Monday, April 22, 2013

Why I Am Wendell (And Not Bruce)

The way I got my name Wendell is pretty simple. Mom needed to call me something until she came up with my real name, and she thought Wendell was a good temporary name for a cat. Then her friend Patti came to visit and said, "No. This is totally a Wendell. That has to be his name."

Whaddaya think? Do I look like a Wendell?


Over the years, I got a bunch of nicknames from Mom: Turkey Butt (because she thinks I look like a cooked turkey from behind. She's nuts.), Stinky Pete (because I would do something like use the litter box or fart or eat smelly cat food and then jump on top of her and also that was a character in Toy Story 2), Baby Boy (because she refuses to accept that I am a MAN), etc.

In 2006 she got really into the movies of Billy Wilder and my name was Billy for, like, a day.

But lately, guys. . . lately, she's been calling me Bruce. And it's really annoying.

It all started about a month ago when she went to see a new musical called Matilda. And one of the characters in the show. . . his name is Bruce. And Bruce is chubby and likes to eat a lot and for some unknown reasons this reminded Mom of me. And to make it worse, there's a SONG. The song is also called "Bruce" and it's about how Bruce is forced to eat an entire chocolate cake. And Mom thinks it's very catchy and that a lot of the lyrics apply to me (especially the part about my tummly-tum). So she sings it all the time. . . usually to me.


 

Of course, it doesn't matter what she calls me. In 11 1/2 years, I have never answered to any name, ever. --
Wendell "Bruce"

14 comments:

Julie Baugh said...

Interesting story and you do indeed look like a Wendell.

RedSetter said...

Wendell has gravitas, it suits you.

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

What a delightful story, and music, too! You aren't the only one who's called names that are annoying. Try Piggy, Abbers and Brown Clown! Purrs, Abbi.

Fuzzy Tales said...

LOL! Wendell sounds better than Bruce, we think. :-)

We'll answer to our names...when there are treats or snuggles involved!

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

You are a Wendell for sure. Loved all of your other names too.

The Florida Furkids said...

We love the name Wendell!!!

The Florida Furkids

The Florida Furkids said...

pee ess - Thanks for particpating in this fun event!

Raz and The Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

I think Wendell is a GREAT name! And it suits you, too. Aren't the humans funny with all of these alternate names they come up with? :)

Hugs!

Moosey

Oui Oui said...

You are a very cute Wendell too! Bruce, well, we aren't too sure about that, or Turkey Butt either. Guess we'll have to wait for the tock shots to decide.

Oui Oui said...

Pee S. Thanks for posting!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Hmmm. I suppose as long as you get called for supper all is well... well! MOL Purrs Wendell

Kjelle Bus said...

Me too think that Wendell suits your purrfect !
Tell your human to fotget ALL about the name Bruce !!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We likes Wendell best. But we guess Bruce is OK too. Maybe it could be your middle name. Wendell Bruce has a nice ring to it.

Carli N. Wendell said...

On Facebook she changed my name to "Wendell Bruce [and then my last name]" Sigh.

--Wendell