I know right? I was quite surprised at myself, since if this was me standing outside and looking at another cat with that name I would ask that exact question in a very annoyed tone. My husband and I were debating what to call him for 1 hour while riding the bus home and most of my mythological knowledge had gone trough the window in face of his cute baby cries. It would be either an Egyptian or Norse God, like Odin but the Norse gods would be too common a name and it didn’t sound right when looking at him. There was no easy way to make Bastet or Sketmet sound male, and we were both saying, if it was a black dog Anubis would be perfect, and him meowing whenever we said that name, making us laugh. I was like, ok, lets have some more time to think about it, but my husband said to take him to the vet near us just for a quick check because none of us ever had a cat. At the vet he said we had to register and demanded a name. So, without any more time to think I blurted out “Anubis”. And he was like, “Oh so you’re Anubis, the Dark Lord of the Underworld. I like it. I have a cat named Osiris at home.” And thus it stuck. To be fair though, he does have a “dog spirit”. He loves to play fetch.
@grumpysaurus_wrecks YES, MOAR!!
Also. Grinchyness. All of it.