Friday, October 20, 2017

Naming rights (and wrongs)

We haven't yet had to take our new cat to the vet, but I'm not looking forward to having to publicly confess to owning a pet called Sparkles. It's embarrassing enough having to shout it out of the back door each evening, and it really doesn't help knowing that vets like Bradley Curtis make all kinds of (probably justifiable) assumptions based on the monikers of those booked in to see them.

Curtis is right to warn against naming in pairs because "you're setting yourself up for tragedy". When our budgie Vic died, we felt so sorry for poor Bob that we were compelled to go out and buy two more budgies and christen them Rita and Sue - thereby compounding the problem.

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