We settled on Harriet, because it does work well with her elegance and curiosity. As she settles in, she’s become less stridently chatty and clingy and is proving herself to be quite bright. Re-educating her that the litterbox was not a playground involved saying “No” and offering her another toy. Since then, she’s been quite ladylike.
I am, however, amused to realize that we’ve got two cats with detective names. Harriet Vane and Phillip Marlowe. Granted, our Marlowe is named after the playwright, but still the unintentional pairing cracks me up. As a friend commented, it’s like a cat detective noir story.
If this were fiction, I’d have to change one of them or make it totally deliberate. Thank god I can have joke names in real life.