How We Chose Cecil’s Name
In honor of National Pet Day (which was yesterday) I thought I would share some pics of when Cecil was just a tiny baby!
I adopted him from my mom’s neighbor who had a female cat that was not spayed. The neighbor asked my mom if she knew of anyone that wanted a kitten and that would take good care of it. My mom sent me this pic and asked if I was interested.
I actually wasn’t looking to adopt a new cat. Leo had passed away not long before and I thought I would never get over the heartache enough to have another cat. But this wasn’t just any other cat… I mean look at him, who could say no?!
Once I said yes to adopting the kitten Adam and I got down to choosing a name. I wanted something that would play off of the name Leo the Lion (in honor of Leo), and one day Adam said “what about Cecil the Cougar?” Done deal. I loved that it was unique. I had never and probably will never meet another cat named Cecil!
When Cecil was 9 weeks old I went, picked him up and brought him home :).
(^ Very unfortunate haircut on my part. I was so happy when it grew out. I look like a mushroom.)
I can’t believe Cecil is going to be 10 years old this year. He’s still my tiny baby!!! 🙂
He’s also a jealous baby. Yesterday my mom dropped her cat Georgie off for us to babysit while she goes to the Keys for a few days. Cecil cannot stand when we pet Georgie. As soon as he sees us giving Georgie attention he runs over and pushes him out of the way. It’s pretty funny!
The boys were getting along pretty well so I nipped out in the late afternoon for a RUN, yay!
I forgot my visor and was blinded by the sun :). It was pretty warm out but I was too happy to be out running in the afternoon to let anything get me down.
I did notice that Fort Lauderdale seems to be confused about which season it is. It looks like fall because the leaves are falling off all of the trees.
Is this normal? I honestly don’t remember seeing this happen before in the spring!
How did you decide on your pet’s name?
How old is your pet going to be this year?