Wordless Wednesday – A Legend Is Born

Legend In The Making

Welcome To Wordless Wednesday At Create With Joy!

Quote Of The Day
Cats are glorious creatures
Who must on no accounts be underestimated.
Their eyes are fathomless depths of cat-world mysteries.
Lesley Anne Ivory

This week, JP from A Quiet Corner wondered how
Legend and Tsunami received their names.

Great question, JP – this week I’ll share Legend’s story!

Naming kittens is both hugely exciting and challenging!
No matter how many names you come up with in advance,
They always seem to go out the window
The moment you meet your kitten…

Each kitten has a unique personality of their own which
Deserves to be discovered and recognized by the perfect name!
What a huge responsibility and honor we bear!

When Legend first came to his home, he bore the name of Grizzly
Because, as a kitten, his first caretaker saw him as a big brown bear!

For us, however, that name conjured up images of ferociousness and
Legend is the sweetest, most lovable and loving cat you will ever meet!

For that reason I wanted to name him Romeo – but my husband refused.
Somehow, Romeo offended his male sensibilities!

After several days of interacting with our “bear” –
A nickname that sticks to this day –
We discovered that Legend has a larger than life personality!
Everything this cat does is super-sized!

He always finds a way to be the center of our attention.
He always finds a way to be the object of our affection.
He always finds a way to be the topic of discussion!

Before long, we recognized that a feline
Legend was developing right before our eyes –
And hence, his name was bestowed!

Great question, JP –
I’ll share the story behind Tsunami’s name another week!

Have any other questions about Legend and Tsunami?
Ask away!
I’ll do my best to answer your questions
In the comments or in an upcoming post!

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, dear friends!

Wordless Wednesday – Week Of May 28, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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89 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – A Legend Is Born”

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  1. Mystery Case
    Twitter: msmysterycase
    says:

    Thanks so much for hosting WW, I always look forward to linking up with you each week. Till next week, take care.

  2. Danielle Royalegacy
    Twitter: Royalegacy
    says:

    I love that quote from Lesley Anne Ivory. I really do love the names you chose for your cats.

  3. Monica
    Twitter: OlderMommyStill
    says:

    I loved learning how Legend was named…you were so right to rename him, Grizzly just doesn’t suit a sweet personality. Looking forward to hearing Tsunami’s story!

  4. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day
    says:

    I got to admit Legend is an ace poser LOL

    Have a purrrfectlicious week & thanks for hosting 😉

  5. Thanks for the great post & for hosting & God bless!

  6. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley
    says:

    Reading how Legend got his name was a lot of fun! Great post. I’ve been really sick today and have just been the worst off a moment ago, to be cheered up by this post. Thanks for always hosting a fabulous link party!

  7. I always just had the perfect name pop into my head when I got my kitties!

  8. Teresa says:

    Great story for how he got his name. I swear sometimes, my goats are born and immediately tell me their name. Others it takes forever to figure out!

  9. kewkew says:

    Thanks for sharing how Legend got his name. So cool. Great shot too. Looks so comfy!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Legend knows how to find a comfortable spot wherever he goes.
      This loveseat (like just about everything else in our house) belongs to him (according to him!)

  10. Indrani says:

    Thank you for hosting!

  11. Meryl says:

    Sweet. Love that cushy perch!!!

  12. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy
    says:

    It is very interesting learning how you came up with the name Legend! The name certainly suits him. I like giving my dogs names that fit their characters!:) Thanks for hosting.

  13. LuAnn Braley says:

    Don’t mean to give you a heart attack, Ramona, but I’m posting early. (I know, what a shocker, eh?) I’ve met so many great bloggers and crafters through your link-ups!

  14. Alexa
    Twitter: katbiggie
    says:

    I used to have a cat that looked just like that! I miss my Max! I’m visiting today as a co-host from Showin’ Some Love Blog Hop! Hope you’ll make your way back around to me as well! . ~Kat at No Holding Back

  15. Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens
    Twitter: my3lilkittens
    says:

    He is gorgeous, as always! My sweet kitty gentleman, Sebastian, passed away suddenly on the operating table in February 2 days before my Birthday. He was only 8 and he was my everything. He loved kisses and snuggles and came when I called him. He would reach out and paw you if you passed him without a notice. He loved popcorn and his front paws were shorter than his back paws, so he had a little waddle of a walk, which was adorable. I miss him everyday and find myself crying often still. I feel so hurt that our time was so short together and that he left me so suddenly. I would never have been ready to say goodbye to him, but my heart aches painfully to hold him in my arms…just one more time…..I know he is waiting in Heaven & he has visited me in my dreams…..

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      Kristen,

      My heart hurt for you when I read your story! I lost my previous cat, Adonis, right before my birthday as well so your story brought back so many poignant memories! Like Sebastian, my time with sweet Adonis was far too short. I am so sorry for your loss!

