You're probably wondering where their names came from. I knew that I was adopting sisters from the start and I wanted to name them something fun. I thought about Themla and Louise at first, but then decided that I wanted sister names. I thought about Anna and Elsa from Frozen, the March sisters from Little Women, and so on and so forth. I even googled 'sisters in fiction.' I was talking to my mom about it via text message when she texted me "sestras!" And then I was like, DUH - Cosima and Helena from Orphan Black. Let me tell you, they both live up to their namesakes!
On Orphan Black Cosima is definitely a lover, not a fighter :) Helena is hell in a handbag! Helena is a trouble maker, just like my little Helena. Helena is Ukranian-English and she calls her sister clones 'sestras,' so that's where sestras came from. Cosima is happy and carefree and really smart. My Cosima is a cuddler and the ultimate lap cat!
This is Cosima...my furry bundle of joy.
This is Helena...my little hellion of a troublemaker.
Helena is a short hair domestic cat and my TV buddy. She loves to watch television with me. The photo on the left is us watching Once Upon A Time. I came home for lunch one day and we watched The Mindy Project and then she watched the New England Patriots game with me the other weekend.
She does tend to get into trouble...
I have a fireplace in my apartment that I don't use. I'd like to put fake flickering candles in there eventually. It's still sooty from the previous tenant and Helena got into it a few times. The first time was while I was home. I had to drag her out of it. She had soot all over her. So cute! The second time (that I'm aware of) was while I was at work. I came home to find little kitty paw prints on the tiles outside the fireplace. At first I wasn't sure which cat it was, but then I saw Helena's little gray paws and the soot spot on her chin. She just now learned how to get onto the kitchen counter and has even made it to the top of the fridge. Helena also has a thing for paper - envelopes, mail, book covers, toilet paper, and paper towels. Helena will chew on just about anything. She's chewing on my feet as I type.
They are the light of my life. I have become a cat lady and I'm okay with that :)
Do you have furbabies?