Thursday, September 7, 2017 – Sitting in for Madam Rose today is The Divine Miss Peach. For all Feliners.
Sitting in for Madam Rose today is The Divine Miss Peach.
My pet parent just got all of her headlights examined. Yesterday was a mammogram and car inspection. Today was annual eye exam. She says her eyes are dilated and she cannot see. Her pupils are very big.
Yesterday was my first day of school. I am in Kittygarden. Of course, I am in the gifted and talented section. This is reserved for Jellicle cats. A true Jellicle cat is like Cousin Moo Moo – black and white. Cousin Shelby is pretty Jellicle too. Not only am I a Jellicle, I am a calico cat (three colors and female) with some tabby (stripes) markings. Therefore I am a calaby cat.
But all cats come to the Jellicle Ball.
Indoor Jellicles like to come out at night and run through the house, jump on the furniture, sweep the knickknacks shelf and dance the night away to music only jellicles hear.
Then we like to jump into pet parent’s bed at 5: 00 AM to tell pet parent what a good time we had at the Jellicles Ball. Then we lie down because after such fun there’s a nap for that.
You ask, how did I get my name? Let’s see what the Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats says about the naming of cats.
I am named Miss Peach and “The name that no human research can discover–But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.”
The Naming Of Cats
By T. S. Eliot
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there’s the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James, Such as Victor or Jonathan, 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 needs 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 you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat, Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum- 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 you never will guess; 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:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable Effanineffable Deep and inscrutable singular Name.