I wanted to play the name game ... before the Fourth of July was too far gone in the past! My mom is always sooo slow!! But here is some stories behind how we came by our names.
Most our names originated from cities or place names in the USA. My name is of course is from Cheyenne, Wyoming! Mom thinks of me as her little wild Cheyenne. A favorite place of moms! I am also called Cheyenne Millie, and Millie. Mom's favorite teddy bear when mom was growing up was one she called Millie. Does that mean that I am mom's teddy bear? I was borned here in Napa across the street from this house.
Spooky was named after Spokane Washington! A place the humans have seriously thought of moving to one day! They gotted her about the same time they made a journey up to Spokane. She was borned in Angwin, CA. She is human sister's kitty.
With Jazzie they broke the mold! Mom tossed around some names some of them cities and towns but Jazzie just didn't seem to fit any of them! She was borned in Napa, CA and lived as a stray for the 1st few months of her life!
Reye is named after Point Reyes National Seashore, where she was found running down the road. If you have ever been to Point Reyes there you knows how desolate Point Reyes can be. The humans assume she was born at Point Reyes National Seashore. But someone could have dumped her there. After some inquiries it was determined that no one was looking for her. She wasn't chipped or anything.
Sandusky was named after Sandusky, Ohio! He is the only one of us who was not born in California! He was born in Williamsport, Pennslyvania. Mom brought him in her van 15 years ago to California. Passing near Sandusky, Ohio on her way she loved that name... also... I have to tell you among my mom's favorite movies is That Touch of Mink... the character that Doris Day plays in that movie comes from Sandusky.
Monty was named after Montpelier, Vermont ... but then mom has always thought of him as a Monty! Monty was borned next door to this house. The humans living next door were calling him Chunk Butt. Mom absolutely rejected that name. He was originally human sister's dog but over the years he has become everybody's!
PS: Mom is taking this time to revel/bask in her favorite movies. She mistakenly believes the movie mentioned below is really her third favorite movie... an Alfred Hitchcock movie called Marnie. But I know different. Mom is in love with Sean Connery! Come on mom!! Fess up! Marnie is your favorite movie!
The link will take you to one of mom's favorite scenes in the whole movie! Mom calls it Sean Connery to the rescue scene!
PS: Spooky's original name was Gwendolyn when she was living with her Foster Family here in Napa. Hmmm! She looks more like a Spooky to me! My mom is getting forgetful thus this PS!!