Please share with me your dog’s and cat’s names and how you decided on that particular name?
My Maine Coon is named Bertrand after Bertrand Russell, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell) a man I have admired all my adult life.
“Bertie” is a quiet kitty, and very loving and loyal. When D and I (because of my snoring so loudly) need to sleep in separate bedrooms, he makes sure he spends time sleeping with both of us pretty much equally, as if he’s trying to be fair.
To me, that’s a very good example of an animal’s (pet’s) “philosophy”.
That’s very basic, I know, but I’m looking forward to reading yours.