Our Audrey figures she owns this whole house.
She is a presence in every room and her meow is similar to a Siamese. I expect she picked that up from her daddy as her mom squeaks like a mouse. She is a rascal when it comes to tables and cupboards. She has taken to wanting my coffee-center cupboard doors to be open in the evenings. The day time is fine for the doors to be shut. Evening...not so much. She will scratch and scratch until the cows come home or one of us gets up from our comfortable chair and opens the doors. Now, she doesn't want anything inside the cupboard. No, just that the door be kept open. It's her house, afterall. She makes the rules.
I've always given my cats nicknames but Audrey was a puzzle; is a puzzle...will always be a puzzle.
"AUDREYDAMMITGETDOWN' was a little on the long side.
When she plays she jumps like someone would to get over a puddle. It's ridiculous to watch. So, I thought 'puddle' would suit her. No, she didn't like that. I tried a few silly names to see if she would respond but nothing...... until I called her "MINOU". You know how those french cats are all sassy and we know that Audrey is a sassy one. In response, she was on my lap staring me in the face with head tilted to the left. I struck a cord.
So, our audacious Audrey has a nickname. Something short and sweet like her. Hahahaha! Did I type that? And yes, she likes that it is french. "Oui Oui".
Now she is demanding a beret.
Thank you all for your suggestions for the perfect poppy-seed lemon loaf. I received six recipes, will try them all and I'm sure it will be fun taste-testing. Yum!