Since my boyfriend and I have been house-sitting for the past few months, I have become rather attached to the animals in our care.
The first is a cat named "Cat" whom I have decided to call "Mimi" (from La bohème), because she needed a real name. She seems to have that "good but tragic" kind of soul. I also believe that she must have had a great lover at some point. You can see the mournful look in her big green eyes at times.
The second creature is a twenty year old dog-like-being, who greatly resembles a clump of radioactive drier lint. Her name is "Amandhla Umfazi" which means "Power to Women" in Africaans. I think the name is suitable for the ancient but fiery little powerhouse who can still jump up to three feet high and barks triumphantly at everything in her path.