  16. Angel
    Twitter: Sewcraftyangel
    says:

    Thanks Ramona for the party. I always enjoy linking up here.
    Angel

  17. Carma Poodale
    Twitter: carmapoodale
    says:

    Oh my gosh I loved reading about Legend. He is a very handsome boy and I think the name serves him well.
    Thank you for hosting !

  18. Ai Sakura
    Twitter: Aisakuraharuka
    says:

    thanks for sharing more on Legend. how interesting!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  19. Aussiepomm
    Twitter: aussiepomm
    says:

    Somebody looks very VERY comfy…

    Mines up as well at AussiePomm – Vivid Sydney

    Have a great day!!

  20. Tiffany
    Twitter: momtosprouts
    says:

    I love how he got his name!! When I had my 3rd, I realized that you can’t name your baby before you meet them so I withheld my final decision until I met her. I thought I was going to name her Tillie if she was a girl and Israel is she was a boy, but the name that come out of my mouth when they asked me was Emory. Not even on the list! 🙂 Sounds like it’s the same way with cats!

  21. Kris @ Beyond the Whiskers
    Twitter: beyondwhiskers
    says:

    Wonderful story and so true! On top of that I think some felines grow into their name (keep in mind my two girls are named Storm and Cougar), as it appears that Legend certainly did.

  22. Patricia
    Twitter: SugarSpiceATN
    says:

    I think Legend is a great name for a Pretty Kitty…. even if it’s a full grown male cat they are all “pretty kitties” to me!!

  23. veronica lee says:

    Love the name Legend. So glad you renamed him!

    Happy WW!

  24. Stacey at RealWorldMom *LINKY*
    Twitter: RealWorldMom
    says:

    What a great story! I’ve always had a strange fascination with names, and love hearing the stories behind them. Happy WW! 🙂

  25. Sarah Lee
    Twitter: wackymamabear
    says:

    What a sweet baby!

  26. Legend is a handsome devil no matter what name he comes too 😉
    I’ve always wondered if they are maine coon cats?

  27. What a great story of how Legend got his name. Our mom has had the same trouble with kittens coming to us with names that just haven’t fit them at all. Legend is great name, partly because we have never met a kitty or any other animal by that name. Can’t wait to hear about Tsunami. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  28. Sara
    Twitter: sonnebo
    says:

    Thank you for hosting! It is always nice to meet up with other bloggers:)

  29. Squirrel Queen
    Twitter: squirrelqueen1
    says:

    I really enjoyed learning how Legend got his name. You are so right about cats personalities, each one is so different and unique.
    Thanks for hosting.

  30. @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman
    Twitter: pamelamkramer
    says:

    Thank you for hosting!
    Love the name, Legend.

  31. Truly a gorgeous creature – a sight to behold. A legend! WOOF WOOF!

  32. Sparkle
    Twitter: sparklecat
    says:

    Can you believe my human actually had my name FIRST, before me? She knew that her next cat was going to be online, and she has a history of picking out names that are exceptionally quirky and not always family-friendly! So she decided on Sparkle… whether I liked it or not! Fortunately it suits me.

  33. Legend looks so cute perched in that couch.

  34. Kay M.
    Twitter: klcmaher
    says:

    Wonderful names for wonderful cats! I agree, any name you thought of before you meet your cats is gone in the wind, once you see them face to face. We always wait and name them after we’ve had them a week or so.

  35. Rebecca says:

    such a cuty little cat..:)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

  36. Sylvia
    Twitter: SylviaPhillips8
    says:

    What a great story! You put much thought into naming your cats! I can only imagine how Tsunami got his name!

  37. Susan Heim
    Twitter: ParentingAuthor
    says:

    I’m a cat lover, too, and we have two cats, so I loved your story about how Legend got his name!

  38. And, through you, he becomes a legend outside of his comfortable home. Loved the story … I know the struggle to come up with names. We named our boys by personality as well. Fonzi was the Alpha kitty from day one and Chachi was the mischievous follower. Diva Rose became Diva the Devil Child after living with her for a few days so it does matter … the name says a lot about them. Enjoyed this post …

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  39. Charlotte says:

    Lovely to hear how he got his name! x

  40. Susi says:

    That’s a beautiful cat and a great story. Happy WW. 🙂

  41. Taylor Dean says:

    I love the story behind the name of ‘Legend.’ Several years ago we bought a kitten at a pet shop. She was six weeks old. I named her in the car and I still can’t explain exactly why her name popped into my head! She was gray striped, and I named her Misty Gray. The name just seemed to fit perfectly! Can’t wait to hear how ‘Tsunami’ got his (or her?) name!

  42. Susie
    Twitter: LevineSusie
    says:

    Love the story of Legend’s name! He is such a beautiful cat. Those eyes are gorgeous! Give him some love for me. 🙂

  43. Paula J says:

    Great story behind Legend’s name!!

    Long ago my husband tried to name our cat Marjorie, but everyone else called her Smiley because she was always smiling. And to this day Smiley it is 🙂

  44. Shala Howell
    Twitter: shalahowell
    says:

    Thanks for hosting again this week. Loving the pictures this week.

  45. Rosey says:

    What a pretty kitty. 🙂

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