I am just back from cat-sitting and house-sitting. I have some cute photos of my two Smudges and one of snoopy Bagheera to show you tomorrow.
Hilary, from Crazy as a Loom http://crazyasaloom.blogspot.ca/, commented that Smudge was a very popular name for a cat in her family and growing up, her mom named every cat Smudge. That made me laugh as I thought back to my mom and all her black and white cats that she named Tina. Before I was born, mom's cat was named Tina. Then memories of a kitty when I was very young reminded me of her name being Tina. When we moved into a new home (I was nine years old) our kitty went missing. She went back to our original house which must have taken her weeks. During her absence, I brought home a stray cat and mom and I named her Tina (Really? What were we thinking?) Then we got the call from an old neighbour that missing Tina was outside her door. So now we had 2 Tina cats. Mom found a good home for the stray and our Tina came home and lived to old age. Years later, a mom now myself, we rescued a cat from the street that was pregnant and she gifted? us with five kittens. We found homes for four and kept a little black and white polidactyl that we happily named Tina.
(Tina & Darma-a cat we adopted at age 17)Tina and her mom lived with our family and grew up with my children for over 15 years. She was the dearest of cats and what a beauty she was.
So she was our last Tina but it is funny how pet names are continued in families. I hear about this often being in the cat business.
By the way, the t-shirt I am wearing in the photo read Comfy Cats. That was the name of my in-home cat-care business many years ago.