The Kitten Formerly Known As Precious…

My little baby has officially received her name. 🙂

I was hoping to post it with a really good photo, but the little skunk keeps fussing with me every time I take a picture of her. She’ll take off the second she sees the camera, or she’ll get nose to nose with the lens and I’ll have to delete the photo. She’s always in action. I’ve got a bunch of photos of her sleeping, and a few with her eyes rolled back while awake, so it looks like there’s something wrong with her. There isn’t, unless you count the fact that she was climbing around my head this morning and damn near gave me a nose piercing! I immediately grabbed my face and, because she aimed for cartilage, she hit pay dirt on a blood source as she moved the nail from my nose towards my cheekbone. So, not only did she wake me, but she made sure I wasn’t going back to bed because I had a face to salvage. She’s lucky she’s little…

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However, the littlest one also has a very cool name. VERITY FIREBOLT. I know what you’re thinking,,, “That’s weird. Why does she have two names?”

For starters, I had several names for kittens picked out. I’ve had them picked out for three years. Verity means “Truth” in Latin and it means “Truth” or “True” in a few other languages as well. As it is spelled, the name is from the movie “Die Another Day”, which has scorpions, diamonds, and James Bond in it (three of my favorite things. I am definitely a Sean Connery & Daniel Craig sort of James Bond fan though, as opposed to others that have played the role. I have seen every single one of those movies more times than I care to count.).

Firebolt, if you aren’t a fan, is from Harry Potter. I always said that if I got a black cat, or a predominantly black cat (at the time I was thinking black dog, but I’m sticking with kittens and cats for the duration after realizing certain things about myself.), I would name it Firebolt. Initially her name was just going to be Verity (I’m calling her V, along with Teacup, as nicknames.), but her personality is definitely that of a little lightning bolt. She’s fiery and fierce, just like her Mommy, and she deserves a strong name. That’s how she got hers. 🙂

This name is so fitting of her. She’s very honest with her emotions and affections, she’s got a lot of attitude, she loves who she loves, she runs around like a cheetah searching for prey, and I chose her name based on all of those qualities. She’s definitely living up to it!

I will post more photos as she continues to settle in and grow. Right now, she’s avoiding the modeling contract. LOL.

A Tiny Piece Of Me

A Tiny Piece Of Me

I prefer the opening video sequence to the actual movie as personal preference, but this was the best I could do. People have told me that this song is depressing and others have told me it seems out of character for Adele, and I’ve told all of them that it won’t make sense until they see the movie. It’s much more impressive if you’ve seen the movie and it certainly helps if you’ve seen at least 2-3 others and know the characters at least a little.

These characters are all far older than I am, but I grew up with them because my parents were huge fans of the books and films. If you’ve read any of the books you might find that you prefer them over the film versions, and in some cases you might prefer the movie adaptations. As a lover of both books and movies, I can say that this character is a writer’s dream. So much depth, so much direction, and I’d write one in a heartbeat if I thought I could do it.

My favorite of the books was written within the past 5-6 years and is called Devil May Care. One of the BEST Bond novels EVER, but I can appreciate both old and new takes on this character.

So while I’m having a lousy week, I share this with you instead of my thoughts because quite frankly, I wouldn’t wish my thoughts on an enemy.