Names are important, aren’t they?

So far, my pet names have been/are… Mocha, Maxine, Bernie, Toby and Mouse. Mocha, my Springer Spaniel was very jumpy… so appropriately named. Kitty cat Maxine was named after Peter Max, even though she was black and white… Bernie and Toby were cockatiels named after my Aunt Bernie and Toby… I’m not sure where I got Toby from. Our Mouse (cat), well, she came from the shelter with that name…. happens to be that fella who had a crush on Randie… I think that cemented the deal… but also, she is a rather skilled mouse-catcher.

One of my favorite jazz vocalists of all time… Ella Fitzgerald. Of course.