So, the other day, I was chatting with someone, and somehow my cats came up in the conversation; specifically, my black cat, who is named Sodapop.
"Isn't that racist?," the person I was chatting with asked.
"Um ....," I said, "is WHAT racist?"
"Well," she said, "You named a black cat Sodapop, like Coca-Cola, which is black."
And I mean, she was just honestly curious. And I was mortified to think that I might have given one of my cats a name that would imply I was a racist.
"Oh!," I said. "I've never thought of it that way!" Because I hadn't. "Well, um ... Coke is actually brown, right? And Sodapop was named after a character in a book - The Outsiders. I have another cat named Ponyboy, which is also a name from that same book."
"Oh," she said. "I get it. That's okay, then."
I mean ... really? What if I'd named him "Blackie"? Hoo boy. I dunno. I think she's overthinking this stuff.
Hmmm. Maybe I should re-name Tinks, my white cat, "Cracker". Just to even it out. *ducks*
And speaking of white cats, a lot of people who adopt white cats name them "Snowball", which, ha! All I can think of when I hear "Snowball" is the movie Clerks. And then I snicker. Yeesh. I'm pretty sure Clerks ruined the name Snowball for pets.
Okay. Let's talk cat names. What's the funniest/weirdest/best cat name you've got?