Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, drafted in the first round by the Green Bay Packers last month, has become the inspiration for a Kaukauna woman … as a name for a pet.
Stephanie Van Groll told TMJ4’s Jay Sorgi that Packers-inspired pet names are a tradition in her house.
“I asked the girls what we would name him,” Van Groll said. “They name the pets after Packers players. The last cat was Jordy. My oldest, who watched the draft with us, yelled, ‘HA HA!!’ I smiled and there he was, Ha Ha Kitten-Dix.”
Here’s a picture of the new addition to the team (the cat, not the safety):
— Jay Sorgi (@jsorgi) May 30, 2014
The family adopted the kitten after its mother died. Van Groll had a connection to the cat’s owner and saw a Facebook post about the need to give away four kittens after the mother passed away.
Van Groll’s Facebook profile says she is co-owner of a semi-pro football team named the Wisconsin Ravens.
I suppose a cat named Ha Ha would be a smaller addition to the house than a St. Bernard named Raji.