Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Meet Rusty!

Friends, I would like to introduce you to Rusty (the cat formerly known as Garden Cat 1).

There were some great suggestions, and in the end it was a tough decision between 'Chuck' and 'Rusty.' I tested out each name and ultimately decided that Rusty best captured his character. Doesn't he look proud to finally have a name after years of anonymity? I didn't realize until taking this photo, however, that the poor guy lost an eye somewhere along the way. So I guess now he's visually challenged. But he doesn't appear to be letting that impact his self esteem.

Now that Rusty has a name, the other two Garden Cats are jealous. The one closest to Rusty has been giving him the stinkeye, and snide remarks have been tossed back and forth. So it looks like I'm going to have to bestow names on the others. Can anyone help me out with a suggestion for Garden Cat 2?


  1. I love how in that photo your cat is actually peering out the door and giving stinkeye. Revolving jealousy. I'm the worst for names, but I would guess Alexander.

  2. Howz about Dimples? Looks like he has a few all over his face. ;) My mommy suggested "Wirez" for a name -- then you can call them both together, "Rusty Wirez."

    Good luck finding a name!

    Woofs & hugs,


  3. Congrats to Rusty! :-) For some reason the name "Wheedle" popped into my head for cat 2 . . . LOL But I LOVE the suggestion of Wirez so that the two f them are Rusty Wirez ... wicked clever...

  4. Rusty you are adorable. Be you are well trained
    Benny & Lily

  5. LOL!! These are cracking me up. Thanks to you guys, I'm going to be spending my Spring scouring yard sales and garden centers for stray garden cats to add to my collection. Got the names, now I need more cats. Keep the ideas coming, I've got one final one for you after Mr. Alexander Dimples Wheedle Wirez Goober Lugnut Charlie Scrappy. The next one is a "she." Stay tuned...

  6. I really like Rusty's name. It's perfect for him. I'm thinking for the cat - Stinky.

    You've got a lot of good suggestions I see above.

  7. He looks kinda thoughtful, how about Mewse.