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new cat!

Our new cat arrived and is on her way to making herself at home. She is still too skittish for me to make really good photos of her, but here are a few that turned out OK.




She took to the local "kitty condo" right away. You probably can't tell, but she has blue eyes.


She is spending lots of time looking out the window.


Here she is using one of her scratching posts. (Good kitty!)




I got her from a friend of mine who adopted her from the animal shelter we both volunteer at, but she couldn't keep her because her husband's cat allergy got a lot worse recently. My friend named her Tillie, after the "air plant," Tillandsia, because when she first arrived, she didn't eat much. But now, as you can see, she eats a lot. So we're going to rename her. We haven't come up with any names we're thrilled with. (I'm calling her "Hello Hello," but I expect the OH won't let me get away with that. :-) Suggestions are welcome!

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mactavish
Sep. 2nd, 2003 09:16 am (UTC)
Wow, pretty!

I think Tillie's still a nice name, even if it doesn't mean Tillandsia anymore.

We kept "DJ," even though it no longer means the "Danielle Junior" it did when she came to us. :)
dawnd
Sep. 2nd, 2003 09:17 am (UTC)
Hello, kitty!

*waves*

I'm sure you'll be happy with firecat.
elynne
Sep. 2nd, 2003 09:23 am (UTC)
Oh, that first picture is remarkably gorgeous. What a pretty kitty! :)
rmjwell
Sep. 2nd, 2003 09:27 am (UTC)
I agree with elynne: that first shot is gorgeous.

Do you have any traditions, schemas, whatever, you keep to as regards the naming of cats or is it "just what seems appropos for the cat?"
eve_l_incarnata
Sep. 2nd, 2003 09:47 am (UTC)
Camo kitty!
krasota
Sep. 2nd, 2003 09:52 am (UTC)
she's purtiful!

porcinea
Sep. 2nd, 2003 10:07 am (UTC)
She's beautiful!!
kyubi
Sep. 2nd, 2003 10:18 am (UTC)
Oooh--pretty kitty! And even if she's not Tillandsia-class any more, she's nowhere near as plumptious as the Velcronian.

And I still like "~" as a name...
zyxwvut
Sep. 2nd, 2003 01:18 pm (UTC)
As a gestalt, youse guys's cats have the *best* names (well,
at least the most recent two).

Z

P.S.: Yes, a ::me too:: on the purtiness and all.
red_frog
Sep. 2nd, 2003 10:35 am (UTC)
She's gorgeous. Reminds me of mocha ice cream.

(If you don't want to call her Tillie anymore, how's "Mocha"?)
femery
Sep. 2nd, 2003 10:56 am (UTC)
What a beautiful and lucky girl!

Name suggestions from a translation site ...

Since she lives at the Cat & Dragon

Brujah - female informal translation for dragon in
Spainish ...
Kaz! - Yiddish translation for cat
nex0s
Sep. 2nd, 2003 11:35 am (UTC)
the kitty is beautiful! and i am a pendantic!
AFAIK (and i'm not an expert, that's true) "bruja" is the feminine form for "sorceror" (the masculine being "brujo") which is how i've always heard it used.

my spanish-english pocket dictionary from Collins says that the spanish word for "dragon" is "dragòn".

n.
femery
Sep. 2nd, 2003 01:33 pm (UTC)
Re: the kitty is beautiful! and i am a pendantic!
The web translator site gave both
translations for dragon.
lysana
Sep. 2nd, 2003 11:08 am (UTC)
(I'm calling her "Hello Hello," but I expect the OH won't let me get away with that. :-)

Can't say I blame him. ;)

As for suggestions, I'm vaguely confused as to why "Tillie" can't stand alone.
kightp
Sep. 2nd, 2003 11:14 am (UTC)
Oh, my, she's handsome!
caprine
Sep. 2nd, 2003 11:56 am (UTC)
Name suggestions based on her appearance:

Rohrschach
Camo
Jackson or Pollock
Neapolitan
Agate
Mosaic
Dapple
Cowrie
jinian
Sep. 2nd, 2003 12:18 pm (UTC)
She's beautiful! I think she looks like a Tillie, too.
circumspectly
Sep. 2nd, 2003 01:16 pm (UTC)
ooh! what an *unusually* colored kitty! ::loves:: mixture of calico and siamese, maybe?

::grin::...looks like a fun kitty, too.
pir_anha
Sep. 2nd, 2003 01:43 pm (UTC)
Re: new cat!
wow, what a uniquely pretty cat.

i usually go with "catface" or something like that until the cat names zirself, so i am not gonna be much help with the naming. except that i don't like "tillie" at all for her, and i think "hello hello" rocks. :)

*stares at the pictures for a while, pondering*.

maybe i'd name her "chiaroscuro" if she were ok with that.
dandelion_diva
Sep. 2nd, 2003 03:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, she's *beautiful*. I love her coloring.

You could always name her "Miao", so that she could introduce herself...*grin*

Of course, that'll probably backfire. When I was about six, I was gifted with a cockatiel that we named "Ima Bird", so that when he learned to speak, people would ask his name and he'd say "Ima bird". Except that he was the strong silent type and never said a word.

He could whistle the theme song to Good Morning America and the very beginning of "Can't Smile Without You". :)

Gessi
kyubi
Sep. 2nd, 2003 03:43 pm (UTC)
a more serious suggestion
Her markings remind me of picture jasper. "Jasper" might be one possibility (fie on gender-appropriateness!). " Owyhee," which is one variety of picture jasper, could be another possibility.
geekchick
Sep. 2nd, 2003 05:40 pm (UTC)
She's gorgeous!
cyan_blue
Sep. 3rd, 2003 12:33 am (UTC)
What beautiful and unusual markings!
lcohen
Sep. 3rd, 2003 09:43 am (UTC)
she's lovely--i hope that you all will be very happy together.

she looks like a julia to me but i can't say why.
ex_serenejo
Sep. 3rd, 2003 11:35 am (UTC)
So so pretty!
bastette_joyce
Sep. 3rd, 2003 06:53 pm (UTC)
new cat!
She's beautiful!! How about naming her Sundae? The dark brown marking on her face looks like dripping hot fudge to me. :)

She looks like a sweetie. Can't wait to meet her in person!

Joyce
bastette_joyce
Sep. 3rd, 2003 06:56 pm (UTC)
P. S. (Re: new cat!)
<> What a babe!!

Roxy (pictured at left)
figmo
Sep. 4th, 2003 12:05 am (UTC)
She's stunning. (Awww....)
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