I am in the market for a companion for Tunch, and I think I am going to choose this young lady.
Her name is Blinkin- would it be inappropriate for me to change her name?
Also in the running are Jewel, Rosie, and Petunia.
And I think Petunia is one of the greatest cat names ever.
Cat names are irrelevant. Mine still don’t care what their names are. I once named a cat after the cartoon cat in the Smurfs. Stupid cat had no idea how cool her name was.
OR was the cat Azrael?
The other day when I was down by the lake, some guy was shouting LADYBUG, LADYBUG. His dog was having too much fun to acknowledge him. Whatever name you select, step out onto your porch and shout it out three times to see if it’s something you can live with.
They’re all cute, but I noticed Blinkin’s little blurp didn’t mention anything about her ability to use a kitty litter box. Uh-oh. Rosie and Petunia seem to have that skill though.
Why not all four?
I’d definately give a vote for Jewel… Says there she’s a Maine Coon mix, and I know from experience that those happen to be one of the absolute best house-cat breeds in the world. Sure, the Siamese might make things a bit wonky, but not quite as wonky as without the Maine Coon heritage.
Now will someone please send help? My own Maine Coon is sitting behind me with the shotgun and won’t drop it…
Just kidding. She’s only got the .38…
They’re *all* darling, though I confess a strong bias in favor of Siameses. But if you don’t want a raucously talkative cat, you don’t want a ‘Mesie.
I’ve renamed two cats that I’ve had. I kept the new names as close to the old ones as I could, so the sound would still be familiar. They switched over with no problem, though the one I adopted who was already an old lady took longer.
I think Tunch will *adore* having a little lady around. The boy cats I’ve known have been gaga over girl kittens, and since everyone was fixed it wasn’t because they were being DOM.
That doesn’t necessarily stop them from (playfully) rough-housing the newcomer, though, so make sure the newbie has a place to go where Tunch can’t bother her.
Have you posted a picture of Tunch? You really should :)
eileen from OH
Sorry, John, but that cat has one weird set of ears. I’m thinking “Aurial” – which is a word I just made up but it fits with the ear thing. But if you think “Petunia” is one of the greatest cat names that ever was then we must abandon all hope for ye.
eileen from OH
P.S. you’re allowed to change its name. Won’t make a whit of difference, but, hey, you just go ahead and do it. (snicker). You could name it “Chlamydia” or “Smegma” and it will still ignore you. (Though I kinda like envisioning you saying, “And here are my cats, Tunch and Chlamydia”. Send videos.
It was Azrael. Cool cat but she never came to me unless I went tsk tsk tsk. Her name meant nothing to her.
One piece of advice… White cats, like the one at the top of your list, are notoriously prissy. If you like that in a cat, great, if not, well, now you know.
The Turkish Van is an interesting cat, in that they like to swim. Probably shouldn’t let them in a regular pool; the chlorine is bad for them.
Or, go with Winkin and you could name the other two Blinkin and Nod!
That sounds like the name of the crazy old lady down the street who smells of mothballs, and is probably a witch who poisons her Halloween candy.
Some white cats are deaf, so verify her hearing first. My black cat is named Raven, so sometimes the obvious could come into play. Or bring in a Star Wars name like Bantha, Leia, or Mara Jade. Or LOTR, Legolas is a
hotgood name, or Eowin. I’ve got a million of them. :)
Seems like “Cudy” would go with Tunch, especially if they end up mixing it up a lot. Just don’t leave any little wooden truncheons lying around….