“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.”
― Pam Brown
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.”
“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 Riordan, The Red Pyramid