Posted by: sophiebrowne | March 11, 2010

Pets? Or Movie Night??

Ok so since Nicki and I love animals so much I am going to introduce mine since I am obsessed with them, and they are going to appear over and over and over in blog posts to come.

So both of the family cats are named after movies. Just a coincidence though…

After living in a pet-less home for 20 years I now have 2 cats and a dog. My dog came first. Her name is Akeyra she’s 3. She’s a Siberian Husky and she lives with my boyfriend Brandon most of the time. (Actually if you want to get technical there is a Japanese movie named Akira but that’s not why we named her that.) Post to come later with photos of her.

Next is Apollo, 2 year old, gray cat. And LeeLoo, 1 year old black and white/”tuxedo” cat.

Two years ago Emma (my sister) was at a friend’s house, it was night time and they heard a funny noise coming from outside. She opened the door and a flash a fur ran through the house  which made all of her friends scream at the top of their lungs! “GET THAT THING OUTTA HERE!!!!!”  This little furry thing scared by all the screaming ran right back out the door which was promptly slammed shut. Emma went back over and opened the door to find a little gray kitten staring up at her. The kitten came home with her, and despite the fight my father put up, the fuzzy little guy still lives with us.

Here are some of his baby pics. This was his first day with us.

He was reallllly little.

And realllly sleepy.

And reallllly cute!!!

Although Emma originally thought he was a girl and named him Audrey, after Audrey Hepburn, he lost that name when we found out he was a boy. He remained a nameless cat for about 3 days. We went through Rufus, which I still love, and Eeyore, Grover, James, Batman- my personal favorite, and probably about a million others before we landed on Apollo out of desperation and exhaustion. My dad being the cornball he is decided that “Apollo” was a great name for him, and that he was like the space shuttle Apollo 13- he had a rough start, he could have died, but ended up safe in the end. I like to pretend that he’s named after Apollo Creed because that’s a little less embarrassing.

He’s a lot bigger now.

Last spring Emma and I decided that Apollo needed a friend!  We searched at several shelters and finally went to the Animal Rescue League of Boston (at their Dedham site.) The place is awesome! It’s huge they had so much land complete with chickens and a goat. The people were very friendly, it was definitely the best place we had gone to. We found a little girl kitten. She came with all of her shots and she was already spayed.

She was even smaller than Apollo had been. It’s hard to tell from the photo but she was literally was the size of my hand.

She was so quiet and cute in her cage at the Rescue League. Once we got her home it was a different story, she didn’t stop running and she was hilarious! I decided that we were not going to have all the name drama we had with Apollo. A favorite movie in our house is The Fifth Element it is one of the only sci-fi movies that I like. I named her after the main character, LeeLoo. In a futuristic world she is the “supreme being” and helps to save the Earth.

Apollo wasn’t as happy as I thought he would be to see another cat in his house. But it didn’t take long for them to become best friends.

This was a couple days after LeeLoo came home. He was so much bigger than her, but she definitely was able to live up to her name. She’s a tough fighter.

Now their favorite thing to do is wrestle. The can both equally beat the crap out of the other.

After they wrestle they like to nap.

And they are best friends!

Another baby pic of Apollo.

He really likes the bathroom because he likes to drink out of the faucet. This is the tiled floor in front of the shower.

This is one of my favorites, I took it the other day.

LeeLoo is behind the curtain!

She does lots of silly things- Like sleeping in her bed in the strangest position possible.

She has really big ears. It has taken her awhile to grow into herself. Her eyes are also really big, so a lot of the time she looks really surprised for no reason. Because she is crazy and not really like a cat  (for many reasons including the fact that she likes to eat fruits and vegetables and that her feet are sooooo loud when she jumps and runs) she kind of reminded Emma and me of a kangaroo so then her nickname became LeeRoo, and now we usually just call her “Roo” or “The Roo.”

She was hiding behind the T.V. in this one.

So those are the cats for now, you’ll be seeing a lot more of them and the dog too.


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