Casual acquaintance: “Oh, we just got a new cat, too!”
Me: “What did you name it?”
Casual acquaintance: “Banana, because she’s kind of yellow.”
Me: “Oh, you let your kids name it. You’re so much nicer than I am. I want to let them name our pets, but kids always come up with such ridiculous names.”
Casual acquaintance: “I named the cat.”
24 thoughts on “This Is Why I Need A Full-Time Handler”
Yeah – so how’s that foot tasting? Need some mustard? (Although I 100% agree with your assessment)
A little spicy brown would ALMOST make it palatable. Sigh.
First cat I had as an adult was named Cat. Didn’t think I’d get more so what was the point? The older (partially feral) cat I have now is named Fang – for obvious reasons. Actually, his full name is Fang Psycho-Kitty Monster Mullenix, but that won’t fit on his I.D. tag. I suck at names – good think I never had children!
Lol. I think the cat’s name is glorious!
I had a friend who kept naming her pets by their animal names (cat was Cat, hamster was Hamster, etc.). Her mom did not approve so when they got a dog, my friend was given strict rules as to parameters for naming. As it turned out, her mother did not speak French, so their dog was named Chien.
Ha!!!! I love chien!
Hahahaha. Look at you making friends everywhere you go.
I’m a fucking menace.
I would have it no other way.
This is why we’re friends.
I have a counterpoint to Lemon Drop’s story: A friend was given an all-white kitten, and decided he wanted to name it Shadow, but thought it would be funnier if he used the Spanish word instead. So he approached a Mexican construction worker, pointed to a shadow on the floor and asked him what the Spanish word for it was. The guy told him it was suelo, so that’s what he named his kitten. About a year later his cousin who speaks Spanish visited him, and asked him why he called his cat Floor…
I am dying at my desk (it’s my prep hour)! Ha!!!
Welcome to my world. I lack a working social filter too.
Naming of my cats has always been based on the poem by T.S. Eliot http://allpoetry.com/The-Naming-Of-Cats with three names. The first name is the one you give them. The second is the one they earned. The third is their secret name that can never be spoken.
It keeps ’em guessing when someone’s over and they have a pair of eyes staring at them from under the bed.
At my house, up until now, the eyes have just been my gimp’s. 🙂
So basically everyone in the house needs a handler or three. Charming. 😀
We need a complete staff. really.
Check check! Lemme phone the Dubyah and Pickles. See if their handlers are free.
Just don’t give me Palin’s. They couldn’t do shit.
My friend’s mom lets the kids name the cats; they have one called Doorknob.
They call it Dory for short though, which is adorable.
See….kids suck. LOL 🙂
A gimp under your bed – I am dying here LOL!!!
He says the same thing when I put the ball gag in too tight. He’s such a baby.
Lol!! Bet he loves it really 😉