Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I Dub Him Brixie

My husband has put up a strong protest to getting a new cat. I guess I can't blame him. The litterbox always fell to him due to toxoplasmosis concerns. After all, you never know if or when God could bless. He also cites allergies as a concern to kind of back up his case. Honestly, I don't know if I could've married him if we'd known that back then, but I suppose that falls under that "for better or worse" clause. But once menopause hits....multiple cats and a box of Claritin.

So I guess this cat to the right here behind the sidebar is my only cat for now, and while some have expressed that he freaks them out, I like him ( I think a good cat should freak a few people out. Cats aren't nearly as happy otherwise). So I hereby name my blogcat Brixius Northanus.

Very little is known about Brixie's namesake, other than he was a minister at Soest, and he signed the Smalcald Articles and Power and Primacy of the Pope. When I saw the way he signed his name...well, he just seems like a really nice guy.

I definitely nominate him for the "Reformer with the Coolest Name Award." And don't even try to tell me that its Egidius Mechler. You just have no idea what you are talking about.


DogMom said...

You do of course realize that we can't possibly let you get away with making comments like "he freaks people out" without posting pictures, right?

I'm pretty sure that's some sort of law on the Internet, actually - no talking about your cat unless you post pictures.

Rebekah said...

I guess Oecolampadius is a little too obvious.

The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...


I'm talking about the very cat that is on the screen, staring at you from behind the sidebar. He's really only pixels and electronic code, but I can try to forget that, since after all, he doesn't make my honey get all stuffy and irritable (well, only if I am on the computer too long). No real cat...sigh


There is a fine line between "cool" and "ostantatious." Oecolamapdius just seems to cross that line for me ;)

The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

I've got to quit writing at 1 in the morning. You are right...That wasn't very clear!!

Marie N. said...

You've reminded me that when I was little Mom and Dad had a dog named Chemnitz. Brixie is a great name.

Michelle said...

I personally love your screen cat. I wish he could jump out of the screen and sit on my lap! My kids love him too!

elephantschild said...

My Dh knew a pastor (and organ music lover) who named his Dachshund "Buxtehude" Too perfect.

Brixie is a fabulous name for a cat.

Thursday's Child said...

I love your cat and he's got a cook name. I liked the guy's signature too.

Jane said...

Well, your screen cat looks like he could be related to my real cat! My allergy doctor refuses to tell people to get rid of their pets. I like this allergy doctor.