I’ve lost track of exactly how many cats have been named after me, but most of them were so named at my instigation, usually accompanied by begging and pleading on my part. I see these cats as my legacy, for I’ve passed on none of my genes, and—aside from my (so far) non-reproducing nephew—I’ve reached a genetic dead end.
So far I have these “legacy cats”:
- Jerry Coyne the Cat in Christchurch, New Zealand, named by Gayle Ferguson
- Jerry the Cat in London, named by Laurie Sidoni
- Jerry, one of about 35 cats owned by Birenda Das in Bangalore, India
- At least one more that I’ve forgotten (perhaps a reader might)
This is a stray that keeps showing up at my door. He must sense that I am always on WEIT.com., so I’ve named him after PCC(e).