We decided not to rename him, despite recommendations from friends, so he continues to be called "Trouble." (He also goes by "Fatcat" and"Bratcat.") He has been an endless source of amusement and entertainment.
The little kitten we adopted has grown into a "big dude," to use the words of our Veterinarian. Trouble likes to sit on his perch that we bought him, and look at the birds and squirrels that visit our trees and our deck.
He is a big cat, especially from a rear view!
He plays hard, but then he falls asleep at a moment's notice. His favorite sleeping place is in the box Cliff's new shoes came in. It is a tight fit.
It is not a great idea to get a cat who is the same color as your kitchen floor, especially when he likes to lie near wherever you are working.
My son is taking care of "Trouble" while we are in Florida. We can't bring the cat with us because the Autotrain doesn't permit animals. We miss our dear pet very much.
Pets enrich our lives in so many ways. I know we would be poorer indeed without our feline companion.
To all pet lovers in "blogland." Joanie