Originally, he was to be Captain Jack Sparrow of movie fame. Then the vet told us  he was a she and we ended up with a cat named Sparrow. You see the irony here.

Sparrow( formally Captain Jack)


Luckily I never saw her kill birds, although she was handy at keeping the mice at bay. My husband was exceedingly embarrassed and didn’t want anyone to know that we had a cat named Sparrow, but I didn’t mind. The truth is stuff like that doesn’t embarrass me at all. Why should it. Sparrow is a perfectly fine name for cats and pirates alike. I’ve got a dog named Moose, for heaven’s sake.

The cats I have owned have all been affectionate and lovely animals. I hear from a friend who works for Petfinders that cats are thought of a second class citizens in the pet adoption world. They just aren’t on the radar the way dogs are. Today is I am a Cat Parent day at Petfinders. What I would love you to do is to click this link and give the cat adoption page at Petfinders some love today.

Because as much as I love my dogs, cats are people too. Lovely furry people who need not so furry people to bond with.

And if you go over to Petfinders you’ll be helping my friend Bethany out as well. Spread it around people – it’s cat parent day.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie April 14, 2013 at 12:19 am

Sparrow is a great name. Our first female we adopted was a male, or so we were told. We had to change her name (sort of) after 2 years!


Bethany April 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Thank you, Katie! I love this 🙂 (there is a huge grin on my face)


Judy, Judy, Judy April 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

You may have heard me say this before – but I have a cat named Bernie who used to be Bonnie cause he came to live with a cat named Clyde. Course then we figured out Bonnie wasn’t a very appropriate name for him.


Vicki Lane April 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Heading over to that link now, Kate! Thanks for stopping by to meet our newly adopted kittens!


Kate April 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

They are the cutest things, Vicki. I’m a sucker for kittens. The rest of y’all should go check them out! They remind of Sparrow when she was little.


Bethany April 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Hi Vicki, this is Bethany, feel free to join the Blog Hop at http://www.petfinder.com/blog/2013/04/the-internet-is-made-of-cat-parents-iamacatparent/. Karen Buys mentioned your blog this morning and your photos were super cute!


Vicki Cook April 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I think Sparrow is a lovely name for a cat! Right now I have six cats in my furry family (KC, Zelda, Boyzie, Sugar, Ginger and Travis). Ginger is a BIG orange tomcat who was named before my daughter realized that Ginger isn’t really a boy’s name. Do you think he’s embarrassed? Nah!


Kate April 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I think Ginger is a great boy cat name. It makes me think of a mischievous redheaded boy child, about ten years old!


Kate George April 12, 2013 at 11:36 am

I have to maintain a cat free area for myself, ’cause I’m allergic too. Lovely asthma attacks. But I love them anyway…


KarenB April 12, 2013 at 8:41 am

Well, yes, but they make me sneeze and itch!

Go visit Vicki Lane’s blog for pictures of her new, and very cute, kittens! http://vickilanemysteries.blogspot.com/2013/04/just-be-glad-im-not-making-you-look-at.html


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