The naming of humans – by cats



“The naming of cats is a difficult matter. It isn’t just one of your holiday games’. So wrote the famous poet T.S Elliott in my favourite book – ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’. 

And so it is. But did you know we cats have special names for our human friends too?

It’s a great honour when a cat bestows a name on a human and it doesn’t happen over night: we have to give it lots of thought so we get just the right one. It can take many weeks and months of deep contemplation while sitting quietly (those times when you think we’re just being lazy!)

So The Staff were delighted when one of our long-term clients, and great feline friend, Scout, came up with names for each of them.

He decided on Graham’s a few months back and named him ‘Mia Mia Mow’ in cat-speak. Elaine has only just been bestowed with hers and is feeling very proud to be called Purrow Prow!

Not going to tell you what I call them though…