On October 2 of this year, I watched my Grandmothers Calico cat "Six-toe" give birth to 3 kittens. The 1st one out was the dark orange one. I named him Calender.
You can laugh.
Here's the reasoning behind the name.
1) I was at my Grandmothers house to bury her 16year old cat which had died the day before. We didn't even know that "Six-toe" was pregnant. The cat was on my grandmothers lap and began to have contractions. I watched as Calendar was born. My grandmother commented about the cycle of life. One dies, one is born. In this case, 3 were born.
2) Calendar was born with 7 toes on each paw. One for each day of the week. It really seemed appropiate. Besides- names like "fluffy" or "kitty" don't really appeal to me.
If you enlarge the photo to your right, you can actually see his paw, and the 7 toes on it. He's so adorable.
I have about 2 more weeks to wait until I can bring him home. I'm excited. It'll be nice to have a man to come home to :)