During her 13 years, Mina has picked up a few nicknames, some given to her by me and some by others in her life. Here’s the list of names I call her depending on … I dunno, the weather or my mood or her mood.

Miss Mina
Miss Mina Bean
Mina Bean
Mina Minoo
Baby Girl
Mina Mina
Girly Girl

Her actual name, that I dubbed her when she was but four months old, is Mina Murray Harker Bottner. She has been called, on occasion, the Divine Miss M.