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Saturday, May 26, 2007

How I got my name DIAMOND

Hello Kitties! Bombay has asked me how I got my name 'Diamond'. Well to share a secret with you my real name is Almaaz or диамант. This is Russian for Diamond, of course.

Lynettea wanted to call me this name because she read that Isaac Newton's cat was called Diamond and also that Diamonds are a girl's best friend, so she thought she had better have one of them.

I hope you can see my alert expression in my photo. I have just seen one of the Wallis cats in the garden. Lynettea thought there was only one Wallis, but I could have told her long ago that there were two. One has a red collar and disc saying 'Wallis' and the other is called 'Jai' and doesn't have a collar. They look much the same to Lynettea as they are chocolate coloured Burmese cats. They don't have very good manners and spend their time bolting round the district from one yard to another.

I think Wallis wants to come inside, but Lynettea won't let him through the door. They hiss at me if I am outside on my halter and lead, but I disdain them and show perfect indifference. I can chase them off as I am bigger.

11 comments:

Lux said...

I like that expression on your face, oblivious to the camera ... I have no doubt but that you could chase any Burmese intruders away!

Pablo said...

Isaac Newton invented the cat flap, didn't he? I bet his Diamond helped him. It's great that your mum wanted to name you after the cat of such an auspicious friend of cats!

Daisy said...

Thanks for telling us the story behind your name, Diamond. I can tell by your alert expression that you are a very good hunter cat. Better keep an eye on those Wallis cats!

Diamond said...

hello Daisy my dear friend and clever Pablo and Lux the magnificent. OUR COMPUTER has just returned recently, so I haven't been able to do much visiting, while Lynettea fiddles with the things that aren't working. As far as we know Isaac Newton was the cat flap inventor. I have an earlier blog posting on the subject.

Dragonheart said...

Very cool story behind how you were named! :) Lovely photo! You are certainly very alert!

Skeezix said...

I LOVE dimunds! That's vary intristing how yoo got yer name.

Phoebe said...

Diamond is a very good name for a cat. And that is very interesting that you have a foreign language name. Do you speak Russian?

Diamond said...

Thank you Dragonheart, Skeezix and Phoebe for visiting. I don't speak any Russian. Mostly I speak cattish. I do have a row of Diamonds on my lead.

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Oh you are very Beautiful Diamond... Russian Blue is our Mama's favorite breed of kitty cat, but we are not supposed to tell! She had one as a child, named BlueStreak. Sending purrs and purrs

Zed Monster & the other Bad Kitty Cats

The Crew said...

Your name is very fitting, dear, since you're so beautiful. Do you also wear a diamond collar? It would be appropriate.

Love
Tipper

caricature said...

Diamond u have such beautiful fur. every time i see ur pic i am amazed :)