Monday, April 7, 2008

Mini ManCat Monday

Heya kitties. We made a special picture for you guys because we know that it was your purrs and purrayers that helped LK to live and to find his furrever home. Please feel free to steal this picture to add to the wonderful picture Kashim and Othello made for him when he was so little and his life so uncertain. Aunt Susan thinks the little guy has a long life ahead of him, and to celebrate his coming home, he finally has a real name!!!


Yes, LK finally told us what he would like to be called and he choose the name Fagin. Fagin is a character in the novel Oliver Twist (by Charles Dickens) and he is the leader of the orphans - the one who teaches the orphans how to steal and be criminals. The orphans would bring him their gleanings and he gave the orphans a place to live. Yes, we did consider the names Oliver and Dodger from the same novel, but we decided that the kitten would eventually become a cat so he would need an adult name. Plus he is grey just as the character Fagin is. Mommy and Aunt Susan say he is the Fagin from the musical Oliver! who is younger and more handsome than the Fagin in the novel (they went to see the musical together a couple of years ago and Fagin was one of Mommy's favorite characters). Anyway, we thought someone to teach the new kids how to be criminals would be very helpful on the Black Furrball. So Fagin is LK's new name! What do you kitties think?

Fagin is fitting in well. Dante and he are still friends and Jack is getting close enough to whap the little guy from time to time. He is eating like a little pig and has more energy than 5 kittens put together should have. Since he is a hand raised kitten, he has the tendancy to put the bitey on you when he wants to snuggle and Mommy and Daddy are doing their best to break him of this. Unforunately, Mommy and Daddy have been sick all weekend with a nasty virus and they both even stayed home from work with us today. That's why we do not have many pictures. Anyway, there's the update. Happy Monday everyone!!

22 comments:

Junior said...

Welcome to the blogosphere Fagin! I am so glad you fought and lived!

I like to bite too, but I think it is because I don't have front claws.

Orion

Parker said...

Fagin is purrfect! Welcome little guy!

TT said...

I loves the name! Welcome Fagin to your furever home.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Welcome home Fagin, remember, yoo gotta pick a pocket or two!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh Fagin, we are so glad that you survived and got to be Captain Jack & Dante's little brother! Welcome to the Cat Blogosphere!
Your FL furiends,

Vincent and Mike said...

Hi Fagin! We're sooo happy you have a new forever home. You are one handsome little mancat.

MoMo said...

Hi Fagin! Welcome to the CB. I knew you were a fighter all the way. Hope your parents feel batter soon.

MoMo said...

I mean better, darn paws!

momsbusy said...

oh my! fagin has turned into a beautiful boy. he has thrived in your aunt and uncles care.

momsbusy

awww com on captain, gif the little feller a break. he cants be that bad.

y2k

The Meezers said...

welcome home Fagin! Billy would like to be your first student criminal on the black furball! Sammy and Captain Jack have the same idea about kittens - they shoudl be whapped. Dante and Miles also have the same idea - they need to be played with.

We are so very happy that Fagin has a wonderful forever home!!

pee ess: purrss to your mommy and daddy to get better

The Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, WELCOME, fagin!! we bets you fits right in wif those rascals onna black furrball!! arrrrrr! how furry wonderful to have a happy ending to the story of LK! blessings on your auntie an' uncle for helping you so much, an' blessings on your mom & dad for doptin' the wee varmint, an' healing purrs to them, too!

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Welcome "Fagin"! Mpressive litray name an all...

PB & J said...

Welcome Fagin! We're so excited to have you join us! I love to nibble our mommy and daddy when I want a little lovin'! But make sure to give them extra purrs if they still aren't feeling well.

Dearest Dante, I'm thrilled to hear that you and Fagin are getting along so well, but if you need a respite, it's starting to get warm and sunny here - you're always welcome!
Purrs,
Your Pearl

Adan*Michico said...

Welcome home, Fagin~!
I am very glad you have your forever home and have such a wonderful name!

The Cat Realm said...

Welcome Fagin! What a great name. We are so happy that Dante and Fagin like each other so much - we are sure Jack will come around soon too!!!

Karen Jo said...

Welcome to your forever home, Fagin. That's a great name for you. I'm sure Captain Jack will come around soon. Just wait until you meet the woofies!

jane said...

Hello Fagin, you little fighter! It's great to see you looking so well now and I wish you man years of happiness in your forever home :)

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Fagin, you are adorable! Welcome to the Cat Blogosphere! :)

We hope your humans feel better soon. Sending healing purrs their way.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

We are so happy that little Fagin is doing well! I think that he has a perfect name!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Aw, Fagin fits him just right! Welcome home dude!

Chance said...

YAAAAAYYY!!!! Dat sownds lyk a vewy gud name fur LK. Mommie sed she waz in dat moosical in hi skool an Fagin waz her fav. doo too. Iz gwad Jack is comin awound wit da noo pyrat. Sownds lyk reel soon dey wils be gud fwiends an all 3 kittehs will be swabbin deks toogeter. Hehehe

The Crew said...

Fagin is fine name, and I know that after a period of adjustment, everyone will get along! Trust me on this, I've raised 3 kittens (Tipper, Max & Misty) so I have a lot of experience.

George