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Foster Update, Part 2: The Mystery Girls

Filed under: Uncategorized — folkcat at 5:07 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2009

The first group of foster girls that passed through our cages without being reported on here were the Mystery Girls. They were so named because two of them were reserved for adoption before arriving in our home, and their new owner named them for favorite mystery book characters of hers.

These four girls were all sisters from the same litter. The entire family was turned in to a shelter in Maine when they were about 5 or 6 weeks old.

Sookie Stackhouse and Stephanie Plum
sookie and stephanie

These were the girls who were adopted first. I wasn’t familiar with either book series, but have learned that Sookie Stackhouse (the black Berkshire on the left) is the main character in the True Blood series, and Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter in her own series.

Inspired by adopter Betty’s names for these two girls, I plunged into my own favorite mystery series to name the other two.

Sneaky Pie and KoKo
sneaky pie and koko_edited

Yes, my favorite mystery books are the Sneaky Pie books by Rita Mae Brown, and the Cat Who books by Lillian Jackson Braun. That’s KoKo on the right up there, of course – a Himalayan rat seemed appropriate to name for a Siamese cat!

Sneaky Pie and KoKo found an adoptive home of their own in short order, and now live with a young brother and sister pair of humans here in New Hampshire. Their new names are Phoebe (Sneaky Pie) and Piper (KoKo)*. They were really fun while they were here, though, and I miss them like I miss all my foster kids.

Next Time on “Foster Updates”: The Soda Pop Girls!

*Yes, the adoptive mother of their new family acknowledged that if they got more rats, they would likely be Prue and Paige!


Comment by Carrie K

July 2, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

I especially like KoKo. What a cutie.

Comment by Carol

July 4, 2009 @ 11:58 am

You know I am now going to be adding those books to my “must give it a read’ list, right? Like it needs to be longer….

Comment by Valerie in San Diego

July 5, 2009 @ 11:35 am

Awww, such cuties. I really love Sneaky Pie’s sweet little face and Koko’s adventurous nose. No wonder they got adopted so fast!

Comment by trek

July 10, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

Great rat names!

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