NOTE: Mandy’s cat name suggestions is now closed. Thank you so much for all the wonderful suggestions (67!!).
After much deliberating and trying to entice my kids and their cousins to narrow down the wonderful list of names for me, I managed to whittle it down to one winning name for Mandy’s cat in Whiskey and Gumdrops. Not only did this name have the most votes, it is a name I can play around with in terms of themes (I may have to brush up on my Shakespeare first!), and it also sounds like a high end car which fits with Mandy’s interests!
Drum roll please!
The winner of Name Mandy’s Cat is…. Joanne Costello with her name: Portia!
Thank you Joanne (I will email you!), and thank you everyone for your wonderful suggestions. At one point I was thinking I might have to give Mandy about ten to twenty cats as there were so many wonderful names!
Thank you again and stay tuned for more fun!
Okay dear readers, I need help.
And you are completely qualified! 100%!
I need to name Mandy’s cat in my upcoming Blueberry Springs book, Whiskey and Gumdrops. I have a lot of troubles naming characters sometimes and have tagged Mandy’s half-Persian kitty as Fluffinator at the moment. It’s quirky and goofy, but it doesn’t quite fit.
Here’s the scoop:
In the comment section of this post, suggest names for Mandy’s cat. If you see one you like in the comments, you can vote for it by leaving a comment saying you are voting for that one.
Once a name has been chosen (thank you in advance!!!) that person will be mentioned in the book’s acknowledgements as having named Mandy’s cat. (If you would rather stay anonymous, that is fine, too. We can work around that.) As well, I would like to gift you with an ebook or paperback copy of Whiskey and Gumdrops when it is released (late September or early October).
Here are some Fluffinator sneak peeks:
She ignored FLUFFINATOR, her half Persian who was rubbing against her, determined to leave as much gray fur on Mandy’s navy uniform as possible.
Yeah, typical cat, right? Here’s more:
Mandy burst out laughing, startling FLUFFINATOR who acted highly insulted as she strutted away, head held high, nose pointed upward, and that gargantuan tail definitely giving her the finger.
This cat has ‘tude!
Mandy closed her laptop and crossed the room. She pet FLUFFINATOR, who had returned to the windowsill unfazed, and scanned the street. This kind of behavior usually meant Frankie was out there. FLUFFINATOR, despite her typical haughtiness had a thing for Frankie, even though the puss did her best not to let it show around him.
Like Mandy, like kitty.
Okay, that’s all I’m sneak peeking at the moment, but it should give you a feel for Fluffinator.
Comment away! And thanks for reading.
Note: Name the cat ends Sunday, August 4th at midnight Mountain Time.
Another Note: After finding this picture to brighten the post and provide inspiration, I totally want to name Fluffinator Mr. Winkles–even though the cat, in my mind, is female. BUT I should also note that I can easily change the sex of the cat to fit the winning name.
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