I was recently talking to someone about pet names, and I explained how I named my cat.
Later that day, I ordered this.
It’s a copy of a book I absolutely loved when I was little. I decided way back then, if I ever had a cat, I would name her after the feline heroine from this book.
This story is about the have and have nots of the cat world, focusing on the hard life of a stray cat on the streets of, what appears to be Paris. The illustrations are adorable and it has a happy ending.
“Some cats have to button up for nasty weather. They wear green sweaters and matching galoshes.”
It’s true. Some cats do wear green sweaters.
My neighbour’s cat wears a green sweater.
I keep forgetting to ask them about it. I’m sure there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation.
I don’t know much about my cat’s past. I didn’t know her as a kitten. She was at least a year old when she came to live with me, and I’m almost certain she was surrendered, rather than a stray (I got her from a woman who rescues and finds homes for cats).
I doubt she’s ever lived the tough life life of her fictional namesake.
Still, I called her Gwendolyn.
How did you name your pet(s)?