Our new cat has settled right into our family life. The day it's old owners came to drop it off they were in a hurry and had a taxi waiting so basically they said a quick hello and handed the cat over in the doorway and were off before we could find out what they had named it. The kids discussed the idea of naming it various things but in the end decided to wait until a suitable name came up as often happens with pets.
The previous owners were in transit to another country so it was a while before I finally got a message from them:
My son was especially happy to hear that his ' baby' is doing so well. I knew he would fit right in as we cared for him very well and loved him and your kids took to him right away! Did you give him a new name?
I never told you what we named him... he was first called 'Bushy' because as a very young kitten he used to scare easily and would bush up his tail when afraid or alarmed , but he used to do it all the time... even when we fed him or anything stimulated him! So '' Bushy'' then I decided to give him an Arabic name so I called him ' Mustafa'' ... later on a friend told me that it was not good to call a cat Mustafa but I really like the name and its meaning so I stuck with it.
All the best to you ...
That's hilarious! Now I know why every time I call out hubby's name 'Mustafa' the cat comes running (and looks confused). When I told the kids what the cat was named they all laughed hysterically. I've been calling out 'Mustafa! Mustafa!' every once in a while just to get on hubby's and the cat's nerves. lolol...
At night I sleep with two Mustafas. Usually one snores while the other purrs... but sometimes they both purr..