Monday, April 22, 2013

What's in a Name: Timmy Tomcat

Hey Tabbies! So let me remember back when I was just a scrap to tell you how I got my name Timmy.

The story starts way way back in Aught-Six. Dad was coming home from work and had just parked his car when the nice young lady who lived next door came over to ask him if he would like to adopt a kitten. Dad thought of Inky who was the old man of the house. "Oh-No! My cat is 21 years old and he would never go for that!" 

They talked a bit about the three Orange Tabby kittens who she saved from under a trash bag an alley. Dad said he would ask around and let her know if any of his friends wanted a kitty. 

A few days later she was out in her yard when he came home. He was curious so he walked over and asked to see me and my brofurs. I would NOT come out from under the couch. She reached in to get me and I was wiggling and squirming! I got away and said: "HISSS! HISSS! HISSS!"

The girls said: "Now Potter you stop that!"

Dad says: "What's his name?"

Girl: "Potter."

Dad: "Huh?"

Girl: "Like Harry. Harry Potter"

Dad: "Oh."

The next day the girl ran out as soon as she saw Dad pull into his drive. She carried me over to show him. She says: "If he does not work out I will take him back, give him a try." 

So I was brought into Dads house all hissy. We both sat on his bed watching each other warily. He said: "Cat-Dood that name, Potter, HAS to go! How about... Hmmm... How about Tomcat! No... How about Timothy Tomcat! That has a nice ring to it. How about it Timmy? Want to be friends?" 

He reached out slowly and gave me a scritch on the head. 


So in one day I got a new home and a new name and never hissed at Dad ever again. We became fast friends and the rest is history.

Your Pal 
Timmy Tomcat


Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

That is a great story Timmy Tomcat. We are glad things worked out for you with your Dad.

The Florida Furkids said...

Awwww....that's such a sweet story!!!

Thanks for participating in this fun event!

Raz and The Florida Furkids

Fuzzy Tales said...

Awww, Timmy, that's such a great story! So your dad was "coerced" into adopting you, huh? Seems like it was a win-win, all round!

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a great story Timmy and we are so happy you have a wonderful home.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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

So happy your dad gave it a try and had you come to his house. I totally agree with the dad that the name Potter had to go. Your name fits you purrrfectly.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Timmy that is the sweetest story ever!

Anonymous said...

How cool is that! Two dudes - knowin' what's important in life. Friendship and cool names!

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

How sweet. That's neat that you decided together.

meowmeowmans said...

We like that you AND the dad chose your name, Timmy!


Moosey and the dad

Oui Oui said...

Aw, Timmy, what a sweet story! Did your dad learn his lesson? Its not safe to look at a kitten, or there will be a new family member? Thank Cod he had the sense to change your name. Potter - ugh! Thanks for sharing your story, its great.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Ah... Well... The Dad DID NOT learn his lesson and I went from being Top Cat with a cool older pal to... Top Cat that needs a WHIP to keep this crew in check... Meow!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

That is a great story Timmy Tomcat , both how you gor your foreverhome with you dad-person and how you got your name :)