Football is a big part of my life. So are cats. Sometimes it’s hard to know where one ends and another begins, and it seems that my brain can’t deal with loving both as much as I do.
Me: “There’s a League 2 footballer called Louis, and the commentators on EFL have just called him Louis-boy.” (This is one of Cat Daddy’s more polite nicknames for Louis Catorze, hence why I thought this story would be of interest to him.)
Cat Daddy: “I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t talk about a player like that.”
Me: “THEY DID.”
Him: “Why would they do that? Why wouldn’t they just call him Louis? Or by his surname, like they do with all other footballers?”
Me: “I don’t know. Maybe because he’s only fifteen and so he actually is a boy? I think it’s cute. Louis-boy. Awww.”
Me: “Google it if you don’t believe me. Type in “footballer Louis Grimsby”.”
[Cat Daddy taps away at his phone whilst muttering indiscernibly ]
Him, looking at his phone: “Louis BOYD. He’s called LOUIS BOYD. They were calling him by his ACTUAL NAME.”
[Silence, tumbleweed, crickets]
Him: “It’s a good thing we found this out before you repeated your idiotic story in front of any Important Footballing People.”
[Stonier silence, more tumbleweed, noisier crickets]
Ok, so I may have made myself look stupid, but I still think Louis-boy sounds adorable. And suddenly I’m keen to know all the goings-on at Grimsby Town FC in League 2.
Our Louis-boy concurs, although he will always be a Black Cat at heart.