Thursday, April 26, 2007

cats and gender

Someone asked me recently about our cats' names. A lot of the cats have gender-neutral names, like Bastille, Salem, Pouncer, or Mouse. For the cats with more gender-specific names, the name often doesn't match with the cat's actual gender; Emmett and Eragon are female, Tosca and Loki and Ginger are male. There's a simple explanation: we name the cats when we first see them, before we've had a close enough look to determine their gender. Some of them we named young enough that, even seeing them up close, we still couldn't tell which were boys and which were girls.

Just so ya know.

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