[quote="kingfisher68" Laverne is an unusual name, not heard it before.
Kind of a long story as to how she got her name. But since we're in the S & G, I will be glad to sit for a while have a vanilla latte and a fresh, hot cinnamon bun and treat you to whatever you want. I will try to shorten it. When I met my husband I had two cats. He had a son who is incredibly phobic about cats and dogs. David lived with his Dad and for all sorts of reasons (not my cats!) moved in with his mom before we got married. David is Down's Syndrome and the most loving and caring person I know, but very very phobic. When my cats died ( one at 16 and one at 18), David told me that it was okay for us to get kittens (when he visits I put the cats in the bedroom, close the door and put a gate in front of the door, in case they open the door and get out) because he knew how much I love cats. But he wanted to name them. So when we got these two little kittens who were sisters he named them Laverne and Shirley. That was an old tv comedy that David loved and those were the names of the main two characters. That was nearly 17 years ago. I am very close to David (call my step children my children and their children are my grands) and talk to him at least twice a day and see him at least once a week or more. He always asks about Laverne (I lost Shirley about a year and a half ago) as he "loves her from a distance" as he puts it.
Like I said a long story but I think a loving story in a strange way, thought I'd share it. Don't know if I ever did before (probably more than once, actually) but since Laverne is sitting on my lap and using my arm as a pillow, seemed like the time to tell it. Especially since we don't go to "that place" today. Tuesdays and Fridays.