Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Why "Elektratig"?

I'm going to keep this initial entry short. I had no idea it was so easy to set up a blog -- indeed, I had no intention of starting a blog until about fifteen minutes ago.

"Elektratig" is a conflation of the names of my first two cats, Elektra and Antigone. They were sisters, born in mid-November 1981, apparently in bad circumstances. I adopted them in mid-January 1982 from Bide-a-Wee, a shelter in New York City, and fell in love immediately. Elektra developed heart problems and died in 1996. Tig died only in January of this year (2004), at the ripe old age of 22.

Why on Earth would someone name their cats Elektra and Antigone? All shall be revealed in forthcoming posts.

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