So our set of twins is now complete! Anyone suggesting triplets will be summarily blocked. Meet "Name to be determined". We have a short list, and it's probably not going to be a breaking bad name, simply because I'm not crazy about any of the female names left. Mashup names are important to this process. I started the adoption on this little girl about two weeks ago, and I'm so glad to have her home. She was adopted through a purebred rescue, although she's definitely a mix. We picked her up at her foster home in Santa Cruz today. She's incredibly sweet, vocal, and very friendly. She's between 4-5 months old. I know I'm not telling you everything you want to hear, so please feel free to ask questions and I will answer them and or update this caption. And of course the #teamgarytrivia answer is Hank, who is currently sitting by the bathroom door lashing out at everyone who walks by. Also, beard.
Margo ran away with the #TeamGaryTrivia vote, so here's a neener from the Miss herself. In order of softness:
1. Margo - her whole body feels like that little spot at the base of a cat's ear. Go feel that if you haven't.
2. Gary - actually a pretty close second, he has a very fine textured, soft undercoat which also makes him a shedding nightmare.
3. Hank - when I think of his fur, "fuzzy" comes to mind.
4. Jesse - he's got the shortest hair of all, and it's very sleek, almost like he's been dipped in grease. Soft isn't the word for it.
5. Gus - his fur is quite coarse. He may grow out of that, the texture reminds me of Gary's fur when he was younger.
When Gary's not sleeping, he's inflicting mass casualties. Kill list is as follows: (Disclaimer: I do not "let" my cats kill wildlife, I try to prevent it, and sometimes I fail)
1. Gary - 3 fruit rats in the backyard. The neighbor cut down the grapefruit tree they frequented and suddenly they were everywhere.
Co-maimed a lizard. #teamgargo
2. Margo - 1 giant bluejay when she was about a year old. The bluejay's family retaliated and took a small chunk out of her head.
Co-maimed a lizard. #teammary
3. Hank - 1 fruit rat. He gave it to me as a gift.
4. Gus - zip
5. Jesse - zilch.
#TeamGaryTrivia , Will I Ever Finish This Series edition. Who's the absolute worst pest when you're trying to watch a mere 47 minute episode of the Handmaid's Tale and mfers gotta go outside? Edited to add: they're all jerks, but one towers above the rest in these situations. A certain nickname is a clue.
Of course it's Gus, you should know by now he has several screws loose. And special congrats to @eigna728 Angie, your losing streak is intact, and your profanity laced comments when you guess wrong are one of my favorite things about #TeamGaryTrivia
Disclaimer: the cactus is completely non toxic, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Most of you guessed that Gary was the number one snuggler in the house... He needs snuggles like Trump needs Twitter. Only two people guessed the snuggling hierarchy correctly, and I blame Hank. Here it is:
2 Hank (no, really)
I'm going to post each of their snuggling habits separately this week because why the hell not. The first to guess was @erinprelypchan, second was @felineanddandy - I have something for both of you. Thanks for indulging me in #TeamGaryTrivia, I really appreciate the participation, and let me know if you'd like more prize giveaways, I know this one was difficult.
#teamgarytrivia , you're sitting on the floor for GOT edition:
Which member of team Gary, when snuggling with the humans, realizes they are going to be stepping on another living being and avoids knocking the wind out of us, smashing our bits, and generally causing pain as they step on us?
For the approximately 20 people who guessed Margo, pat yourself on the back. For @plant_snob who said "Why would anybody guess Margo", you have earned her disdain for at least 24 hours. When Margo is on the top of the couch and I go to give her some loving, she always shoves her face in mine until we touch noses. Maybe I'll get it on video someday. #teamgarytrivia
It's Mr. Insister that makes sure I don't get more that two hours of sleep at a time, for various reasons. The first visit is to snuggle. The next 3 involve a glass of water, a possible trip outside (nope, but good on you for giving it a shot) and of course a snack. #teamgarytrivia