Pherd is my cat. He adopted me at the approximate age of six weeks, in a bitterly cold November, in 1993(?). He is very well behaved, quiet, and a total attention-whore.
Why is he named “Pherd”? I wanted to name him “Fred” because at the time I named everything “Fred”, but Ian (my good friend and roommate at the time) wouldn’t let me because I had too many things named that. So, I tried as much as I could and come up with a simple morph:
Fred -> Phred -> Pherd
It was the best I could do. Many years later someone mentioned that they thought I was saying “Furred” because, well, he’s furry. I had never even thought of that and it surprised me. Strange.