Saturday, November 08, 2008
A Nose By Any Other Name
We have a new kitten. Actually, she's D's cat, and I'm making very sure he doesn't forget that HE was the one who wanted to keep this one. She showed up about three weeks ago and hasn't left since. Of course, since she showed up, we've had to take her to the vet twice, one visit which resulted in her staying there for a week. So, about $500 later, D has a cat that IS HIS ... and she doesn't have a name yet.
Well, her name is "Cat" according to the vet. Not really her name. Just her, um, description.
A kid at the vet's office suggested the name "Oreo" because she is black and white. We played with the name "Lightning" because she has that white streak down the front of her fact and is amazingly fast (Lightning sounds more like a name for a pony, though...) Names from the musical Cats have been tossed around -- Rumpleteazer and Etcetera have been my favorites. D had some really horrible and boring suggestions, that I won't even mention. Finally, today in art class I asked Angelia, whose cats all have GREAT names, for suggestions. I described Cat -- how she looked, how she acts, all that stuff, and within a very short time Angelia came up with the name "Sassy". Perfect. I suggested it to D this afternoon, and he really liked it. So she was named Sassy. For a few hours, that is.
We watched Get Smart tonight. As a result, the cat's name got changed, and it was totally D's idea. Her new name? "Chaos" -- or "Kaos"* --which suits her high-jumping, back-flipping, floor-sliding personality just fine.
Unless, of course, we hear any better suggestions.... anyone?
*We have to figure out the spelling, but aren't too worried about doing it right away, since the cat hasn't learned to read yet.