The Namesakes We adopted a
male kitten in August, 1994 with the intention of adopting his "sister" the next
week. Both kittens were part of a feral litter. Both kittens were far from
tame! We decided to give the kittens matching names. After deciding
and Priscilla and Benny and Joon, we settled on Sid and Nancy.
1996 a stray cat had been seen in my parents' neighborhood for weeks. We decided to
adopt her. In keeping with our now established theme, we looked at her black fur and
naturally called her Siouxsie.
After living in our backyard
for several days in December 2005, we invited a black and white female cat
to stay in our basement one cold evening. She seemed very sweet and
in need of a home. After consideration, we decided to name her
Chelsea. The Chelsea Hotel was the scene of Nancy Spungen's death and Sid Vicious'
arrest. Unfortunately for our thematic names, "Chelsea" wound up
being a boy! Keeping the same basic sounds, a "y" ending, and number
of syllables, we turned Chelsea to Charlie.
Several months after Nancy
died, we went to the farm in Pattonsburg one weekend in the summer of
2008. When we visited a small black feral cat greeted us. She
was, by far, the most friendly feral cat we had ever encountered. In
fact, she was more friendly than the cats that lived in our house!
We decided to take her home and domesticate her. After getting all
her shots and getting her cleaned up we decided to name her Patti because
she came from Pattonsburg. Of course, if you want to maintain the
old naming theme, you can say that she was named Patti for