini gun collection, but anything else that I should look for?

What, you thought that I was going to show you her face when I wouldn't show you mine? What kind of a speciest do you take me for, anyway?

Quick update: we went to the animal shelter, my friend John and Sue acted as references, which basically meant that they were phone bound for most of Saturday. John tortured me a little by saying things like "finally, I will get a chance to say a few things about you" and also singing some Manhattan Transfer song about cats. I'm not sure that he fully grasped the purpose of the reference that the shelter needed.

To make a long story short, because I know that you have to get to church, they had four kittens, we chose one, and after only an hour and a half we were on our way.

She is super sweet and we all love her (Husbandrinka has already moved out). But I think I won him over by announcing that I will call her Nicolette Sheridan Grant and that the next kitten will be Margene.

And because nothing in our family is official until we eat some cake:

Let them eat cake, indeed.


Blogger Kirsten said...

Oh that is so sweet. Congratulations.

February 1, 2009 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

congrats!! cats are constant entertainment, i couldn't do without all ours! i already picked the next names:

violet baudelaire
enid coleslaw

February 1, 2009 at 1:19 AM  
Blogger Braja said...

Trust you to post a photo of the cat's butt. You and Susan should start a Butt Blog: her bulldog's butt, and your cat's. Come to think of it, I could hop on that little round of high-jinks and throw in all the cow-butts I've posted.

We're balanced people.

February 1, 2009 at 1:26 AM  
Blogger silvergirl said...

Creating your own little Big Love family with cats? Do all the cat wives get their own adjacent cat houses?

February 1, 2009 at 1:39 AM  
Blogger Frau said...

Congrats! I'm sure your kids so happy!

February 1, 2009 at 2:59 AM  
Blogger PinkLizzy said...

Awww...what a cute arse she has!
Congratulations. Long my she sleep at the end of your bed, snuggle with you when it's cold and tickle your feet when she walks past them (and your bare foot and her tail brushes against it lightly).
There is nothing more contentment inducing than a cat, I swear it's true.

February 1, 2009 at 4:47 AM  
Blogger Belle said...

Please tell me you bought that cake? I don't want to be friends with someone that ices that well!

February 1, 2009 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger The Dental Maven said...

And remember...nothing says "I love you" more to a cat than a small bird or rodent left on the bed.

February 1, 2009 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Nicki is a great name for a cat. She already looks indifferent.

February 1, 2009 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger one little simitopian said...

Yay! I hope Nicki brings lots of smiles and fluffiness to your household :)
Looking forward to hearing about her exploits!

February 1, 2009 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Heinous said...

Happy kittenhood! Is there cake left for me?

February 1, 2009 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

Adorable! And I LOVE that you got a cake to celebrate!

February 1, 2009 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Ann's Rants said...

May your kitty warm your hearts and laps and only pee where she's supposed to.

February 1, 2009 at 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am totally adopting the cake to celebrate everything policy.

Good luck with the cat - I hope she behaves well.

February 1, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Irish Gumbo said...

Typical cat, showin' the ass...

That looks a lot like one of my cats!....Nope, he's still here. Damn. I mean, great!

Congrats! may I have some cake, please? (batting eyes)

February 1, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger WA said...

Now I can say I knew you when you were young and only had 1 cat.

February 1, 2009 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Congrats! And hooray for Big-Love-themed pet names!

February 1, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I'm not sure whether to give you congratulations or my condolences ;-)

I love that y'all make everything official with cake, that's brilliant ;-)

February 1, 2009 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Comedy Goddess said...

Finally! Nice ass!

February 1, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger IB said...

Not big on cats, but big on cake.

February 1, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Magpie said...

I think that's a perfect name for a cat.

February 1, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Kate Coveny Hood said...

I think everything is better with cake. Congratulations!

February 1, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I like cake and that one looks pretty tasty.

Nice photo of the cat's ass.

February 1, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, she may or may not be a Southern Girl but she obviously isn't into photographs. Welcome to the Blogoshpere Nicollete Grant. And I vote the next cat is Roman.

February 1, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Southern -- if she loves fried food and wants to marry a family member....

February 1, 2009 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger K.Line said...

Aren't you a mom, bringing home a cake with the new kitten! And I have that IKEA kid chair too. Do you have the Flinstone-y table that goes with it??

PS - Darling kitty.

February 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger *Akilah Sakai* said...

Congrats on the new kitty.

My kinda household! Cake to celebrate a new pet? Nothin' wrong with that.

February 1, 2009 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger lizspin said...

Wishing you and your new family member lots of luck and lovin . . .

February 1, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I would have skipped the cat altogether and gone straight for the cake.

February 1, 2009 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Joanie said...

Congrats on the new kitty! She looks like my Cameron! Husbandrinka will come around.

February 1, 2009 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger mo.stoneskin said...

As a rule I never trust cats with guns, or any sort of weapon collection for that matter.

February 1, 2009 at 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Andrea's Sweet Life said...

Suddenly I know the real reason behind your decision to get a cat. You were starting to run out of blog fodder and heard cats are easy to exploit.

Already, a picture of the cats butt - now that's entertainment!

February 1, 2009 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Does Nicki sound like she's saying "mey'all" when she's meowing?

Also, did she get her own slice of cake? Seriously, no aspect of life should be without cake!

February 1, 2009 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Congrats! When we inherited my brothers cat my hubby wasn't at all thrilled. He hates cats. Well 2 1/2 months later I will catch him lovin that cat like they are best friends! The cat also prefers to sleep with the hubby at night also. Your will always deny liking the cat but he secretly will :)

February 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger StatMama said...

