Monday, May 29, 2006

Nameless No More!!

My crazy little sister finally has a name... and we have a winner!!!! Sort of. First I need to thank everyone for all your suggestions. Some of you did quite a bit of research! And there were lots of names that Mom and Dad liked, but couldn't give her because for several there were already other puddins or dogs or even beans that they know or have known that shared that name (like Bella, Maxine, and Daisy to name a few) . It was hard work, but Mom and Dad decided on a name and checked it out with us. I thought it was good, and we tried it out with my sister for a few days, and she seems to like it.

We took one of Max's suggestions and tweaked it a little bit and found something that really works with her personality. So beans, puddins, and fluffies of all sorts, I would like to introduce you to my sister... HARLIE!









Harlie turn around and let everyone meet you face to face.









Ok, well I never said she was very bright did I? The name seems to suit her though. Her little engine is easy to get revved up and it is VERY LOUD!! Plus she races around everywhere. Mom has said since we got her that it looks like she's wearing a black helmet on her head. And the black spot on her chin looks like a little soul patch beard. It all seems to work. As much as Mom loved all the cow suggestions and thought that was the way to go, she realized that it just didn't suit Harlie's personality. Cows are gentle, with sweet eyes, take life slow, and are content with little activity. Harlie is wild, a little bit naughty, not at all like a goddess (though those were some very excellent suggestions), and likely the type to sneak out, get a tattoo, and date biker dudes.
So there it is. Even though Max didn't technically suggest the exact name, he suggested "Honda", and when Mom and Dad read that one, they looked at each other and said "Harlie". They just changed it up a bit to make it a bit girlier. But the name was certainly inspired by Max. Max wins a prize to be sent to his house, and a donation to the humane society or rescue association of his choice in his name. And because Mom and Dad were inspired by all the name suggestions and appreciated everyone's input, and donation will be made to Francis's Friends (the rescue society we got Harlie from) from "The Catblogging Community".

Now finally we can stop focusing on HER, and I can go back to making this blog about ME! I have so much to write about. The Catolympics are coming up, I still haven't blogged about my horrific experience when Mom and Dad went away for a week, tomorrow is my birthday, I now have an email address, and there are tons of fantastic pictures of me to show! I also have so many links I need to update the site with, and I haven't been able to make many decent comments in AGES. But unfortunately, there won't be much commenting and updating until Mom gets back on June 8th. It's that big meeting she has to go to in Japan. I doubt she'll even remember that tomorrow is my birthday even though she's the one that picked that day to be it (since I couldn't remember the exact date of my birth when they found me on the street). So once again it will be her fault that I can't blog. She promises to make it up to me when she gets back. We'll see.

Well thanks again for all your suggestions everyone!

18 comments:

Patches & Mittens said...

Well, I must admit, she sure is a sweet little darling. Momma gets all........."Oh I want a kitten." No, Momma, we are doing just fine the way we are. But, Harlie is mighty fine cute.

Patches Lady

Max said...

Perfect name. 'Cause you know, kitten purr as loudly as a Harley ;)

Oreo said...

Harlie is a wonderful name! Of course you cam come to mine party Mattingly. You can even bring Harlie if you'd like, there will be lotsa other kitties for her to hang around!

Fat Eric said...

Congratulations on having a name, Harlie! Hopefully you are unique, the only Harlie-kitty out there... I know your big brother is taking good care of you.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

What a very nice name. Your brofur certainly cares about you lots. And, Happy Purrfhday Mattingly!

The Meezers said...

OH OH OH - Happy Purrfday Mattingly!

Kukka-Maria said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MATTINGLY!

You don't look a day over 6-months old!

(Believe me...when you get as old as I am, that will be a compliment)

PrincessMia said...

Hiya Harlie! and Happy Purrthday Mattingly! I've added your date to the Purrthday list

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hippo Birdy Two Ewes,
Hippo Birdy Two Ewes,
Hippo Birdy, Deer Mattingly,
Hippo Bidry Two Ewes!
And many more...

Harlie is cute, but Mom remembers how much trouble Bonnie was as a kitten, so she was glad I was 8 months old when I dopted her. Hi, Harlie! It's ok to be a cowcat; wear your spots wif pride.

The Meezers said...

Mattingly - about the torch relay - don't sweat it buddy! I don't mind hafing to go to Colorado. No need to 'pologize. - Miles

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Great name, it sure seems to fit.Happy Birthday Mattingly! Time sure flies doesn't it?

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Welcome Harlie!! (And congrats Max!)

Happy Purrthday Mattingly

Zeus said...

Yay! Hello Harlie! I'm so glad that she finally has a name. It was fun though making suggestions and such.

Happy Purrthday to you also, Mattingly! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Fat Eric said...

Just popping back to say Happy Purrthday, Mattingly! Hope you had lots of birthday treats from Harlie and your dad even if your mum wasn't around.

David E. Francis said...

I'm glad to meet you Harlie. May I say you're a cute little kitten?

Happy Birthday Mattingly. May you have many more; and a special treat tomorrow.

Dee

William said...

Harlie, how cute!

Happy, happy birthday, Mattingly! I hope you get lots of treats and toys. Maybe your mom will bring home something fun for you, too!

Maggie & Molly said...

awww Harley is a good name. She is a pretty cat.
Happy B day to you mattingly

jenianddean said...

Harlie ... what a perfect name. Makes me think of Harlequin, like the spot pattern on her back kind of.

Happy Birthday! I know you're glad to have all that focus directed back to what is truly important -- celebrating YOU!
--Jasper