|Purred: Mon Feb 5, '07 7:53am PST |
|My Mommy 's VERY first cat when she was a very little girl was a gold tiger. It was the only cat that her family had when she was young--and she is not sure who was there first--Mommy or the gold tiger cat. Like most cats who live in homes with human children, this cat has a very 'original' name: Goldie.
Mommy's first as a grownup was Spice. That was the name the humane society had given her. Mommy just kept the name because she didn't know if a cat should have its name changed...and, anyway, she liked the name Spice. Spice's name fit her. It fit her coloring and it fit her Spicy personality. Mommy said that if she had had to choose a different name for Spice, it would have been Scarlett, because she simply seemed like the character Scarlett O'Hara...the aloof belle who only treated those she loved nicely.
Mommy didn't know what to name me. She picked me before she picked my name. I had been given the temporary name of Matilda...but that did not fit. I came home not long after Spice had left a big, sad, empty place in the house. Mommy searched for names and meanings. She decided on Phoebe...because 'Phoebe' means 'bright one' and Mommy said that having me brought brightness and light back into the house.
For awhile while I was really a silly kitten she questioned just how 'bright' I was, and said maybe my name should have been 'Goofball.' But, now, Phoebe really does fit me.
How did you get your name?
Edited by author Sun Feb 11, '07 9:38am PST
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