Welcome to Caturday

Welcome to Caturday

Welcome to Caturday

Bad Astronomy
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May 31 2008 11:00 AM

Welcome to Caturday

I'm traveling to St. Louis for a meeting (if you're in the area, come to our blogger meetup!). But, in the tradition of the web, today is Caturday, a day when you can legitimately blog about your cat.

So why not take the chance to welcome everyone to my newest -- sorta -- family member, Dinger?

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The reason I say "sorta" is because my wife and I got her when she was a kitten quite some time ago, before The Little Astronomer was even born (I have a picture of Dinger peering curiously into my daughter bassinet). We had her for several years, but when we moved to California we decided she might enjoy life on my in-laws farm more, so we gave her to them. She stayed with them for about four years, but now they are moving to Colorado (just a couple of towns over, in fact), so we took her back.

She's 14. Fourteen. So she's the newest member of the fam, but in subjective years she's like 128. She mostly sits around and sleeps, purrs, and growls when Canis Major or Canis Minor get too close (C. Minor is terrified of her, actually). She still hasn't gotten tooth and claw with our other cat, whom I will simply call Lynx, keeping with the astronomical pseudonyms (though getting her real name isn't all that hard to do).

Which reminds me: Dinger is in fact the new cat's real name. It's short for Schrödinger.

Feel free to LOL her.