Revenge is a dish best served…meowing.

I was going to write about this, but then Xmas happened and I got distracted so in case you didn’t see it on twitter…this bit of magic happened:

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Victor:  Why do you keep calling the cat by different names?

me:  Because there are so many good ones and I can’t pick just one.  Margaret Catwood?  Jules Purrn?  Emily Lickinson?  Purrman Meowville?  Jane Pawston?  Holden Clawfield?

Victor:  Terry Scratchett?

me:  Never change.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. That new bookstore cat is awesome. The photography at different angles and perspectives is fantastic. It makes the cat look huge.

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  2. I love you guys so much. So, so much.

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  3. I vote for Terry Scratchett.

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  4. GORGEOUS! PLEASE do not repaint her! She is everything. And she seems to watch me if I move back and forth… I vote for Margaret Catwood. I bet she would visit and do a reading of Testament if she had a namesake there… Just sayin’.

    Happy New Year, Ms. Lawson. You make me smile every day.

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  5. I salute Victor as always. That comeback was a long time coming!

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  6. It’s going to look so great in the bookstore! And so much less maintenance than an average cat…

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  7. You’re made for each other. You and Victor. You and the cat, too, whatever you name it.

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  8. Kids shelf!!!! JK Meowling? Eric Prrrle? Meow Willems?

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  9. I vote Emily Lickinson (bc Lick made me giggle).

    And I have a question I haven’t seen asked – is it the same 6 foot cat you almost bought last time? (safe to assume, yes. also safe to assume you would come across more than one giant display cat in your wanderings). xo

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  10. I love The Great Catsby. It just fits. He’s great – meaning big, large. And a classic.

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  11. I just started the first book of the Nevermoor series. It’s clearly a Magnificat. Should be named Fenestra.

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    Chanandler Bung

    I cannot wait for the store to open!

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  13. She’s such a Louisa May allcat

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  14. Louisa May Allcat would be the perfect name for a children’s-section cat.

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  15. Problem may not be to choose a name, but rather get more cats… Just sayin’ 😉 Happy holidays!

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  16. Those lights are super awesome!!

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  17. Cat-ricia Cornwell?

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  18. I love The Great Catsby!

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  19. LOVE IT!!!!

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  20. Beautiful, too bad the arm can’t be made animatronic and activated by a sensor when a child comes near it.

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  21. C.S Mewis!

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  22. or Mewis Carroll!

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  23. Yes! Don’t change a thing! I love Terry Scratchett, but what about Sylvia Purrath or Meowry Shelley? Happy holidays and I can’t wait to go to Nowhere someday!

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  24. I vote for Terry Scratchett. But I do also like Great Catsby.

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  25. I love the Great Catsby!

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  26. Louisa May Hall at I’d MY first pick, then The Great Gatsby. Depends on sex of cat. Never change. One point for Victor!!! Way to go!!##

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  27. Jenny I LOVE YOU!!! You are just Awesome! Charlotte Meowtae?

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    AJ-the short-one

    Love love love as always. I know my day will be better when a post from you appears in my email. If there is a vote, I vote for The Great Catsby… But you could have a contest when you open, for kids to submit names with the winner getting a book…If it is for the kids section they can own it that way. So happy there will be a non-allergy indu cing cat on the shelves. . Every bookstore needs a cat but not everyone can be around them. Victor is awesome.

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  29. Jenny I LOVE You! You are AWESOME! How about Charlotte Meowtae?

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  30. Really, how could you not go with Terry Scratchett? Especially after this feline miracle was made possible by Victor, who suggested that perrrrfect name.

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  31. Sigh. You find the best shit!

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  32. Jenny Pawson?

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  33. Ohhh a Gynecology room?? I need to go there! Love the lights and well, the cat is amaze balls!! Good finds as always Jenny! ❤️

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  34. Love, LOVE Terry Scratchett!

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  35. Uh, what about the obvious, Jenny Pawson?

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  36. That cat is EVERYTHING! Going to make it my mission in life to find one for my very own. For this one, totally love the Jenny Pawson suggestion! It’s the purrfect choice.

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  37. TERRY SCRATCHETT!!!!?!

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  38. That cat is Purrrfectly Nowhere and definitely meant for the bookstore.

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  39. Love Terry Scratchit!

