STORY:Rothko and Loki are twin brothers, from an abandoned litter of eight. All the other cats found homes as soon as the rescue shelter found them, but Rothko and Loki were left, and nobody wanted to adopt them together. When we saw the two of them at the shelter, all the other cats were asleep, but these boys both stood up on their hind legs and stuck their paws out of the cage. When we let them out, they started tearing all over the place, and took the opportunity to harass the caged dogs at the shelter. Despite their rambunctious characters, we had to take them home.
Rothko's name at the shelter was 'Cashew.' When we took him home, we hadn't decided on a name, so we started looking through our books. He was pretty uninterested in every book we pulled out until the art books came down. He came right over and looked into every image carefully. He was particularly interested in color fields and abstract work. When we turned to figurative paintings like Rubens, he turned away and sat on the page, but when we turned to Rothko, he looked into the paintings and tried to pick them up with his paws. The name Rothko stuck after a few days of test runs. He still spends hours just gazing at the paintings on our walls, sometimes to Loki's disappointment during playtime.
FAVORITE TEAS:Big Red Robe, any pu'er with cooling pine notes, fine black teas. He will jump up on the table to watch his favorites being prepared gongfu style.
FAVORITE MUSIC:Madrigals, Bach, Ella Fitzgerald
MOST LIKELY TO SAY:Why Loki, why?
CONNOISSEUR OF:Fine textures, and linens of high thread count
NICKNAMES:Marcus Rothkowitz, Sir Rothschild the Third
OBJECTS OF LOATHING:Loki, Febreeze, unpleasant textures
PREFERRED FONTS:Baskerville, Garamond, Hoefler Text, Minion