Hello World!

OMG! I’m so excited! My own blog! I even have a pen name. My real name’s Jessie. Or that’s what our human calls me. Cats don’t call each other human names.

Our human put a lot of thought into my name. She knows cats like the sound of “s” in a name and respond to names that end in “eee.” And here’s something else you should know if you’re naming a cat. We don’t only hear our names, we pick up on your thoughts when you’re saying them. So if you call a cat Stinky (ugh… I hope you won’t!), he’ll see himself as smelly and disgusting every time you say his name.

Here’s one more thing to know: Always try to say your cat’s name the same way. If our human called me Jessie sometimes and Jesss-eee other times, I wouldn’t know who the heck she was talking to.

Oh. Oops! Our human just said if I want to use a pen name, I shouldn’t tell you my real name. Okay. So just think of me as Thomasina. I really like that name, even though it doesn’t end in “eee.”

Todays Purrl of Wisdom

“The cat wrinkled its nose and managed to look unimpressed. “Calling cats,” it confided, “tends to be a rather overrated activity. Might as well call a whirlwind.” 
― Neil GaimanCoraline

Today’s Purrl Of Wisdom

“I thought maybe she’d whisk us off by magic, or at least hail a taxi. Instead, Bast borrowed a silver Lexus convertible.
“Oh, yes,” she purred. “I like this one! Come along, children.”
“But this isn’t yours,” I pointed out.
“My dear, I’m a cat. Everything I see is mine.” She touched the ignition and the keyhole sparked. The engine began to purr. [No, Sadie. Not like a cat, like an engine.]” 
― Rick RiordanThe Red Pyramid

Today’s Purrl Of Wisdom

“I’ve found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person’s character” 
― P.C. CastMarked