It has been a few years now, but I can still recall how my phone conversation with one of the folks mentioned below entertained a couple of my colleagues.
This item appeared in The Slice column on Dec. 6, 1996.
Pet names: Nick Hofland nixed calling the family cat Honey. He couldn't see himself standing at the door, saying that in a loud voice. So his wife, Deb, agreed to a change. The new moniker? Cupcake.
And Deer Park's Sherry Lindsey has a laid-back black-and-white cat named Mr. Pussy Face.