Zaphod doesn’t often stay still long enough for us to appreciate the amazing colouring of his eyes, so it is through photographs that we have realised just how beautifully coloured they are.
He has a busy life these days.
Being President of the Galaxy has responsibilities, but he does like a good luau to relax
So that’s the hula hula reference, but what about the pancake? Well as you can see, the kittens are playing on a cat tree which was their Christmas present. Adrian and I decided not to give each other gifts at Christmas – after our mammoth de-clutter last year, we both felt that there wasn’t really anything that we needed. So instead, we decided to buy a present for the kittens and found this monster cat playground half price in the sales.
There was a little furry mouse attached at the top, but he lasted about half an hour before I cut it off (the elastic got wrapped round Zaphod’s legs). It then went rapidly through a horrible metamorphsis, losing first tail, then nose, then fur, leaving nothing but a small sad chewed plastic carcass.
See the little round hammock at the front? It’s become one of Trillian’s favourite places for a nap.
The first time she used it, we didn’t realise where she was because she curls up so tight and seems to flatten herself to fit. So she’s become nicknamed the pancake cat when she’s in there.
Do other people come up with as many aliases for their pets as we do? They are both known as the Beeblekittens of course thanks to Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but Zaphod is also Zafe, The Fod, Fodlet, Fodpuss. Mr President and Trillian is Trilly, Silly Trilly, Trilly Babes, Trilly-begs-skinny-legs, the Trillster and now Pancake Cat.
No? We obviously need to get out more.