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My Little Pony


Name: Pony
Age: 5 months. Or maybe 6 months. Something like that.
Size: Small-ish and growing

This is Pony, pretending he’s not secretly planning to leap up and bite me in the leg.

This is Pony eating a pancake.

Important questions:

When did you get this new kitten?

Um ... three weeks ago, maybe?

And you’re just talking about it now?

Seems like. I’ve been away a lot, of course, and I couldn’t really get a good picture of him. And who wants to read a ton of blog posts about cats, anyway?

Cat people, I’m guessing.

True enough. Everyone else will suffer.

Why the name Pony?

Carly got him from a horse barn.

She and a friend went riding and the barn people begged them to take one of the barn kittens home with them. We weren’t going to get another cat after the whole Perkins Saga, but she couldn’t resist upon learning that the barn cats were being picked off by coyotes.

Also, I told her to bring me home a pony, so she did.

What happened with Perkins, anyway?

The short version? Last we spoke to the Fucking Humane Society (FHS), we could maybe get him back if we gave them a $400 “donation”.



Does Pony do any tricks?

Yes! He plays fetch.

Anything else?

He likes to wait until you’re washing dishes, then leap up, wrap his little kitten paws around you, and bite you in the leg.

That doesn’t sound like a trick.

I didn’t say it was a good trick.

How are the allergies?

Pretty bad. But hey, did you see that picture where he was eating the pancake? Makes it all worth it. Cats are comedy gold, man.

Yeah, so what’s with Pony and that pancake?

Unlike other cats who will sniff at your food and then act disgusted, Pony will actually try to eat anything: cereal, bread, grilled zucchini, corn, mustard, banana chocolate chip pancakes, etc. We had to take the pancake away from him, much to his dismay.

So, um ... why are we doing this in an interview style again?

I found the last one entertaining, and really this is all about me, isn’t it?

I suppose. You are just fascinating.

How true. And this way I get to talk in bold half of the time.

Wait, I thought I was in bold.

Same thing.

Um, shouldn’t you be writing a novel or something?

... Right. Dammit.



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Aug. 28th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
He's quite appreciative of the extra attention (really -- he's been meowing and burbling about the apartment happily all day).
Aug. 27th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
My mom used to sing an old song Pony Boy (http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/ponyboy.htm) to her cockatiel to the point that when he was courting his mate, he'd whistle ponyboy to her. :) (I think I mention this story mostly so that you have a song to sing your cat and don't need to make one up completely.)(It's important to have things to sing to your pets, I've always found.)(this is why we have a song for the roomba.)(Someone's sweeping my floor, roomba-yah)
Aug. 28th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
I'd say thanks, but I had that tune stuck in my head all afternoon. Pony seemed to like it, though. *g*
Aug. 27th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
He is adorable! And what a great name for him. :)
Aug. 28th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! His name still makes me laugh.
Aug. 27th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
Now what are you going to say you want when you want something impossible? You can't say a pony any more. Perhaps next time Carly will bring you a cat named Sparkly Unicorn Who Can Shoot Laser Beams Out Its Horn and Fly.

Or she could bring you some chocolate. Chocolate is good.
Aug. 28th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
And Sparkly Unicorn Who Can Shoot Laser Beams Out Its Horn and Fly would not have a nickname. You'd have to use his/her whole name every time.

Lindy says that we should get another kitten, name him Dog, and then have The Dog and Pony Show. Always planning ahead, my mom. *g*

Personally I'm going to go for the chocolate idea.
Aug. 28th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
I think the nice thing about Sparkly Unicorn Who Can Shoot Laser Beams Out Its Horn and Fly is that it anticipates the continued popularity of androgynous names. Is it a boy cat? Is it a girl cat? It is a cat whose privacy is respected. Like my friend Amber's car, Sidney/Sydney.
Aug. 27th, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
What a cutie! Is Pony a cuddle kittie? :-)
Aug. 28th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
He is! Once you wear him out, anyway. *g*
Aug. 27th, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
Pony is adorable.
Aug. 28th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
Thanks, he is -- in those brief moments when he's staying still, anyway.
Aug. 27th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
Pony is a GREAT name. Give him a scritch for me.
Aug. 28th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
My family couldn't believe that we named him Pony. But really, it's hard to think of a better name for a former barn kitten.
Aug. 28th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
Indeed. I once named a cat Goose. When I found her in an orchard, she had an upper respiratory infection that made her "meow" sound more like a "honk."
Aug. 27th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Pony looks like a very bad cat. And I mean that in a good way.

Dave Nickle
Aug. 28th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
Oh, he is.
Aug. 29th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Kitty! Kittykittykitty. Kiiiitty! He has a nose! And a little black nosestripey!

Congratulations on your encattenment!
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