Ever since Uni Watch girl mascot Caitlin died back in June, I’ve hated the experience of coming home to an empty house. I never lost the muscle memory of expecting a living furball to greet me whenever I opened the door, and it was disappointing each time that expectation was dashed.
At first I thought I’d be adopting that little meepster who recently showed up on my doorstep, but she ran away and I never saw her again.
So on Saturday I took a more proactive approach and went to a local animal shelter, where I adopted the two little fuzzballs shown above. Without further ado: Meet Uni Watch girl mascot Biscuit (long, thin white stripe on nose) and Uni Watch boy mascot Waffles (short, thick white stripe on nose)! They’re siblings (obviously), about 10 weeks old, and pretty much Perfect. I’ve already lost my heart to them.
About the names: Since they’re black and white, I considered naming them Hydrox and Oreo. But giving them brand names seemed a little gross, so instead I went with two food names that begin with B and W, for black and white. I’m not sure exactly why I went with the singular Biscuit and the plural Waffles, but somehow it just feels Right.
Depending on the situation, they may get other temporary B&W-based food names, like Beer and Wine, Bratwurst and Weisswurst, Bananas and Walnuts, Brandy and Whiskey, and so on. Also, for about 10 minutes they were named Cary Grant and Myrna Loy (the stars of one of my favorite movies, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House), which may be used for special occasions.
So far B&W have been doing all the usual kitten things: romping, scampering, exploring, playing, napping, purring, getting into trouble, chasing the laser pointer, and generally being completely adorable. They’re really, really good cats! Here are some more photos:
Biscuit has already lived up to her name by making biscuits — on Waffles! Check it out:
I wrote most of this post in my eye doctor’s waiting room, because I had an appointment this morning (nothing serious). When I came home, B&W were there to greet me. It’s so much nicer to come home to a house filled with life and love.
You’ll be hearing more about Biscuit and Waffles in the weeks and months to come. Please join me in welcoming them to the Uni Watch family!