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A is for Azrael

My cat, Azrael

A is for Arzael, my youngest cat.  And no, I didn’t name her after Gargamel’s cat (from The Smurfs cartoon).  That didn’t even cross my mind when I named her.  How I chose her name is a little creepier than that.  I found the name Azrael in a book about angels.  Azrael is an angel of death in several religious traditions, including Islam.  Why would I want to name a cute little cat after an angel of death you may ask?  I don’t know.  I guess that’s just how I roll.

Azrael is my best buddy.  She must know the sound of my car, because she is always waiting for me at the door when I come home from work.  If I come home and have to leave right away, she is usually at the door crying for me not to go.  And when I am at home sitting on the couch, watching TV or reading, you can usually find Miss Azzy in my lap.  She is definitely a lap-cat!  I can’t even work on my computer at home without her on my lap or trying to get on my lap.

Azrael is a bit of a picky eater, which is hard to believe by looking at her.  Some might call her fat, but I like to think she is just solidly built.  There are only a few kinds of treats she will eat, which I think is weird.  I’ve never had a cat that has turned down treats like she does.

Of my three cats, Azrael is probably at the bottom of the pecking order, but I think she is my favorite.  When I’m feeling low, she does something silly to bring a smile to my face.  When I’m cold, she snuggles up with me.  If a person can have an animal soul mate, then I think Azrael may be mine.


April A-to-Z Blog Challenge

I’ve signed up for the Tossing It Out, A-Z Challenge. I figure it will be a way to keep me blogging even if I can’t think of anything cool or intellectually stimulating to write about this month. I am number 1023 on their sign-up list. So be prepared to be shocked, amused, horrified, amazed or something by my blogs this month.