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  40. PTerry Scratchett

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  41. Merry Christmas and congrats on the new kitty! I went for a bit of online shopping to see if I could gift you something for your latest creature, but this site doesn’t appear to have any extra-large size cat butt bling…http://www.twinkletush.com/

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  42. How is it that no one is discussing why you didn’t buy one of the leggy stools that your father (I think?) was sitting in – One would be a fun conversation piece at the bar (anyone else thinking of A Christmas Story “FRAGILE (FRA-GEE_LAY) it must be Italian!”)…

    In term of names: E. E. Cattings, George Purrwell, J. K. Yowling, Ernest Meowingway? Sigh, the puns are never ending…so maybe after Piers Anthony for a fantasy section – Purrs Anthony?

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  43. I’m thinking Purrrrl S. Buck.

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  44. Louisa May Allcat and the Great Catsby can’t be beat.
    And nobody will be allergic. Win win, y’all.

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  45. Good God how big IS it? Is it dwarfing a POOL TABLE?

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  46. Terry Scratchett? Victor may have this one. A fitting memorial to a great writer in your awesome store. Get the kids hooked early. Or, have a naming contest when you open and the winner gets a free shirt.

    Congrats on the new kitty, Jenny.

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  47. Oh my gosh!!! How puuurrrrfect is that bookshelf cat!!! I like Margaret Catwood or Charlotte Purrrkins Gillman!

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  48. Victor is awesome, and I totally vote for Terry Scratchett.

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  49. I love Terry Pratchett, Rest his Soul, so my fingers are crossed for Terry Scratchett!

    Cyndi in Seattle

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  50. I vote for a nameplate with a rotating name. (Name of the month/season?). Then the name the cat contest could be an ongoing thing – or at least a vote for this months favorite. Or just quietly rotate it and give the kids something subtle to look for each time they come in.

    I totally see your bookshop being the real life equivalent of a hidden picture game, with little oddities tucked here and there so there is always a chance to notice something new when you come in!

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  51. Terry scratchett!!! Give victor a win on that one. (( however the author Terry pratchett was knighted… I recommend SIR terry scratchett))

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  52. I vote for Louisa May Allcat! It’s purrfect

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  53. Two people could not be more perfect for each other than you and Victor. Always enjoy your conversations. Love the cat names, I wish I had your imagination and creativity.

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  54. wait. does this mean that victor’s been right this entire time?

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  55. Please MAKE the children’s bookshelves accommodate Charlotte Purrkins Gilman! If I had walked into a bookstore as a child and found a cat like her looking down at me I would have been beside myself with joy because it would have meant I had found a place with an appropriate sense of the marvelous.

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  56. Love it! Please name her Purrsula Le Guin! It’s perfect because of her Catwings series.

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    Rebecca Stromgren

    “Terry Scratchett”
    OMG! This legitimately made me tear up. That’s the perfect name.

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  58. How about sir meowsalot

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  59. Sir meowsalot

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  60. Not on Twitter! So glad you posted here.. I vote Terry Scratchett

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  61. Never Change Victor! You too Jenny…..too many good names 🙂

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  62. Catniss Cat. That’s the nickname we use for our cat. Now my daughter calls her toy cat Katniss.

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  63. Jk meowling, the great catsby or Louisa Mae allcat; and I totally agree with a contest: narrow down to the top three or four names and have a vote!

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  64. I just want you to know I would totally marry both of you. That being said, I shall now clean up the epic water spit take, and dry off my traumatized chihuahua.

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  65. Norman Meowler

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  66. Love your new kiitty! Got my t-shirt thank you!!!

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  67. Victor! Fellow STP tribesman! Now I love you even more. Jenny you have excellent taste in men, and knowing Victor is a DiscWorlder explains soooooo much.

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  68. I love all the names and i think a contest for the children to name the new cat presence in the bookstore is a great way to help kids learn to love reading. I stumbled on your blog, quite by accident, and enjoyed the conversation between unknown individuals. I loved how no one got mean or got their feelings hurt and everyone was kind and generous to share their thoughts. Because i am an animal person i am drawn to these kinds of topics. Time has taught me many lessons and the one i cherish the most is that kindness to each other is the most valued trait in all the lands. Imho .

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  69. Purrs Anthony? Purrs Cathony?

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  70. I love this so so so much. I know that for storytelling purposes Victor is usually the straight man in your blog, but every once in a while you post something that reminds me how perfect you both are for each other. ❤

    PS–All of the names are awesome, but I am partial to Louisa May Allcat. Maybe you could have a contest at the bookstore to vote on a name?

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  71. Giant Cat looks very catlike upside down. You may have hang the shelves from the ceiling and install the trolley lights on the floor.

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  72. Good God, I thought your dad had some kind of weird sado-masochist, no pants thing going on and I couldn’t understand why he was wearing the men’s equivalent of a red, velvet thong. And I also didn’t understand why’s no one was talking about his bare legs in the comments, so I zoomed in and OH MY GOD shouldn’t those be your barstools???

