So maybe you will recall that after Bob (the feral cat that I thought was a boy, but was really a lady cat, and she had kittens and I got her fixed and now she’s chipped to me but roams the means streets of our hood), Bob 2 showed up. Bob 2 looked so much like Bob one that I didn’t even know they were different cats for a while. Then I realized that Bob 1 has two eye patches and Bob 2 has one.
Cat math is hard.
I am pretty certain that Bob 2 is the child of Bob 1. When we trapped Bob 1, we were not sure if all her kittens were accounted for. I have been feeding Bob 2 for about six months.
So recently Bob 2 was trapped (accidentally when we were trying to trap my friend’s missing cat). Since I have been feeding Bob 2, I claimed him/her and s/he went to the vet for the snip, snip. Obviously by the title of this post you can figure out that Bob 2 is a boy! We didn’t know this until the vet was able to take a looksy.
He was chipped to me, released back into my yard and he comes to eat every morning and night again.
Also, I’m still deathly allergic to cats.
I have no idea what to call Bob 2. Here are some ideas, feel free to vote on one or add your suggestion and we will formally name him this weekend.
- Bob 2
- Poop (suggested by a six-year-old)
- Sherry (same six-year-old)
If anyone is wondering what Doug thinks of Bob 2. He hates him. He barks viciously and rams the window when he hears him meowing. That said, if Doug ever comes face-to-face with Bob 2, he would paws-up surrender and cry and jump into my arms for safety.
My vote goes to Bob 2!
Woot! Thank you!
Years ago when we lived outside of town we ended up with some not very feral ferals. We thought there was one and we called it bush kitty because of where he lived. Eventually we discovered there were two so they became known as Bushy Boy and Bushy Girl.
Also regarding the name Bob…my sister once found a dog that she had no intention of keeping so she named this female Bob as in the name given to one to whom you don’t want to become attached. Bob lived with my sister for many happy years…
Bushy – that is amazing! And Bobs show up, and they tend to never leave.
Patch–since the one eye patch, your good deeds never cease to amaze me. You are truly an animal lover and good soul!
Carl. And good on you for taking Male Bob to the snippers to avoid a further influx of Bobs! If a group of cats is a clowder, what is a group of Bobs?
Male Bob might need to be a contender! A group of Bobs, I have found out, are called hungry.
I like Bob 2 as well or Bob 2.0. Does this version like you any better?
I like Patch.
Def a top contender!
How about Bob-B?
Ohhh, sort of like Doug’s name is Doug E.
I like Bob 2, but Bobb is good too!
Thank you for understanding where I was going with “Bobb”!
I vote for Oreo!
This is a popular name among those who have seen Bob 2 in person.
You’re a good person 😊 I’m thinking Carl or Bob 2 would be a good name for Doug’s nemesis
I should practice which one I like saying most in the sentence: Doug, leave BLANK alone already!
LOL! That would work
I suggest to name him Junior. Get the pun?
That’s a Carl. He needs his own identity😊. Thanks for making sure he doesn’t create anymore Bobbs, Carls, Oreos, Patches, etc. He is a handsome fella!
I vote for Bob 2. We’ve kind of gotten used to you calling him that. Can’t wait to see who stops by your porch this year.