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Most Popular Cat Names Of 2016... So Far


Does your cat’s name make the list?

A list of the most popular cat names of 2015 has just been released.

Among eight million cats, the winner is…


Trailing behind respectively in second and third place are the names ‘Bailey’ and ‘Poppy’ to give to your furry little friend.

Recent trends in pet names have revealed people are opting for human names to call their pets, as pets are becoming a more important part of our family life.

The list also included most popular names under the categories of food, music and Disney.

The winners were:

  • ‘Cookie’ for food
  • ‘Marley’ for music
  • ‘Simba’ for Disney

Other pop culture trends included characters of the late David Bowie as well as characters from Star Wars, Marvel Comics and the popular TV series, Game of Thrones.

The study also concluded the most popular name for a dog was Alfie, which was the overall top name for pets.

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Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.