Friday, November 20, 2009

Enter My Contest - Name the New Kitty

I lost my senses today. I was sort of impulsive and even a little irrational. But I fell in love, what can I say? I adopted a new kitten from the county animal control shelter all because I follow their tweets. For some reason, this tweet from them caught my eye the other night:

Isn't Nemo absolutely darling?

That's all they wrote and when I clicked on it, this little guy didn't just catch my eye, he stole my heart. So today, I dropped everything, drove to the next town over, applied to be a "cat adopter" and brought him home. He came with the name "Nemo" but I don't really like this name very much. And I've been thinking as hard as I can and nothing is coming to my mind (unusual, I know! Ha ha!)

So I'm having a contest to "Name the New Kitty." The prize will be a $20 gift certificate for either my Artfire or Etsy shop, but mind you, this ISN'T a drawing....I'll choose a name that I really like and give full credit where credit is due!! Just leave your ideas in the comments here--and then make sure I'll be able to reach you (or check back to see if you've won!) Fun! After all, if I can fall for him just based on a snap shot...maybe one of my creative blog readers can have a "flash" of inspiration looking at the same thing?

Hey, it's worth a shot because I'm just coming up blank....and don't think this is just a "girl contest" guys...surely you have a wife, sister, mother, boss, employee, etc. who might like a little something from one of my shops as a Christmas present? See what I mean? It's open to everyone and if more than one person comes up with the same name that I like--then the first one to post it will be declared the winner.

Some notes about his personality: He's very mellow. In fact, my vet pointed out he had the laid back style of the ragdoll cat. He can't meow at all--he opens his little mouth and nothing comes out--it's weird, I know, but the vet wasn't concerned about it. But my goodness, he purrs like a lawnmower. It's just amazing the 2 pounds of kitten can produce such a rumble! And as is typical of many male cats, he's very affectionate. Finally, I think he may grow up to be pretty big because his little feet are about the size of quarters!!

So this contest will stay open through Sunday 11/22/09 at midnight C.S.T., OR later if nothing turns up that "does it" for the new kitty's new name. Thanks so much for playing along--I'm such a happy lady this evening--you should see me, I'm grinning from ear to ear. The process of introducing him to Red and Mariah is now in progress.....


BarbaraRae said...

For some reason when I saw this adorable little faces "Patches" popped in my head.

He is adorable!

Kaz's Cats said...

He's gorgeous, but I see a little rebel in his about 'Billy the Kid'.

I love him, whatever you decide to call him.



Duni said...

Oh! He is adorable. Thank you for giving him a forever home :)

I don't know...he looks like a 'Janos' to me!

Ann said...

He is just so cute. I can see how you instantly fell in love

I actually have three different thoughts for a name.

First I thought Willow (right after I saw the picture I looked over and noticed willoaks so I just shortened it and made it willow)

Then I thought reverse Nemo and make it Omen

And then when I said how could you not fall in love with him I thought of Amore

Lin said...

I always have to live with a cat for a few days before a name hits me, so unless you want me on the sofa, I'm gonna sit this one out. Hope all goes well with the other two kitties. Our Grace likes to be the only cat and NOTHING will convince her that it is fun to have a cat friend.

Lin said...

Oh! I forgot.....He is ADORABLE!! Give him a big smoochie for me. :)

PJ said...

what an adorable kitty! when i read what you had written about him being like a rag doll the name Andy popped into my head, ie Raggedy Andy.

have a great day...hugz!

Sharkbytes said...

I think he looks like a "Tiger Lily" sorry if that's not manly enough for a boy.

Narrative jewelry said...

As everyone here, i fall in love with this adorable baby cat when i saw him this morning, his look is so tender, what do you think of "Little Casanova" ?

Hope Red and Maria will adopt him as fast as you did ;-)

Thank you to share with us all your beauties and a part of your private life.

Have a beautiful day.

Anny said...

Such a fluffy one :) And a very nice face with a cute patch on the nose :D he's surely adorable and wonderful to snuggle up with.. i would probably name all meow meows Snuggles.

