Evolution of Top Cat Names: Today versus 2007

Judging from the top cat names posted here, cat lovers are still using traditional names (like Tiger; Simba and Felix) as well as contemporary names (such as Chewie; Luna and Bacon) to christen their newly adopted cats.  Check out the 2017 Top Cat Name chart, then check out the information below it to see how cat names have changed over the past ten years! (Reference to 2017 chart:  findcatnames.com)  (Reference to 2007 list:  Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)) 2017-top-cat-names

Now, check out these top names given to the Nation’s kitties in 2007:

Top 2007 10 Male Cat Names

  1. Max
  2. Tigger
  3. Tiger
  4. Smokey
  5. Oliver
  6. Simba
  7. Shadow
  8. Buddy
  9. Sam
  10. Sammy

Top 2007 Female Cat Names

  1. Chloe
  2. Lucy
  3. Cleo
  4. Princess
  5. Angel
  6. Molly
  7. Kitty
  8. Samantha
  9. Misty
  10. Missy

Wanted: Cats Who Act Like Like Dogs- Why Not Cats Who Act Like Cats?

Depositphotos_18035129_s-2015 AOL.com recently posted an article about dog people who prefer a cat who has their canine’s “extroverted playfulness”, compared to a cat who displays “quiet affection.”   They like cats who will fetch; go swimming; come to you when called by name.  They then proceed to list all of the purebreed cats whom they say act like dogs, like the Maine Coon,  Burmese; Ragdoll; Burmese; Manx and others.

While I understand the point, it somehow doesn’t sit quite right with me.

I don’t believe the notion that only certain breeds of cats are extroverted or playful, to the exclusion of all other cats.

First, just like you and me, and the dogs in our lives, each cat has a distinctly unique temperment.  There may be characteristics we think are common to some types of purebred cats.  And, not just in the case of purebreds but in the case of mixes – you’ve heard of a calico cat’s “catitude” or an orange tabby’s easy going temperment.  However, in the final analysis, their background, upbringing and interactions with humans have significant bearing how they act as adult cats, forming their unique personality traits.

Having said that, from observing and interacting with many types of cats over my lifetime, it’s very obvious to me that far more (socialized) cats have a playful, receptive personality than not.  Interestingly enough, the regular garden variety of cats, like tortoiseshells or tuxedos especially follow this pattern.  They, like their canine counterparts, co-habitate well with other household pets; are energetic and playful; and like interaction with humans.  However, just because cats are “quietly affectionate”, doesn’t mean there isn’t a perfect human match for them out there as well!

The long and short of it is…let’s not stereotype our feline friends!  Finally, let’s celebrate their uniqueness and realize there is a place in our lives for the adventurous Tigers as there is for the quiet, affectionate Lilies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Misses His Dog Companion – Amazing Reaction

We wanted to share this heart warming story.

A family recently lost their dog and had to put him to sleep.   Not only did the human family members grieve over his loss, the family cat who had bonded closely with his canine companion over many years expressed his sadness in a unique way.

The family had memorialized the dog by having a statue created for him.  What is next is amazing.  Take a look at the cat’s reaction:

(Reference:  Reddit.com, Honesttopaws.com)

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MYTHREECATS.COM CRAZY CAT PHOTO CONTEST – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

We’re excited to announce the winners of the MyThreeCats.com Crazy Cat Photo Contest!    The judges had such a hard time selecting one from each of the three “Cat-egories” that they selected three winners for each one.  There’s a Grand Prize; a Runner Up; and an Honorable Mention for each “Cat-egory”.  Congratulations to all winners!  We will be in touch with you!

Here they are!

Cat-egory I:   Frolicking Cat

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EDNA MOORE: GRAND PRIZE: FROLICKING CAT
Karen Grimwood Frolicking IMG_1391
KAREN GRIMWOOD; RUNNER UP; FROLICKING CAT

 

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VICTORIA RAND; HONORABLE MENTION; FROLICKING CAT

Cat-egory II:   Multiple Cats

Helene Knott Multiple Cats BosomBuddies
HELENE KNOTT; GRAND PRIZE; MULTIPLE CATS
Jeannie Menor Multiple Cats IMG_1812
JEANNIE MENOR; RUNNER UP; MULTIPLE CATS
Angie Grundhoefer Multiple Cats window
ANGI GRUNDHOEFER; HONORABLE MENTION; MULTIPLE CATS

Cat-egory III:   Snoozing Cats

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TAMMY EISENMUTH; GRAND PRIZE; SNOOZING CAT
Rohayu Abdullah DSC_8608
ROYAHU ABDULLAH; RUNNER UP SNOOZING CAT
Fibber Magee sun snooze
JUDI TRAYNOR; HONORABLE MENTION; SNOOZING CAT