Cleaning house physically, emotionally, and mentally.


Things have changed. Again.

I will be getting a Balinese kitten in May. Going female though instead of male. So there will be only girls at this cat house – and I don’t mean it that way.

Here is my little girl.

And here she is with ma giving her some encouragement while trying out those cute little legs.

And here she is with the whole family (except dad stepped our for a snack with uncle Chucky). Kumiko is the snoozer at the bottom of the picture, with the tiny green collar. Twenty days old.


Kumiko is Japanese for companion child, which indeed will be the case. I am not 100% sure about the name yet, but that is what I am leaning towards.

So if anyone has a great Japanese name for a female kitty, please let me know.


Comments on: "Ch-ch-changes" (5)

  1. Kumiko is a good name for a girl kitty. If she was born in the spring, you could also consider Haruko (spring child) or Hana (flower). Sakura is the word for cherry blossom and has become popular as a girl’s name in Japan, if only because of the popularity of manga series like Cardcaptor Sakura. Ai, which means love, is also a fashionable girl’s name.

    My younger daughter pointed out that in Japan, cats aren’t given human names: they get cat names like Tama (Ball) and Nyan-Nyan (Meow Meow). I asked her if that means when you call for your cat, Nyan Nyan, you get a dozen other cats running to your door. 😀

    • Hey… now I know how to say MeowMeow’s name in Japanese! (and Moshi is actually Moshi-Moshi, after the old (?) Japanese phone greeting).

      I was also thinking of Hina.. for the girls’ first spring festival. Or one of the names that means something else in the older Japanese character set – I saw a show where a girl learned she was given her name because the Japanese character spelling of it was also the character for the word “beautiful”.

  2. Congrats on the new addition!

    Check out this web site. Tons of Japanese girl names and their meanings!

  3. utterly adorbs
    now I want a kitten

  4. Very sweet!

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