got a new tiny kitten

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 18, 2017 - 9:51pm

Submitted by spdrun on September 18, 2017 - 10:00pm.

so you grabbed a p----?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 18, 2017 - 10:12pm.

was thinking octopus. its our 8th cat

Submitted by gzz on September 19, 2017 - 1:54am.

Russell Crowe, Cameron Crowe, Crow Diddley, Hume Crownyn, Gregory Peck.

Wait you said a kitten, not a crowling. Nevermind.

Submitted by gzz on September 19, 2017 - 2:03am.

Tab
Orange Julius
William of Orange
Chat a l'Orange
Crush
Naranjo
Arancio
Appelsin

Submitted by FormerSanDiegan on September 19, 2017 - 8:03am.

Trumpelstiltskin

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 19, 2017 - 12:17pm.

8 cats is a lot. How do you manage?

Submitted by ucodegen on September 19, 2017 - 5:47pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
was thinking octopus. its our 8th cat

Was going to say Octopussy. I ran a 'decency check' on the word but miss-typed it as octapussy - result of TMI in one case. Also came across a guitar 'fuzz box' using the same name.

Cool - as I was typing the above, Kansas's Carry On Wayward Son came across the radio.. ☺

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 19, 2017 - 8:32pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
8 cats is a lot. How do you manage?

three are deceased

Submitted by njtosd on September 19, 2017 - 10:49pm.

Clementine (which is a small orange)
Kumquat
Twinkie

I guess I'm hungry ....

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 20, 2017 - 5:39am.

maybe clem.

Submitted by Hobie on September 20, 2017 - 6:10am.

serious question, how do you keep them away from coyotes? are they indoor only ?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 20, 2017 - 6:37am.

the outdoor ones live in a shed at night and are wily.

we had an indoor cat that would go out for short jaunts who got eaten recently. we loved him. probably wont let this one out.

clementine is the frontrunner.

Submitted by PCinSD on September 20, 2017 - 11:40am.

scaredyclassic wrote:
we had an indoor cat that would go out for short jaunts who got eaten recently. we loved him. probably wont let this one out.

You should not own any cats. Give it away to a responsible pet owner.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 20, 2017 - 12:46pm.

Really.

No risk is acceptable? He lived 7.7 years with occasional jaunts outside for an hour or two, killed some rodents, feasted on gopher guts, smelled the brisk fall air.

Should people also never leave the house if it might extend their life a few years?

Cats hunt.

I think if he could have chosen, he'd have chosen to live as he did. Hell, I would.

Also we found him midattack and incurred a 1200.00 vet bill.

But I suppose reasonable minds can differ on what "responsible" means. To me, the unnatural state we keep our pets in to satisfy ur own neuroses is irresponsible.

Submitted by phaster on September 20, 2017 - 5:43pm.

kitten, orange

surprised no one mentioned the obvious "tigger"

or was that name not put out there because disney charges licensing fees to use the name?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 20, 2017 - 5:54pm.

Mandarin?

Submitted by ucodegen on September 20, 2017 - 6:42pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
Mandarin?

Humm - if going oranges;

Clementine - if female (oh my darling, oh my darling.. - maybe before your time), or maybe not a good name.
Cutie?

Tangerine
Tangelo
Cara Cara
Valencia - um, maybe not.
Navel (as in orange) - probably would be a problem if calling for him. What would the neighbors think.
Kumquat - mentioned by njtosd, I like some of the others mentioned. (Orange Julius, Crush - even William of Orange)
Tigger (phaster) is also a good one.

scaredyclassic wrote:
No risk is acceptable? He lived 7.7 years with occasional jaunts outside for an hour or two, killed some rodents, feasted on gopher guts, smelled the brisk fall air.

I tend to agree with your statements here.

Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not the length of life, but the depth of life - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quality of life gives reason to the life.

Submitted by njtosd on September 20, 2017 - 11:29pm.

phaster wrote:
kitten, orange

surprised no one mentioned the obvious "tigger"

or was that name not put out there because disney charges licensing fees to use the name?

