So, guys love technology, especially technology that will give us countless hours of meaningless, mind-numbing fun! So, God created the IPhone and I-Pod Touch for our simple minded amusement (we think that it has really “important” things to tell us, but we really just play games on it). Many of us men will do almost anything to get our hands on this bright screened gold, including, but not limited to, begging, pleading, compromising or kicking and screaming on the living room floor (not that I did any of those :).
So what was Zach Gray, the mature 30 year old small business owner and operator willing to do to get his hands on a brand new 32 gig I-Pod touch? How about 15 years (depending on lifespan) of constant every day attention to an animal that I am allergic to! Yep, that’s what I did!
As Jody and I were in Kansas City, MO this past weekend hanging out with some super cool friends, we headed downtown to spend some time window shopping and hitting a few cool coffee shops. While walking down the main strip we bumped into this rather odd place that many cool (and not so cool) people were flocking to like foaming squirrels. It was this odd white and silver paradise of shiny screens and flashy things and we went inside and to my amazement, we had an absolute ball! It was hypnotic and I felt like I was drinking apple flavored kool aid (pun definitely intended), and I have to admit that I wanted something shiny for myself. After all, just because every item in the store was grossly overpriced does not mean that I was not tempted. After all, I am only a man.
So, I did what any guy in my position would do. I whined to my wife (who thinks that we make all financial decisions together, but really she holds all the cards to our checking account), until I got what I wanted! Oh, I had to give up 15 years of my life to take care of a cat that I never wanted (did I mention that I am allergic?), but I did what I did with no regrets. And here she is, the new love of my life, our little black cat (you thought I was going to say the I-Pod, didn’t you!?).
This image and the one below was taken when we went to Happy Tails to check out all the cats. She sat with both of us for over an hour and a half!
I think I have fallen in love with the cutest little whining kitty you have ever met. She loves to cuddle and purr, loves to play with her little fake mouse and as I type this she is sitting in a drawer next to my desk with her little pillow just so she can be close to me. Is that not cute? I guess I am just a big softy after all…. Oh, and the I-Pod Touch is cool too!
We have been taking name suggestions for our yet-to-be-named kitty, and below are our top picks! Now we are asking you to place your vote on your favorite name for the latest addition to our family!
- - Flash
- - Sirius (from Harry Potter)
- - Stiles (from the 1980′s film Teen Wolf)
- - Pixel
- - Sypher
- - Jet (like Jet Black..)
Sadly, none of them are very feminine names… but whatever!
- - iKitty (in honor of our deal)
- - Claritin (in honor of my allergies)
- - Fluf-fy (you have to say it the way that Sandra Bullock does in While You Were Sleeping- one of the best movies ever!)
- - Underexposed