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Ok - so we're getting two kittens.  They are sisters, one is soft gray, the other is black with white socks.

The gray one will be Serafina - named after Analise's cat in the Barbie movie - the Princess and the Pauper.

Now for the black one......Any ideas?



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Spot, Killer, Don;t cross my path, Serafina's Sis

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Lawyerlady wrote:

Ok - so we're getting two kittens.  They are sisters, one is soft gray, the other is black with white socks.

The gray one will be Serafina - named after Analise's cat in the Barbie movie - the Princess and the Pauper.

Now for the black one......Any ideas?


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Oh one more! Terrorfina



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Belladonna?
Missy?
Sisuvan (SEE-soo-vahn)?

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Lawyerlady wrote:

the other is black with white socks.


 "Moo Moo", like a little Holstein heifer. biggrin

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Papa Bear wrote:

Belladonna?
Missy?
Sisuvan (SEE-soo-vahn)?


 that is not a cat name.  Princess? definitely but, not a cat.



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what about analise?

I did a name search and serfina means heavenly winged angel, so I would go with something along those lines.

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Miette is the name of the cat in Barbie and the Three Musketeers.



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My black cat was named Sasha.

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BlueRebel wrote:
Papa Bear wrote:

Belladonna?
Missy?
Sisuvan (SEE-soo-vahn)?


 that is not a cat name.  Princess? definitely but, not a cat.


Good point. When I was a boy, one of our cats was named Missy. But looking back, that was probably too human a name for her.



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Papa Bear wrote:
BlueRebel wrote:
Papa Bear wrote:

Belladonna?
Missy?
Sisuvan (SEE-soo-vahn)?


 that is not a cat name.  Princess? definitely but, not a cat.


Good point. When I was a boy, one of our cats was named Missy. But looking back, that was probably too human a name for her.


 I had a dog named Missy!

Cat Names.. All my cats have ended up being 'kitty'. So I am no help.



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Pyewacket. That is my favorite cat name ever.

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What is the gender of the nameless kitty?

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Bonny22Pye wrote:

Miette is the name of the cat in Barbie and the Three Musketeers.


 Cute name!

 

I never heard of it.



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I liked your thought the other day to call them Visa and Master Card (MC for short)

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Some of my favorite names are Gwen, Gwenevere, Gwendolyn, any variation of Gwen :)

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Hmmm.

I like Miette. Maybe we'll watch that movie tonight.

I also like Belladonna.

I've considered Analise.

You all have very nice suggestions.

These are good.



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Lawyerlady wrote:

Hmmm.

I like Miette. Maybe we'll watch that movie tonight.

I also like Belladonna.

I've considered Analise.

You all have very nice suggestions.

These are good.


 Nice : )  I have 4 Miette robotic cats at my desk right now....



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OK - we decided on Belladonna. I liked the way they flow together - Serafina and Belladonna, and they can be called Sera and Bella for short. Plus, I thought Belladonna nicely suited to a black cat, being the name of a night blooming flower.

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Nice names!!  Easily shortened, too... smile



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VetteGirl wrote:

Some of my favorite names are Gwen, Gwenevere, Gwendolyn, any variation of Gwen :)


 

 

I used that name as a character name for online RPGs

 

I'd so call a cat 'Meow-mix', lol

 

Bella ia Bella Bear and Baby bear, Max is Maximus Butticus, Maxie Poo or Papa Bear ( due to his size) sorry I was using it for years, long before I encountered PBJ online, lol. biggrinbiggrinbiggrin I'm all about nicknames!

 



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I went today and got all the kitty stuff! New litter box, kitty bed, toys, etc.

They are sooooo cute. If I find my camera, I'll post a pic.

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Awesome!!!

 

I got caught up doing something, wanted to say yesterday Belladonna as a name rocks!!!



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Papa Bear wrote:

Belladonna?
Missy?
Sisuvan (SEE-soo-vahn)?


