I don't know why. I was thinking Cowboy as I knew a cat named Cowboy ages ago and I thought why not a specific Cowboy and Wyatt Earp was the first name to come to mind. I'm not sure but wasn't Earp a sherrif? if so then that's not the right name. no law-and-order nuts in my house. will have to look this up.
meantime he's taken to chasing the cursor. on my desktop with the glass-screened monitor this is not a problem but little kitten claws on the laptop screen give me nightmares of all the liquid crystals oozing out of little holes.
I know it probably doesn't work just like that but that is still what I envision.
now I want a defunct laptop to cannibalize so I can see if the innards of a laptop screen are as interesting and pretty as, say, a cat's retina. which is interesting and pretty but best left in the cat as long as it is not diseased.