Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Cats on Tuesday and ABC Wednesday...

E is for Eliot as in T S, originally from Missouri he became a British subject in 1927 and member of the Anglican Church.  Writer of such twentieth century classics of poetry as The Wasteland which established him as the voice of a disillusioned generation.  The cats however prefer the book of verse he wrote for children called Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

And to illustrate this:
Everyday Name: Mrs Pod
More Particular Name: Lady Bracknell
Secret Name: She who gives withering glances...

Everyday name: Charlie
More particular name: Oliver Onions
Secret Name:  He who must not be named -
he says if we find out he'll have to kill us.
(I think it's probably something like Fluff and he's embarrassed about it)

Everyday Name: Posky
More Particular Name: Earl Grey
Secret Name: He who has achieved perpetual nomming
 (or Mummy's Brave Little Soldier when he goes to the vets)

Everyday name: Pepper
More particular name: The Roo
Secret Name: Pepper says 'If you're trying too hard to
seek my name you won't find it, it lies in plain sight
for those who would see it'
 (she's been talking to her
friend the Buddha again and is rather Zen)

For more E words visit ABC Wednesday
And for more kitties visit Cats on Tuesday


Cezar and Léia said...

They are all beautiful kitties!
I love the choice for their names, and your explanation about them, lots of fun!
Your pictures are always perfect dear Barbara, congratulations!
purrs and love
Luna and mommy Léia

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Secret names are the best. Thanks for a fun post!

Roger Owen Green said...

church of ENGLAND and ESPIONAGE cats!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

jabblog said...

Well, the official names would be just too much for everyday conversation, wouldn't they?

Bree said...

Love your pictures and your captions with all your cat pictures Crack Me Up. Thanks!

Rosey said...

Cute. They look like they are full of the dickens.

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

E is for Eyes that Glow

svh2 said...

I particularly love your cat posts and share them with the whole family. :)

Our cats (and dogs) have several names, too. (As do the humans in our family! :))


Barbara said...

Thank you :O)) The cats also get called 'STOP THAT!' quite a lot too :O)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

loved those! They address the 3 different names in "CATS" as well!

John said...

Now that's a lot of cats!

Easter Eggs is my post for E, hope you can drop by.

Berowne said...

Lady Bracknell, great name for a cat.

lisa said...

Barbara -

Such big smiles as I am reading this! Now I do not have cats, I have birds, and each of them have several "names," not one of which is their original name. When you think about it, we usually name a pet when it first comes home, and we know nothing about it or its personality. The names come over time as it becomes part of our daily lives.

Loved reading this!

Thank you for your visit! It is how I found you here, and I am so glad I did. What a wonderful blog you have!


justine said...

what a wonderful selection of cats you have! we have a cat called Ling Ling who we bought back from Hong Kong with us, she was a stray there and I am sure she is reincarnated.

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

Thanks all. Lisa, your blog is a joy, and thanks for stopping by here. Justine - how great that you brought Ling Ling back with you, David used to live in Hong Kong many years ago and loved it (didn't bring any cats back though which I think very remiss of him).

Ginger said...

Your cats are simply lovely. The first one looks a little perturbed. (My two that are always intertwined are blood brothers; I've never had others sleep together like that before.)


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