 

Lawyerlady wrote:

OK - we decided on Belladonna. I liked the way they flow together - Serafina and Belladonna, and they can be called Sera and Bella for short. Plus, I thought Belladonna nicely suited to a black cat, being the name of a night blooming flower.


Nice choice! (He said self-servingly.....)

The flow was behind my reasoning too.



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uh uh...I went to look up some of the medicinal properties of belladonnna, which is how I know the name.
Perhaps some people here know, Belladonna is a P*RN star with her own website.

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aergia wrote:

uh uh...I went to look up some of the medicinal properties of belladonnna, which is how I know the name.
Perhaps some people here know, Belladonna is a P*RN star with her own website.


 Whoo hoo - porn star kitty!  LOL.  Maybe she can pay for her own food?



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Lawyerlady wrote:

I went today and got all the kitty stuff! New litter box, kitty bed, toys, etc.

They are sooooo cute. If I find my camera, I'll post a pic.


Remember, one more litter box than you have kitties. 



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The first name that pops into my head when I hear Serafina is Piccula (sp?)

In "The Goldedn Compass" that was the witches' name.

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Telocacip wrote:

The first name that pops into my head when I hear Serafina is Piccula (sp?)

In "The Goldedn Compass" that was the witches' name.


 Didn't see it.  That movie is officially banned from ever being seen in my house.  Although it bombed so bad no other movies were made, in the third book, it's a metaphor for killing God. 



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My cat is called "Little Cat". No one could come up with a name we could all agree on and by the time we decided on disagreeing, she was responding to "Little Cat".

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Lawyerlady, 

I was about to suggest 'Bella', a beautiful name for a female cat, but you'd already decided on 'Belladonna', now shortened to Bella...

Really good choice! LOL. Noz



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ed,

'Remember, one more litter box than you have kitties'.

ed, why?  What's the reasoning behind this theory?

I only ask as we have 2 cats & I guess we'll never understand their behaviours!

LOL. Noz.



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Noz wrote:

ed,

'Remember, one more litter box than you have kitties'.

ed, why?  What's the reasoning behind this theory?

I only ask as we have 2 cats & I guess we'll never understand their behaviours!

LOL. Noz.


We've been watching a "cat behaviorist" on Animal Planet". He says that if you DON'T do this, you will be finding urine all over the place, and litter tossed out of the box(es). So, one kitty = 2 litter boxes, 5 kitties need 6 litter boxes. 24 kitties = a shelter license. Or a psychiatrist. 

He also talks about "bush cats" and "tree cats", which I will explain if you want me to.



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Lawyerlady wrote:
Telocacip wrote:

The first name that pops into my head when I hear Serafina is Piccula (sp?)

In "The Goldedn Compass" that was the witches' name.


 Didn't see it.  That movie is officially banned from ever being seen in my house.  Although it bombed so bad no other movies were made, in the third book, it's a metaphor for killing God


 "His Dark Materials" (Pullman's trilogy) is one of my favorite series...extremely well-written.  And I have to disagree with you on your last statement.

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ed11563 wrote:
Noz wrote:

ed,

'Remember, one more litter box than you have kitties'.

ed, why?  What's the reasoning behind this theory?

I only ask as we have 2 cats & I guess we'll never understand their behaviours!

LOL. Noz.


We've been watching a "cat behaviorist" on Animal Planet". He says that if you DON'T do this, you will be finding urine all over the place, and litter tossed out of the box(es). So, one kitty = 2 litter boxes, 5 kitties need 6 litter boxes. 24 kitties = a shelter license. Or a psychiatrist. 

He also talks about "bush cats" and "tree cats", which I will explain if you want me to.


 That cat behaviorist never met my childhood kitties. 3 cats. 1 litterbox. Never had an issue. Granted none of those cats were 'normal' cats. 1 was best friends with my rat, the other 2 were scared of him. All 3 were scared of the ****atiels (watch the filter censor my birds' species) I had as a child.

