[Image via The Itty Bitty Kitty Committtee.]
This is embarrassing gushiness, but I have referred to my cat as "my pretty" since I got her a few years ago. And that evolved into "The Pretty." And the word "Pretty" became the new way to say "Kitty." Now, whenever I see a picture of a cat, my brain says "Look at the pretty!"
I've said it aloud before, in front of people who don't know of my propensity to embarrassingly chatter in a cartoon voice to animals. I embarrass myself.