The cat with many names.

by jolyn
(pass christian, MS, US)

Kawasaki

Kawasaki

I have a cat named Kawasaki he wasn't always Kawasaki though. I found him under our old car after Katrina, he was stuck somehow and my dad got him out.


After we got him out we decided to keep him, my dad kept him in the trailer FEMA got us and Kawasaki stayed with him for 2 years until we moved to Pass Christian.

He started to stay in my room when we moved in, and then his name was Bobcat. The reason he has many names is cause my mom and me can never agree on a name, I named him Bobcat because he looked like a mini bobcat, or minx, but my mom called him Tigger for no reason at all. So my dad said he would change his name, he named him Harley.

When my dad got a Kawasaki motorcycle, and told me it was a japanese bike. Kawasaki started sleeping on the bike when it wasn't used, so i changed his name to Kawasaki, my mom didn't like it so she still calls him Tigger but me and my dd call him Kawasaki so he knows his REAL name.

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Dec 17, 2010
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he gets called lots of names.
by: Anonymous

We call our old cat many names too, but I do not think I had better print many of them here ;)

His real name is Whisper (not Whisker) but he hardly ever gets called that. Meathead is often used as is Lunk. You may think that we do not think much of this cat, but we do. We would all miss him if he wasn't around.

Dec 14, 2010
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What's in a name?
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Jolyn,

No matter what his name is, he is a very handsome cat, quite something to find under a car.

I don't think I've heard of a cat called Kawasaki before, or Harley for that matter :0)

Looks like you got yourself a good buddy in Kawasaki, Harley, Tigger.

Thank you very much for sharing his fabulous photo with us.

Larry (Editor)

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Kahlan 'Two Eyes' Tokona

by Rebbeca Tokona
(Dunedin, New Zealand)

Hi everyone. My name is Rebbeca Tokona and my cat is Kahlan who is the title of my story. He just walked into my life really ... or actually he walked into the lives of my sister, her husband and two children. Apparently he waltzed inside like he owned the place. Very placid wee one he was and still is.

The daughter, Reva wanted to keep him but wasn't allowed to and her dad ordered Kahlan to stay in the shed outside. At the time he was called 'kitty' and was just ten weeks old and they weren't allowed to get attached to him because they weren't 'keeping' him. So Reva's room is upstairs and over looks the shed door and of course she was agonizing as to how he would fare in the shed.

Finally, she couldn't stand it and went down to the shed in the middle of the night to keep him company because he was cold, shivering etc even though he had a gorgeous woolen mat to snuggle into. She had no sleep that night.

I visited them all the next day and was told about this gorgeous kitten they have which they wanted to keep but couldn't and I was asked if I would keep him. Well I thought he was the handsomest kitty I had ever seen. Hes a grey tabby with beautiful markings and his eyes are huge with black rims, like he has permanent eyeliner on. He also has 4 cute black feet and the tiniest hair pointing straight up on the points of his ears. Gorgeous!!! However, knowing next to nothing about cats and kittens we all assumed he was a girl. Don't ask me why we just did.

So after a few moments of he and I sizing each other up I decided to take him. I think he chose me because he climbed up my body from my feet and walked all the way up to my shoulder and sat there looking at my face. I feel his eyes staring at my face looking at the details of it. It was after that when I said i would take him.

So I have had immense pleasure taking care of him and enjoy every minute of our time together. His name is Kahlan which originally came from a series of books I had just finished reading. The name of the series is called, "The Legend of the Seeker" series in which the heroines name is Kahlan. I fell in love with the name and thought I would name one of my children this name if I had any.

So two weeks after naming him I took him to the vet for a check up and was told 'She' was a 'He'! Laughed out loud I did! The poor thing! Anyway I decided that 'Kahlan' could be a name for a boy too and kept it. We bonded so well and he is now one year old. He was 10 weeks when I took him to the vet. A most placid and very intelligent animal, I love him!

Anyway as the days grew so did our relationship together. I teach young children and sometimes I would come home late at night after time in the office and as I'd drive up the hill to the house I rented, I would call to him in the car, (he couldn't hear me of course but we are so connected with each other and I will hear a mioaw in my head when he wants to know where I am or get a strong sense of longing from him when hes missed me and is wondering where I am). I would say, "Oh, where's my kitty? Where's my darling?" amongst other endearments much like a croon.

There's a conifer tree that marks the edge of the driveway and he would sit under it waiting for me to come home. I would see two eyes glowing in the dark amongst the leaves and he would run out after I turned into the driveway to greet me. That's how he got his middle name 'Two-Eyes'. I think that's the most cutest thing to see! I thought the names really go together!

So finally after nearly a year of living together, I was asked to come live with my sister after my renting situation changed. Of course I said to my sister and her family, that I will come live with them only if Kahlan came with me as well. There was no compromising for me, he had to come with me or I go somewhere else! Well now we are back at the house Kahlan and I met at and after a shaky settling period for Kahlan, I am glad to say he is settled and enjoying this bigger house that we live in now. And just quietly, hes winning the approval of ALL family members.

PS. We live upstairs in the room that used to be Reva's!

I have pics of him and will load them on at a later stage

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Apr 07, 2011
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The story will go on
by: Rebbeca

Its just a note at the moment as I am quite busy. But I thought I would comment or 'check in' if you will. He is a great charmer and a wonderful influence to the family. Certainly keeps us all on our toes! Yes, it can be confusing to know what kind of cat you have when you aren't that up to speed on them. Believe me, I've learned quickly since last i wrote the story! and the rest! I will get the photos onto the sight just as soon as I become more computer literate. (Yet another thing I have to learn about!) All the best for now and I will catch up soon!

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Boys can be girls
by: Jobaputra

I am amused reading that you thought you boy cat was a girl. This is because I had a cat for quite long time that I thought was a boy that had been doctored.

I had named "him" Charles. I was surprise to be told Charles was a female. But she had been spayed, a litter of kittens would have been more of surprise!

Charles became Charlie and did not care about it at all.

Your Kahlan 'Two Eyes' Tokona sounds a lovely cat I am looking forward to seeing your pictures.

Dec 30, 2010
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Wonderful story.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Rebbeca,

Thank you for sharing with us about how Kahlan chose you, it's a wonderful story.

I don't think that Kahlan is going to worry that his name is a girls name (as you say it sounds just a suitable for a boy.) It is difficult to tell the sex of a young kitten so I expect the mistake is often made.

Move without taking Kahlan! Of course that would be out of the question ;0)

When you are ready to show those photos of Kahlan we will love to see them, I bet he is a charmer.

Larry (Editor)

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