When we moved here, we didn’t know that the house already came with three wild cats. I tried to befriend all of them, but only one was willing to stay. We named her “Winnie”. She had one eye and looked to be pregnant. We waited and waited for her to have her kittens. The intention was to keep one of the kittens as our own. We waited and waited…and waited. The kittens never came, or at least we never saw any of them. But Winnie became a regular guest to our patio.
It’s almost been a full year since we moved here. Sometimes Winnie will come around and stay for days and then – just like that – we won’t see her for days. She showed up last week after being gone for about the same, with a kitten. None of us had any idea she was pregnant, but there she was with kitten in tow. We looked for more kittens, but none ever showed up. The kitten looks to be about six weeks old. I don’t know how or why Winnie’s been hiding her from us all this time.
Anyway, I’d like to introduce the newest addition to our family, only we don’t have a name for her yet. This is where you come in. We need help naming this cute little ball of fur. I thought I came up with a pretty good one – Maggie – but I’m the only one that likes it. So what are your suggestions? Already, she’s used to all of us. We’ve each been able to hold her and play with her. She spends a lot of time sitting on my shoulder and tangled up in my hair for some reason. She’s grey with black stripes. We’re all going to take a vote and once we’ve narrowed it down to one, I’ll give an update. Names we’ve already used in the past for one pet or another include: Sammy, Crystal, Missy, Shadow, Casper, and Buster. We need new names.