Monday, November 24, 2008

banjo and my grains

first of all, i have a wee little confession: i like cats. i realize that i will probably get made fun of for this, but i can't change it. i'm not one of those freaky cat-lovers who has 90 cats in the house or anything...don't get the wrong idea. i just think they're cute. anyway, coacher isn't a big fan of them, but somehow we ended up taking a cute little kitty home from my grandparents' house yesterday. (i didn't even ask...) all the little kids were crazy over it (and i think coacher's migraine might have clouded his judgment) so we took her (we think it's a she) home in order to bribe neices and nephews to visit us more often. :o) coacher even said he liked her, but i haven't yet figured out if it was his migraine headache speaking or if he really did like the kitty.

i was a bit concerned we would be made fun of for having a cat (dog people like to make fun), but then i was reminded that the admin family has a cat AND the mcintyres (who took our wedding pics) have a cat. so now we are thinking that the cat will probably make us more artsty. we are just waiting for some sort of artistic talent to come to us.

anyway, we finally named her last night: banjo. yep. that's the name. (PLEASE tell me you have seen the movie baby mama and remember that line...PLEASE!)

among other names up for consideration:

(on a semi-sidenote: i need an effective treatment/method of pain management for migraines. coacher has been a trooper with his major migraine headache the past few days, but i felt pretty helpless the whole time, so i'm looking for some relief for him. he's getting better now, but any suggestions are much-appreciated. i know a couple of other people who could use some ideas, too.)

we will keep you updated on whether or not the cat actually stays with us or goes back to grandma's on Thanksgiving.


  1. HAD a cat. we plan on getting another one soon, though.

  2. i love cats, the rest of my family hates them. Mark thinks they are children of the devil. Love the name.
    For migraine management, I would talk to Dave Rogers. He is a fellow sufferer, as is Olivia, and I know he would have info for you.

  3. We have a wonderful cat. Theodore is his name and my kids love him. He loves to cuddle right next to you. He takes to Sam more and I can't figure it out considering I am home more with him. When Sam gets home he literally will follow Sam everywhere. I love being a cat family.

  4. On the migraines headaches he will probably have to see a doc. I have them too. I haven't been to the doctor yet but I talked to Sam's dad and he said I probably need prescription meds for them. Nothing over the counter works for me. Migraines are hereditary, which I never knew until Sam's dad told me.

  5. i am a cat guy...but not a litterbox guy...that is why there is no kitty at the ray house...

    i like banjo!

    later, rider

  6. I have two cats...Shortie (because is has short stubby ears) and Millie (guess who named that one). I like cats, I am not a dog person.

    In regards to migraine headaches...plague of my life! Most people that suffer from them can find "trigger" that causes them though. For me it's when I lack sleep,but for some people it's cheese, or wine or chocolate. So says my doctor. There are some really good medicines on the market though.

  7. look at all these cat lovers coming out of the woodwork! i love it. admin, sorry to hear about your cat. my grandparents live on a farm and always have about 10 extra kittens running around (apparently they don't pay much attention to bob barker's announcements on the price is right), so if you get desperate we can always find you one up there.

    rider, i don't like that stuff either but banjo seems to be potty-trained already so at least it's in the kitty litter and not everywhere else. (we'll see if that's the case when i get home...i'm nervous.)

    about the migraines, thanks so much for the info.

  8. Migraines.... I have only had two in my lifetime, so haven't gone to the Dr. for them, but I've been told that caffiene is helpful. I found that to be true (or maybe it was just mind over matter/placebo).