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A Siamese cat named 'Sugieh' was featured in a sweet book called 'Cats in the Belfry.' Where does that name Sugieh come from? Note: Her father's name was Solomon. Does that mean anything?

Question #39094. Asked by pat casken.
Last updated Apr 27 2023.

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The author & her husband bought Sugieh, their first Siamese kitten, to deal with an invasion of mice. Sugieh brought bedlam to a quiet country home, & when she herself had kittens, life became more riotous than ever. After Sugieh's tragic death, her offspring Solomon & Sheba stayed on, doggedly determined to keep the Siamese flag flying.

Anyone who has Siamese cats today can still identify with Ms. Tovey's experiences with Sugeih, Solomon and Sheba. I can't recommend this book enough and encourage an enterprising publisher to put all of Ms. Tovey's books back in print so everyone in the world can read them.

I'm not certain which spelling is correct, but would venture to say it must be a Chinese or Siamese name or word. I searched with both spellings and neither brings up any sites in English that explain the meaning of the name.

Response last updated by gtho4 on Apr 27 2023.
Oct 25 2003, 12:02 PM
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