Wednesday, February 9, 2011

End of the Name Game

I want to thank all you fine folk who attempted to help me name the newly arrived kitty and to apologize for my cowardly chickening out.   (see below)  All of the suggestions were splendid and I must confess I was very tempted by the appropriateness of "Spitunia" (laytonwomand3rd)  but you all must understand that I must picture myself standing on the front porch steps at any hour of the day or night shrieking the name into the neighborhood air along with loud clapping of the hands and intermittent hissings of "here pussy, pussy, pussy".  Sorry, Rosie, but from the beginning but I had to rule out "Bitch".   Not only would it project a skewed image of me as Cat Momma, but I fear it would give my neighbors the totally wrong idea of both of us.

However, for me the main quality the name must possess is that it feels good rolling off the tongue and I finally decided that the one that felt the best and was somewhat appropriate was...... "Bitsy".......not very imaginative I am afraid, but satisfactory.  Of course, I was also heavily influenced by the fact that the previous owners had been calling her "Mitzi", a name I detested, but I noticed that the little wretch at least cocked her ear slightly to the sound of that and "Bitsy"seemed the perfect, c'est fini".

Thank you all enormously.......your suggestions were hugely useful in helping me decide what I did NOT want to name offense intended..........and, who knows, after another few months of this silly growling and hissing she may end up being "Bitch"

I know you are all wondering why I have not posted a photo of her and I promise I will do so as soon as I can take one that does her justice. 

Gotta go now and round up the herd.


  1. Bitsy is so cute! Good choice!

  2. You have made my day by mentioning me in your blog, dear lady. Can't wait to see a photo of Bitsy.

  3. Bitsy sounds fine, and you have reminded me of one of my favorite pieces of advice to those who must name a new child. Pick the name you think you will like, then go outside and yell it at the top of your lungs 10 times, since that is how you are going to hear it for the next 18 years. If you still like it, it's a keeper.

  4. Bitsy works for me too..hope to see a photo soon:)

  5. Oh, I would never call a little furryball of love "bitch". I called her "Blodwedd"...sniff, sniff, ha, ha.

  6. I know what you mean about having to think of standing on the step calling the father inherited a terrier called Vicar who had a fondness for the opposite sex and once came indoors somewhat taken aback at realising what he had just bawled at top volume, to be audible all over the neighbourhood...
    'Vicar! Stop sniffing that bitch!'

  7. "Herding cats." At least it's not boring.
    I think Mitzi is a fine name.