Thursday, November 18, 2010

What's in a name

Let me tell you about the story of Bob. Bob the cat. Yes, we all remember Bob, he moved into the house last year and with the help of everyone Bob gained the name Bob. Named after Bob Roll and guess what everyone, he is about as bright. Not to say Bob is not a smart cat but he just does things that makes you question his intelligence level. Bob is a little bit of a disappointment to his species but he is cute and we have all learned that looks will get you far in this world.

With the cold weather coming Bob will be spending more and more time inside. He's talkative, social, huge, a little dense and A.D.D. This combination makes him a little annoying. When I head off to work the Molly Monster comes with me to the office and chills there for the day, this leaves Bob home, alone, lonely, bored, lonely, yes I'm aware that I typed lonely twice. This means when I walk in the door he spends the next half hour squawking at me while forcing attention out of me by running between my legs as I attempt to walk through the house doing what ever. It's only November, I know it will only get worse so I made a trip yesterday. A buy a friend store. Yes, a trip to the OSPCA. It didn't take long for me to find Bob a new friend.

The kitten on the bottom of the cage. He is about 5 months old. Yes another male cat. They seem to always recommend that more than a male/ female forced living together. We know how well arranged marriages work. I'll be picking the little monster up tonight. He seems a little more laid back, chill type attitude. Balance I'm hoping.

This is where you come in, I need a name. So like what I did with Bob, I will let everyone put in their ideas, put up a poll and let the masses decide. Now first off their will be no naming him a friend's name. Their will be no calling him Watson, sorry Andrew, as much as many would like to be able to call Watson a pussy every time they see him, it's creepy and not going to happen.

Creativity is key, I've thought about calling him Doug. Just a thought, then I would have one of the most legendary Canadian pairing of all time, Bob and Doug McKenzie. Take off eh. I do wonder about calling out "Here Doug, come Dougy, Dougy, Dougy" Ya, exactly. So I'll give new name list until Sunday night, put up the poll for 7 days and hope I end up with a name that matches well with him. Nailed the name with Bob, two for two? We will see.

I'll put up more photo's of the cat when I get him home. On the ankle front, feeling good. Just a little pain left, almost all flexibility is back. Hopefully return to the bike this weekend. Yep I over reacted.


Anonymous said...


The Vegan Vagabond said...

The name game, my favourite.

I think you should also name him Bob then you could say: Hi, I'm Matt, this is my cat Bob and my other cat Bob.

Hurray for a new kitty! Gizmo comes in two weeks. This post made me so jealous.

Matt Spak said...

I like weave. Good one

The Bob and Bob may confuse Bob#1 way to much. Remember not bright!!! Also I think it would only work if my name was Daryl and then I could add this is my cat named Daryl and my other cat named Daryl.

Anonymous said...

so will this one be Watson??after all it was second favored in the last election.Oh and your turning into the cat lady.....

Anonymous said...

Beuller? Beuller? Beuller?
It is an iconic name, no?