I really loved the name 'Batty' for our new kitten, but when I saw 'Sooty', I fell in love even more. When I asked my daughter what she thought about 'Sooty', she almost yelled, "Yes! His name has to be Sooty!". You see, when Kaitlynn was little, I read a book to her called 'Tinka' by Rainy Delhaney. It is the sweetest children's story about a tiny sheep, and her friend 'Sooty' the crow. This little crow is a really goofy little character, and back then, we fell in love with him. Over time my daughter and I have developed a strong love for crows and their raven cousins. So when I brought up that name, it conjured up all sorts of wonderful memories and images, and so our kitten has been renamed 'Sooty'.
|It took a lot of photos to get one that was clear. He was zipping around the room so fast, even the videos I|
took are mostly of bare floor, that is, bare floor with the occasional black streak going across the screen.
In the two days I have had him, Sooty has become infinitely more confident and playful. My other two cats are starting to warm up to him, and I am letting them take all the time they need. But each of them gave him a couple of licks today before deciding to step back and watch him play from a 3 foot distance. It's a good start to what I am sure will be a cuddly friendship.
|This is Crush, and it is taking him a bit longer than my other cat to warm up to Sooty. This surprises me, because|
he is completely comfortable with our 120lb dog.
|This gorgeous little princess is Georgie, and although she is still quite unsure of the new addition, her |
curiosity is getting the better of her.