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Name a cat!

We spent the day in the car.. driving all the way up near Dallas to pick up the kitten. When we arrived, I held Misha, who was all purry and friendly, but when I held him up to my ear, I noticed that he had a problem breathing. I asked the guy about it, and he was like: oh yes, he has a cold, a respitory infection. He didn't tell me because he was hoping that it would go away by the time I show up. He would've paid for the antibiotic fees and there's a health guarantee.. but, I felt uncomfortable about it. respiratory issues are serious with cats. I've heard other cat owners dealing with it and my old roommate's cat, Bailey, rarely purrs because he had an infection when he was young, and it prob hurt him to purr. So yeah, I feel somewhat guilty about not taking that cat, but otoh, I'm already anxious enough about getting another cat after Caroso... that I really don't want to deal with adopting a cat and immediately be on sick watch for it.

Anyways, we had driven all the way up there, and to go back without a cat, after waiting for over 2 months just seem crazy. So he had a lot of other kittens, and we ended up picking one that does not look like Caroso at all. (There were other bluepoint kitties but they were too young to adopt).

So we picked a new cat. Here are his pictures. He is 9 weeks old, born on May 1st. He is rumbunctious, and.. jumpy, and running around like crazy and climbing on things. And he fits in my hands. He is tiny. I worry about him. Hopefully he'll get big and mellow out in a few weeks. Right now, he definitely is acting like a kitten. Seems street smart though. He has a ringworm infection *frown* this breeder should have healthier cats.... and I will have to get him checked out at a vet. But he does seem really vibrant and healthy otherwise.

We need a new name. It's probably too soon to name another kitten Misha. Suggestions? I want a name that rolls of the tongue smoothly.

I don't want to sit still!!

  So many things to catch!

Your foot is as big as me.

This guy provides me entertainment.

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nekomouser
Jul. 7th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Cats are easy. Leave them alone and they will name themselves inside 2 weeks.
nekomouser
Jul. 8th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Oh, and cats respond particularly well to long vowel sounds, especially e's. And they respond better to shorter names, 2 maybe 3 syllables.
missjmp
Jul. 7th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
i so know you won't. but because he's a new cat, and i like phonetics, you can name him nougat. plus, in the first picture he seems really smooth...like, umm, nougat.

mmm, nougat.
ripresa
Jul. 7th, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
is that pronounced.. nah-geut or noo-geut?

i was looking for more smoothness.. like.. misha or sasha or louie
but, i love your comment :)
missjmp
Jul. 7th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
it's noo-get...which sounds a tiny bit like "new cat!" but no, it's not smooth at all. (not a smooth sound, i mean, of course--the actual candy is smooth)

and i admit i'm the worst person to go to with these things because i like ridiculous names for animal. (think about my dog, special!) like, if i had a cat i'd name it shmata (the yiddish word for rag) or kuegel (again yiddish, for noodle pudding) or dr. emil schufhasen (from the movie dirty rotten scoundrels.) so maybe i should just stop trying.

he's damn cute, though.
ripresa
Jul. 8th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
special is a GREAT name for a pet. and who says they have to be conventional names anyways :)
tebing
Jul. 7th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
Just off the top of my head: Oscar.

(That first picture is *so* *cute*!! ;)
ripresa
Jul. 7th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
kittens are so energetic. he's like a ball of energy, jumping everywhere. caroso was much more mellow. i can't even imagine how crazier a puppy is.
antoniseb
Jul. 7th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
You could name him Doppio.
ripresa
Jul. 7th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
doppio does roll well.
desfontaines
Jul. 7th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
But if he's that energetic and jumpy, wouldn't he be a spezzato instead of a doppio? Or perhaps just a spez.... for being such a spaz cat. :)

Unbelievably cute, though! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Hmm.. naw, we know that cascarde are cute, but that just doesn't roll off the tongue very well.
orangepaisley
Jul. 7th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
That guy provides me with entertainment, too. :-)

My college friend Karen named her cats by turning on the radio and using the first name mentioned in a song. One of her cats is named Maybelline (after the Chuck Berry song). It was a shock to everyone when Maybelline developed male kitty bits a week or so later. So maybe the radio is not such a good idea.

I opened an Esperanto dictionary at random and the first word my finger hit was "Honesta" (ho-NEHS-ta) -- which means honest. You could go with "Honesteco" (ho-nehs-TEH-ko) which means "honesty, or if you shorten it to "'Teko" it rhymes with "neko" ("cat" in Japanese).
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