Monthly Archives: June 2013

Musings #16 Busy

Dat Troyer a busy kitten:

Musings #15 Naming Mini-Me

It’s official! The Mini-Me has a name!

Please welcome Troyer!


Troyer: Yesh, Dat’s mai namez! Don’t wear it out.

How did we arrive at this choice?

1. Verne Troyer is the actor who portrayed the character Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies who was the inspiration of this moniker.

2.  Troy, is a male given first name. The male given name is used in English-speaking countries and derives from the Irish Gaelic Troightheach, meaning “foot soldier”. ~from Wikipedia. (purrfect for a polydactyl)

3. Short list of Famous real-life people named Troy:

Troy Donahue, American actor and teen idol of the 1950s and early 1960s. Troy Tulowitzki, Major League Baseball shortstop for the Colorado Rockies. Troy Smith, American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Troy Aikman, sportscaster and former American Football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Troy Polamalu, American football strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

4. Origin of the name Troy:

Transferred use of the surname originating from the place-name Troyes in Aube, Normandy. Alternatively, the name may be bestowed in reference to the name of the ancient Phrygian city in northwestern Asia Minor, which was the scene of the Trojan War.

5. Troyer is short for Destroyer, as he certainly disrupted the idyllic life Panky had grown accustomed to.


Troyer: Enough talkin- Playz time! Wut’s ober dere?


Troyer: MeWowee Human- Look at me! Iz chillaxin wif mai big brofur.

Panky: Does dis mean he really gonna live here now dat he got name? I have to share mai things like mai toys like wut he did in video?

Baby Panfur playing with the Turbo Scratcher

Happy Whisker Wednesday!

Musings #14 Introducing da Mini-Me

Introducing mai new brofur:

The yet-to-be-named baby panfur is 3 months old, weighs 3 lbs, and was born on March 9. He is a polydactyl, with 6 toes on right front, 7 toes on left front, and has one rear dew claw.

DaMa calling him Mini-Me for the time being because she wants to see which name will befit him for the rest of his life.  We’d love to hear your suggestions for his name in the Comments section!

Oh-hope you’ll enjoy da video  DaMa made of him:

Day 1: Just arrived home

Day 1: Just arrived home

Day 1: First sniffs

Day 1: First sniffs

Day 1: How did she ever find a mini-me?

Day 1: How did she ever find a mini-me?

Day 2: Da baby keeps hissing & grumbling at me.

Day 2: Da baby keeps hissing & grumbling at me.

DaMa playing wif da #babypanfur

Day 2: DaMa playing wif da #babypanfur

Musings #13 Opportunity


“All cats, given the opportunity, are people-watchers.”

–Roger Caras,

A Cat is Watching, 1989

Happy Wordless Wednesday!