Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Jellicle Ball and Naming of the Catz

To celebrate the month of August and the zodiac sign of Leo, Michelle’s Zoo Presents:

The Jellicle Ball and Naming of the Catz 

The Naming of Cats
By T. S. Eliot

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover--
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
One night each year, the cats get together for the Jellicle Ball. The night of the ball is fast approaching, and this year the cats at Michelle’s Zoo are planning to attend. All cats must have a Singular Name (the name only known to cats) to enter. The cats need you to help them come up with a Singular Name.

So join in on the fun and help name the Catz. Just leave a comment below giving any or all of these 12 Catz their Singular Name. Let's have some fun with this!



Prince Gallant 

Prince Targus

King Thunder

Tybalt the Tiger

Sweet Opal

King Lustre

King Lionheart

Leonardo the Leopard

King Borealis

Pria the Panther

1 comment:

  1. singular for king borealis: ♫♪borealia-hihiha-borealia-huhu ♫ ROFL