I thought Louie was a female, so named “her” Lucy, after Lucille Ball. “She” arrived at the apartment in a carrier, and immediately walked around the apartment, opening all the cabinets and making the place “hers”.
When I took “Lucy” to the veterinarian’s to be spayed, the veterinarian technician picked “her” up and noted “she” was a neutered male! LOL! At that same time, the receptionist asked me for “her” name for their file. Quickly, I came up with “Louie”, after Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, another Kool Kat! His new name fit, despite the haste with which I renamed him.
He was very good looking. The names were probably close enough that it didn’t confuse him
Yes, Louie was a very handsome cat! Lucy v. Louie. That was somewhat the idea, though it happened so fast – the need for a male name – it must have happened at the subconscious level.
Cute videos. Louie was a handsome boy.
Yes, and a “gentleman” of a kitty as long as you weren’t Taco or Pepe, the two tuxedo kitties in the neighborhood.
It was a female/male and louis was a compatible name ! 🙂
Yes, it was a shock when I learned I couldn’t tell a neutered male kitty from a female, but it worked out!
What a sweet home for Louie and friends ! 🙂 amitiés
He was a welcome part of my life as a newly retired fellow at the time!
I named my red tabby after a comedian on tv too: Scooby! Funny story at the vets LOL.
Yes, Scooby! Ginger tabbies are great, eh?!
LOL at the gender confusion! Though a vet told me, after she announced our pomerpoo puppy was a he, not a she, that “animals don’t care what you call them, as long as you’re kind and giving them food.” Lucy/Lucille would be a great name for a ginger tabby, but I bet Louie loved being called by his dad. What a sweet post! 🙂
I recall seeing/reading someone else’s account about missing a vital clue about their pet’s sex, so it happens! Either way, either name, would have worked for this particular cat.
Louie was a perfect name for him. He looks like he had a lot of personality. You had a good vet tech there. 🙂
That he did! Yes, she was good at her job, and all my cats responded well to her. She left the clinic this year, however.
Louie is one gorgeous kitty! It can be hard to tell who is who, that’s how our kittens’ feral mom came to be named Groucho. She’s spayed now.
LOL! Yes, I totally understand!
That would be an easy mistake to make when the “boys” are missing! He’s so handsome. ❤️
Thanks for giving me cover there, John! LOL!
Years ago I had a cat Mookie who I thought was a girl. Even the vet thought so. Got a call on the day of spaying and was told he would be neutered. We both had a laugh. Went from calling him CG short for Cow Girl (with his black spots he resembled a cow) to Mookie.
LOL! There are a lot more of us people who need some instruction on sexing cats, I guess! Mookie’s a great kitty boy name, but CG would’ve been, too.
Most people call Louisa, my youngest daughter, “Lou”. I don’t because I think it is a man’s name. To me she is “Weeza”
A friend of mine (Patricia) applied to the state university’s engineering school in the mid 1960s, writing her name “Pat” since that’s how she went by on a daily basis. She was accepted because they thought she was a male. When they learned her full name was “Patricia, they rescinded the acceptance letter because “girls can’t become engineers”! She was very much capable of that – extremely competent in maths and a incisive, enquiring mind – so male ignorance in the 1960s of the potential of half the population denied the world a fine engineer. She did, however, become very successful at her job because she picked up on the company engineers’ errors or misunderstandings about processes in the factory, and saved them the embarrassments those would have caused them. It was a pleasure to work with her because I learned to appreciate just how amazing women can be. I was a bit of a chauvinist pig prior to work with her, a product of my times!
Yes. We had a lot to learn. I wonder if you have seen ‘The Imitation Game’ on Netflix
No, I don’t have Netflix.
Haha, when Rambo turned up at our house we also thought he was a girl! A lady who thought he might be her missing cat came to look at him, and she looked up his rear end and said, “She’s definitely a female”. So we named him, erm, Sarah.
“She” was a he! Started out as Sarah after the lady’s misidentification, ended up as Rambo!
What’s the matter with all of us? We each care references to sex (boy/girl) with us. LOL! Sarah as Rambo would have been like Supergirl or Wonder Woman as a cat, I suppose, but Sarah is a sweet kitty girl name, and I hope she was a sweet kitty.
I’m having a problem keeping Rambo’s sex straight “on paper” as well. LOL! Anyway, Rambo sounds like a wonderful kitty boy name, given the high energy kitties have and the ornery nature of the beast. LOL!