Monday, March 9, 2009

Deborah by Default is now Juniper. What will Tryskuit name her first daughter?

I arrived home from the Iditarod about 5:00 PM and found both of my daughters here, along with Juniper. Yes, Deborah by Default is defaulted no more. She is Juniper.

The cat and the daughters wanted to go out for coffee. For Nabysko, that usually means Kaladi Brothers, but they do not allow cats inside Kaladi Brothers and she did not want to leave her cherished buddy in the car, so we decided to go to a Kiosk.

We were headed to Mocha Moose, also known as "Palin Fever," but the daughters decided that we should try a kiosk that we had never been to before.

So I head toward one and they said, "not that one," because it was too close to the house.

"You need to broaden your horizons, Dad," Tryskuit admonished.

So I picked one out that I had never been to that was many miles away but when we got there, it was closed, too.

From there, we drove past a few that we were already familiar with and then the daughters suggested that we head down Knik Road. We did. The first kiosk that we came upon was closed. Tryskuit was certain the next would be open. It took was closed.

She then spoke of a kiosk on a certain corner - she said that was the original kiosk, the kiosk of all kiosks and it would be open because it is always open.

So I drove there. There was a sign on the door... "We closed at 4:00 PM today. Sorry for the inconvenience," or something close to that.

Well, we tried at least five more and they were all closed, so we wound up at Mocha Moose, anyway.

As you can see, Juniper had the cash, so she bought.

She was also the source of a fair amount of contention. Nabysko's boyfriend and co-caretaker of Juniper originally did not like the name. After suffering some confusion and consternation, the name "Jubilee" materialized from somewhere and so that is what she was going to be named.

Then Bryce decided that he like the name, "Juniper," after all.

So the cat is now "Juniper."

However, Tryskuit now claims that she had planned all along to name her first daughter "Juniper." "I can't name my daughter Juniper if your cat is already Juniper!" she scolded. "And its your fault, Dad, for putting the story in your blog. I liked "Jubilee."

"Yeah? Well, Prickly Pear Blossom is always calling Kalib 'Muzzy,' and it works out okay."

And that's how life is around here.

Before the trio left, Juniper got to see an adolescent moose run across the back yard. "That's her first moose," Nabysko said proudly.

Of course, we don't really know that. No telling what wonders Juniper saw in the ten months of her life that transpired before she came into ours.


Parker said...

Juniper is a beautiful name and it fits her well!

momsbusy said...

we like juniper, that is a much better name than deborah by default. kool, a moose! we only get an occasional possum in our back yard.

Tom Cat said...

Well, its her first, umm, family moose? Congratulations Juniper. :)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Her first moose as a Kracker Kat! Juniper Jubilee Kracker...yup.

Daisy said...

I love the name Juniper!

Elin! said...

Nice name Juniper!