How We Got Our Names
Hal & Zen
Mummy wanted to find 2 names that highlighted the key difference between the two of us - Hal having a largely brown head and Zen having a largely white one. And she also wanted to find two names that naturally went together, but worked equally well on their own. By considering one of her other loves - cars - she was able to come up with the solution:
Hal, short for Halogen, is a brownish orange headlight on cars (and hence Hal has the red lead / collar)
Zen, short for Xenon, is a bright blue-white headlight on cars (and hence Zen has the blue lead / collar)
So Hal and Zen we are...
Shandy & Casey
Whilst looking at possible names on the web, Mummy came across Casey and fell in love with that name. That then meant she had a Ch (Charlie), Sa (Sammy) and Ca (Casey), which logically left an Sh - and Shandy was decided. And the fact that he's ruby in colour helps....
Charlie & Sammy
Mummy's ex decided on the name Charlie as he was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - how original!
Mummy's ex then wanted the next Cavie to be called Eric, but in a moment of weakness also suggested Sammy - and Mummy jumped at the chance. Well, can you imagine calling Eric in the middle of a field?
Pepsi & Muffin
Short for Mr Mistoffelees. Cats the musical was very popular at the time and we loved the song Mr Mistoffelees. And we also liked the shortened name of Misty.