Monday, April 22, 2013

A Rose By Any Other Name?



Yes!  I would be just as sweet!  In fact, my real name is Sweet Pea.  Its the mom who started called me Oui Oui.

One of Goldie's first days as Sweet Pea.

During my days at the shelter, I was known as Goldie.  That was a hard one to understand until years later my mom met the lady who named me at an adoption fair.  It turns out I had litter mates - Opal, Onyx, Pearl - all named for jewels.  Being the last one left, the reason for my name wasn't apparent.

The Girl and Sweet Pea as kittens.

When I got to my new home, I ran around for 20 minutes like a wild cat.  It just felt SO good to be out of the cage.  My new beans laughed, and the mom wanted to name me Jubilee, but The Girl insisted on Sweet Pea.  It does fit me, I AM a sweet heart, after all!

Soon I would be known as Oui Oui.

I love to play with all kitties, and I like everyone.  The mom started calling me Oui Oui because I never said "No" to a chance to play.  When The Girl went away to collich, the mom worried about having someone to play with me, so she got me my very own kitty to play with, Mica Minnie Moo.

Oui Oui playing with her kitty, Mica Minnie Moo.

Our blog is named after me too, cause another of my nicknames is Twinkletoes.  When I run, my legs just move faster, but my stride stays the same length, making my toes look like they are "twinkling".  I hate to say it, but there are even more nicknames - Sugar Bee, Whippy Tail, and I really hate this new one, Tubby.  Ugh!

Thanks to Abbi for helping out with this event!  Thanks to Gracie for a Great Graphic!  And thanks to all for pawticipating and stopping by!

Purrs,
Oui Oui 

14 comments:

Marilynn said...

We have loved your name since we started reading your posts and additions to TCC. Grace and her boys have lots of nicknames, too, depending on what they're doing at any one time, but one's name is one's name ... and that is the personality one, IMO!

Grace & servant

The Florida Furkids said...

That's a great story about how your name evolved!!!

Thanks for participating in this fun event!

Raz and The Florida Furkids

Fuzzy Tales said...

We love the story behind your name...and behind the "Twinkletoes" too. LOL!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We love how you got the blog called Twinkletoes!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I always know you were a sweetie pie so sweet pea is a great name, great that you have two.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Oh, thanks for hosting today's fun event.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

what a precious story!

Carolyn Kristof said...

Now I understand the Twinkletoes, I can imagine you twinkling down the hallway, you're so darned cute!
Dex

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Oh, Mama loves French names! Thank you for co-hosting this event with us and thank you for telling us how you got our name 'cause we've been wondering about that.

Sparky Spitfire said...

well, Oui Oui, maybe you could start a new TCC - the Tubby Cat Club...just a thought.
But Sheesh! that's a lotta names to remember. I fink we would all like to see a youtube vid of the "twinkle toes" in ackshun. Please get on that ;-D
great stories!

meowmeowmans said...

We like that you love playing with all kitties, and like everyone. You certainly are a Sweet Pea, Oui Oui!

Love and big hugs to you, and thank you and Abbi for hosting such a fun event!

Moosey (and the dad)

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

That's a nice story for a great name for a cool cat ;-)
Purrs

Timmy Tomcat said...

Golly Gee Whiskers Oui Oui that is some story. I like Twinkletoes too! Dad says he loves when kitties do that fast foot action!

Kjelle Bus said...

I think all your names suits you accept Tubby :)
XOXO