If you’re anything like me, you’re confused over the blog title above.
Too nerdy? Too nerdy? That’s like “too happy” or “too cupcake” or “too feline.” Too nerdy?
I know. I know. Calm down. Love’s in need of love today at Tabby’s Place – and, I’m afraid, nerdy’s in need of nerdy.
As we’ve discussed on these vaunted pages before, the naming of cats is a difficult matter. Nine years into Tabby’s Place, we’ve gone far afield of “creativity” and well into the realm of “absurdity.” We’ve had a kitten named Rutabaga. We’ve had an crew named after obscure spices (Zedoary, anyone?). We’ve had a Shmoldie. We have a Squidward.
And that’s where the nerdy comes in.
Recently, it was decreed by a certain Powerful Person (no, not the Burger King – a certain Executive Director we’ll just refer to as Ronathan) that it would be too nerdy to name cats after characters in Game of Thrones.
This is the same man who once named a cat Ike because we’d all just been discussing Eisenhower.
This is the same man who named the famous Linda “Linda” because he was looking at a tube of antibiotic cream called clindamycin.
I think we’ve established that there’s no such thing as too nerdy for Tabby’s Place.
And that’s a good thing.
Still, since he’s the man with the master plan (who has the skills to pay the bills), Ronathan was victorious. Even though it would have been awesome. Even after we promised only to use names of characters who don’t die. (That’s also why you won’t be seeing a King Lear litter anytime soon. And, despite my pleas, the Les Miserables litter isn’t looking so good either. Something about all that tuberculosis and generalized miserabla-ness doesn’t leave a lot of healthy happy characters from whom to choose, even if they do have awesome names like Gavroche and get to sing “Drink with meeee…” But I digress.)
So, Felis Catus folk, hip and nerdy alike, we need you: tell us your ideas for name themes. We’re desperate enough that we’re considering “types of cake” for our next litter (picture it now: Pound, Marble, Tea, Cheese, Germanchocolate, Glutenfree…yeah, we need your help).
Save us from our own nerdiness. Save the kittens.
For the love of Gavroche.
Photo credits: Nerdycat: Unknown internet person. Hailey and Ike #1: Volunteer Jessica. Ike #2: Unknown 1940s internet person. Brussel & Sprout: staffer Jane.