He hadn't even heard half of what I was going on about! tut tut!
So then I thought I would share my little gem of wisdom with Arabella - but uh-huh, just look at her too after 3 minutes!
Puppis didn't want me to give up so I've been (forced) compelled to do a blog post about how she was named.
Being so unusual and pretty I knew that she had to stand apart from all the other baby hares that have been named so far.
That day I had received an email (as you do, passed on from forwarder to forwarder...) about the insignificance of life on planet earth compared to the celestial giants out there - like Antares (the 15th brightest star) and Arcturus (the 4th brightest star in the sky) -
and I realised that the naming problem was not a problem at all - especially when earth's sun was now a pixel in size compared to these supergiants!
So I did a search on celestial names and came across the wonderful name Puppis. It is derived from Latin to mean a doll or small image and the Romans and other seafarers way back then had small deity images affixed to the stern to watch over the ship. Just perfect I thought!
So Baby Hare Puppis was born. Looking rather hare-like and rather sea-dragon-like! She has an amazing tuft of fur on her nape and shoulders, and her nose! One of the advantages of being a self-taught and self-mend sewperson. (Sounds better than sewer.)
Puppis was born on a bright starry night and her mother named her after one of the star constellations. Mama knew straight away that Puppis was a special and unusual baby – she has huge eyes and a white fur tuft on her shoulders and one on her nose.
Every night little Puppis stays up later than any of the other babies and she makes sure that they go to bed first.
She loves to gaze up at all the stars and one day wants to visit them.
To help her achieve her dream she has enrolled in advanced mathematics and physics, luckily she is finding it easy!
By this time Wesley is definitely away with the fairies!
and Arabella is out for the count! (That's my hand holding her head up slightly - she was on my lap)
Little Puppis is in my etsy shop, studying hard!
Want to see the starry Puppis? Visit here - and if you can spot the real Puppis please let me know :)
It has obviously been written by an astronomer with a good eye!