Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hello, Minnow!

Sometimes I meet people out in the world who know me from this little blog (or twitter, or tumblr) and after a few moments of conversation, this new person is usually shocked to learn that no, I don't actually have a cat. I did, but as these things go we have been without her for a while now. That didn't stop me from making friend with every cat I've seen since, taking pictures of cats in windows, planning my walk to work so I could run into the usual suspects on their steps, wearing cat clothing, watching cat videos, and all the rest. 


But last week we brought home this little lady! I'd visited this particular shelter several times, mostly just to visit the cats and look, and I'd had my heart set about a year ago on a kitty (who has since been adopted of course) and had a little bit of a feeling that I'd want one like her. 

But then this gal was the first one I was drawn to, with her gigantic green eyes, sitting straight up in her little cage. I deliberated for a little while, wanting to give most of the cats their chance, but in the end she's the one we took home. 


She's much more active than our last cat, constantly in motion except when she's sleeping, and refuses to be in a room by herself. She'll follow you around room to room, although isn't too fond of being picked up, and sleeps under the covers. She sits and walks kind of funny, her legs sort of splayed out a bit like a ballerina or, less gracefully, like a penguin.

Naming was hard, as usual. The last cat we had didn't really ever get a proper name. We just called her several things, the main one being Baby, so this time I spent a good amount brainstorming things to call her. It's hard, everything seems either too twee, or prim, or too lady-like for her. At first I thought I'd name her 'Cake' because it seemed like it sort of fit, but after a few days it just didn't really seem to be working.

At the moment we've landed on 'Minnow' because I liked the sound of most names starting with M, and the word is fun to say or sing-song, with a nice kind of weird, slanted symmetry. We'll see if it sticks!

37 comments:

  1. Oh my GOODNESS! Hello, Minnow! (If that ends up being your name!)

    My aren't you just adorable?! I look forward to seeing more of you on this blog. =)

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  2. oh gosh! how sweet! i can't resist photos of sleeping cats! :)

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  3. I love Minnow! Good name. And she's so precious!

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  4. !!!! saw her on instagram but love these pictures too!

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  5. that name seems to suit her well- especially since 'minou' is french for kitty!

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  6. how adorable! I have the same habits of taking certain streets just to see certain cats - although I do have one at home. Minnow sounds like a fun and girly name!

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  7. congratulations on your new addition!! She looks so sweet, and I love the name minnow.

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  8. Tehehe! What a little stinker! :D

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  9. she´s soooo beautiful!!!

    I love cats!!


    L a D o n n a B r a v a
    http://ladonnabrava.blogspot.com/

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  10. You are so nice to adopt from a shelter! She is darling. I have 3. At the moment! Life is not the same without a cat! xx Love the name and isn't it funny that is the French word for cat!

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  11. She is just darling! I understand what you mean about her sitting funny, one of our cats sits the same way too...it's so strange =P

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  12. Adorable! My husband and I adopted a tuxedo cat a little over a year ago that looks very similar to yours. It's so rewarding to adopt!

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  13. Hooray for kitties named for other animals!

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  14. aww, she is a perfect Minnow! Congratulations on your new furry bundle of joy! xx

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  15. Naming cats is a difficult task, but it appears you selected the perfect one for this little lady. She looks like a Minnow.

    Happy cat times ahead!

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  16. Oh, she is so precious! I love her little white chin! Aw, cats are just the best. Hi Minnow!

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  17. aww, she's so cute and beautiful!! Minnow - LOVELY name! I hope it sticks as it seems perfect for her :)

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  18. the pussy meow is very cute!!

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  19. Minnow is an excellent name. The kind you couldn't ever in good conscience name a child, but is just unique and interesting enough to be a great pet name.
    I hope it sticks.
    It's also been a while since I've clicked out of my Google reader, and I wanted to say I love your new header/redesign!

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  20. What a lovely blog!!
    Just found you while browsing through the blogsphere...

    New follower right here :)

    xoxo
    Anni

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  21. "...Minnow is pitch perfect". (from The Fantastic Mr. Fox movie). Congrats on the gato but........what did you wear when you went to the shelter that caused her to her pick you??

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  22. I'm going to meet her. Soon.

    Love her little face!

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  23. Minnow (if it sticks) is so cute!

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  24. Minnow is a good name, although I like Cake too. A friend of mine's cat is named Banana, which I love. My boy is Caramel (food themes!). Kitties are the best :)

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  25. Oooh is so cuuuuuute, i love all cats,they're so sweet and they bring happiness in our lives !
    Kiss from Paris
    Trip in my dressing

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  26. awww, she is a cutie. Congrats!

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  27. Ohhh Minnow is beautiful! Her eyes are like saucers O_O! xxxx

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  28. She is gorgeous. I will never tire of seeing pictures of cute cats. And I am a cat person for life.

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  29. She's adorable. I am a crazy cat lady, so any post with a cat is the best post ever. Also, Minnow is too adorable.

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  30. I'm a little late on the scene - but I hope you kept the name!

    Just like your kitty, it is too sweet (and I'm not even a cat lover)!

    xx
    L

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