Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Thursday, December 08, 2005

A Double Post For Your Viewing Pleasure

Today I have a guest poster, Whfropera, who turned me onto this MEME at Defective Yeti. We are both slaves to our kitties and this is an excellent way for you all to get to know them better. Let the cuteness begin!

Name - Linus

Secret Actual Name - Tennis Ball Head (there is a song that goes with this name)

Name According To FM - Hey! Hey! Linus!

Prior Name - Sparky (when I got him from the humane society)

Generic Nickname - CatHead

Nickname When Bad - FurFace

Nickname When Playing With Cat Toy - KittySlut/BabyCats

Nickname When Sitting - RegalCat

Nickname When Agitated - SwishyTail

Nickname When Walking On Me In Bed At 4:00 AM - Dammit! Stop That! (he also likes to nibble feet)

Nickname Reflecting How Cat Came To Be In My Possession - Old Man (they thought he was too old to be adopted – he was 1 yr old)

Name – Yoshi

Secret Actual Name – Miss Smellie Buminski

Name AccordingTto My Dad – Sausage

Prior Name – Didn’t have one as she was gotten as a wee kiddee. But we did think she was a boy. Hence Yoshi which actually means “Favourite Son’ in Japanese.

Generic Nicknames - Bubs, Bubby, Bubby Loo, Monkey, Miss Monkey, Chunky Monkey, Fatty

Names When Bad – Fucker, Little Shit

Nicknames When Playing With Cat Toy – Freakshow, Savage, The Player

Nickname When Sitting – Miss Thang

Nickname When Agitated – Fart In A Windstorm

Nickname When Walking On Me In Bed At 4AM – Diggy Diggy

Nickname Reflecting How The Cat Came To Be In My Possession – Birthday Gift From Hell


Squirl said...

Wonderful kitties, both of them. Nice to finally see Linus.

But wait till Bucky sees that you call Yoshi monkey...

bhgvnog - is that some kind of holiday drink?

spoonleg said...

Awwww! Oscar is jealous you didn't chose HIM for the kitty post. Too cute, though!

happyandblue2 said...

Linus is cute in a cat like way.
Yoshi is cute in a white one minute, brown the next, different colored eyes, cat like way..

JessicaRabbit said...

Ok, do you have any idea how long it would take me to do that for all my cats?

I mean really, I just call them all, Hey you bastard stop that, anyway....

Bucky Four-Eyes said...

The Secret Actual Name is a nice touch.

Have these two cats ever expressed a desire to date each other? Meet over a little catnip and casual purring?

SassyFemme said...

I'm going to have to do that this wekeend for my cats. Linus looks like a slimmer, sleeker version of my Sassy cat, who's secret actual name is Tissue Box Head, for reasons you can probably picture!

whfropera said...

BFE - the passion between Yoshi and Linus knows no bounds - I have found cat food on the keyboard after their late-night IM sessions, what with the 3-hour time difference.

whfropera said...

Jess Rabb - Linus thinks dammit stop that is hids middle name.

eclectic said...

Awwwwww, kitty-fix! No, not GET your kitty FIXED... although I'm not opposed to that either..., it's just that 3 out of 5 humans in my household are deathly allergic to cat dander, so though I adore them, I can't live with them. Sorta like men, come to think of it... *ahem* Anyhoo... it's nice for me to get a kitty FIX like this! Thanks!

Jeans said...

Oh my god. I'm going through cat withdrawl. Thanks for giving me a little feline dose of love!


Sharkey said...

Isn't it funny how they end up with all the nicknames . . . Maggie has a lot too. Penny was usually just "Fatty."

Dima said...

Kranki, I am holding you completely reponsible for my planning to get a cat after New Year's. YOU. ARE. RESPONSIBLE.

Hänni said...

Too cute!

hemlock said...

I love Yoshi. She's gorgeous.

I'm stealing this meme for future use (ie. when I lack the creativity to come up with something to post...oh so often)

Twisteduterus said...

very cats names are Fat Nettie-Wide Load and Mando-Older Than Dirt

bet ya didn't know I had cats?

LadyBug said...

Awwww, so sweet.

Kassi said...

This is cute! My kitty has a few names/nicknames as well. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I think cats are more like "personalities" than they are pets.

Udge said...

Turn on the printer! that'll teach him to lie down on the job.

Amanda B. said...

I wanted to say, YAY LAST WEEK OF RADIATION!!! Woowoowoo! Love you kiddo.

whfropera said...

udge - that would imply he was getting any work done to begin with - Linus is particularly good at not getting work done.

loverfishy said...

Yoshi is just too cute! I liked this idea and had to use it for my 3 furbabies- you can find it at

Von Krankipantzen said...

squirl-I was worried what Bucky might say but decided to fess up anyway.

spoonleg-Oscie can totally guest post here anytime.

happyandblue2-Yoshi is a cat for a seasons.

jessica rabbit-your meme would be a whole book!

bucky-it would be a strange platonic kind of love as they are both desexed. But sweet none the less. I can't believe you left the Monkey thing alone!

sassyfemme-can't wait to see that.

whfropera-that cracks me up.

eclectic-that is a shame but you have puppy love which is just as good.

jeans-more cat! STAT!

sharkey- am sure there are days that go by where the word Yoshi doesn't ever leave my lips.


hanni-you should do this for your cats.

leafgirl77-yes. All the creative part is done already with the nicknames.

twisted u-NO! I didn't know you had cats. Cool.


kassi-Yoshi is my child. I mean that honestly. I guess the nicknames are kinda cruel now.

udge-isn't that funny!?!?

whfropera-hey, napping is really hard work.

loverfishy-I saw your three cuties. So lucky!