|Who you looking at?|
I HAVE a cat. Look at her picture. How bloody annoyed is she? She has perfected that "you're an idiot" stare during years of living with the dearly beloved and me.
There is a long list of things which annoy her from flies and spiders to overt displays of affection. She won't do anything you want her to. She won't sit where you put her but insists on trapping the DB by lying across his legs when he's stretched out on the sofa or me by sitting with her bum on the arm of the chair and her torso on my arm. She clings on, digging her claws in if I dare to move a millimetre.
She doesn't lie neatly on the edge of the bed. The DB and I aren't by any stretch of the imagination petite but she still manages to take up three-quarters of the bed whenever she wants to, leaving us crunched up in imminent danger of falling to the floor.
She hates visitors with a passion. Here is a picture of Miss Grumpy on a day we had visitors. We had a houseful of people that day and she spent the whole time sitting on the windowsill glaring and swiping at anyone who came within a foot of her. Miss Grumpy, though, is not her name. Ironically she is called something very sweet, Toffee - her name when we got her.
|Miss Grumpy sits on the windowsill glaring at one of my lovely visitors.|
Her predecessor was a laid-back ginger moggie called Carlsberg. We were struggling to find a suitable name when the DB spotted a can of Carlsberg lager and he was Carlsberg for ever more. He died at the age of 18 - gone but never forgotten.
Naming pets can be as tricky as naming babies. You want to get it right. I have a friend whose cat is called Cindy Clawford. I also know a couple who named their two cats Brad Kit and Angelina Pawlie.
So if you're a fan of celebrities how about Cat Winslet or Cat Damon? Then there's Marilyn Meow, Catsy Kline, Daniel Day-Mewis, Jude Paw, Pawdry Hepburn or Meowly Cyrus. Here are a few other names that made me laugh - Ms Demeanour, Bob Scratchit, Margaret Scratcher and Pablo Picatso.
It's too late now to give Toffee a new name but, you never know, she might grow into it one day.
Do any of your pets have unusual names?
- I have another blog in the A to Z Challenge, That's Purrfect. That's about cats too. Obsessed? Me?