In the South, the house cats purr a little bit slower and answer to charming Southern names.
Life in the South is far better for Southern house cats than for Northern felines. If you think that Southern belles live pampered lives filled with limitless shopping, frequent beauty salon visits, fancy iced teas, and catered dinners, have you ever given much thought to how they treat their kitty cats? The answer? Even better than they treat themselves. The time has come to ponder the precious existence of Southern house cats. They are bred in columned sorority houses. After kittenhood, they are free to prowl the tops of lacy iron gates and mossy brick garden walls. When the sun and humidity become too much for them, they shade themselves beneath the canopies of Live Oak groves. Inside, they lounge on crisp chintz covered love seats by day and cozy velvet covered chaise lounges at night. If the urge to scratch overtakes them, they head to the pecky cypress clad walls in the library, but it’s paws off on the leather books! Time to play hide and seek, they perch upon a custom chintz curtain pelmet. Their catnip comes served on a fine china salad plate in Mottahedeh’s Tobacco Leaf pattern. They lap their organic milk from a matching saucer. Both rest upon a monogrammed Leontine Linens place mat This is the Gone with the Wind fantasy version of a Southern house cat’s life. In truth, a house cat from Jackson, Mississippi lives a similar life to a house cat in Topeka, Kansas only with less corn in their diets and more humidity in the air. But, you can latch on to these bygone Southern days with any one of these precious Southern cat names. It just wouldn’t be good Southern manners to name a cat Alessandra or Bob.