Thursday, October 2, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day Nin

19 years ago today, the Man and the Lady decided it was time to get a second cat. They went to look at  cats. The Lady fell in love with a orange tabby she thought would make the perfect Shere Khan for her Bagheera. The Man fell in love with a 3 month old black cat. Lady let him pick the black cat as she had picked Bagheera. She thought the perfect name would be Mowgli, again to go with her Bagheera. The Man picked the name Cinder and would not budge on this. Lady had a really hard time with this name as Cinder was her grandparents Black Lab when she was growing up. She couldn't remember it to save her soul. In those first few weeks she called him Clyde, Mint and probably a dozen things she can't remember all these years later. In the end, somehow, Nin, or skinny Ninny (as he was very, very skinny as a kitten) came and it stuck.

Today we celebrate our Nin!

For 19 years we have had the privilege of sharing our lives with Nin. He is likely part Siamese which explains the skinniness and the talking all the time. He has always had the annoying habit of eating too much and throwing up (he doesn't seem to know he is full) and he can sneak onto your nap without you knowing how he got there (we call it his stealthy). He is a very sweet snuggly cat, who is loved dearly, but Lady always thinks he would have made the perfect companion for someone living alone.




Enjoying the sun making his signature "rat" face


Note the Man has now lost the privilege of naming the animals in the house since this. He may only get it back if it allows the Lady to get another pet in the far, far future!

26 comments:

  1. Aw, look at Nin enjoying that sun puddle, such a contented face
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  2. Lovely to read about sweet Nin and yes he does look very contented. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Happy Gotcha day Nin. We agree - Dad's should never be allowed to name us furbabies....my Dad wanted to call me Clancy - thankfully Mom over ruled and I got Reilly :)

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  4. Hari OM
    and Happy Gotchya Day to Nin!!! Stealthy huh? That would be NINja then??&*> Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  5. 19 years wow!!!! You can tell he has lived a very happy and healthy life!!! You are good parents.
    stella rose

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  6. Enjoy a wonderful day of naps and sun puddles Nin!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  7. Happy Gotcha Day, dear Nin! I agree names given by mom's are mostly better hehehe

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  8. NIN..... we wish you a very VERY HAPPY 19th GOTCHA DAY. We hope that you have a WONDERFUL Celebration of your SPECIAL DAY.

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  9. Happy Happy Gotcha Day Nin!!!!! xoxo

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  10. hAPPY 19TH GOTCHA DAY NIN THE BEAUTIFUL.
    hUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  11. Ya know, sometimes the far, far future ends up being closer than you expect!

    SHE had a black cat growing up called The Tar Baby--her aunt named it.

    Happy Gotcha Day, Nin.

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day Nin!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day to you, Nin!

    Waggies,
    Braeden, Seth and puppy Riley

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  14. Happy Day to you Nin...TuNA TUNA TUNA!!

    Wyatt

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  15. A very happy day to you Nin....wow 19 years. not thats a record to be proud of, here's to another 19 years!

    The Mad Scots

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  16. Happy Birthday Nin!!

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  17. Oh Happy Gotcha day!!!!!!
    Made you a card on twitter <3
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  18. HaPpY GoTcHa DaY NIN!! WOW, 19...that is fangtastic and we wish you 19 more!
    Wally & Sammy

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  19. Sorry we miss your Gotcha Day Nin but we are sure it was a good one.

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  20. Happy Gotcha Day, Nin! The longevity of your cats amazes me....what is your secret?

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  21. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Happy Gotcha Day Nin! Sorry we missed it, but we're glad you found such a happy home!

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