Mom Paula wanted to honor Praline by thinking of names of New Orleans/French confections because that was the origin of Praline's name. Then it just "popped" into Mom Paula's head, confections rhymes with perfections and using a play on the word "purr", our new blog became Sweet Purrfections.
That was the easy part. Next, came our names. Mom Paula and Auntie Deb began doing research on the Internet about names of New Orleans/French confections and desserts that were white in color. The first name was easy - Truffle. Mom Paula saw pictures of white chocolate truffles and she said that name was purrfect.
Auntie Deb helped Mom Paula come up with the name, Beignet, because of the soft and white beignets pastries from Cafe Dumonde in New Orleans. Unfortunately, little Beignet was called to the Bridge too early and Mom Paula said she wouldn't give that name to another furchild because that name was given to him.
Angel Beignet (ben-yay)
It took Mom Paula almost six weeks to decide to bring in another sibling for me. The search began again for another name that would honor Praline. Mom Paula and Auntie Deb spent hours on the phone and Internet trying to find names for my future sister. Mom Paula's mother and sister even got in on the name search. One day while on the phone with Mom Paula, Auntie Deb happened to mention the dessert - creme brulee - and the light went off. Mom Paula said Brulee would be purrfect for my new little sister.
Brulee (pronounced brew-lay)
The funny thing is that Mom Paula doesn't really like truffles or creme brulee, but the names are purrfect for us and help us honor and remember Praline. We are very thankful to Auntie Deb for all of her help in finding our unique names and for being such a special friend to Mom Paula.
So, now you know the background about our names and the name of our blog. We think they are purrfect!