My sweete tuxie girl Millie (who, I think is short for Magnificent!) tagged me for a meme to learn how I got my name. I can't say no to her. :)
When MomBean adopted me my name was Monkey, but that's KidBean's nickname. MomBean wasn't sure that she wanted to re-name me, but didn't want to make a big change to it. (She thought I wouldn't reply to a really different name, like Senior Lardbutt von Bunnykicker.) On the way home I decided to sing some opera to pass the time and MomBean thought I was getting upset, so she kept thinkin' of names.
My KidBean loves Thomas the Tank Engine. I mean, loves it more than Mini
loves her Nip Ravioli's. For some reason she rembered a poem from one of his books about an engine called Duck that went: "...but his real name was Monteque." Monty/Monkey sounded pretty close, and she even asked me if she could change it when we got to my new home. I didn't care, so it stuck. And that's why I'm called Monty Q. It's actually Monteque, but that's really fussy. (And HeBean said NO WAY.)
I'm still iffy about ducks, though...
I am going to tag three cats. They will have to tell the story of how they got their names, and then tag three other cats. You should announce which cats you are tagging in your blog, and then let them know by commenting in their blogs.
Who to tag, who to tag...oh! I know!
1. Skeezix ('cause MomBean loves his name)
2. Sly (an' Kon if he wants to play)