Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop Link Up: A Cat with No Name Finally Has a Name

By on 1/02/2018 09:32:00 AM

We have been a bit distracted lately in our little corner of the world.  The Friday before Thanksgiving, the youngest daughter had a starving, stray kitten follow her home from school.  (With a little coaxing and probably a pocket full of cat treats, I expect.)  At any rate.  Once I realized that we could feel every single bone in this poor kitty's body--I could not send it out into the cold again.  We moved her into Miss M2's room, set up food, water and a litter box--to keep her away from our other cats--and took her to the vet first thing that Monday morning.  The kitty was a girl.  The vet guessed she was about a year old.  He wasn't sure that she would survive because she was so starved and so dehydrated.  We decided that this Wordless Wednesday wasn't going to be so wordless as we share our slight "dilemma" and some photos of the "new addition". 

Well.  In spite of the vet's concerns--she is surviving.  Pretty well.  She isn't much for socialization or cuddly, lap cat moments...In fact, she rarely leaves her spot on M2's bed.  But.  She is slowly putting on weight and resting, for possibly the first time in her young life.  But.  We had a problem.  She is part of our world...but she had No Name.

Yep.  We really had a cat with no name....for about a month...and we have never had a cat with no name. The cats in our life have always been easy to name...We had to change a couple of names over the years...(Sally became Sal E. when we discovered he was really an old neutered tomcat...and Lady Fluff became Fluffy D'Tail when we figured out he too was actually a boy..)...but, they all fit with a name. This cat. Just. Had. No. Name.

Madelyn (M2 who found her) called her Mewsie (or The Kitten)....Macy (M1) called her Bat Cat or Brat Cat..or The Cat That Hates Me...depending on the day...Chris and I both called her "That Little Cat" most days. 

One night, Chris suggested Sylvester. "It looks like Sylvester."

"Um. No. It's a girl."

He thought for a minute..."How about Sylvia?" (Insert my Marge Simpson groan here...)

**Sigh** I needed to call it SOMETHING when it jumped into the sink or onto the refrigerator or bashed the dog.

Then, Chris began to call her Binky.  Nobody knows why.  I don't think he even knows where the name came from--but, it sort of became consistent.  She sort of began to respond to it.  It is sort of her name--most days.  The girls still call her "The Kitten" and I am pretty sure she thinks her name is "Cat! Really!?" because I seem to shout it at her several times a day when she jumps onto the countertops....or the refrigerator...or steals food...or tries to rip the carpet off the stairs...or throws 3 pounds of cat litter out of the litter box.

But--for now--she is Binky and she is no longer cold and hungry and has found a forever home!

What has been happening in your corner of the world?

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Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you--she does seem to have a mind of her own. Part street wise con artist...part poor baby left on her own too soon! We think she is lucky...the other cats and the dog think she is a sociopath. We will see how it all pans out! :)

  2. Awww so cute. Glad that she has found a home. Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    1. Happy New Year to you as well! We hope she thinks she is lucky. I will say she has shown zero interest in going out the front door over the past month!

  3. Such a pretty kitty, nice to meet you Binky.

  4. Angela,

    I'm sure the cat really appreciates now having a name and probably is beginning to feel like she's apart of the family. She's a cutie. I hope she adjusts well with her new home life and the other pets. Thanks for dropping by. Happy New Year to you!

    1. She is slowly adjusting. It's been a much slower process with her than the other strays/adoptees we have taken in. She likes our youngest daughter a little (the one who brought her home)...and she avoids everyone else. She has her "safe spots" in the house--and has only just started venturing out of them. I will say she has zero interest in going out the front door. She is in--and I am pretty sure she is going to stay in. :) Happy New Year to you too!

  5. Awww, what a sweet story! I bet Binky is loving her new home and all the love she was missing before. Happy New Year!

    1. She is slowly becoming willing to love (and be loved). She usually sleeps with my youngest daughter (the one who brought her home)--and sought her out in another room to snuggle for the first time last week. Small steps! Happy New Year to you as well!

  6. Such a sweet story! I read bits to Amanda and showed her the photos while she's playing on her tablet. My kids still have school holiday. Wishing you a fabulous 2018!

  7. Awww - such a pretty kitty. Enjoy your new fur baby!
    Hope you'll share her photo at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/01/curiosity.html