Saturday, July 4, 2009
Happy Birthday, Bizi!
Fiona is 8 or 9 years old today! And to embarrass both of us, and to be fair to James' earlier outing, I'll share all of her nicknames. I should note I don't sit around trying to think these up; they just come to me. Much like Fiona did!
I first met her on July 4, 2002, and since she's pretty independent, it makes as good a birthday as any. I met her as a stray abandoned pet, and she quickly adjusted to the rhythms of her new home. The vet says her coloring is dilute tortoiseshell and that she was 1 or 2 years old when she found me.
Her full name is Fiona* Prudence**, and I most frequently call her Fiona, Bizi (pronounced "Bee-zee"), or Bi ("Bee"), but she's also Bizi Bi, Bizilini, Bizilini Beanie, Bizi Boo, Boo, Boo Boo, Bizi Nell, Bizi Nelli, Bizi Nelli Boom Boom Nelli, Brownie, Brown, Browners, Fi, Fizi, Pecan Pie, Tiger Bites, Sugar Bites, Sugar Beets, Girl, Ba'y Girl, Girly Meow, and Girly Mau.
Please join us in some birthday tuna and fireworks to celebrate!
*Incidentally not named after the Shrek character; I didn't see the movie until after I named her and I've always just liked the name.
**Not named after the Beetles song, but just because she is. (Prudent.)