Only when the name is used for a commercial purpose. On the other hand, posting graphics that could very well be a copyright infringement is another matter .... People have to get their IP laws straight.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 21, 2017 - 11:34am.

njtosd wrote:

Only when the name is used for a commercial purpose. On the other hand, posting graphics that could very well be a copyright infringement is another matter .... People have to get their IP laws straight.

I suppose it could be a problem if your kitty, named after a Disney character, becomes a huge youtube star with millions of followers.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 21, 2017 - 11:39am.

scaredyclassic wrote:
maybe clem.

Clem is easy to pronounce.

I would give the cat an easy to pronounce human name, something that can be shortened to no more than 2 syllabes.

Submitted by gzz on September 21, 2017 - 3:40pm.

I would not name a cat Tigger because you could be misunderstood and offend people when you are calling him. Tiger would be OK, or Tyger if you are a fan of William Blake.

I am offended for SC that people would think he is a bad owner. A happy cat is one that is free to spend his time inside and out. Given the choice they seem to like a 50/50 split, often they like being outside when the humans are at work and school, inside in the early morning and evening, and overnight depending on the weather.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 21, 2017 - 9:34pm.

I'm not offended.

I'm just always a little surprised at the extreme concern modern Americans have for animal welfare

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 22, 2017 - 12:26am.

Years ago I was taking care of my brother's family dog. On a jaunt outside, the stupid dog dug out to the street and got run over. I'm glad they weren't upset at me.
They also had a cat who would sojourn outside. One day she disappeared.

I like the word jaunt. I don't hear it often. It's very descriptive of the cat's sorties outside.

Submitted by svelte on September 22, 2017 - 8:11am.

We had a cat with only 3 legs that adopted us once. She was a tiny thing. We named her TLC (three legged cat) and she lived to be a rip old age.

Had a Siamese when I was a wee lad. We drew names from a hat to decide its moniker. I had put Corvette in the hat. I won. Seemed to fit her...she got hit by a Mustang once but recovered nicely.

Another cat we had was named Tuppence by its prior owner. We left it at that. But it didn't roll off the tongue so we ended up calling her kitty...we had little kids at the time so that probably encouraged the transition.

Come to think of it, all other cats that have been ours or sorta ours we always called 'cat' or 'kitty'. Guess we didn't take the time to hang a better handle on them.

Another name we liked: our son's GF named her Chihuahua George Michael. I liked that name a lot. Fit the dog pretty well. He wanted to get custody of the dog after they broke up. Didn't end up that way though.

Submitted by moneymaker on September 22, 2017 - 11:31am.

Boy or Girl? If tricolor with orange it is a girl cat. I just bought a new computer, but will not be naming it, thank God, one less decision to make. The boy cats like to be outside, so if it is a boy cat how about coyote bait. Our girl cat is named Bonzai as she was feral when I found her and she was about to jump off a second story staircase. She is napping on the couch right now next to my pit bull mix dog, he would protect her from coyotes if he was outside with her.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 22, 2017 - 6:09pm.

boy.

maybe puma.

Submitted by njtosd on September 22, 2017 - 11:34pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
boy.

maybe puma.

Maybe George Hamilton - due to the orange color. Then you could just call it Hamilton for short - which would seem very modern and relevant, even though it wasn't. Kind of like a friend who had called his dog Brock, which sounded very tough. It was short for Broccoli.

Submitted by moneymaker on September 23, 2017 - 12:00am.

How about "CB"?

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 23, 2017 - 11:29am.

I had to search George Hamilton. Completely forgot about him.
Creative name for an orange cat. And, yeah, Hamilton is a modern and relevant name.

Submitted by svelte on September 24, 2017 - 7:09pm.

George Hamilton gets my vote.

Liked the story about Brock too.

Told my wife about this thread. She reminded me about our cat named Dusty. Fluffiest cat I've ever seen, did look a lot like a duster. Jet black from head to toe and 3/4 fur.

Cat had some very odd accidents but survived them all. Really did have 9 lives.

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