[DWJ] Naming a cat AND Where are we from?

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Wed Apr 18 15:07:29 EDT 2007

Mark said...
> There are groups who capture wild cats, spay or neuter them, and release 
> them.  I find this practice odd.

Why do you find it odd?  It seems quite sensible to me to prevent wild/feral 
cats from adding to their population.  Just killing them seems needlessly 
cruel, and then you have the problem of disposing of the corpses - I should 
think it's probably cheaper and simpler to just neuter/spay them and let 
them go again.

(Also, we once had a stray cat being a nuisance (and wouldn't be adopted), 
but after the DSPCA caught and spayed her, she never came near us again!)

> It's hard to say Chrestomanci.  You would just end up shortening it to 
> something like Chrestoman, which would be shortened further to just Man.

I'd probably shorten it to "Cress", actually.  Though cats in our house tend 
to get silly pet names; Arakasi is rarely called by his actual name, for 
instance, but is rather addressed as "Fluffy", "Fluffy-Puss", "Fluff", or 
"Fluffly" (can you tell he's long-haired? :-) ).

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte 

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