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  73. I don’t get the “Revenge is a dish best served…” reference. What did I miss?

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  74. Revenge can be also served purring! Okay, even if not that, mewing works well. Oh, and cats don’t need just one name, as any other cat-caretaker can affirm.

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  75. You are the best people I have never met💙💙

    Also there is a page on Facebook called “Weird Secondhand stuff that needs to be shared” and that entire store seems like it would be puurrrfect!! (See what I did there?)
    The page is great for laughs and uplifting stories. No drama or negativity. Sometimes there’s a gift swap. I have even reached out to other weirdlings and they have shipped things from across the states to help with my friends Mad Hatter tea party themed wedding!
    Such a fun page, you should check it out!

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  76. You should add a chalk board and the name changes weekly for the one that was picked by a customer from a jar of names.

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    Heather Feather

    I love the giant scrappy outdoor cat! She’s clearly a stray that just needed you to find her a home at the bookshop. I wish that fabulous whozewhatsit store was nearby, I would hang out there for hours, so many wonderful and weird things.

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  78. So great. Love that Victor had it in the car while you were fishing for buttons: SURPRISE, GIANT CAT! I love Louisa May Allcat. So fun!

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  79. As a former Emily Dickinson, I insist you name it Emily Lickinson because how awesome is that?

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  80. I love you so much…

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  81. I love the new bookstore cat and vote for Louisa May Allcat, because Jo March is my spirit animal.

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    A Canadian Weirdo

    Congrats on the acquisition of Margaret Catwood! Or SuperCATafragalisticexpialydocious?

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  83. I love this, and I vote Terry Scratcher!! 🐾🐈🥰

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  84. I love that store and want to go there. I’m torn between the Great Catsby and Terry Scratchett. Tough choice!!! You have the best family in the world. (And I say that after my mother took us the Grand Canyon for Christmas and let us experience the first white Christmas in my wife’s entire Phoenix-born life….)

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  85. JK Prowling? PRR Tolkien? Harper Flea? Shakespurr?

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  86. You had me at taxidermied possum. Based on the quantity of names, you’re going to need more cats. https://possumscatsthingsgnawingatme.wordpress.com/2019/12/24/fleas-navidad/

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  87. Terry Scratchett has my vote 🙂

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    Patrick Collins

    Sir Tigery Scratchett?

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    Patty Morrissey

    Did I read she’ll hang over the children’s bar in your Texas bookstore ? (Children’s Bar should totally be a thing if I didn’t make it up in my head.) Therefore, “Miss Kitty”.

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  90. NObody has corrected it to Louisa May Alleycat???

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    Cyn Huddleston

    I’m enamored of Emily Lickinson. It rolls off the tongue.

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  92. Pussy Galore.
    What? You don’t remember James Bond?
    Yeah, I know — OK Boomer.

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  93. Has Harpurr Lee been said?

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    Adella R Averill

    My husband votes for Terry Scratchett, I think he and Victor are right on this one.

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  95. Meowillary Kitten!

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  96. Garrison Keillor used to tell stories about a cat named F. Cat Fitzgerald.

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  97. Hey. I didn’t even read your original post (worst fan ever).

    I just thought you should know that I’ve had a shit week. Nothing especially terrible happened. It’s just been a covers-to-the-chin and order in and second guess every interaction from the past few months kind of week.

    BUT your followers have helped me. The tribe you started sent me a couple postcards, and shared happy stories, and supported me when I vented. Goodness gracious, thank you so much. It made all the difference. I’m still under the covers, but I think I’ll come out tomorrow.

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  98. As someone with allergies, I am very happy and grateful that you brought a not alive cat into your bookstore as opposed to a love one. Keeping it a safe and comfortable environment for people like me 🙂

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  99. Catilla The Hun

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  100. Cats don’t tell us their real names, we can only guess. I think you need to go back and find a little chalkboard for the latest suggestion. You guys are brilliant

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  101. It has to be Terry Scratchett!

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  102. I’m starting to think you just got the bookstore as more storage space for your stuff. Carry on.

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  103. I think Victor’s participation must be a Good Omen, so I vote for Sir Terry Scratchett.

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  104. Yes but if you name it Terry Scrattchit he has to have a cool ass hat!!!! 😀 😀 😀

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    Andrea Nelson

    Fate gave you the cat you needed for the store! You just had to wait for the right one!

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  106. I vote for Jenny Clawson.

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  107. You HAVE to call it Terry Scratchett!!!!!!! It would work for either a boy or a girl as a person chooses, it’s PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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