I've only owned 1 cat that was particular about the litterbox ... he absolutely HAD to lay the most stinky **** you've ever encountered when you were using the bathroom (litterbox was in the bathroom). He would vociferously howl and throw himself against the door if you dared lock him out.

Noz: Just curious, not being snarky ... Why do you end most of your posts with LOL? Does it mean something to you besides laugh out loud?



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Lawyerlady wrote:

 Didn't see it.  That movie is officially banned from ever being seen in my house.  Although it bombed so bad no other movies were made, in the third book, it's a metaphor for killing God. 


 I read the books years ago.  Wasn't going to watch the movie because I didn't feel like being interupted for however many years until they finish the trilogy but I ended up watching it anyway.

I loved the Serafina character, not so much for her role but simply for her unique accent.  I've never heard anyone talk like that before and I was *bewitched*

The third book I remember thinking was very lame.  Why?  Because Lyra falling in love and losing her innocence was what the ENTIRE universe needed to heal? 

Please, either gimme a break or explain to me what was so special about Lyra that her innocence was any different than anyone else's?  I wasn't impressed with the ending.

As for it being a metaphor about killing God, I figure if God can't handle it then he isn't really God.  I don't think God wants us to ban knowledge.  That was sort of the point of the story.



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Telocacip wrote:
Lawyerlady wrote:

 Didn't see it.  That movie is officially banned from ever being seen in my house.  Although it bombed so bad no other movies were made, in the third book, it's a metaphor for killing God. 


 I read the books years ago.  Wasn't going to watch the movie because I didn't feel like being interupted for however many years until they finish the trilogy but I ended up watching it anyway.

I loved the Serafina character, not so much for her role but simply for her unique accent.  I've never heard anyone talk like that before and I was *bewitched*

The third book I remember thinking was very lame.  Why?  Because Lyra falling in love and losing her innocence was what the ENTIRE universe needed to heal? 

Please, either gimme a break or explain to me what was so special about Lyra that her innocence was any different than anyone else's?  I wasn't impressed with the ending.

As for it being a metaphor about killing God, I figure if God can't handle it then he isn't really God.  I don't think God wants us to ban knowledge.  That was sort of the point of the story.


 Excellent point!

I actually listened to the books on CD. They were performed by a full cast (rather than just read by a single narrator), and they were outstanding!

What did you think of the movie, Telo?

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flan327 wrote:
Excellent point!

I actually listened to the books on CD. They were performed by a full cast (rather than just read by a single narrator), and they were outstanding!

What did you think of the movie, Telo?

flan


 As I said, I had no intention of watching it.  For some reason I wasn't very interested in the movie.  I enjoyed the bears of course but if they aren't even going to finish the story it's even lamer than I thought. 

I love books on tape.  I alway pretend that I'm going to listen to them and get other things done at the same time but I never do.  They're so engrossing!  Maybe laundry or knitting but I never have that much laundry LOL!



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Pheonix Educator asked:

'Why do you end most of your posts with LOL'?

Pheonix,

I add 'LOL' to my posts because in the past, some people have taken offense at some of my comments, where no offense was ever intended at all. Often my posts are just in a joking manner, which is not understood by everybody on GT.

So I now add LOL to my posts just to show that  I don't mean any offence to anybody! 



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Phoenix,

'Noz, why do you end most of your posts with LOL?'.

Phoenix,

I have upset people a few times with my responses, which may have seemed abrupt at times, although they were never intended that way...

They have perhaps not understood my dry sense of humour & have taken it personally.

So I am careful to add 'LOL' to my posts now, so people might know that I don't intend any bad feelings.'

I hope you understand where I'm coming from now?

Noz.

 

 



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ed,

'He also talks about 'bush cats' & 'tree cats' which I will explain if you want me to'. 

Please, go ahead ed!

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Cats that are fearful, will stay on the ground, and spend a lot of time hiding under things. Like, under a couch or tables, anything it can get under in a corner, under a bed.

Outside, that would be under a thick bush.

