Friday, January 03, 2020

Caturday Saturday

Oops, we posted this thinking it was Saturday.  But we will let it stand...  It saves us a Saturday post MOL!

After yesserday's post, we got to wondering how all of YOU got your names.

Skeeter got his name because after he stopped hiding and learned the pleasures of scritchies and attention, he buzzed around TBT like a mosquito. So it was "Skeeter".  LC got hers because she looked like a cow.  Actually, it was "Little Cow" at first, but the letters worked better. And there was that "Elsie"  (LC) Borden's brand cow,  So it was LC after that.

I (Ayla) got my name form 'Clan of the Cave Bear' books.  She was the heroine and main character,  and he had been saving that name for a kitty just like me.

I (Iza) also got my name from those books.  Iza was The Medicine Woman of the Clan who actually  adopted Ayla.  Yeah the timing is wrong, but Ayla's younger stepsister in the book was "Uba" and TBT couldn't quite imagine standing on the deck and calling for "UBA, UBA, UBA".  MOL!

I (Marley) came with my name,  TBT said it seemed right.  It was after Bob Marley and I was laid back like him.  And my job was creating peace.  And I did.

So how did all of you get your names?  Tell all...

Friday Flashback

Today for Flashback Friday, we are going back to our original post.  There were no pictures.  Skeeter, LC, and TBT didn't know how then.

But since it is a new Decade and a New Year, this seemed a good choice.  Remembering "beginnings" is good, sometimes.  Enjoy the first day...


August 25, 2006


The Big Thing In The House has been reading PsychoKitty for 2 times of snow and we have seen pictures of kitties all that time. Sometimes he would laugh or cry and tell us about the other kitties! He finally explained to us (after we walked on the keyboard enough times) that he was reading about the kitties we saw the pictures of. Apparently, it finally connected to The Big Thing that we wanted to try it ourselves.

We don't know how this works out, but we're always willing to give anything a try.

So, we'll start with introductions and then mention a few things about meeting The Big Thing and our kittenhoods in upcoming posts.


I'm Skeeter. I'm the oldest, so I get to start first! I've seen 13 snowy times and 14 hot times. The Big Thing says I was born on July 4th, and that seems pretty important to him, so I'm SPECIAL! I'm orange with a white belly and socks and I am just the handsomest cat there ever was. I'm just a big rippling mass of muscle and I can reach up and paw The Big Thing's belt when we are both on our hind legs! I weighed 16 pound-things once, but I've slimmed down to 14 (all the better to chase those tree-rats outside). Someday, I'll catch one, too! Little sister is fun to play with, but she is mean sometimes.


LC here. "Big Bother" thinks he is sooooo hot stuff, but I know better. We laid out snowy-time sticks once and he only had one more than I did! Big deal… And his precious orange and white fur? Hah, black and white is much nicer and straight-forward, and I am a very straight-forward kitty. If it smells good or it moves, I eat it! When Skeeter was fat, I was lean at 8 pound-things. I'm 10 pounds now and I can knock him right over (when he isn't looking). And when we get done playing, most of the fur-on-the-floor is his. Hah! But he is big and warm, and he is a good groomer, so I like sleeping next to him. When I am tired of being groomed, I just bite his ear (not hard, you know, but it keeps him in his place).


The Big Thing is showing us pictures of ourselves, and we will be choosing some to use soon…

Next – The mystery of the names