As I write this we have now had the shelter cat just over two weeks. During this time we have tried out all sorts of names trying to find one that she gives us the nod on. Most shelters change their animal name on the records to protect everyone. We were unsure if the name used at the shelter was her name for the last 11 years or just the last five months. No matter how often we used the shelter name she never responded. We were not crazy about the shelter name either, so we decided new home, new name. Now naming a pet sounds easy but it never is for us. We pick names we think sound grand and perfect but somehow the animal has always let us know their name. All this week our new cat has become more interested in us and being around us. Today she came up and laid on me while I read. She whispered in my ear you can call me Corabelle. My brand-new 11-year-old shelter cat has been named. Everyone is pleased.