You have a very big kind heart Karen. God Bless You always.

fullet said...

Glad to meet this nice personage, I like big cats! If he was my cat I would name him Lluna (Moon) and he would be a spoiled child for sure. Cheers!

Sheila Sultani said...

When I was little we had a cat named Pinkle Purr, from a poem by: A.A. Milne

Pinkle Purr

by A. A. Milne

Tattoo was the mother of Pinkle Purr,
A little black nothing of feet and fur;
And by-and-by, when his eyes came through,
He saw his mother, the big Tattoo.
And all that he learned he learned from her.
"I'll ask my mother," says Pinkle Purr.

Tattoo was the mother of Pinkle Purr,
A rediculous kitten with silky fur.
And little black Pinkle grew and grew
Till he got as big as the big Tattoo.
And all that he did he did with her.
"Two friends together," says Pinkle Purr.

Tattoo was the mother of Pinkle Purr,
An adventurous cat in a coat of fur.
And whenever he thought of a thing to do,
He didn't much bother about Tattooo,
For he knows it's nothing to do with her,
So "See you later," says Pinkle Purr.

Tattoo is the mother of Pinkle Purr,
An enormous leopard with coal-black fur.
A little brown kitten that's nearly new
Is now playing games with its big Tattoo…
And Pink looks lazily down at her:
"Dear little Tat," says Pinkle Purr.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

First of all he is adorable. The first thing that came to mind when I saw him was "domino" I guess because of the coloring? Don't know but that's what popped into my head.

Daisy said...

He is soooooo cute! He kind of reminds me of a long-haired Harley! But I am going to go with "Neptune" because that was Harley's name for 6 months when he lived in the shelter.

Mrs Mecomber said...

I love naming animals. Here are some suggestions. These are just names I happen to like and will name my pets, should I ever get any more. (But we already have 6 pets, so I doubt we will any time in the near future!)


LOL. Have fun! A new kitten is so wonderful!


Anna said...

What beautiful eyes he has!

Here are my suggestions:
Puff (Short for "CreamPuff")
Pepper (because he is "Salt & Peppar")

Hope you like one of my names because I adore your stuff, but don't have the funds to buy anything from you until I get out of the red.

Hugz from

Anna said...

Two more names:



Icy BC said...

He looks like "Frizzy" to me and my son!

Ruth said...

I had a black and white kitty as a kid, his name was Domino--I see that's already been suggested.

Salt N Pepper, maybe? Or just shorten it to Pepper?

Hey, I've got said he really rumbles when he purrs, how about Rumble?

Anna said...

I found a spelling mistake in my suggestion-list now: I wrote "Fuffy", but I meant "Fluffy". Let's let both be suggestions. "Fuffy" is also possible, but "Fluffy" says something about his pelt.

I like "Willy" or "Billy" ("Billy the Kid" has already been suggested.) If you can see my photo

It's easy to suggest something that someone else has already said. I have read through all of these comments. I see that Ruth suggests "Salt N Pepper" or "Pepper", which was already on my list. Sorry Ruth!

In any case, whatever you name him. He is adorable. I'm in love with him and I haven't even held him!


Nicole said...

I think you should call him Finch. Or Atticus. From To Kill A Mockingbird.

He's adorable, no matter what you call him

BeadedTail said...

Oh my, he is just adorable! I see how he stole your heart! I'm not good with names since I think the kitty's purrsonality is a huge part of it but I'll suggest Tucker. I have no idea why but it just came to mind. I like Cookie too but it may not be mancatly enough!

Angela said...

I like the name Sebastian:) He is adorable, with beautiful markings, and such gentle green eyes. I'm sure that he will be much loved by you!

Hot Rocks said...

He is lovely, congratulations on your new kitty! Sorry I missed the deadline for the name, hope you found a good one for him!

Split Rock Ranch said...

OMG - See what happens when I tune out for a few days?! You have a brand new kitty! What a little zinger he is, too. Absolutely adorable! Missed out on the naming contest but he looks like Zinger to me! Enjoy!!


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