Her name is Aurora Sweetie-Pie Cutie Patootie. Oh, I think I got a cavity just writing that name.
Simone has wanted a cat for a while now. I've been putting it off because of logistics with Biscuit. Some of those logistics have worked themselves out, and I really didn't have a reason for not getting her a cat except the "mean lazy mommy" reason.
We went down to PetSmart today with the intention of looking at cats. This is nothing out of the ordinary for us. We frequently spend an hour or two there looking at all the animals. It's usually cheaper and less walking than a trip to the zoo. In the adoption area of the store, we petted a few cats who didn't really care whether we were there or not, then we were introduced to Minnie and her sister, Aurora. Upon hearing the name "Aurora" (Sleeping Beauty's "real" name for those who are not up on your Disney princesses), the pumpkinhead's ears pricked up. She sat down and Aurora jumped into her lap. Just like that, we had a new cat! The cat rode home on Simone's lap (in a carrier), and on the way was bestowed with a middle (Sweetie Pie) and last (Cutie Patootie) name.
Simone and Aurora are now sleeping quite peacefully on Simone's bed. Merry early Christmas, Pumpkinhead!