Coco Pops! My Life 27 MAY 2008

Coco PopsSo after a bit of niggling over the names of our soon-to-be-with-us kittens, our buddy Retha has come up with a brilliant solution that leaves both C and I happy at last.

As you saw in the previously posted photos, one of the kittens in brown while the other is black, meaning that Chantelle literally spent half an evening trawling through lists of names for black and brown pets. She liked ‘Cocoa’ as in ‘Hot Cocoa’ as a name for the brown kitten while I picked out ‘Obsidian’ for the black one as I liked the idea of calling my kitten ‘Obs’ or ‘Obsie’ as the need arises (plus it sounds awfully close to ‘Hobbes’, a tribute to the single greatest cartoonist of our time).

However, as is usually the case, no one was to keen on my name and so a lot of niggling and haggling promptly ensued, all to no avail as I fervently stuck to my guns on ‘Obs’.

Until yesterday that is.

During a quick visit at her new digs in ‘Obs’, believe it or not (that is ‘Obs’ as in Observatory and not Obsidian though for those of you who aren’t in the know), Retha came up with a brilliant idea that incorporates my love for word play (I still think ‘Fridge’ and ‘Freezer’ would have made a cool combo!) and manages to make both Chantelle and I happy all in one go.

So from hence forth our two soon-to-be-with-us kittens shall be know as ‘Coco’ and ‘Pops’. You gotta love it! :)

I can’t wait to confuse the hell out of my neighbours when I lean outside and shout for ‘Coco Pops’ to come in! Man, I feel sorry for my kids one day when I get to pick out their names for them! :D

About Craig Lotter

South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.