Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Working Title

As is the case on most reality shows, it's hard to tell an actual cat fight from just playing around. But we're pretty sure that what's been going on between our main cat and our temporary spare over the past couple of days has been a display of affection, not malice. Even the perro, who still intensely dislikes both felines individually, seems relieved that there's someone else here to draw our main cat's attention away from him. So, barring an unforeseen turn of events, I think we're making the spare cat permanent.





















Not that any of these beasts come when you call them, but we're thinking that the spare cat could probably use a name. The Missus started calling him Pancho, a name that was in danger of sticking until I pointed out that it's Spanish for Frank - a fact of which she claimed to be unaware. So the good news is my wife has finally learned how to say my name in Spanish after just 26 months. But this still doesn't get us any closer to a moniker, so we've decided to harness the vast power of the intertubes and let the Burro Hall Community take a stab at it.

The winning entry will receive....something. As you may have noticed, we make up a lot of this crap as we go along.

26 comments:

s said...

your spare cat looks exactly like my main cat, sophie....as for names....I'd go with "Larry" (who doesn't love the three stooges); "Winston" or "Monty" (who doesn't love WWII British history)?

ibbis said...

just call her pussy

Anonymous said...

I vote for Rickey (to go with Lucy).


M

radosh said...

What's Spanish for utterly fucking predictable?

Burro Hall said...

"Telenovela"

Krellinator said...

Li'l Motulenos.

Gina said...

Judas

s said...

Dewey....as in Evans or Eisenhower

Anonymous said...

Mephistopheles or el diablo--to provide some sort of balance to Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Mephistopheles or el diablo--to provide some sort of cosmic balance to Jesus.
CP

Dan said...

The Commodore

Anonymous said...

Old greenie.

penelope said...

El Segundo o La Segunda.

Charles said...

Meat Loaf. Cause she's meat. And she loafs.

Charles said...

Plus, who doesn't like meat loaf?

Rooby said...

I think you should name her Memin. :) Love your blog - envy your ex-pat status.

Anonymous said...

Biblical names never go out of fashion. I suggest Sampson, Ezekiel, Gabriel, Jonah....you get the idea. Old Testament,of course. (Nothing like a pet-naming competition to bring the bloggers out of the woods.)

Anonymous said...

What about Whammo? Or Splat.

Anonymous said...

elsudario.com is a possibility.

s said...

As a profit making venture you could always sell the naming rights to spare cat....sort of like naming a stadium or a nascar race....."this is TD Banknorth the cat" or "this is kitty, brought to you by nextel"......

Anonymous said...

Max (como Maximiliano)

Burro Hall said...

We tried auctioning the naming rights to the dog on ebay (sure, he was 7 years old at the time, but he's not a come-when-you-call-him kind of pet). The high bidder chose "Diablo," which we kept until such time as we needed to move into a no-dog-allowed apartment and decided that Diablo might not be the image we wanted to project, so we reverted to the name he came with when we bought him - Henry - which we spanish-ized to Enrigue, and kept until a few months later when we moved into the current adobe abode, owned by a man named Enrique, and we decided that "our dog has your name" wasn't the image we wanted to project.

Anonymous said...

I find it amazing that you have raised some social issues in later blogs and have yet to receive a single comment. Yet you have 22 comments on naming your cat!!!!
Maybe it's me......

M

Charles said...

M,
It is interesting.
It seems the qualities of the medium itself, where respected arguments are preferably ten words or less, dictate that simple conversations like this carry the day. That's not even considering our attention spans...

Wait, what was I talking about?

Oh yeah... name the cat Garfield.

Anonymous said...

With that purrfect black mask of a face I have to suggest "Subcomandante Marcos." 'Marcos' informally, of course. You will want to use the more formal title of 'Subcomandante' when you hire a limousine to take him to the vet.

Anonymous said...

Gateaux.