Monday, September 14, 2009

Meet What's-his-name


So, I finally adopted a new studio mascot last week. I highly recommend the Anti Cruelty Society here in Chicago--great folks and animals. I ended up adopting a three-year-old tabby (funny how I don't really have a "type" of man, but I do have a "type" for cats--this is my third brown tabby). The photo is from the shelter--I haven't gotten around to taking any shots here at home.

I also haven't gotten around to naming him yet. His shelter name was Snoops, but I'm not really fond of that name, so I'm looking for another. He doesn't really answer to that name anyway, so I don't think it's that big of a deal. I have a bunch of names in contention, with a few front-runners. Thought I would run them by you all for feedback. So here they are in no particular order:
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Rufus -- no real reason, except that the "oo" vowel sound matches Snoops, which is apparently what animals recognize in their name (in case he actually does recognize his name)
Leo-my sign, plus it is a feline name
Mocha--I like chocolate, I like coffee.....
Dude --he's a really mellow cat, plus it has that "oo" thing going for it
Motor--he constantly purrs
Murray--I was thinking of something fiber related and ruled out Merino, which led me to Murray. And I always liked that character on the Mary Tyler Moore show.
Monkey--the cat does this weird splaying of his limbs when he's happy and I swear that his front limbs kinda look like monkey arms. You'll just have to trust me on this.
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Or, he could just go nameless for a while....

9 comments:

zquilts said...

Just found your blog through feltmakers list. I vote for Motor and congratulations on handsome new friend!

And Lily Makes Three said...

Monkey or Dude

BeckyKay said...

I like Murray, but I'm partial to people names for animals! :)

He's gorgeous!

charris said...

I have two rescues, too--LucyLiu and Dora the Explora. They had to live here for a little bit for their names to emerge, but they fit perfectly. Maybe try a name for a day or two and see how it fits and feels. It may not be important to your new guy, but I am a firm believer that it is important to us as we relate to our companion animals. He is quite handsome, btw.

ARTISANNE said...

He's lovely!!

I'd call him Elliot

(after TS Elliot who wrote Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, where the musical 'Cats' came from! :0))

Emily said...

We always end up with several names so I would probably go with Rufus the Motor Dude. He's super cute--congratulations!

meegiemoo said...

Pip (Pippen)

Theresa said...

Murray. The cat definitely looks like a Murray!

Tracy said...

Monkey!! : )
Your new kitty is darling...