Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Naming of Cats

The naming of cats is a difficult matter, it isn't just one of your holiday games. You may think at first I'm mad as a hatter when I tell you, a 

First of all, there's the name that the family uses daily, such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James. Such as Victor, or Jonathon, George or Bill Bailey --  All of them sensible everyday names. There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter. Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames: Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter --

But all of them sensible everyday names. But I tell you, a cat need a name that's particular, a name that's peculiar, and more dignified, else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride.

Of names of this kind, I can give a quorum, such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat. Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellyorum -- Names that never belong to more than one cat. But above and beyond there's still one name left over, and that is the name that no human research can discover --
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess. When you notice a cat in profound meditation, the reason, I tell you, is always the same: Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name: His ineffable effable effanineffable deep and inscrutable singular NAME. 


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