Tree cats are up on things, where they have a commanding view of the world around them, and ground-based predators like dogs can't get at them. The perfect home environment will have an elevated pathway around a room or rooms, that will let the cat move around without touching the ground. Like, for example, a living room with couches, cat climbing platforms, an empty mantle or one with cat toys on it, a platform over the curtains that is wide enough and sturdy enough for the cat (also with cat toys), and a platform in front of a window that will let the cat rest while "watching cat TV", things going on outside, birds, squirrels and other wildlife to watch.

 

Tree cats are generally much friendlier because they are more confident.



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The ex-cat next door was a combination of these. From her position below the bed, she would hiss & swipe at the ankle of anyone who was not her mother. She was protecting her territory.
Her favorite spot in the living room was the top of the back of the couch.

She also loved boxes, Cardboard boxes that she could fit herself in.

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aergia wrote:

The ex-cat next door was a combination of these. From her position below the bed, she would hiss & swipe at the ankle of anyone who was not her mother. She was protecting her territory.
Her favorite spot in the living room was the top of the back of the couch.

She also loved boxes, Cardboard boxes that she could fit herself in.


She was probably attacking passing ankles because she was afraid. If she had higher platforms, she might have been much happier. 

Did she attack anyone when she was on top of the couch?



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Usually hissed at me, or swiped if my hand was there. All the while being admonished, that's Auntie Aergia, be nice to her she brings you treats.

Kind of nice today. I was over there looking at friend's new acquisitions and I did not have to worry about where the attack cat was. (Bless her soul)
Actually she (or her ashes) now have a place of honor in the lviing room. At least I don't have an asthma attack with the box

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ed11563 wrote:

Cats that are fearful, will stay on the ground, and spend a lot of time hiding under things. Like, under a couch or tables, anything it can get under in a corner, under a bed.

Outside, that would be under a thick bush.

Tree cats are up on things, where they have a commanding view of the world around them, and ground-based predators like dogs can't get at them. The perfect home environment will have an elevated pathway around a room or rooms, that will let the cat move around without touching the ground. Like, for example, a living room with couches, cat climbing platforms, an empty mantle or one with cat toys on it, a platform over the curtains that is wide enough and sturdy enough for the cat (also with cat toys), and a platform in front of a window that will let the cat rest while "watching cat TV", things going on outside, birds, squirrels and other wildlife to watch.

 

Tree cats are generally much friendlier because they are more confident.


 Well, they are both home now, and I think I may have one of each.  The older one (by 24 hours) is quite the little tree cat.  The other one - the runt - much more reticent.

But here's the funny part.  My DH, who only tolerates cats because I love them and DD wanted them, has become their favorite person to nap on.  Hahahahaha.



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ed, this cat stuff that you told me about, all makes a lot of sense..

We have 2 cats here..

Georgie is my cat. Maybe about 6 years old. He's a very pale / caramel, soft coloured Ginger cat. Slim / small build, very gentle. I love him to death!

But he is terrified of everything!

When I set his food down for him, he will always come & rub against my leg to acknowledge / thank me for the food, before starting to eat it. 

However, if I make a false move & do something so stupid as to turn on the kitchen tap or open the fridge door whilst he's eating, he will bolt & hide under the coffee table, under my bed, or dash out of the cat door.. (Bush cat?).

Olli, on the other hand, is my daughter's cat who also lives with us. He's a 3 year old fluffy, hugely bushy, dark tabby & white cat.

He has no qualms, no fears.  When he needs to eat, he just goes for it. Nothing disturbs this boy when he is in the throes of eating food.. then he also eats the food that Georgie left behind when he bolted...

When we arrive home from work each day, Olli is sitting up on top of the pillars of our courtyard fence, (Tree cat?).  Scanning & guarding the area??

Georgie is usually hiding on a chair tucked underneath the outdoor furniture setting....  

Yes, it all makes sense!

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Noz wrote:

ed, this cat stuff that you told me about, all makes a lot of sense..

We have 2 cats here..

