Did you know that I’m a trendsetter? I didn’t, either, until one day last week, when I was sitting on Mom’s lap while she was reading a press release about the Top 10 Trendiest Cat and Dog Names. I couldn’t believe my eyes. What? You think I can’t read? Think again! Anyway, here it was, in black and white: the name Ruby made the top 10.
At first I was a little miffed. Don’t get me wrong, I love my name, but I thought I was unique and special and that no other cat in the whole world has such a beautiful name! I know Mom didn’t pick my name because it was trendy. Mom is too cool for that – she doesn’t do things just because they’re “in.” But then I thought it’s actually kind of flattering that so many other people named their cats Ruby. Just because of me! How amazing is that!
Mom said that that’s probably not why these other people named their cats Ruby, but what does she know. But since we were talking about my name, I asked Mom to tell me the story about how she picked it again. I love that story, it’s so special and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Mom said that she wanted to name me after a gemstone, because she knew I was going to be precious to her. At first she was going to name me Topaz because of the color of my eyes, but she thought that sounded too masculine. Then she thought about how much she already loved me, even though I hadn’t even come home with her, and that’s when she picked Ruby. She says Ruby is a heart chakra stone. I don’t really know what that means, but it sounds pretty. Mom says it means that it symbolizes love. She says it also has a vivid and intense energy. Yup, that’s me: vivid and intense!
Mom says that Ruby brings light and wisdom into one’s world and teaches a person how precious they are. It also heightens love for life and provides motivation and inspiration to be the person one’s heart desires to be. I like that! I know I bring light and love into Mom’s life every day, and I try to teach her to love life every day!
And if that doesn’t make me special, I don’t know what does.
How did your cats get their names?