This is a post to fill out the blog for now but one I am very happy to share. That sweet girl in the picture is my cat Pan, but her full name is Pantalaimon and I named her that because when we got her I was in the middle of reading the His Dark Materials Trilogy and in the books Pan often takes the form of a white ermine which is what I thought she looked like. She doesn’t seem like any name other than Pan would suit her. She is also the very first pet that I feel is truly mine. Growing up I had lots of pets with my family but she is the only one I’ve ever felt like she is mine.
Now to tell how we got her one afternoon back in 2008 I was a senior in high school and I had just gotten home when my boyfriend and I heard a cry outside. We were very worried that it was a stray trying to attack the family cat Aja, but much to our surprise when we opened the door we saw a white kitten no more than a month old on our back porch all alone. She got frightened and went through one of the holes in the chain link fence (she was that small!). So I crept up really slow and talked as sweet as I could to her and lured her with a piece of ham. There was no telling how long she had gone without eating and it was so odd that a kitten her size had made her way all the way to the back porch and was alone. She sniffed very cautiously and took it from me biting my finger in the process. I’ve had ever since it’s like she was placed in my life 🙂
Now on to this little guy his name is Butters. Yes from South Park. It’s mainly because of his butterscotch color :). He was playing with some leaves in a gutter across from my boyfriend’s family’s house on Thanksgiving either 2009 or 2010. My boyfriend and I and all of his cousins were all outside some sitting, talking, playing in the yard when we spotted this beautiful kitten. My boyfriend’s younger cousin scooped him up for me. It was rather cold and he was small so I stuck him in my jacket and for about 4 hours he stayed put looking up at me with those pale green eyes. We took him home and let him roam around the house. Later that night I was alone in the living room lying on the couch watching tv and he jumped up got on my chest and outstretched his paw and fell asleep. Right there he had me.
(she was yawning she’s friendly I promise)