My Three Cats & Co, Inc. would like to thank everyone who entered the Unique Cat Name Contest. The winner of the contest received a beautiful set of Melia ceramic hand painted cat food and water bowls, personalized with their cat’s name on each bowl. First prize went to Barbara Shultis and her cat Matei. The second place winner is Pat Ferrey and her cat Tinkerbelle. Congratulations to our winners and a special thanks to all participants for sharing touching stories about your cats.
We were heartbroken when one of our cats passed away last year at 19 years of age. Of the two remaining, one seemed to take the loss especially hard. After careful thought, we looked to a local shelter for a kitten as a new companion for him. It so happened that the shelter was having a “2 for 1” event. We had every intention of leaving with only one feline, a lively little black fur ball we were both taken with. He had a companion who had been abandoned at a train station, and they asked if we might consider him too. We thought “this will mean four cats”, but this little orange guy had such a sad and hopeful look, that we couldn’t leave him behind. We named him “Matei” which is Celtic for “gift from God”, since we didn’t anticipate his arrival. He has been the most loving animal I have ever had, and we couldn’t imagine life without him. I believe both he and the name were chosen for us before we entered the shelter.
Hi there. I’m Tinkerbelle. I was losted on the South Side of Pittsburgh. Someone nice took me to the Humane Society and they took care of me and placed me at Pet Smart in the North Hills for adoption. My future dad spotted me hiding behind the sign and pulled me out of the cage. Immediately I went into investigative mode and checked out my future mom’s purse and then looked in the cages at each of the other kitties. Mom and dad took me home and I met my new brother, Cleo, who wasn’t too, too happy at first, but I’ve brought him around. Now he’s really cool to chase and play it-tag with. My new home was full of lots and lots of toys and the first night I was a busy kitty checking them out and ‘arranging’ them to suit me. I’m a little tuxedo kitty. My white muzzle makes me look like a little bear. I’ve got mittens on my front paws and go-go boots on the hind paws. When playing with toys I tend to pounce and then stand up to throw them around and generally prance across the room just like a little fairy. Therefore, mom decided my name is Tinkerbelle, since I’m such a little girly kitty who dances.