The new orange kitten is starting to take over my household … and that means, of course, that my other long-time cat, Newman, is NOT a happy trooper. Every time the kitten gets close to Newman, he lashes his fluffy tail and growls like a dog. The “terrified” kitten just stands there and smiles.
Newman hasn’t figured it out, yet, but the end of his world, as he now knows it, will soon be here.
Today begins the last week of our contest to name the little orange kitten. Yes, we’re having a little contest to find an appropriate name.
NEWMAN IS NOT A HAPPY TROOPER!
You helped me find a name for Newman (“Hello, Newman!”), and you helped find a name for Tut and also my long-ago Isis. So it’s most appropriate that you help me name this new orange feral kitten.
Here’s more information about where this little beast came from: http://www.ibabuzz.com/garybogue/2008/10/23/you-up-for-a-fun-little-contest/
This contest ends on Friday, Nov. 7. Please list your suggested name(s) in “Comments/Reply” to this blog, no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 7. Please include your name, city and e-mail address in your comment so I can contact you if your kitten name wins the contest.
Contest judges will be me, my wife Lois, and our son Karl. And maybe our present cat, Newman. Maybe. (I’ll ask him as soon as he starts talking to me again.)
** To date, 763 readers have entered names in this contest. Can we go over 1,000 entrees? I think that would be a new record in cat names!
The prize for the winning little orange kitten name is a unique autographed collection of five of my books, three of them out of print. (“A Christmas Story,” “It’s a Wild Life,” and “Isis” are out of print but I still have a few copies. “The Raccoon Next Door,” and “There’s an Opossum in My Backyard” are still around and are illustrated by my friend the artist, Chuck Todd.)
Have fun! /Gary