Pet Shop Cats – Update

Today on the “Recreating artworks” FB page, a talented lady posted this in the comments on my post of the kids emulating Chris and Neil on the “actually” album cover.

How awesome is this Photoshop work?! And so she gets proper credit for it, her name is Christina Rutheiser. Thank you! 😊

The Pet Shop Boy…and Girl

This morning I was taking photos of Sultan as she was sitting by the little light box thing which has “pure dead braw” on it.

ASAP jumped up on the table a minute or two later and sat beside Sultan. I kept snapping away. Then Sultan yawned and as the camera snapped I thought “Oh hopefully that’ll make for a fun one, mid yawn.”

By heck it did! As soon as a saw it looking back through the few I’d taken, it just instantly made me think “Pet Shop Boys! That album cover of theirs!” Then I had to put in a Google search “Pet Shop Boys album covers” because I didn’t know what it was called. It revealed itself to be “actually” pretty quick in the search results.

I saved a copy of the cover, I then posted it to the FB group called “Recreate artworks with things you find at home”. This is how popular this post has been through the day…

1800 likes! And nearing 200 comments. My furbabies are little microstars!

Here’s the pic in full resolution…

ASAP And (Currently – Potentially Subject To Name Change) Sultan

Not Simple Minds or even music related but a bit of personal news. Tomorrow we welcome these two beautiful adolescent cats to the household. ASAP is the tabby and white cat. He was named after the rapper ASAP Rocky. His version of ASAP stands for “always strive and prosper” – which I think is pretty damn awesome. His foster carer has been calling him Oscar – but my nephew is called Oscar, so…no! Lol. He won’t be keeping that name. And I just think ASAP is awesome! So he will go back to being ASAP.

Sultan is the all black. A female. Sultan is a masculine name and I’m not really wanting to call her Sultana. Lol. Her foster carer has been calling her Sheba. It’s okay but I wouldn’t name a pet Sheba. I thought about Shadow but I suppose lots of black cats are called Shadow. So I was looking into the word “black” in other languages. In German its “schwarz” and that could work. In Danish it’s “sort” – which combined with her brother’s name works really well…ASAP and Sort. And it keeps the ‘S’ sound sibilance she’d be used to. But we’ll see. We may just defy convention (as we like to do) and keep Sultan. She’s a girl called Sultan…deal with it! Lol. If Johnny Cash could do a song about A Boy Named Sue, then we can have a female cat called Sultan!

Anyway, they are 10 months old and have been in foster care since early December. Tomorrow they get a new, permanent home with us. I am already so in love with them!