Georgie is my cat. Maybe about 6 years old. He's a very pale / caramel, soft coloured Ginger cat. Slim / small build, very gentle. I love him to death!

But he is terrified of everything!

When I set his food down for him, he will always come & rub against my leg to acknowledge / thank me for the food, before starting to eat it. 

However, if I make a false move & do something so stupid as to turn on the kitchen tap or open the fridge door whilst he's eating, he will bolt & hide under the coffee table, under my bed, or dash out of the cat door.. (Bush cat?).

Olli, on the other hand, is my daughter's cat who also lives with us. He's a 3 year old fluffy, hugely bushy, dark tabby & white cat.

He has no qualms, no fears.  When he needs to eat, he just goes for it. Nothing disturbs this boy when he is in the throes of eating food.. then he also eats the food that Georgie left behind when he bolted...

When we arrive home from work each day, Olli is sitting up on top of the pillars of our courtyard fence, (Tree cat?).  Scanning & guarding the area??

Georgie is usually hiding on a chair tucked underneath the outdoor furniture setting....  

Yes, it all makes sense!

Noz.

 


Good to know that it makes sense in the real world. Any ideas about ways to make Georgie a Tree Cat? 

 



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By the way, cats have scent secreting glands on the sides of their heads. When they rub against you, they're not JUST showing affection (that's part of it), they are also scent marking you, so they will recognize you more quickly, and so that other cats will know you're taken.

 



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ed,

'any ideas about ways to make Georgie a Tree Cat?'.

None at all!

Then again, maybe that would interfere with the 'heirarchy' between him & Olli? 

We had German Shepherd dogs for 40 years, so I know / understand them inside out and miss them so very much.

Georgie is the first cat I've ever owned, as I can't have a dog in this unit.

So I'm still very much on a learning curve with cats...

They don't obey my commands like the dogs used to do!

I can't  'contain' them in the yard, as I could the dogs.

Can't take them out for a run, as I did with the dogs.

They just ignore me & do their own thing..whether I like it or not!

The German Shepherds obeyed me.  The Cats just turn up their noses at me!

I do doubt though, that cats can be re-trained from being 'bush-cats' to 'tree-cats' or vice-versa. They seem to just be who they are, personality wise!

Let me know if you hear anything different from the TV series you're currently watching.

(Oh hello, Georgie has just come through the cat door & headed straight for his dinner. I mustn't move for next 5 minutes, in case I scare him off!)..

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ed,

'Cats have scent-secreting glands on the sides of their heads. When they rub against you, they're not JUST showing affection (that's part of it), they are also scent-making you, so they will recognise you more quickly, and so that other cats will know that you're taken'. 

Wow! So when Georgie rubs against my leg when I'm feeding him, he's really telling other cats to P*** off, this is his food, I'm his Mum, and I'm feeding only him? 

Gee, and I thought it was because he just loves me!!

Noz. X



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Date: Jul 20, 2011
 
 

VetteGirl,

"Some of my favourite names are: Gwen, Gwenovere, Gwndolyn, any variation of 'Gwen'..

Sheesh Vette,  were you Welsh in a former life?

Noz.



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Date: Jul 20, 2011
 
 

I introduced the kittens to our golden retriever yesterday. Our 70 pound dog retreated in the face of a hissing 2 pound kitten.

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Noz


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Posts: 918
Date: Jul 21, 2011
 
 

Lawyerlady,

"I introduced the kittens to our Golden Retriever yesterday.

Our 70lb dog retreated in the face of a hissing 2lb kitten..."

Ha.ha,ha, I love it!

Kittens spit & hiss when they feel danger.  

They're afraid of the dog. They will spit & hiss at him.

Dogs don't understand this...

Your dog will get used to the kittens being around. 

The Kittens will gradually get to know that your dog is not a threat.

All will be well!  Noz.

 

 



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Date: Jul 21, 2011
 
 

Cat tell you how jealous I am...they are so cute (allergy central in my lungs)

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