She came from Alabama with a banjo on her knee.
Or Georgia, with a cringeworthy name. Close enough.
I don’t judge the individual who named the black-and-white female cat Tuxie. Judging isn’t nice. So I don’t judge.
I just cringe. With my soul. On the inside.
Fortunately, the powers that be Tabby’s Place staff members whose names may or may not rhyme with Fanielle and Zenise were equally troubled by the name, and so they rescued the little tuxedo from a mis-monikered future. Georgia’s loss was Jersey’s gain, and Tuxie became Connie.
Or, as she’s known in society circles, Constance.
Connie was a crowd-pleasing sweetheart in Tabby’s Place’s Suite B, but she had one more move planned. With an AwesomeAdopter in sight and a riverside town in her future, Connie became Phoebe, and…well, I’ll let her adopter explain the rest. Take it from MamaCon:
“It’s been three weeks since Connie (now known as Phoebe) arrived, and we are thrilled with the new addition to the family. She was perfect from the very start.
“I was determined to keep Phoebe in the little bathroom I had set up for her and to introduce her slowly to my resident cat (who was in desperate need of a playmate). But Phoebe was so curious and outgoing that she kept scratching to be let out. Throughout the new sisters’ slow and steady introduction, Phoebe displayed excellent manners during each meet-and-greet.
“She is the perfect mix of outgoing yet deferential, and has definitely become the feisty little sister to my Cricket. She watches what Cricket does and mimics it, but is not afraid to start a rousing game of chase. In fact, it’s difficult to get a picture of the two of them together because they are always galloping up and down the stairs after each other.
“I’ll never forget the first day the girls really started playing together (amazingly, only a week after Phoebe had come home). Cricket kept stopping the game to give me her “love eyes” and to tell me how happy she was. Is there any better feeling in the world? I would say not.
“Phoebe has also become my number-one snuggler. She loves attention so much that she is inclined to wake me up in the middle of the night demanding to be pet (my lack of response has thankfully warded off this behavior)! While she has always been outgoing and social, it is clear that her affection for her new mama is increasing. Now she frequently brings her nose to mine and asks to be kissed, and has started to wake me up by licking my cheek.
“I couldn’t ask for a better kitty. Phoebe really completes our family. It’s like she fills a hole that I didn’t even know was there.
“Thank you for giving her a home until I could find her. I hope you enjoy these pictures of Phoebe in her bed, lounging around, and chilling out with her new sister.
“PS: As for Connie’s new name, I’m calling her Phoebe so she can be ‘Little Bee’ to go with my Cricket.”
MamaCon, it’s clear your Little Bee’s every craving has been fulfilled in becoming yours. Thank you for giving our well-dressed southerner the love of her lifetime – and a name that’s hers forever.