#Caturday – Katya And The Cat With No Name

My mother’s cat, Sweetie Pie, is one of those cats who ignores you when you call her, unless she’s sure you’re up to something she particularly wants to be part of. She goes into the basement and won’t come up. She goes out and won’t come in. She has some secret hiding place in the house where she can’t be found and will not come when called.

The 22-pound cat currently known as Sweetie Pie.

My friend Jane (Hi, Jane!) says it’s because she doesn’t accept “Sweetie Pie” as her name. I don’t blame her. Sorry, Mom, but cute as that name is, she’s outgrown it. She needs a new, more appropriate name. Hindenburg, maybe. We’ve tried Meany Mouse, Snickers, and Thcrapth, but she’ll pay attention the first time we try it and then ignore it thereafter. Sophie Tucker. Jabba. Any suggestions? She really is a sweet cat, mostly.

Bad Katya
Katya’s Cafe Press Store

Due to popular request, Katya now has her own Cafe Press store. Everyone but Jane is encouraged to go buy Bad Katya merchandise. Jane is encouraged to go pick something out for Christmas. 🙂

I have several Cafe Press stores, which you can discover by clicking the Cafe Press link above.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: If you could change your name — if you HAD TO change your name — what would you pick and why?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “#Caturday – Katya And The Cat With No Name

  1. Jane

    August 11, 2012 at 10:58am

    Hmmm. I guess I can take a hint, maybe. “Thanks, I will.)
    Maybe S.P. wants to be called “Paintbox.” She’s probably as big as any, and she certainly has the different colors. ???

    P.S. Let’s hear it for Bad Katya. I love free enterprise, and this cat girl surely is an enterprising female.

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      Marian Allen

      August 12, 2012 at 9:42am

      Paintbox, eh? Hmmm…. “Tanker Truck” … “Ayers Rock” … “The Belle Of Louisville” …

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      • Jane

        August 13, 2012 at 12:08pm

        I knew a large cat named B-52.
        Hey, maybe she’d like a feminine name, like Laura, or Cindy?

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