I took a few days to let it settle in, and it seems to fit: Cinnamon. Because she has those reddish brown tones in her coat, and because she is a little bit spicy (but only a little bit). It’s also a name from the C generation of Alphabettis that sorta stuck with me.
I think Kimble is happier sharing a house with a cat that he hates, versus being The Only Cat.
I can’t really point to any specific thing to back up this assertion, it’s just a gut feeling.
Before Ultimately Rejecting
1. Dr. Girlfriend
This one just never quite clicked, but I love the idea of it.
2. Dr. Mrs. The Kitty
This seemed a little too forward. I don’t want to put too much pressure on their relationship. I mean, beyond my constant urge to mash them together and tell them to “Start cuddling!!!”
3. Leslie Knope
In the end, I decided this would be better on a light-colored (i.e. blonde) cat. And/or on a cat with a more cheerful and well-behaved nature. (Who is Leslie Knope?)
4. Assistant District Attorney Sweetums
After experimenting with several, I decided “Assistant District Attorney” had just the right combination of gravitas and silliness. P.S. I may still call her this on occasion, just because it amuses me.
That’s why Barnacle.
(The rear end is facing the camera. I tried plucking her tail out, so it was more obvious what you were looking at. But she immediately tucked it back against herself, so I left it that way.)