Posted by: Chelsea Novak | November 10, 2008

Calliope Novak

Today, we are getting a new cat.

Not that our current cat isn’t working, cause he is, and he rocks. We just found the right cat to add to our home. An adorable little grey kitten with green eyes. Another furry baby for me to obssess over. A good reason to make sure the vaccuum is in good form.

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Her name is <a href=””>Calliope </a>(ka-LIE-oh-pee, cause it’s always fun when a name needs a pronunciation guide), but we’re mostly going to call her Callie. We got her from a cat rescue through our vet. They called her Clementine, but we wanted to keep with the grey cat/Greek name theme, so Calliope it is.

There was a bit of a saga in getting her. Originally we were trying to adopt another grey female through the same rescue. I’d gone into the vet’s to pick up food for Zeus and saw this 18-week old grey kitten with green eyes. I promptly fell for her and made M come in a day or so later to meet her. We filled in the four-page adoption form and submitted our application. However this kitten was there with her brother and unbeknownst to us, another person applied to adopt both of them.

The rescue decided it would be better if the siblings were adopted together and went with the other applicant. I was heartbroken but M was relieved that we weren’t breaking up a brother and sister who had been together for more than four months.

Not three hours after I’d gotten the bad news, the rescue called again, asking if we wanted to come in and meet another grey kitten, nine weeks old and very sweet. An appointment was made for Thursday night after work. We both hustled to get there as quickly as we could, though I got screwed by a short turning streetcar and arrived late.

When I got to the vet’s M had a tiny, little, grey ball of adorable curled up on his lap. Honestly, I don’t even think my agreement was needed. Calliope already had M wrapped around her little paw. We hung out with her for a bit and decided that given our schedule that Monday would be the ideal day to get her.

I already have her room set up at home, so we can slowly introduce her to Zeus and, since she’s so little, have a smaller space to manage her in. It’s very exciting!

I think it’s safe to say you can expect an exponential increase in the number of cat photos on my blog for the next while.

Today’s sing-a-long song: “All Cats Are Grey” by The Cure



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