So, would you like to know how we ended up with them? Well, Kaleya’s babysitter’s cat had them about 8 weeks ago now. We have had them with us for almost one week. The babysitter couldn’t keep them (this is the whole litter) and Kalonji and I have been contemplating getting an additional cat for awhile now and when we met them we just could not resist taking all three. So, Isis (who is 3), now has some little ones to run after.
The names? All Egyptian!
- Isis – the Queen mother – in Egyptian mythology she was wife-sister to Osirus and mother of Horus.
- Osirus — husband-brother of Isis, and the god associated with death and the afterlife
- Horus — son of Isis & Osirus — associated with the sky and kingship.
- Memphis — she is the only girl in the litter, so we had to find a girl name. However, we didn’t really like any of the remaining goddess names. We came close to calling her Nephthys (who was the sister of Osirus and Horus and would have been quite fitting) but I find that so hard to pronounce. So then, having recently discoverd that there was a Memphis, Egypt (we are on this Egypt kick lately) and given that we are currently living in Memphis, TN and we got the kitties here, I kept pushing to call her Memphis. Kalonji caved :-). Also, Memphis, Egypt was the earliest capital city of Egypt so it has some prominence in the country’s history.
These kitties are wonderful! Let me tell you. They are such a contrast to Isis as they play all the time, follow us around all the time and just are so funny to watch. However, this is bringing about a transformation in Isis too. She finally has “someone” to play with, she grooms them, they sleep together sometimes, it is so cool. She still keeps her distance at times, but I love watching them follow her around. There was some initial hissing back and forth, but that lasted all of a few hours.
I of course, have more pictures up so please feel free to look.