Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Reincarnation of Bonnie & Clyde

Last month, my roommate went to a conference in San Antonio.  She then stayed there for a few extra days as vacation.  While she was gone, I took care of her cats, Tigger & Blacky.

Last week, she gave me a gift as a “thank you” for cat sitting:  an adorable salt and pepper shaker set that she picked up at Shay Station in Cadillac, Michigan.

Aren’t they cute cute cute!?  The coolest thing is that they have magnets on the side so they click smartly together!  Of course I felt compelled to come up with names for these adorable sheepy shakers.  It didn’t take long.  They reminded me strongly of two cats that I once had, Bonnie & Clyde.

I got Clyde first, when I was a student in TucsonClyde was what you might call “a pill”.  As a kitten he seemed to take glee in being bad.  I am happy to report that he did mellow as he aged.  I miss Clyde the Cat.

Later, when I was working in Omaha, I adopted Bonnie.  She was already an adult cat when I got her.  She, unlike Clyde, was so very sweet.  I miss Miss Bonnie.

You see the resemblance to the salt and pepper sheep, don’t you?  Clyde was white with a few black spots.  Bonnie was black with a few white spots.  After these two spotted kitties and my two Dalmatians, I’ve become rather partial to spotted pets.  Some may say crazy, addicted, obsessed, fanatical …