Saturday, July 3, 2010
Since I keep a pet, an old orange and white, long-haired feline domesticus that sheds all over the house, I was mildly interested in the company’s findings for cat names. Actually, I’m just a sucker for lists. Among the top 10 oddball names for cats are: Purr Diem, Bing Clawsby, Cleocatra and Watts in a Name.
“Strangely enough, a lot of them (pet owners) tell us they ruled out names they’d be too embarrassed to shout in public when calling their pets back to them," Steinhoff said. "When you think about the names these owners finally decided on – like ‘Lord Chubby Pruneface’ and ‘Optimus Pants,’ – it really makes you wonder what didn’t make their cut.”
Rembember to bring in your pets in before the July 4th festivities explode. Every year, frightened animals get lost or killed due to the commotion caused by people who can't say what the first sentence of the Declaration of Independence is. "When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary," remember to clean the cat box, and recall the best part of the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Please send us your own wacky pet name and a story on how you chose it. Funny photos are most welcome as long as no pets get hurt. Use the comments section below. We all need a laugh on a firecracker holiday. Happy 4th!
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