Friday 23 August 2002

A cat’s tale

In response to repeated demands for photographs of my new cat, here she is:

Cat tail and Ethernet cable

I didn’t give her a name until a couple of days after she arrived and, unfortunately, the name I chose hasn’t really stuck. It’s a Japanese name that begins with an “R” and I realize now that only Japanese speakers will pronounce it correctly. More seriously, a Japanese friend pointed out to me tonight that the name I chose is associated with a tall, elegant, somewhat aloof style of Japanese beauty, whereas this little cat is short, somewhat tubby, and endearingly friendly. My friend thinks I should call her Hanako or Momoko (flower child and peach/pink child, respectively). I’m not so sure. She’s a gray and white cat. I did manage to take a nice photo of her, but I’ll hold off posting it until she has the right name.

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Comments

Now that is funny.

She sounds like a little love. What's Japanese for little love?

Posted by Burningbird on 23 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

I wonder, what is the minimum amount of cat that can appear in a picture and still be cute?

Posted by Anita Rowland on 23 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

A cast-off claw. Definitely un-cute. That's my guess.

Posted by Dorothea Salo on 23 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

Better add an "n" to spinning no telling what a missing "n" might lead too.

Posted by Norm Jenson on 23 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

I'm influenced by the pic here of course... but somehow...

"Cable"

That has a nice ring to it somehow.

Posted by Karl on 23 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

Gee, Bb. You might be onto something. It's Aiko.

"Cable." Reminds me of when George Costanza told Susan that if they had a child he wanted to call it "Seven." I think I prefer Aiko.

Norm, I have to confess that you lost me on the missing "n" in spinning angle.

Posted by Jonathon Delacour on 23 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

``"Cable." Reminds me of when George Costanza told Susan that if they had a child he wanted to call it "Seven." I think I prefer Aiko.''


Or "Five".. Cat, Cat-5 cable -- or has everyone else already made that connection?

Posted by Matt Snodderly on 23 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

Aiko. Now _that's_ a good name. Short and sweet and even us non-Japanese people should be able to pronounce it.

Now, can we see the rest of Aiko's body?

Posted by Burningbird on 23 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

thanks JD
L x

Posted by linda on 23 August 2002 (Comment Permalink)

This discussion is now closed. My thanks to everyone who contributed.

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