Windmills of My Mind
When the wind of change blows, some people build walls others build windmills- Chinese Proverb
So, THAT’S where that quote comes from in Logan’s Run.
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Yep! I heard it long ago by the old man but no internet then!
My cat had even more names than that. The official Oscar (Wilde), to ratbag, pain, you little s**t and you overfed, spoiled little brute. All dependent upon his most recent action. You could guarantee though that while you were shouting it was either to his fast disappearing tail, to him sitting there licking himself and totally ignoring you, to sitting there with a self satisfied smirk on his face, usually the latter. He of course never considered himself other than ‘A Superior’.
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Hahaha, ( Cat!) Is my favorite! It sum itself up! xx
Choosing a cat name is always difficult. Mostly I keep the shelter name if the cat recognizes it. I am inclined to call my cat Scooby “Red” or refer to him like that, but he responds to his real name only so it must stay. With multiple cats I try to avoid names similar sounding or with the same first letter. I do not expect to be naming any cats soon.
All our cats have had various names depending on how we felt about them… 🙂
We have a children’s book of Eliot’s cat poems. They’re wonderful. My daughter passed it on to the grandson. It’s on its third generation. Great poem – so that’s what my cat is doing!
How wonderful! It is a great way to have an heirloom in a book! Thanks you for sharing.
As one who has owned multiple cats, they are truly a unique pet deserving of their own unique name. Loved the poem. Thanks for sharing.
I call my pet
All sorts of names
And she knows them all
It’s the tone of my voice
You have discovered the secret! Hurrah for you Sheldon! xx
great poem….I let the cat choose the name….it always appears as the cats personality comes out….LOL thanks kat
I agree, tone of voice is paramount. Many years ago I read that cats react to names beginning with “S”. Maybe my first pet in a previous life was called Sabre Tooth Tiger 😉 😀 ❤
We loved the Naming of a Cat. Mom feels a name should be dignified and be something impressive like the cat itself. A name the cat can live up to. A silly name doesn’t show the dignified cat but makes fun of her. MOL
I enjoy the read. Thank you!
My pleasure Vivienne!
Some years ago when we had a barn full of horses, stray cats would take up refuge in the warmth of the hay and constant supply of mice. I would always make sure those strays had extra food and water.
I mentioned to my wife about the cats, so she came out one evening to check on them.
There were four cats that day and she asked if I had named them. I said sure, that brown one is “Furry”, the grey is called “Furry”, the calico up there, “Furry”, and this peach coloured one is “Furry”.
Not amused she preceded to think up names for them. (that I never used. Actually I never called ’em by a name)
Now that I read that wonderful prom by T.S. Eliot. (And I thank you for that.) I am sure those barn cats new their name and were sure I did too. It wasn’t that big of deal to us.
How wonderful! I live the story! Thank you!
My Cats are lucky , they have at least five names each. None of the name,s are the right one because they dont listen when i call them. 😄😄😄😄😄
You are right! My cat is a precocious one, in May she’s going to be 14, but I still have a hard time with her name. I simply snap my fingers or tap a can!
a wonderful piece of humorous verse. thanks for posting this lost little treasure. it reminds one of how playful T S Elliot can be 🙂
My landlady found an abandoned calico standing in ice and snow, and she asked me to take her in. Her name is Icicle.
Oh how adorable! How did she do? You have her still?
Icicle is with me. She’s about a year old now, plump, healthy and playful.
Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!
Cats are also named with states of being and personality such as: “Who’s a lovely cat? Yes, you are! Yes, you are!”
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