Great. Now I want another cat AND some cake.

The cat's butt is adorable, but hopefully you'll post a pic of her other end ;)

February 1, 2009 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger blognut said...

You know what they say... cats really do better in pairs. Oh, nevermind. We're only writing comments that will not give Husbandrinka ammunition... great ass on that cat!

February 1, 2009 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger RenĂ©e aka Mekhismom said...

Aw, and I know the cat must be Southern - the guns are a telltale sign! LOL, Cute cat and cake? I need to be at your celebrations!

February 1, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Blue said...

if you start to hear ms kitty's drawl include 'mud-bog' in lieu of the more traditional 'me-ow', then you'll know.


should you find ms kitty's affinity for scrapple and beer to be disproportionate to anything else at any meal time, then you'll know.

February 1, 2009 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love the fact you got cake to celebrate the kitty!

I am just curious what other reasons you can have to eat cake.

Will the cat be named Nickinka?

February 1, 2009 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Vodka Mom said...

Is this where the ass family reunion is being held???

February 1, 2009 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Anna See said...

Nice! Does she like grits? That's a dead giveaway.

February 1, 2009 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Maura said...

I LOVE that you celebrated with a cake because that's just awesome, but you have to be kidding me with not showing the cat's face.

You certainly are a speciest -- I don't recall seeing any photos of your ass around here! Cough one up or I'm going to teach Nicki how to cough up a hairball right into one of Husbandrinka's dress shoe.

February 1, 2009 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Mama Cass said...

Bless her little heart. Does she enjoy sweet tea and grits? Together or separately. And does she refer to her family as "ya'll"? Do her hips swagger? If she's southern indeed, you'll have to throw her a debutant ball and get some more cake in a few years.

February 1, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

Awwww-- that looks like my first cat that I got in college... "Meschach" He was such a great cat. :)

Congrats on finally conning, er, I mean talking your husband into getting a kitty!

February 1, 2009 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Mary Moore said...

I can't wait for the cat stories to begin.

February 1, 2009 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Frogs in my formula said...

You had a cake for your new kitten? You must tell me how you celebrated homecoming with your babies! Also a cake? Something grander? Just curious.

February 1, 2009 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger McMommy said...

I'm pretty sure the only reason you got a cat was that you were hoping we christen you with a new nickname:

Meow Marinka!!

February 1, 2009 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...


Hey that rhymes with ASSHAT!!!

Which means absolutely nothing!!!

Enjoy Nicki!!!

Your funny!!!

February 1, 2009 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Janie said...

Bring on the kitty stories!

February 1, 2009 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger iMommy said...

Dude, all these people congratulating you know that you got a kitten, not a baby, right?


February 1, 2009 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

Congrats. I look forward to hearing about many more adventures with Nicki.

February 1, 2009 at 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Sophie, Inzaburbs said...

Awwww. Cat already looks right at home.

Did she enjoy the cake? Or was that photo her walking away in disgust?

February 2, 2009 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger heartatpreschool said...


Welcome Catrinka!

February 2, 2009 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger Kylie w Warszawie said...

I think we must be related...we do the cake thing too.

Welcome Nickitrinka:).

February 2, 2009 at 5:00 AM  
Blogger Braja said...

I thought her name was short for Nicolas Tzar.

And you tell she's southern by the hip flask of Southern Comfort and the slow, deep, lazy meow. Do I have to tell you everything?

Thanks for the drink, btw. God you're so lucky you did that.

February 2, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger Julie B. said...

HA - love the excuse for is your husband into polygamy too, or just you? LOVE the name! LMAO! Beware though, I think gray tabby's are cursed. Every time I get a gray tabby they turn out to be completely psycho! But seriously..her ass is SO cute!

February 2, 2009 at 9:16 AM  
Anonymous peajaye said...

sweetie, if that behemoth in the pic is a "kitten," then i'm a 16-year-old twink (hint: i'm not). boy, did they see YOU coming.

February 2, 2009 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I'm Southern! If you need help interpreting her every little whim, let me know and I'll have my cat talk to your cat.

(does that sound nasty? because it sounds a little nasty to me.)

February 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Kristine said...

I love that the next one would be Margene!

February 2, 2009 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Jaywalker said...

Ok, I am a sizist ass, possibly, but isn't Nicolette a little large for a kitten? Or does she just have a large rear? Yes. I am an evil cat body fascist. I hate myself.

My own husbandrinka is in much the same place concerning our puppy or "your fucking dog" as puppy is now named. Maybe they should compare notes. Sweary notes.

February 2, 2009 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger The Panic Room said...

My best friend growing up started to go blind in his right eye from Cat Scratch Fever and well ever since then. I keep them away. FAR away. Good luck with the cat though.

February 2, 2009 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Other ways to tell she is Southern:

Big hair

making one syllable words stretch into two (as in Me-ow)

and be on the lookout for itty bitty Bibles...

February 2, 2009 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Yay for the new kitty Nicki! But I must admit that I HATE Nicki on Big Love so I am a little disappointed in the choice of name. Petra has a nice ring to it though...

February 2, 2009 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger bernthis said...

I had to do that whole thing with the references when I was at the shelter. What a joke. Like they're going to give me the numbers of people who can't stand them?

February 2, 2009 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Tooj said...

I see it's official! Congrats. I'm late on this obviously, but oh well. I didn't need cake anyhow.

February 3, 2009 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Your cat has a fab ass. Really.

February 3, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

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