Monday, May 21, 2007
I decided months ago that our next pet will be named Wellington. A tribute to two of Josh's likes: beef wellington and Wellington Mara, the former owner of the NY Giants who passed away in 2005.
A couple months ago, we found ourselves with a third cat (in very loose terms), as we haven't taken him in and don't feed him. Wellington actually scared me with his attention to our apartment when I was home alone one weekend. I walked to the kitchen for a drink of water during a freelance assignment proofreading a horror novel that involved a black and white zombie cat. And then there was this black and white cat peering at me through my kitchen window!
But Wellington, as I've taken to calling this stray cat, is around very frequently, despite my not feeding him, and Morty and Eli love rubbing against the window when they see him. Wellie is very polite and hasn't peed on our window, and he's even gotten used to me coming right up to the window to look at his handsome face. I'm a sucker for black and white cats, and a total sucker for pink noses. Morty and Eli have noses that match their coats, but that doesn't mean I love them less.
I also don't know if he's actually a boy, but as someone who made all her stuffed animals male, it's easier this way.