Keri writes, “This is my beloved cat, Tiger. I adopted him in college and had originally named him Emily, but when I took him for his vet visit, he told me my kitten had balls. Oops! So I gave him the first “manly” name I could think of…. He loves to make sure we aren’t wasting water by actually using the sink. Environmental cat to the rescue!”
What a helpful kitty he is! It’s fairly common to mistake kitty sexes, right? My dad’s childhood cat was named George until George had kittens,* and an aunt now has a gentleman cat called Fiona, whose maleness was only discovered when she was brought in to be spayed. They will retain their mysteries, cats.
*The early ’60s! When animals just reproduced, nothing you could do about it, oops!
Here’s Mina, who, to quote Marji, “Is full of so much woe and honeybee tenderness, it’s illegal. Or should be. She is a 12-yr-old honeybee, which I am pretty sure is a world record for bee longevity.”
Don’t forget dignity! Somehow, even dressed as the cutest bee in 18 years, Mina maintains a dignity that’s rare to people, even. She’s like the pit bull-bee-Mona Lisa.