This cat is one of the sweetest, most cuddly creatures I’ve met. He loves being held, rather like a wee child, and is an instant lap cat. He does tend to demand a lot of attention, and meows more than I am okay with, but I suspect that it’s part of getting used to our house and his place in it. I’m hoping that he’ll relax more once he gets the full run of the house.
Our other cat, Sarah, is not amused, as one would expect, but she’s managing to keep away from him. She stares at him a lot. She does hiss if he comes to close, and has started to take a swipe at him, which I have curtailed with a squirt from a water bottle. He is mellow about this – doesn’t hiss, and just backs off.
This friendly boy, however, is currently nameless. While it’s true that the foster homes had him named as “Geoffrey”, I quickly dismissed this. Just not my cup of tea for a cat’s name. So we have to come up with a new one. I do have a few ideas, and my eldest son does too. My suggestions are:
- Finn (short for “Fingal”, or “Finn McCool” – an Irish/Scotch warrior of myth)
- Satchmo (the nickname of famous musician Louis Armstrong)
- Aslan (the lion (and Christ-figure) from The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe series)
My son’s suggestion is… “Marucho” (not sure on the spelling, so going phonetically on this), a character from the Bakkugan toys. Can you tell where his brain space is these days?
So yes, we have a few ideas, but haven’t made the firm decision. If you have a suggestion for a name, or want to vote for one of the above mentioned, pop a postcard in the mail. Or, just post a comment.
Update, May 7th: we now have the kitty’s name. None of us seemed to want to give in to other choices, so we did the only thing we could do to be fair – we drew a name out of a hat. In went “Marucho”, “Finn” and “Satchmo”. My eldest son drew…”Marucho” – the name he had wanted. He, of course, was mighty pleased. My 4-year-old, who loved the name “Satchmo”, let the floodgates open, and much comforting and tissues. I’m not a big fan of “Marucho”, but fair’s fair.