We now return to KITT-FM, where it's all kittens, all the time. And now, broadcasting live from our studios in Purrbank, Cat-ifornia - heeeeere's your hostess, Mother Catresa!
I said in a recent post that my first litter of kittens would be named after pancakes, with Mrs. Butterworth being the mom. I've had a change of plans with this litter: the mom already is named Tiger, and I have such a rare kitten (male tortie) that it calls for an extra-special name.
I have learned that one in every 3,000 torties is a male - some .000001 percent. My little one is a very unique kitty, indeed; although I can't help but think that, if I were to anthropomorphize this fellow, he would struggle with gender identity issues. A male tortie is the equivalent of a human man with Klinefelter's Syndrome, which involves an extra X chromosome and can lessen the masculine appearance and likely kill fertility.
So, I have named my adorable, prized baby ... Chaz Bono, after the famous, transgendered offspring of Sonny and Cher, who sing "I Got You Babe" and many other songs. Hahaha - isn't that cute? Now, if Tiger were nameless and a long-haired black cat, I'd definitely call her Cher. But, alas, the rest of the family is male, so I have come up with these names: the little runt orange tabby is Sonny, the black one is Sherman (a twist on Cher-man), and the buff and white one is a completely unrelated "Buf-Puf." He is poofy and buff-colored, and he just reminds me of the facial sponge, hence the name.
I wonder if my little Chaz yearns to be Chastity? Well, he'll be neutered, so hopefully that will do the trick.
Until next time, I remain,
Patron Saint of Homeless Felines
(and the "smitten kitten")