Naming and kitty litter
We have introduced the two cats to each other. Aside from an initial concern on Marlowe’s part that the new kitty would EAT HIM ALIVE, the introduction was remarkable trauma free.
We also read more on her paperwork. The cats had a room of their own, so I suspect that one of the reasons she’s so chatty and affectionate was that it was the only way to get attention when their owner came in.
So far the only strike against her is that she likes to play in the kitty litter. The springy, playful action would be adorable if it weren’t in the litter box. The process of teaching her that this is not okay, without making her afraid of the litter box, will be slow.
We are toying with the names Harriet or Hattie for her. We like the name Harriet, because of Harriet Vane, but our lady is very chatty and extremely affectionate, not at all aloof as Miss Vane could be. Hattie is a nickname for Harriet and reminds Rob of Hilo Hattie. Neither name seems quite right, though Hattie is close.
Basically we’re trying names until one of them sticks. Yes, you may play the name the kitty game too if you want, just know that we lean toward literary names.
Marlowe is named after Christopher Marlowe, who went by Kit. Get it? Kit-ten Marlowe? Sigh…
Maggie was named after The Cat on the Hot Tin Roof.
Before that I had Pixel, from Heinlein’s The Cat Who Walked Through Walls.
Rob also feels that it should be two syllables because that’s easier to yell when the cat gets on the counter.