A cat named Chicken

@ElicBxn (60894)
United States
September 13, 2008 9:16am CST
Watching the news about Ike and they have a family who is sheltering at family and had/has 18 people in the house - 8 dogs and a cat named Chicken. I was thinking - WHY is that familure? Then I remembered. One of my favorite groups, Trout Fishing in America, has a song about a cat named Chicken Joe. I'm wondering if the people who are sheltering here in town are also Trout Fishing fans.
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• United States
13 Sep 08
Don't know but Ike sure was mean to us here in Lake Charles we just got our lights back on. This was the first one that I have stayed for and it sure was scarrey
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I know those storms can be. Those of us in Austin had been hoping it would track more westerly and we'd get some of that badly needed rain - but NOOOOOO
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@BarBaraPrz (21056)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Sep 08
The rain's come up here to southern Ontario...
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• United States
14 Sep 08
ss to hear that we didn't get much rain where i'm at just a lot of wind and I live in a mobile home
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13 Sep 08
Hi ElicBxn, Ha ha ha, that is a good one cat name Chicken Joe, can you imagine callin in your "Chicken Joe" Chicken Joe, where are you? come in Chicken Joe" wonder what their neighbours think. Tamara
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
13 Sep 08
You ought to read/listen to the lyrics, after that first verse, they go on to a little dog named Miss Kitty and a parakeet named King Kong.
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@snowy22315 (54337)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Possibly, but you know how they have the expression 'fraidy cat' or 'scaredy cat' I bet it is something more like that how the cat got it's name. Cat's are very wary usually and dont like to hang around when they think something might be dangerous to them. They are such cool little critters.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Yeah - I have a scaredy cat (or 3) but I just found it was interesting the way they always talked about him.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
15 Sep 08
[i]Hi ELic, wow..I never had any friend who name their cat as chicken..I wondery what's the story behind,,I know they have interesting history for name the cat as chicken! Anyway, that is interesting though![/i]
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Yeah, I would've liked to know the reason they named their cat "Chicken" but I'll probably never know. I hope none of that family sustained serious damage in the storm. The worst any of my friends in Houston got was a branch thru a side window of their SUV and loss of power - but one had a neighbor with a tree down on the front of their house. Haven't heard from everyone yet - still waiting to see.
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• United States
15 Sep 08
Yea, Thye have millions of people who have no power last Sunday..I called up my friend and they are safe as well as my aunt, but their house was destroyed particularly their roof!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Sorry to hear about your friend's roof - I've heard from (or about) most of my friends in the Houston area and they are all alright. So, that's good - and the hotel where they hold an annual convention is also fine....
@BarBaraPrz (21056)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Sep 08
Interesting... I once knew a cat named Squirrel... she was kinda squirrelly and loved to watch them out the window.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I've talked to a gal who has a cat named Monkey, because he wanted to be brought inside and adopted so badly, he climbed a tree to the second story and clung to the window of their bedroom!
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@BarBaraPrz (21056)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Sep 08
I can just see that... Meowmy! Puleeeze! Lemme in!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Mandy, my first semi-feral was actually an inside/outside cat and when we FAILED to open that door open soon enough in his opinion, he'd get on the gas meter and jump to the windows and cling to the screens. He ended up being one of my bed kitties, he was never cuddly - but he'd sleep on the end of my bed.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
14 Sep 08
they could very well be, or that cat is a fraidy cat and so they call him chicken
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Well, they did catch the cat on the camera and he didn't look too terrified. Of course, it just may be that he'd reached his terror limit and had gone "legless" as I call it.