West Coast Kitties

West Coast Kitties

TobeyI visited Leng & Lisa recently, and got to spend some time with their cats Tobey and Bon Bon. That’s Tobey up there. I can’t remember Bon Bon’s real name…Leng, help!

TobeyTobey was a hard cat to know. He tolerated my presence and occassional petting.

Bon BonBon Bon, on the other hand, was a very persistent and vocal cat. I had several length conversations with him. “Meow”, I would say, and he would quickly respond with a “meow!” of his own! We could go back and forth, modulating our tones in response to the previous meow. His meow reminded me of an old jewish man from New York who’d spent a lot of time smoking and drinking martinis back in the 1940s.

Bon BonBon Bon is also very dog-like in that he liked to be roughhoused. You couldn’t pick him up because he doesn’t drop very well due to age and weight. He also had very interesting white wiskers that showed up in stark contrast to his face. He resembled a seal or walrus at times, beached on top of the bed meowing for attention.

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  1. Leng 20 years ago

    Bon Bon’s official name is Yabon. :)  That’s Japanese for “monster” or something like that. He was a wild destructo-cat when he was little… Now he’s just a cuddle-monster! He is lots of fun to talk to, though in the mornings his yowling can be annoying. (The yowling has on occasion kept me from being late for work… but weekend yowling is BAD.)

    You’ve definitely got our kitties’ personalities down… I call Toby “Your Royal Tobyness” because he can be so high and mighty sometimes. But he can be the sweetest most loving kitty too—when he adopted me, I felt like I’d been honored with the biggest gift of trust. Sigh.