New Year…New Cat

Ok… I am allergic to cats. However, most of my adult life since age 27 I’ve had a cat or two around, and there have been few problems. A few years ago a dr. convinced me that my cat was the cause of some problems and I got rid of her. That didn’t take care of the problem because it was actually side-effects of steroid inhalers.

It is now 2.5 years later, and I am succumbing… I will try it one more time – I really miss having a cat around.

So…. here is his picture from the shelter’s site. He is FIV+, which means he has to be a single cat – but that is all I can have anyway. He deserves a home too, and isn’t he sweet! They think he is a Russian Blue mix.


Some children in my parish have made the following name suggestions – the ordering does not reflect preference on my part:

1. Man of Paws (I suspect adult women would get a kick out of that one – say it quickly 🙂
2. Topaz
3. Velvet
4. Sapphire
5. The Russian words for “dark cat”

How about:

Velvet Smoke?
Smokey Velvet?
Gray Velvet?
Velvet Paws?
Velvet Topaz (what does that even mean?)
Gray Ghost?
(see a theme here? I am trying to work at least one of the kids names into the 10-month old kittens new name. His current name is “Vinny” and that just won’t do).

Suggestions, anyone?