Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Re: Unique stories: how you decided your cats name.
This isn't a story about a cat, but I though it was a pretty strange naming story.
I found a western painted turtle in the woods near my cabin in wisconsin, and instantly wanted to take him home. My dad told me that if I though of a name for this turtle that he thought was cool, I could keep it.
The next day, we went to a northwoods zoo, which features animals in the north woods, and I saw a giant pond/tub with a bunch of other western painted turtles and a few common snappers.
As soon as I laid eyes on the one of the western painteds and he looked me straight in the eye and we connected for that moment, the name Earl shot into my head. I asked my dad and he said that it was a very good name for a turtle. When we went back home to Illinois, I did some research and found that Earl was a girl. Too bad the name had already caught on...
So that is the story of Earl the Turtle.