WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
We have (like all other much-loved cats) some nicknames. Some are weirder than others, but since you are our faithful readers we thought you should know them.
Zoe and I call Lola these nicknames: Lulu, Lolita and Lols. It’s a little pathetic that that is the best you could come up with. Wait til you see the nicknames I’ve made for Sasha. Ooo, I’m really scared!
Zoe and I call Sasha these nicknames: Sashula, Sushi, Sashita, Sashi and best of all (the one Sasha hates most) Sashi-Bashi. That last one needs some explanation:
Sashi-Bashi: In Japanese “Sashi means, ‘to pierce’. It is bad manners to poke food with the points of the chopsticks as if they were a fork. Commonly this is seen in those touch and go situations where people are trying to pick up food that is difficult to hold by stabbing it in a spear-like fashion.” This is considerd terrible manners! Find out more about how not to make a complete fool of yourself when dining in Japan at this cool website:
There is another meaning to Sasha’s nickname: the Norwegan word for poop is ”bæsj”, which sounds exactly like ”bash”. So calling Sasha Sashi-Bashi is like calling her Sasha-poopy in English. You can see why she hates it!
You might be wondering what we call Zoe then? Well, Zoe’s nickname is Miao.
The maneki-neko a common Japanese figurine which is believed to bring good luck. The maneki-neko is also called the welcoming cat, lucky cat, money cat, happy cat, beckoning cat, or fortune cat in English.
I am Zoe’s maneki-neko!
You know what they say: after some years a pet and its owner start to look alike!